Welcome to rope jumping! Having the rope at the right length is super important; if the rope is too long or too short, rope jumping will feel impossible. I've never used a weighted rope.; my arms/hands get tired without weights. I look forward to hearing about your experience. Often with those weighted ropes, you can remove the weights. That could be a tactic for starting out. Just getting the hang of jumping and turning the rope and breathing is a whole lot. Do some stretches before and after jumping, the calves in particular. For me, they were very tight especially in the beginning of my rope jumping escapades. Everyone is different. I like to jump rope barefoot on a wood floor. Once I took off my shoes, I could jump so much better and longer before I would miss. Jumping rope is something, I found, that one gets better at, linearly. It just happens. I started out with just a couple of skips before I would miss and the number has increased and increased over time. Lastly, do have fun!
Edited by: PETALIA at: 4/1/2012 (15:17)
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My rope is weighted, and it is the right length. It is still in the box. Any motivation help for me? I'm afraid I cannot jump. I'd slam on anyone who wrote stuff like this and posted it. What silliness. Help!
Edited by: YOGAANDBIKE at: 4/1/2012 (13:49)
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