Tip # 3
What Jump Rope Length is right for you?
Everyone wants the best cookie cutter method to achieving maximum Double Under efficiency; for this to happen several factors must come into play.
1. How comfortable and efficient are you with your current rope length?
2. Do you have enough slack to make minor adjustments for continued improvement?
These are very important questions as you move forward learning how to Double Under with maximum efficiency. Custom and some in the box Jumps Ropes can be cut into any length, but will only get shorter as you continue to cut.
I recommend finding a rope that can be adjusted through the handles until you become more familiar with what length that is right for you. This advantage gives you piece of mind as you make a more expensive jump rope purchase.
After several hours of practice you will begin to realize what length is right for you. Your margin of error is going to be as small as 1 – 3 inches in length. If your rope is to short adding 1 – 3 inches, which seems small, will make a big difference in your ability to adjust for corrections in movement.
If your rope is to long you will suffer from a slow and cumbersome jump rope swing. A slower rope is will cause you to fatigue faster in your arms and shoulders because you will be forced to hold your arms higher or stick them out further.
So to conclude rope length is very important. Don’t get stuck on one length until you are sure and have enough experience to know which length is right for you. Continue to practice with different lengths, and when you can make the adjustment and Double Under with multiple lengths you are one step closer to mastery.
Stay tunes as I cover how to choose which rope thickness is right for you, and yes you do have a choice.
To your Double Under Success and your continued pursuit of 50 Unbroken.