Tag: Best Skipping Rope

What is the best skipping rope for better WOD time?

best skipping rope for crossfit

Right then people lets talk about what the best skipping rope is.

Once you have decided which pair of trainers you will buy for your visit to the local box we can help you with which is the best skipping rope.

Your skipping rope, jump rope, or speed rope will become your new best friend. You’ll find you will be taking it everywhere with you, to every box, every workout an even on holiday with you.

Everyone will have a best skipping rope for crossfit, and these skipping ropes will be what works best for that athlete, indiviual or crossfitter. You must remember that one rope that works well for one person may not be ideal for the next person. There is no “one size fits all” solution.

First things first, you will need to get a rope to fit your size/height and ability.

In our opinion there are two main places to buy these from. You are unlikely to find a speed rope or skipping rope for crossfit in a local sports shop or superstore. So we recommend buying a skipping rope online. Two sources that we can suggest are :

1. Amazon

2. www.gaspfitness.com

In terms of setting up the rope length to suit you, we have a number of resources on this site, simply search for “what length should my skipping rope be”. If the link isn’t work all you need to do is a simple google source and there will be more than enough information to help you on your way.

Another thing to take into consideration, is what weight of cable or rope will work best for you. This will depend on whether you are a season pro crossfit athlete, a newbie or someone looking for an upgrade. If you are new to crossfit and you are just learning double unders it would be easier to start with a thicker cable. This is because the rope turns slower which in turn allows you begin developing coordination to help you on the way to a perfect double under. As you grow in confidence, swapping your rope across to a thinner wire or steel rope will definitely speed up time during your work out of the days or WODs.

Finally the last thing to think about is price. You can pick up a vinyl skipping rope for between £5-£10, however a good speed rope with the steel cable will set you back from £11.99-£49.99

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Speed Ropes Explained

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.

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