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    Jump Rope

    I am looking to buy a jump rope so i can start building up my calves and my endurance. Any suggestions of kinds? More importantly, what length should i get? (i am 5'9")

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    well i'm not a jump rope expert, but i'm 5'7 1/2" and i think mine is 9 feet.

    Frankly i dont' think it matters though, because your arms will compensate for your height.
    Last edited by DNL; 04-11-2005 at 11:07 PM. Reason: add on

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    I've always gone by the rule that the rope should come up to just below your armpits when standing on the rope.

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    Yea i looked this up before, Greeper is right. Add one foot for each 6" in height. So i need a 12ft one. :-?

    Length Suitable For
    7 ft. up to 4'10"
    8 ft. 4'11"-5'3"
    9 ft. 5'4"-5'10"
    10 ft. 5'11"-6'6"
    11 ft. over 6'6"
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