How to Size Your Jump Rope | Rx Smart Gear

How to Size Your Jump Rope | Rx Smart Gear

HOW TO SIZE YOUR JUMP ROPE

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Choosing the right type of jump rope as well as the correct size to fit your body is paramount to optimizing your experience. You can follow our recommendations to help guide you to the ideal type and length of jump rope.

Elbows back - Hands in, use our sizing chart or choose a legnth you know works for you.

Elbows in - Hands out, add a couple inches to our sizing chart or choose a lenght you know works for you..

Elbows out - Hands in, add a few inches to our chart or choose a legnth you know works for you.

Elbows back - Hands in, use our sizing chart or choose a legnth you know works for you.

Elbows in - Hands out, add a couple inches to our sizing chart or choose a lenght you know works for you..

Elbows out - Hands in, add a few inches to our chart or choose a legnth you know works for you.

Elbows back - Hands in, use our sizing chart or choose a length you know works for you.

Elbows in - Hands out, add a couple inches to our sizing chart or choose a lenght you know works for you..

Elbows out - Hands out, add a few inches to our chart or choose a length you know works for you.

Can the size be adjusted on all Rx Jump Rope products?

Only the RapidFit and the Frévo are adjustable Jump Ropes. All other Rx jump ropes come with fixed length cables customized to your height and skill level. Please refer to our chart for sizing recommendations.

Is a speed rope the best to learn double unders with?

Speed wires are too light and too thin to develop good timing. A standard cable weight between 3-4 ounces is ideal for learning double unders. Our Buff 3.4 and Poseidon 4.1 fall in this range.

I am a beginner. Which jump rope should I choose?

The adjustable RapidFit with and the Original Rx Jump Rope with Buff 3.4 cable are the best all around jump ropes to practice and learn double unders.

How do I choose the right length jump rope cable?

Your jump rope cable should never be longer than your height plus an additional 3 feet. For example if you are 5'8" tall the longest your rope should be is 8'8" long. However, more efficiency is gained working towards a rope that is equal to your height plus 2.5 feet.
 

My arms tend to go wide when I attempt double unders. Should I get a longer cable?

People's arms tend to go wide because they are ALREADY using a rope that is too long for their body. A longer rope will drag on the ground causing friction and this causes people to push their hands wide to shorten the rope and clean up the pass through zone. It's better to start with our suggested standard length and work towards shorter ropes over time.

I'm in between sizes on your chart. Which size should I choose?

If you are between sizes on our sizing chart then we strongly suggest choosing the shorter length if your goal is to learn with proper form and technique. If proper form and technique are not your goals and you would rather make an easier time of it then choose the longer option.  

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Your Height + 3 ft. (92cm) = Rope Length

Below are recommendations to use if you are unsure of your length or you are looking to improve efficiency.

ATHLETE HEIGHT METRIC CABLE LENGTH

3'3"-3'5"

100-105 cm

6'4"

3'5"-3'7"

105-110 cm

6'6"

3'7"-3'9"

110-115 cm

6'8"

3'9"-3'11 "

115-120 cm

6'10"

3'11"-4'1 "

120-125 cm

7'0"

4'1"-4'3 "

125-130 cm

7'2"

4'3"-4'5 "

130-135 cm

7'4"

4'5"-4'7 "

135-140 cm

7'6"

4'7"-4'9 "

140-145 cm

7'8"

4'9"-4'11 "

145-150 cm

7'10"

4'11"-5'1 "

150-155 cm

8'0"

5'1"-5'3 " 155-160 cm 8'2"

5'3"-5'5 "

160-165 cm

8'4"

5'5"-5'7 "

165-170 cm

8'6"

5'7"-5'9 "

170-175 cm

8'8"

5'9"-5'11 "

175-180 cm

8'10"

5'11"-6'1 "

180-185 cm

9'0"

6'1"-6'3 "

185-191 cm

9'2"

6'3"-6'5 "

191-196cm

9'4"

6'5"-6'7 "

196-201cm

9'6"

6'7"-6'9"

201-206cm

9'8"

6'9"-6'11"

206-211cm

9'10"

6'11"-7'1"

211-216cm

10'0"

How to check your jump rope size

 

- Step on the rope with one foot, bring your feet together, and pull the rope tight.

