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.
Improve your WOD (workout of the day) times smash your AMRAP (as many reps as possible) and own DUs (Double Unders) !!
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So over the past month we’ve been looking to find the #1 Speed Rope UK.
After being sent several different speed ropes in all price categories from many different manufacturers, we have finally made our decision and can now tell you the winner of the #1 Speed Rope UK.
This wasn’t an easy decision and there were many factors that contributed to the decision of said result. Here at www.bestskippingrope.co.uk our team of 4 fitness professionals put all these speed ropes through their paces before coming to a unanimous decision. That’s not to say that it wasn’t tough.
Our team of 4 testers/athletes have over 40 years of fitness experience in the industry and are all members of a crossfit box, so they all know their stuff when it comes to choosing the #1 crossfit speed rope uk. They weren’t just looking for the cheapest or most expensive with the fanciest packaging & crazy claims. They were looking for a certain number of attributes that checked the boxes on their score cards.
Being the #1 Speed rope uk is not something to take lightly.
So what were they looking for I hear you ask?
Build Quality – Was the #1 Speed Rope UK well put together. Did it have a solid construction. Could it last. No one wants to spend their hard earned money on a speed rope thats’s only going to last five minutes.
Comfortable – Were the rope & handles build with comfort in mind. Were the handles ergonomically designed. Could you use the rope for long periods of time working at your max.
Value – Was the speed rope good value for money based on the the build quality.
Transition – Did the speed rope spin nicely over your head, was it easy to perform multiple double unders. Was it using ball bearings for the smooth fast effortless spin.
Price – Was the product well priced?
Warranty – Did the best speed rope uk come with a manufacturers warranty?
All of these factors were decided and you can view the results here on the speed rope reviews page.
Will a speed rope make me better at double unders?
Are you that person that has been religiously going to park or to you box drilling single unders until your calfs are burning and you can’t do anymore, all within the hope that you can eventually get to double unders?
Well our advice is stop doing these single unders, man up and start trying the doubles.
When attempting a double under the contact time of your feet touching the floor is only slightly less than when you are performing a single under or a normal jump. What’s this got to do with anything i hear you ask? Well one thing that you do do, is you jump twice as high when performing a double under.
My point is that although we are performing the same movement during a double under as when we are doing a single under, we use recruit the muscle and use them in a very different way. What makes this happen is something call the stretch shortening cycle as know as the SSC. In layman’s terms this basically mean that your muscles when they contract are doing so more forcefully after being stretched by a load ie your higher jump.
When we look at this again it seems that the SSC is an integral part of the double under. This leads me onto my next point which is if you are trying to learn a double under the only way you can do this is by practice. You need to teach your body a new jumping pattern as a jump for a double under is completely different to that of a single under. So scaling back in this instance will not work.
My WOD says i need to do 50 DUs?
In this instance it would be better to attempt 10 x sets of 5 DUs than going back to singles until you can perform numerous DUs unbroken.
So to summarise if you want to be able to do a double under you need to teach your body how to do them, you need to be patient and stick with it. Also have in a speed rope will improve your chances.
If the answer is ‘Yes’ to this question are allowed to read on. Ok we get it, you hate going to the gym, you hate going running or jogging and you don’t have your own personal trainer or hundreds of pounds to spend on fancy equipment. Well my friend you are in luck. Below is a list of the best exercises to help you tone up, lose weight and get fit this summer.
Bodyweight exercises have been proven to be successful countless times. So if your goal is build muscle & burn fat, improve your athletic performance and increase your speed and power these are the excises for you. Just on a side note if we can make some of these moves explosive these will really help you with your endurance & athleticism.
Before committing to any form of exercise it is essential that you are physically fit and have checked everything out with your GP.
Have you heard about plyometric training?
“Plyometrics, also known as “jump training” or “plyos”, are exercises based around having muscles exert maximum force in as short a time as possible, with the goal of increasing both speed and power. This training focuses on learning to move from a muscle extension to a contraction in a rapid or “explosive” way, for example with specialized repeated jumping. Plyometrics are primarily used by athletes, especially martial artists and high jumpers,to improve performance, and are used in the fitness field to a much lesser degree.”
Many of our top 5 exercises to get fit this summer use plyometrics, making them explosive and you know what that means fat busting!
So lets get in to the top 5
1. The push up – This mainly works the upper body and chest.
Start by lying on the floor with your face looking at it. Place your hands either side of your body slightly wider than should width apart. By pushing up from your hands lift your body off the floor. Ensure than when you do this hold your stomach muscles or core nice and tight. I was always taught to bring my tummy button in as close as i can and squeeze my contract my butt cheeks. Once your arms have extended lower yourself back down to the floor & repeat.
