When selecting your favorite workout routine, you might find yourself gravitating towards jumping rope as the most efficient and fast-track workout to fitness. It works every muscle in your body more than any other workout including cycling, running or jogging. And after you have found the resolve to jump rope you need to figure out the purpose of your workout with it and for that purpose, you need a rope that suits your need.
Jump rope and Speed rope are two pods of the same pea; they both come with the same basic purpose and that is to tone and lean your body. The jump rope is the most common type of rope that is used among people; many kids use this to have fun on the playground or many adults opt for this jump rope to incorporate into their exercise routine. The speed rope in comparison is mostly used by boxers for their boxing jump rope training.
The speed rope is used pertaining to a specific goal in mind which makes it an essential for boxing; it is a lightweight rope that is created to emphasize on speed as the name suggests. It will develop your agility and coordination while improving your reflexes. With speed comes good footwork, balance, and coordination the results of which you can see in a ring though punch blocks or footwork. This is basic strength training exercise for boxers. But it does not mean that a normal non-boxer person can use speed rope; it will improve your dexterity and fortitude, and it is also great for beginners. It will provide for you a low-maintenance, at-home and light calorie burning workout.
But in contrast, if you are specifically focusing on strength training that includes toning your body, working on your abdominals or weight loss than speed is not something you require as an imperative therefore you should invest in a standard jump rope. It might not benefit you in speed but it will build your body and make you stronger by providing a good cardiovascular workout. It will facilitate in improving your upper body strength. If you want, you can always take an upgrade on the jump rope and use a weighted jump rope which will give you a progression in work out but it will demand more energy to get you a better body shape in less than half the normal time.
Now, when you go out to buy a jumping rope for yourself keep in mind how one differs from the other and how one can help you progress towards your goal. Maybe you can get both of them for yourself; you can alternate between speed training and strength training. Let your preferences guide you to your rope. I hope this was helpful and now you are aware of what you need so good luck and work hard!