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JUMP ROPES. THE ULIMATE SKIPPING ROPE
DEVELOPED THROUGH DECADES OF TRAINING EXPERIENCE. OFFICIALLY ENDORSED BY US OLYMPIC ATHLETE TEAMS.

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HISTORY OF SKIPPING

It is believed that the first skipping ropes were made of natural materials found in the jungle around 1600 B.C.

During the 1940s, skipping became a popular, affordable playground activity as it could be done alone or with others.

Thirty years later, the health benefits of skipping fuelled further interest in the sport. Skipping now plays a key role in many exercise training regimes around the world.


PHYSICAL BENEFITS

Unlike running, skipping is not likely to lead to knee damage as the impact of each jump is absorbed through the balls of the feet rather than the heels.

Skipping increases strength in the arms and shoulders and improves whole body coordination. This explains the popularity of skipping amongst boxers, wrestlers, badminton and tennis players.

Used both for fitness and for recreational purposes there is no equivalent piece of equipment out there. So easy to use and convenient to carry with you, the skipping rope is today’s ultimate health accessory.

 

OLYMPIC AERO SPEED ROPE

SPEED AND POWER JUMPING

The Rolls Royce of the hyperformance jump ropes designed with the serious athlete and fitness enthusiast in mind.
Rated “Best Rope” by Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness.

ROPE MASTER

CROSS TRAINING, FREESTYLE & ADVANCED SKILLS

Hyperformance jump rope designed for the adult athlete and fitness enthusiast, and suitable for all levels – from beginner to advanced jumpers.
Rated “Best Rope” by Los Angeles Times.

 

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BEGINNER ROUTINES

ALTERNATING REPS

Jump for 30 reps swinging the rope forward. If you trip up, it’s OK, just continue until you reach 30. That’s a set.

Rest 30 seconds, and then do another 30 reps swinging the rope backwards.

Perform four to eight sets depending on your endurance, alternating between forward and backward swings.

Advice: If you are new to skipping, you can simply jump on the spot, imitating the rope for the first few sessions until you are comfortable introducing the rope. Pretend the rope is there by rotating your wrists in time with the jumps. People often laugh at the idea but if coordination is not your thing, this is often a good place to start. Don’t worry – we can’t all be immediately good at everything!

INTERMEDIATE ROUTINES

SLIDING SCALE

Here is a great way of keeping the volume high, but with a manageable intensity. You start out with let’s say 500 jumping rope reps in a row, then rest, decrease by 50 reps to 450, then complete again, until you get down to 50 reps. Advice: Rest 30-90 seconds in between each set depending on your fitness.

TIME CHALLENGE

Another good workout can be performed by timing yourself. Try to complete as many repetitions as possible during 30 seconds. Then rest for 30-60 seconds. Repeat this set 5-10 times whilst trying to increase the number or skips that you can complete within the time period.
Advice: Regardless of how light the rope is, you are likely to feel this in your arms and shoulders. Skipping works just about every muscle in your body. Fact!

ADVANCED ROUTINES

EXERCISE COMBO

Other exercises which may or may not also involve the rope – particularly body weight exercises – can add good variety to your workout. Below is an example of a workout including press ups and burpees. You might also want to try squats, lunges, side to side bends, spotty dogs or sit ups.
100 Rope Turns
10 Burpees
10 Pushups
10 Bodyweight Squats
Repeat 10+ times

SERIOUS SKIPPING

Rather than doing sets of different individual techniques you can also begin to combine the techniques so that you have something that looks a bit like this

10 double bounce feet together
10 single bounce combined straddles (feet together,
feet apart, feet together, scissors, and then repeat with
the other leg in front when doing the scissors)
10 double bounce feet together
10 single bounce crossovers (crossing the arms and
then uncrossing. Alternate between left over right and
right over left)

Repeat 10+ times

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Believe it or not, SKWAT was first launched
in 2012 as an experiment.
Frustrated with humdrum workouts and facing a lack of quality, portable fitness products on the market, SKWAT was initially used as a research tool to gauge what others, in similar situations were up to.

Since then the business has grown very quickly and is now proud to offer some of the best skipping equipment available.

SKWAT aims to provide customers with a solution to stuffy gym environments and repetitive workout routines. Our range of hyperformance jump ropes provide an alternative for active individuals – reap the same fitness benefits in less than half the time and with a fraction of the financial investment.

In the search for versatile fitness equipment, SKWAT has developed a relationship with US manufacturer Buddy Lee as the licensed UK distributer of Buddy Lee jump ropes.


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