good article on jumping rope via Livestrong.com
So I bought on Amazon for about $5 a pretty decent and cheap speed rope.
Valeo Jump Rope Speed.
However my only problem was when it arrived, it was really really long. But Luckily I figured an easy way to adjust it.
Step 1: Remove the foamy part.
Step 2: Push the loose end of the rope, up into the handle. This will cause the rope inside to push the cap up, allowing you have enough room to slip a flat head screw driver into the crack.
Step 3: Once the cap is off, adjust the rope to your height.
- Stand in the middle of the rope. Pull the handles up so the rope is tight, you want the handles to be a bit under your armpits.
Once you find out how much rope you need, you can either re-clamp the metal part, or be lazy like me, and just tie a knot.
Step 4: If needed, cut off excess, recap the handle, and put the foamy part back on. You only need to do this one 1 side of the rope. I tried stuffing the excess back into the handle, but it didn't fit, so I had to cut it, I removed about 1.5ft of the rope.
Enjoy and start burning some calories. :)