Jump rope has far passed its playground stereotypes . Here’s your guide to the growing competitive sport you didn’t even know existed.
Unlike many sports, competitive jump ropers practice year round, with very minimal breaks in preparation for nationals during the summer.
That's because jump ropers compete in many different events that require very different skills.
Speed events are the most enduring events jumpers compete in.
In this event, the jumper has to repeatedly execute speed steps as fast as they can for an allotted period of time.
The most usual times for speed events are 30 seconds, one minute, and three minutes.