Question about Skipping Ropes

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  1. GhostFighter

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    What kind of skipping rope would give me the most work out for my arms? Iron, nylon, leather or plastic made?
     
  2. Nerfherder

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  3. rancho99

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    Definitely steel!! But on a serious note, it doesn't matter too much what rope. The rope is for more of the type of skipping u want to do.

    If u wanna work ur arms out at the same time then just get some wrist weights or something and get urself a spped rope!! That should do the trick!!
     
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    you can add wrist weights to added a bit more to your workout.

    mike @ gorilla fight gear
     
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  5. ClampXVII

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    I personally love the speed of the $1-2 plastic ropes and to switch it up I use arm/ankle weights. One of my buddies has a $20.00 leather and handle weight jump rope, but for me my simple setup works just as good.
     
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    yeah i have a heavy thai rope and a plastic speed rope and i prefer the speed of the plastic rope. then just add wrist weights and your good
     
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    plastic speed rope for me too.
     
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    I duct tape a jug of milk to each elbow and use a normal speed rope. You can start out with the 2 litre jugs and work your way to the 4 litres as your arms get stronger.

    Eventually the cap pops off at least one of the jugs and milk starts sloshing out but the unevenness just makes it a better core exercise.

    When you're done you can drink whatever is left for PWO.
     
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    i'm going to have to try that one day this week :)
     
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    :icon_lol: Bravo!
     
  11. ASEGSEA

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    The more imagine this in detail the more I laugh. :icon_chee
     
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    I use a plastic speed rope, and an almost identical method, except that I fill the jugs with bourbon, and I am extremely careful to stop jumping when I think a cap is getting ready to pop off, because I don't want to spill any. I use an interval sequence, jump rope for one minute, then stop and take a drink, jump rope for one minute, then stop and take a drink, repeat until the jugs are empty or until I can't stand up, which ever comes first.

    :icon_chee
     

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