How to Size a Jump Rope

how to size a jump ropeWorking out with a jump rope is one of the best ways to build up cardio strength. All you need is a little bit of space and a jump rope and your ready to go. The question we get asked all the time is “How to measure a jump rope for your height?”.

This article will tell you how to size a jump rope so that you will have the proper length for your height.

Having a properly sized jump rope is important as you dont want the rope to be too long or short. In a short amount of time you can size your jump rope to your height and be ready to workout.

How to Size a Jump Rope Tip #1
Take jump rope in either hand and step on the center of the rope with both feet together.

How to Size a Jump Rope Tip #2
Pull the jump rope handles up and towards your arm pits.

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How to Size a Jump Rope Tip #3
The edge of the jump rope should come up to the base of your arm pits. If the handles dont reach your arm pits you need a longer rope. If the handles are up by your shoulders – you need a shorter rope.

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How to Size a Jump Rope Tip #4
Make sure your rope is adjustable so that you can lightly adjust after a few workouts. Sometimes you will find that adjusting 1 inch can make a big difference.

Below is a chart that can help you match up the proper jump rope length with your height.

Jump Rope Sizing Chart

Your Height ————-Jump Rope Length

Up to 4’5″ tall———– 6 foot long rope

4’5″ to 4’10” tall ——–7 foot long rope

4’10” to 5’5″ tall ——–8 foot long rope

5’5″ to 6′ tall ————-9 foot long rope

Over 6′ tall —————10 foot long rope

Some athletes like their ropes a little long and others like them shorter.

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SEALgrinderPT jump rope tip:

You can put a small piece of adhesive tape over the middle of the jump rope cord to help protect the rope. If occasionally you jump outside on a concrete surface you will begin to wear the plastic off the wire rope. When the tape begins to wear out – add some more on top of the old or cut off the old tape and add new.  In general – try to stay in doors to prolong the life of your rope.

Use the tips above to help you size your jump rope properly so that your gear will fit you.

More tips on how to size a jump rope and workout tips:

A question we get weekly from athletes is “how do I choose a jump rope for cross fit?”. You will want to get a faster speed rope for CrossFit if you are doing double under workouts. If you are just learning and don’t want to do double unders then you can go with a thicker rope that will last longer.

Question: “Coach, how long of a jump rope would I need if I am 6 ft 2 inches tall?”. You would need a rope over 10 ft long.

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How to Size a Jump Rope

Comments

  1. Emmy Bell says

    Watched your video and would like to order a jumprope. I am 5’5″ barefoot. How to order? Does the $9.99 include shipping?

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