That's what I read over the years. Similar to the concept of carrying dumbells while you walk. It works for some and it also messed up some people. The combined things never seem to work in reality. How many walkers do you see carrying dumbbells or put ankle weights on? Most people have enough trouble doing exercise without putting more obstacles on themselves. Good luck.
Weighted handles, not recommended. No need for fancy rope at all. Plastic rope like my avatar pic (less than $10) is more than good enough and has enough weight in the rope itself to make good spin. Clothes rope is too light and can't spin real well. If you're 10-20-30-40 or 50 lbs over weight, then take it easy, start slow and don't do too many to begin with. Here is a simple experiment, put on a 20 lbs backpack and try to jump and see how much more difficult it is. Well, you're doing that now with your current weight. Your goal is to avoid injury and live through another day with jumping rope. Good luck.
Hi there. I was in the same boat. I'm 5'2". I went to either Dunham's or REI, I think, and got a weighted set by Valeo. It was long on purpose... you could cut the cable to fit you perfectly and secure it back into the handle. I got the heaviest weighted handles they had. I believe they are two pounders. I think they had one pound weights as well. I hope this helps.
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hi team, i have never jump roped before since highschool. i am 5 feet tall and want to know of some good names of ones i could buy. i would like to have one that has some sort of weight on the handles and not some cheap thing a kid would buy. any suggestions?
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