Is your jump rope too long?

Adjusting your jump rope can be a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be!

When in doubt about the length of a jump rope, always go for a longer rope and adjust it, rather than getting a rope that is too short for you.

Take a look at our 5 easy steps below to see how to adjust the length of your jump rope quickly and easily!

 

Adjusting Your Jump Rope In 5 Steps:

 

1. Stand on the midpoint of your rope

Place both of your feet on the midpoint of the rope, leaving a gap of 1-2 inches between your feet. Each end of the rope should be an equal length from the midpoint in order to give you an accurate length of the rope.

 

2. Pull the rope taut

Pull the rope up so it is taught and hold the handles steady. Look down to see where the handles come up to on your chest.

 

3. Measure where the handles reach to

For jump rope beginners, the top of the handles should reach the armpit of below, and if you’re a pro then your jump rope handles should reach your nipple line. We recommend that your rope handles should be approximately 6 inches down from your collarbone.

 

4. Adjust the length of your rope

Adjust the length of your rope by pulling the rope through one of the handles. Loosen the holding screw and move it along so it holds the rope at the correct length. Tighten the screw and check that the rope is now at the right length. You may need to repeat this step a couple of times until you’re happy with the jump rope length.

 

5. Trim the excess wire

Once you are happy with the new length of the rope, clip off the excess wire with wire cutters. Don’t forget to keep the small cap at the end of the rope so you can put it over the new end to protect the wire from fraying.

 

For a quick tutorial from Dre Amos, Master Trainer at Master of Muscle, take a look at our video below:

 

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