JUMP ROPE FUNDAMENTALS
Like any skill you are trying to learn, the key to mastering Jump Rope is not just practicing but practicing correctly. “We are fond of saying “practice makes perfect.” But it is more accurate to say that practice makes permanent. In practice, you can master a skill thoroughly or not at all, and what you master can be the correct method or one with bad habits. Either way, what you do is likely to become encoded—it will be instilled in muscle memory or mental circuitry and become a habit—for better or worse.” For this reason, it is essential to get the basics right at the beginning. Listed below is a series of Jump Rope Fundamentals that you should focus on that will make a significant difference to your jumping performance
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GET THE BASICS RIGHT
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR
Like everything in life the more you look after something generally the longer it will last. Our ropes are no different below are some general guidelines that will help maximise the life and performance of your ropes.
• Make sure that your rope is sized correctly. Your rope should just brush the surface of the ground as it passes beneath you.
• When storing your ropes try and hang them so that the cables don't develop kinks. One hook can be used to hang multiple ropes. Hanging ropes is less important for beaded ropes as the cord is nylon and doesn't devlop kinks. Although we still think it is a good idea to hang your rope so the rope gremlins don't tie your ropes into knots.
• If you keep your rope in your gym bag then make sure to wrap your rope neatly when you are finished jumping. Storing it in a Jump Rope Bag inside your gym bag is also a great way to prevent any damage.
• Avoid jumping on harsh surfaces like concrete or gravel. Jumping on these surfaces will destroy most ropes even durable ones like beaded ropes will sustain a lot of damage. Best advice if you have to jump on these surfaces try and use a Jump Rope Mat it will not only save your rope but also help prevent injuries.
• Ideal surfaces to jump rope on are jump rope mats, gym floors, rubber coated or matted floors, and PVC matting.
• DO NOT bend or tie your rope in a knot. All our ropes can be correctly sized reducing the need to tie knots in your rope to get it the correct length.