2. Air Squat – Predominantly working your legs
Begin by putting your feet slightly wider than should width apart. Put your weight in your heels, and pull your core muscle in tight and your shoulders back. Bend your knees and make the action as if you going to sit down on a chair. When squatting down your knees should not be going infront of your toes and your cores muscle engaged and shoulders are still back. If you need additional balance simply put your arms in front of you.
3. Sprint Drills – All Body workout
Simply find a flat piece of land or slightly hilly if you’re feeling adventurous approx 40-60m long. Mark out your start and stop lines, then sprint from one position to the other. When I say sprint, I mean really go for it, pump those arms and legs, shoulders back core pulled in tight and eyes looking at to the finish line. When you get there give yourself a pat on the back walk to the start then repeat.
Using a speed rope is a great way to get fit this summer and also very cheap. You can buy speed rope online for less than £15.00. What we want to do here is skip as fast as we can for 2 minutes then break for 30 seconds then go again. If you’re that good and can do double unders use them during this workout.
5. The Burpee – All Body Workout
Everyone hates burpees, and guess what they don’t like you very much either. You must remenber that this exercise turns your body into a fat burning machine. Begin standing up straight then oving into a squat poistion and place your hands in front of you. Immediately move your feet behind you and lower your chest towards the ground with your arms by your side. Then push up from there by bowing your chest up then snap you fee back up to the start position as quickly as you can. From here jump as high as you can. If none of this makes sense please ensure you watch the attached video.
So we’ve done our bit, now it’s your turn. Get out there have fun and put together some killer workout sets using the exercies above. Ensure you have ample rest and recovery between workout days to get the most out of your training.
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
For any serious person going to a Crossfit box you will know that double unders can be an important part of any warm up or WOD (workout of the day). Most boxes or gyms publicise their WODs a day or so before so you know what you will be doing on the day. If you’re fed up of using the old speed ropes that are lying around the gym then now is your time to change that.
The team at www.bestskippingrope.co.uk say “Always be prepared”.
Having your own speed rope is better than using one of the scabby old ones in your local box (my apologies if the ones in your box are amazing and shiny & new). By having your own speed rope you can familiarise yourself with the weight, how it spins and how you use it. The benefits of having your own speed rope are obvious, you’ll be smashing your WOD times and drastically increasing your AMRAP circuits. Not only improving your times you’ll be decreasing the dreaded whiplash both on your back and feet. OUCH!!
So now it’s you time to go shopping. We recommend buying a speed rope online as typically many sports shops won’t stock them or probably even know what you are talking about. So we recommend you buy your speed rope online.
Owning your own speed rope is essential. Not only that it’s very easy to do, it’s also relatively cheap too. The price of a good speed rope is between £10-£50.00 depending on how flush you are.
You can buy many a speed rope online from places like Amazon or visit websites such as Gasp Fitness that offer long product warranties, free goodies such as bags, workouts & even FREE DELIVERY all for the mere price of £11.99.
So you’ve made your mind up decided to visit GASP fitness and buy your speed rope, all that’s left is choosing the colour. We like the pink one.
So you’ve just joined a box, and now you’re wandering what the best speedrope for double unders is.
Speed ropes are an essential piece of kit for anyone going to a box. Double unders or DU, (the acronym) play a significant part in many WODs(workout of the day). Having the best speed rope for double unders is a necessity to ensure you get it right.
Double unders are not so easy to do. They will require a basic level of fitness and great conordintation. If you have already mastered the basics then it’s time to move on.
What is a double under?
For those of you that don’t know, a double under is basically when the rope travels over the users head twice while you only jump once. It’s a tricky move and will require a bit of practice. Ensuring that you have the best speed rope for double unders will certainly help you on your way.
I would say the best speed rope for double unders is light weight, either has a plastic or metal handle, a thin wire/steel rope and spins using a ball bearing moving part. The ball bearing moving part has an advantage of the speed ropes that don’t. The ball bearing mechanism allows the rope to not only spin freely but also at an increased velocity.
Why does a speed rope have a metal wire?
The reason why the speed rope has a metal wire is because it is light weight and has a minimal surface area. Because of this, the rope cuts through the air as it is spinning with very little drag.
So where can i buy the best skipping rope for double unders?
Well i’m super glad you asked that question. There are a number of great online stores where you can buy a speed rope online, we recommend a company called Gasp Fitness, or failing that you can buy a speed rope Amazon.
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.