>>>Fred Foster Fitness Blog/Forum
Personalized Fitness in the Convenience of Your Home or OfficeFred Foster Fitness Blog - get all the latest up-to-date fitness/weight management help from our trainers. Click below to start your blog.
Entry for July 22, 2008
Is jumping rope a good exercise?
One of the greatest things about jumping rope is how little it takes to get started. All you really need are some comfortable shoes and a good rope. The best shoes for jumping rope are either aerobic shoes or cross-trainers. Be sure your shoes have a reinforced toe and provide a lot of cushioning for the ball of the foot.
Jump ropes have come a long way since most of us were skipping around the playground. Today, they are made from a variety of materials and feature various grip styles.
Some ropes are weighted or have heavy handles. These ropes are usually too cumbersome and are not recommended. Instead, choose a light-weight rope with foam grips so it won't slip away from you even if your palms get sweaty.
Here's how to choose the right length rope for you: step one foot on the center of the rope and bring both handles up to the chest. The handles should reach about chest-high.
2008-07-22 12:06:31 GMT