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Jumping rope raises your heart rate and burns calories as effectively as running, and doing so with a weighted rope intensifies your upper body workout. It's important that your jump rope be the proper length, because if it is too long it won't move the air quickly and can tangle. If it's too short, it can cause you to fall. BodyFit weighted ropes are adjustable to ensure the best fit for maximum results.
Fold your jump rope in half so that the handles are even with each other.
Hold the folded rope in front of you, with the fold dangling at the floor. Step onto the fold with one foot.
Hold the handles against your body. If you are a beginner, the handles should come just to your armpit. For a more advanced rope jumper, the handles should reach your sternum.
Slide the rope through your hands until one handle is where it should be in relation to your body.
Mark the other end of the rope at the point where the bottom of that handle should be.
Remove the end cap from the handle on the side of the rope you marked.
Turn the handle so the open end is facing down.
Push the rope through the handle until your mark sits just above it and you can see the two little metal pieces on the free end. One will be tight and the other will be loose.
Crimp the loose one tight at the mark you made using pliers. Next, reseat the rope inside of the handle.
Cut off the excess rope with shears.
Replace the end cap, making sure it is secure and won't fly off when you start jumping.
- Tie the rope off rather than cutting it if it's being used by a person who is still growing.