Pro-Series - Speed Rope Review
This week I was sent some new awesome speed ropes from a new company called No Label Fitness. Already speed rope has helped me dramatically improve my technique, times & better than that my Skills. So this speed rope would be for the aspiring, fighter, gym goer, person that works out a box that wants to improve & take their training to the next level. It is gender agnostic, (can’t believe I just used those fancy words) it’s for men, women or even ...
My Favourite Speed Rope - Ever
This is a serious piece of kit, if you're wanting to improve you're double under & are serious about it then this is a no brainer.
This week I was sent some new awesome speed ropes from a new company called No Label Fitness. Already speed rope has helped me dramatically improve my technique, times & better than that my Skills. So this speed rope would be for the aspiring, fighter, gym goer, person that works out a box that wants to improve & take their training to the next level. It is gender agnostic, (can’t believe I just used those fancy words) it’s for men, women or even children (if supervised). It’s a great rope that can be used by anyone.
“One thing I noticed was the build quality, this speed rope has been built with no expense spared”
One thing I noticed was the build quality, the handles have a little weight to them but I wouldn’t say they are weighted. The anodised cross cut aluminium handles feel nice & they’re not too heavy or chunky.
In summary the Pro-Series, is my speed rope of choice, i’ll always throw this in my gym bag before I leave home. I would give this 5*’s. It’s a great weight, easy to customise, and it definitely helped me up my game. I have customised mine by changing the colour of the rope from black to yellow and it looks “tip top” (def showing my age with that comment. To top all this off, it’s is covered by a 5 year warranty.
Handles are 16cm long & weight approximately 210g.
The 3 metre cable is 3mm thick (slightly thicker than a normal speed rope cable) made up of 7×1 braided aeronautical grade stainless steel and has been coated for extra protection and tangle free storage.
Metal cable guide that improves durability.
Professional Speed Rope | Easily Master Double Unders
With a bit of practice you can easily master be the double under.
Used by Crossfit athletes, WODs, boxing skipping rope for conditioning + HIIT skipping
What The Manufacturer Says:
The pinnacle of speed rope innovation
When we were designing the Pro Series we had to make this speed rope better than anything else available on the market. The Pro-Series speed rope is the ultimate double under fitness tool ensuring build quality, functionality and speed are at your finger tips. We want this experience to be the one that you tell all your friends about.
Not all speed ropes are built equally
The Pro-Series is called so as it’s our top line speed rope. We chose a 15mm cut aluminium alloy handle that has been cross machined to give you a stronger more comfortable grip. The handle measures 130mm in length which from our research is the optimum length on average. This light weight aluminium is “bomb proof”. Using a light weight aluminium alloy is a relatively new concept amongst speed ropes and in our opinion is the latest and greatest thing to happen.
Used By Professional PTs & Athletes
No Label speed skipping ropes are the choice of professionals. They have been seen in many a Crossfit box, boxing gym or PT studio. The No Label brand is synonymous with quality. No Label offers extended warranties and customisation options. Disciplines using our ropes include, Crossfit, Boxing, MMA, Fitness, Endurance training & weight loss.
Well for starters we need to look at budget. To be frank you’re not going to get a decent speed rope for less than a tenner. So our target price range to look for our best speed rope should be between £10-£50.
What should you be looking for?
– Either a high quality moulded plastic or metal handle. This will determine the type of weight of handle you will have. The plastic handles are usually a little lighter.
– The better quality speed ropes will feature a ball bearing mechanism to allow the speed rope to spin faster
– Usually when buying a speed rope they come with an oversize rope. When looking for the best speed rope, you ideally need it to be adjustable so that you can change the length easily. They will either have a screw adjustable top or lug which you can loosen or tighten.
– The rope part will need to be made from wire (usually steel). Either naked or covered in a hard-wearing nylon.
To give you an idea about what the best speed rope is, why don’t you visit our speed rope reviews page. Here you will find a number of product reviews including our clear winner the GASP Fitness SSR-1
As the nights are longer and warmer make the most of it, Take your speed ropein the park with you.
We all love the the great british summer time and since the clocks have gone forward we have even less of an excuse to get our butts out the front door and down to the park for a weight free workout.
