How to Size Your Jump Rope


FIND YOUR FIT: Choosing the right type of jump rope and the correct size to fit your body is paramount to optimizing your experience. You can follow our recommendations to help guide you to the ideal type and length of jump rope.



Your Height + 3 ft. (92cm) = Rope Length

Below are recommendations to use if you are unsure of your rope length or you're looking to improve efficiency. An extra 3ft is the absolute longest we recommend for you, but going shorter is advisable. See infographic above.

3'3"-3'5" 100-105 cm 6'4"
3'5"-3'7" 105-110 cm 6'6"
3'7"-3'9" 110-115 cm 6'8"
3'9"-3'11 " 115-120 cm 6'10"
3'11"-4'1 " 120-125 cm 7'0"
4'1"-4'3 " 125-130 cm 7'2"
4'3"-4'5 " 130-135 cm 7'4"
4'5"-4'7 " 135-140 cm 7'6"
4'7"-4'9 " 140-145 cm 7'8"
4'9"-4'11 " 145-150 cm 7'10"
4'11"-5'1 " 150-155 cm 8'0"
5'1"-5'3 " 155-160 cm 8'2"
5'3"-5'5 " 160-165 cm 8'4"
5'5"-5'7 " 165-170 cm 8'6"
5'7"-5'9 " 170-175 cm 8'8"
5'9"-5'11 " 175-180 cm 8'10"
5'11"-6'1 " 180-185 cm 9'0"
6'1"-6'3 " 185-191 cm 9'2"
6'3"-6'5 " 191-196cm 9'4"
6'5"-6'7 " 196-201cm 9'6"
6'7"-6'9" 201-206cm 9'8"
6'9"-6'11" 206-211cm 9'10"
6'11"-7'1" 211-216cm 10'0"




How to check your jump rope size

  • Step on the rope with one foot, bring your feet together, and pull the rope tight.
  • Bring the handles together and point the top towards your chest.
  • Only check where the cable ends - do not include the handles with rope size.
  • If you follow our length guidelines, the cable will stop at your sternum or lower pecs.
  • The rope should not go higher than this point.
  • Any longer than this will have too much rope over head, and will slap the ground excessively.


Does size really matter? 

The Rx Sizing Method is a progression based approach with the goal to ultimately place you in a rope length that produces efficient mechanics and positioning.

The suggested length correlates to your height to provide an abundance of rope clearance overhead and underfoot, yet not so much as to force poor positioning and inefficient movement patterns.

The Beginner to Intermediate length recommendation should be viewed as your starting point and all efforts should be directed towards moving to a shorter rope length over time.

A shorter rope length allows more compact positioning, which reduces fatigue in the larger muscle groups as well as produces a faster cycle rate per rotation. In essence, a shorter rope will allow you to perform more work faster with less energy expended.


The Rx Method Philosophy

If you are a beginner to intermediate skill level jumper (i.e. 0-50 double unders) it is important to begin with an approach that gives you a foundational starting point that follows a progression for improvement just like any other high skilled movement.

Choosing the correct jump rope size is actually a 2 part process:-

  1. Choose a length that correlates to your height.
  2. Adjust your positioning to fit that rope with adequate spacing overhead and underfoot. You have to do work too! There are many components to proper arm positioning.


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