Speed Ropes Explained.
The easiest way of explaining exactly what a speed rope is, is its very similar to to jump rope or skipping rope, however the term ‘speed rope’ would explain that this particular skipping rope has been made for speed.
The speed rope has a lighter design than a traditional skipping rope ie the handles and the actual rope section, or what would be the rope section of a skipping rope is actually a metal wire. These metal wires are often covered by a coloured or clear plastic/resin.
The heavier component parts of the speed rope allows the athlete or user to do an increase number of revolutions during his or her workout. If you are familiar with double or even triple unders, using a speed rope make performing this exercise a little easier.
Speed ropes come in a number of different designs and colours, some with plastic moulded handles, some with rubber handles and even with weighted metal handles. They are usually cylindrical shaped and easy for the user of the skipping rope to hold.
The colours of the handles are often different, some even have comfortable foam grips, and even come in varying widths for ease of grip or to make using the speed rope more comfortable.
There are loads of benefits to your health, fitness & coördination by switching to a speed rope, some of these benefits include offering a higher intensity sessions based on being able to do an increased number of revolutions, improved footwork as you will need to move your feet even faster than normal, and increased stamina.