A bestseller! Durable skipping rope made of threaded plastic members
A Bestseller! Resistant Jump Rope of Strung Plastic Links.
- The handles are padded with foam and contain ball bearings.
- The rope can be adjusted to any height (2.90 m long).
Train Successfully: Consider Four Basic Rules
Rope Skipping demands both arms, legs, shoulders, and core muscles. Thus, it is a whole body training that consumes many calories and can also firm up classic problem zones such as thighs and buttocks.
In general there are four basic rules for a successful training:
1. In the basic position hold the rope at waist level. Your shoulders are relaxed. Your upper arms are close to your upper body and your thumbs point outwards. Your legs are slightly bent and closed.
2. Before swinging the rope lies behind your legs. Speed it up by a start movement off the forearms and wrists. Thereby your forearms create a circle and the rope is swung forward over your head. Each following swing impulse should come only off the wrists for a harmonic, round, and even swing movement.
3. Simple rope skipping is not about jumping high but quickly. This is also less detrimental to the joints. Jump with both feet before the rope touches the ground. The rope should just fit through your feet. Do not pull the knees when jumping but keep your legs elongated.
4. Jump off the balls of your feet and likewise land on the balls of your feet.
Jumps: For Beginner and Advanced Levels
After warm-up beginners best start with the standard jump which is easy to learn. Thereby they press away from the ground with both feet - not higher than three centimeters. When landing they slightly bounce in their knees to disburden joints, ligaments, and tendons. To get accustomed to the stress you should first jump in intervals of one to two minutes. In the meantime you walk on the spot.
The one-legged jump already requires significantly more endurance and balance. Jump with the right leg and a slightly bent left leg over the rope till you feel a slight burning in your right leg. Now you should switch to the left foot. When you endure this exercise for 15 to 20 minutes, you can dare to advanced jumps. The table shows a selection.
|Run Jump||The jump foot changes with each rope rotation so that you actually jog on the spot.|
|Jump with Double Rotation||For two rotations per jump you have to rotate the rope quicker and jump higher.|
|Jump with Pulled Knees||You jump on one foot and bend the lifted leg in the knee.|
|Jump with Crossed Arms||Cross your arms shortly before the rope swings under your feet. When the rope is directly over your head, de-cross your arms.|