You will need:
- 9 to 10 foot braided polyester (not "poly" or polypropylene) rope, 1/4" to 5/16" thick.
- 2 shiny, steel 3/8" washers. (not galvanized)
- 1/2" PVC pipe, at least 1 foot long.
Note, if this project is for a child under the age of 10 years, an 8 foot rope may fit better.
Step 1: Making the Jump Rope
Then, thread the PVC handles over the ends of the rope. Then thread the washers. Finally, tie a knot in each end of the rope. You are almost done. Lets check the rope and see if it is the right size. A rope that is too long is just as hard to jump as one that is too short.
Step 2: Fitting the Jump Rope
Now that your jump rope is finished, you can test it out!
Step 4: Conclusion & Product Testing (Optional)
Why Jump Rope?
"It's certainly good for the heart...It strengthens the upper and lower body and burns a lot of calories in a short timeâ€.
Peter Schulman, MD
University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.
"Jumping at a moderate speed of 70 to 120 turns per minute for 15 minutes burns 150 to 200 caloriesâ€”as much as running a ten minute mile, but with half the impact on your knees and ankles."
iVillage Diet & Fitness Expert