There are countless exercises you can do without weights. Use what your mama gave you. That’s right bodyweight workouts are the way to go. You just need a few essential pieces of kit to help you get started.
01. Compression Kit –
Working out wearing Compression socks and tops will help you recover faster the next day. The thinking behind this it aids recovery by helping your body clear metabolic waste. (whatever that is)
Buying the ideal speed rope will help you nail this double unders in your park workout. Spin that rope round twice as fast as you can and don’t forget to jump. A killer workout for time is 1000 double unders or DUs as quickly as you can. Believe me your calf’s will be sore the next day.
03. Comfy Kicks –
You need a decent pair of shock absorbing trainers. If you’re running around doing sprint drills, then using your speed rope, then box jumping, it will take its toll on you joints. Be sure to buy a comfy pair of shock absorbing trainers. I like the nike free run 5.0. If you visit nike.com you can even design your own kicks.
04. iPod –
Other MP3s are available!! To keep up the pace why not listen to some high BPM music to keep you motivated.
There are countless weight free workouts that include the use of a speed rope, so what are you waiting for? Get your lazy butt out that front door., hit the park and start working out.
There are a number of different ways you can get fit this summer. Also there are many different gyms you could join. However if you are on a tight budget and need to get fit as quick as possible with as little resources possible on a low-budget why don’t you buy speed rope UK.
If you need to buy a speed rope UK, there are a number of different ways you can do this. It’s easy to walk into a shop or store to buy a skipping rope or speed rope. Another way is to buy a speed rope online. There are many online stores that sell speed rope or skipping rope and prices vary forms low as £5.00 going unto as much as £50.00
Our advice is to go with a product priced somewhere e in the middle. Never go for the cheapest or the most expensive. The reason for this is, if you buy cheap speed rope or cheap skipping rope they will be made from low quality components and will inevitably break very quickly. On the flip side if you are paying upwards of £35.00 you will just be paying for the brand or for the person endorsing the product.
You can buy speed rope UK online for between £10.00 – £20.00 and this price bracket is where you need to be.
One particular brand that we have reviewed here, which came out top on our skipping rope review was from a company called GASP Fitness.
The product, GASP SSR-1 (super speed rope 1) was well made, had ball bearing moving parts which allowed for fast spinning of the rope, a metal/steel rope and adjustable wire grip, allowing you to easily adjust the length.
To buy speed rope UK, please click the amazon link below.
Ever wandered what skipping rope for exercise the pros use?
When it comes to choosing a jump rope or skipping rope for exercise or for your sport, it would need to be specific for whatever it is that you are doing. For example a Crossfitter that has to perform many double unders during a high intensity WOD or work out of the day would not choose a heavy leather rope with wooden handles. He/she, the athlete would be much better of choosing a lighter faster speed rop
e with a steel wire rope instead of a pvc, nylon or leather rope.
So really it’s all about choice and what suits you, your sport & what training goals you have. Choosing a skipping rope for exercise is purely a personal choice and what matters is what best suits you.
Let’s look at a couple of professional athletes and what skipping rope for exercise aka jump ropes they use.
On the right we have Amir Khan famous Olympic boxer turned pro, looking in great shape skipping in his boxing gym.
For boxers, skipping or using a jump rope is an intrinsic part of their training, they use the skipping rope for exercise to help mainly with fitness, speed, footwork & coordination. In this photo it looks like he’s got a ball bearing spinning skipping rope with nylon handles and PVC rope.
The ball bearings help the rope to spin round at a fast speed, while the thick pvc rope provides some resistance while it is spinning around to help give the athlete ‘Amir Khan’ in this case a good upper body work out. Using the heavier ropes helps to build a lean cut upper body and.
A typical professional skipping rope workout for a boxer will have a minimum of 5 x three-minute rounds. In each gym there are usually round timers that signal the start of the round (the first beep), a thirty-second signal (which lets the athletes know there are thirty seconds remaining), then finally another beep signalling the end of the round, or the beginning of the rest period. When a boxer/athlete is skipping he will work out at a relatively high work rate and then when he hears the thirty-second bell he will work out at his greatest ability for the last part of the round before stopping for a rest.