- Bring the handles together and point the top towards your chest.

- Only check where the cable ends - do not include the handles with rope size.

- If you follow our length guidelines, the cable will stop at your sternum or lower pecs.

- The rope should not go higher than this point.

- Any longer than this will have too much rope over head, and will slap the ground excessively.

How to check your jump rope size

 

- Step on the rope with one foot, bring your feet together, and pull the rope tight.

- Bring the handles together and point the top towards your chest.

- Only check where the cable ends - do not include the handles with rope size.

- If you follow our length guidelines, the cable will stop at your sternum or lower pecs.

- The rope should not go higher than this point.

- Any longer than this will have too much rope over head, and will slap the ground excessively.

The Rx Method Philosophy

If you are a beginner to intermediate skill level jumper (i.e. 0-50 double unders) it is important to begin with an approach that gives you a foundational starting point that follows a progression for improvement just like any other high skilled movement.

Choosing the correct jump rope size is actually a 2 part process:

    1. Choose a length that correlates to your height.
    2. Adjust your positioning to fit that rope with adequate spacing overhead and underfoot. You have to do work too! There are many components to proper arm positioning.

Does size really matter? 

The Rx Sizing Method is a progression based approach with the goal to ultimately place you in a rope length that produces efficient mechanics and positioning.

The suggested length correlates to your height to provide an abundance of rope clearance overhead and underfoot, yet not so much as to force poor positioning and inefficient movement patterns.

The Beginner to Intermediate length recommendation should be viewed as your starting point and all efforts should be directed towards moving to a shorter rope length over time.

A shorter rope length allows more compact positioning, which reduces fatigue in the larger muscle groups as well as produces a faster cycle rate per rotation. In essence, a shorter rope will allow you to perform more work faster with less energy expended.

FAQ

Can the size be adjusted on all Rx Jump Rope products?

Only the RapidFit and the Frévo are adjustable Jump Ropes. All other Rx jump ropes come with fixed length cables customized to your height and skill level. Please refer to our chart for sizing recommendations.

Is a speed rope the best to learn double unders with?

Speed wires are too light and too thin to develop good timing. A standard cable weight between 3-4 ounces is ideal for learning double unders. Our Buff 3.4 and Poseidon 4.1 fall in this range.

I am a beginner. Which jump rope should I choose?

The adjustable RapidFit and/or Original Rx Jump Rope with Buff 3.4 cable are the best all around jump ropes to practice and learn double unders.

How do I choose the right length jump rope cable?

Ideally your jump rope cable should never be longer than your height plus an additional 3 feet. For example if you are 5'8" tall the longest your rope should be is 8'8" long. However, more efficiency is gained working towards a rope that is equal to your height plus 2.5 feet.
 

My arms tend to go wide when I attempt double unders. Should I get a longer cable?

People's arms tend to go wide because they are ALREADY using a rope that is too long for their body. A longer rope will drag on the ground causing friction and this causes people to push their hands wide to shorten the rope and clean up the pass through zone. It's better to start with our suggested standard length and work towards shorter ropes over time.

I'm in between sizes on your chart. Which size should I choose?

If you are between sizes on our sizing chart then we strongly suggest choosing the shorter length if your goal is to learn with proper form and technique. If proper form and technique are not your goals and you would rather make an easier time of it then choose the longer option.  

YOUR JUMP ROPE

STILL NEED HELP SIZING?

If you have any additional questions or still need help on choosing your size, please contact us. We will be happy to help you get the perfect fit jum rope.

YOUR JUMP ROPE

STILL NEED HELP SIZING?

If you have any additional questions or still need help on choosing your size, please contact us. We will be happy to help you get the perfect fit jump rope.