Here we have Richard Froning Junior, famous for winning the Reebok games, and being given the accolade of the fittest man in the world. The skipping rope he is using looks like one of the RX jump ropes, these also have a ball bearing which allows the rope to spin round at a super fast speed. The difference with the rope that are used tend to be the rope part. These are usually replaced with a steel wire which cuts through the air like a knife allowing the athlete to easily spin the rope round. This in turn makes performing double unders a little less challenging. Double unders are used very often in part of the WOD (workout of the day), these are either performed to a target number in the workout or are performed as AMRAP which means ‘as many reps as possible’ given in an allocated time frame.
Athletes, Boxers, Crossfitters & gym goers use a skipping rope for a reason. If you learn to skip will be on track for improving your overall health and fitness. Using a skipping rope is by far one of the most effective ways to build your stamina, increase your foot speed & coordination and is also a great way to help build amazing your calf muscles.
Skipping can also be frustrating, the reason for this is that it not a natural movement and learning to skip will take practice.
We’ve put together a very easy to learn progression program to help you beginners sharpen your skipping skills.
There are two main parts to using a skipping rope. first of all you have the swing and then the jump. Below you will see a quick progression guide that will help you on your way to becoming a skipping master.
How to do It
First of all swing the rope over your head and perform one jump, that’s the beginning, now progress on to two sets on jumping twice, then three sets of three jumps & so on. Keep this going until you have reached all the way up to ten sets on ten skips or you are skipping for an average of fifteen to twenty minutes.
If you miss or get caught on a jump, just re-set the skill and start again from the previous level. This may be frustrating but in time it will get easier, we promise.
You should aim to complete this workout at least three or four times in a week. With this in mind by the end of the second week you will notice your stamina, technique & coordination have improved massively. If you do this practice right, you’ll be well on your way to looking like one of these professional boxers doing 3 minutes round in one go.
The whole point of practicing is to get better. For many people this will not be an easy task you must stick with it.
So below are the basics of the move. These have been broken down into small chunks so that you can understand the movement easier and learn to control your body, control the rope and put the whole move together to form one (then many) move(s).
So here is what you need to do the basics of the skipping rules are as follows:
First of all you will only jump high enough to clear the skipping rope as it is going around.
Keep your knees nice and soft/relaxed as you jump.
With this, you will need to land on the balls of your feet nice and lightly to minimise the impact on your knees & joints.
Use your wrists to swing the skipping rope– in a controlled way, do not your whole arm to control the rope.
Keep your elbows tucked in by your side.
If you start your jump when the rope is just above eye level, this should be roughly the right time when you are learning.
Allow the rope or wire to gently brush over the floor gently
Keep going until this all comes together in one fluid movement.
This is a basic guide to help people learn to skip. I hope this guide helps some or all of you budding skippers.
Begin with skipping for 3 minutes on the spot to warm up
Rest for 30 seconds
Now use your skipping rope, skipping as quickly as possible for 60 seconds
Rest for 30 seconds
The begin skipping again as quickly as possible for 60 seconds
Rest for 30 seconds
You can keep doing this for 15-20 minutes
This skipping workout is definitely one of my favourites, what i like most about it is its simplicity. With a skipping workout like this you get out what you put in. Maximise your effort while doing skipping workout and use your 30 second break to recover before starting again. [tabgroup][tab title=”Tecnique”]Your arms should barely move when you jump rope. The rotation of the rope should come from wrist movement. If you want to increase the speed of the rotations, simply increase the tightness of the circles that your wrist is making (this will make more sense when you start jumping rope). The goal of your first two weeks of jumping rope is to eventually work up to a point where you can jump rope for 5 minutes solid without having to stop and start again. This means that if you have to stop because the rope hits your feet, you have to start again from zero. You also want to be able to jump rope alternating feet, so it looks like you are running while jumping rope.[/tab][tab title=”Note”]There are a bunch of things you can do to customize this…you can do the whole workout using the “running in place” method of jumping, you can learn how to spin the rope twice for every one jump, etc…as you get really advanced you will find that you will be able to spin that rope at blazing speed and that 60 minute sprint will be extremely intense. Also, if you want to take advantage of the fast heart rate and burn even more body fat, hit a treadmill or exercise bike for 20-30 minutes after your jump rope workout.[/tab][/tabgroup] [loop category=skipping workouts module=gallery ]
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.