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18 Best Weighted Jump Ropes For A Fat-Burning Cardio Workout

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18 Best Weighted Jump Ropes For A Fat-Burning Cardio Workout

As kids, we jumped rope for fun and play. As adults, we still do, but we learn that there are some serious benefits to jumping rope. In fact, jumping rope for 10 minutes a day delivers the same cardiovascular benefits over six weeks as jogging daily for 30 minutes. 

But for those who are looking for a high-calorie-burning workout, or simply want to learn the basics of how to lose weight, using a weighted jump rope is a great fitness tool.

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A jump rope workout using the weighted option is great for improving coordination and footwork, and can burn a significant amount of calories, which is good for building strength and promoting weight loss.

Says Christa DiPaolo, founder of Boxing & Bubbles, "A weighted rope offers more resistance and greater benefits than a regular jump rope. Believe it or not, a weighted rope is easier to learn for a novice jumper. The feedback the weighted rope provides helps beginners get a better feel of their jumps. This also leads to less frustration and fewer mistakes."

Weighted jump ropes are used in a lot of different workouts, including CrossFit. And according to Gregory Lawley, owner and coach at Bridge Athletics, "The arenas of fitness that jumping rope require are mostly accuracy, agility, speed and aerobic capacity."

Jumping rope has been around for hundreds of years, and the benefits include fat loss, increased speed, agility, coordination, improving bone density and mental sharpness, and cardiovascular fitness.

So, what happens when you add some weight to the rope? "You will get all of these amazing benefits and then some. You'll double your calorie burn, learn faster, increase muscle engagement (you are working more muscle groups, leading to better results), and don't forget that it's fun," comments DiPaolo.

Finding the best weighted jump rope is really about determining what you want for your body. And that all depends on your body type and preferred workout.

With that in mind, there are plenty of choices to choose from to get you started.

1. Crossrope Jump Rope Set

This weighted jump rope system is built to help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. The custom workout app gives you access to hundreds of fast and effective workouts wherever you go. And the fast-clip connection system lets you switch between light and heavy ropes for a more fun and versatile workout.

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2. Ader Sporting Goods Orange Heavy Power Jump Rope

This is a slow movement jump rope (not a speed rope), used for training for durability and burning fat. Plus, the wavy texture adds traction and stability for more comfort.

(Walmart, $52.06)

3. GoFit Weighted Resistance Jump Rope

The GoFit Weighted Jump Rope features a pair of soft foam handles, providing superior grip and comfort. It weighs 1.5 pounds and measures 9 feet in length, giving you a slight resistance during exercise.

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4. Rogue Fitness Heavy Jump Rope

These jump ropes can serve as an effective resistance tool for warm-up exercises or to build shoulder endurance. The rope features an extra thick 8mm diameter cable in length options of 9 or 10 feet, along with a pair of 1" diameter TPE polymer handles.

(Rouge Fitness, $50+)

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5. Pulse Weighted Jump Rope with Weighted Speed Cable

Easily adjustable, this jump rope can move from 10 feet down to your desired length within seconds. It's high-quality, thicker and heavier, allowing for a smooth rotation. The ball bearings in the handles ensure a tangle-free jumping experience as well.

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6. Golden Stallion Jump Rope

The Golden Stallion Jump Rope is made from high-quality wood and real leather. It warrants maximal service life and luxury look. Removable weights are integrated in both handles of the jump rope, to help raise training intensity.

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7. RopeFit Heavy Jump Rope

This jump rope is made with the highest quality, rugged, poly dacron materials. But it also has a soft exterior so it won't damage gym mats. And now, you can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour, and improve strength, agility, coordination and endurance. 

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8. Champion Sports Weighted Jump Rope

For an intense cardio workout, the Champion Sports 1-pound Weighted Jump Rope featuring a weighted rubber design. The foam covered ball-bearing handles offer a comfortable grip, allowing you to jump rope longer.

(Champion Sports, $31.98)

9. WOD Nation Weighted Jump Rope

For a workout that's light and durable, this is a perfect choice. Most heavy jump ropes are cheap, but these jump ropes are built for speed. Each handle holds 1/2-pound of weight, allowing you to choose between a muscle-thumping strength workout or purely cardio exercise. 

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10. Homello Fitness Jump Rope

An utterly-adjustable bounce rope made with the optimum-quality substances, it's designed for ease of use. The comfort foam handles reduce hand stress and make leaping rope handy. Plus, the tangle-resistant cable saves you time and frustration.

(Home Sport Fitness, $9.99)

11. TRX Buddy Lee Jump Rope

Developed by Olympian wrestler and jump rope master Buddy Lee, this precision jump rope provides the perfect heart-rate elevating cardio blast. It employs a patented swivel-bearing system and lightweight PVC rope to enable a fluid, tangle-free swing. The rope comes with a sizing guide and adjuster wrench.

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12. EliteSRS Muay Thai Power Rope

This thick 1.3-pound jump rope adds heavy resistance to your workouts. Upgraded handles include dual-ball bearings for smoother spin.

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13. Healthy Model Life Weighted Jump Rope

With ergonomic handles and a non-slip grip, this weighted jump rope brings a new level of comfort to your workout. Burn maximum calories with this premium rope.

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14. Toco Freido Weighted Jump Rope

This weighted jump rope increases speed, agility, endurance, stability, balance, dexterity, brain/muscle coordination, and focus. It's made of high-quality stainless steel, 2 replaceable steel wire ropes, auto-locks without cutting, and has a 360 degree rotating ball.

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15. LOMA Premium Balanced Weighted Jump Rope

This jump rope set was created by the world’s best active boxer, three-weight world champion and two-time Olympic winner, Vasiliy Lomachenko. It increases the intensity of any aerobic circuit training workout, improve endurances and stamina, and since it's portable you can bring it anywhere.

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16. YZLSPORTS Heavy Weighted Jump Rope

Designed with heavy duty poly dacron material, it's wear-resistant and built to last. This performance-grade rope has comfortable grips and tightly braided construction, so it can be tied up in the rafters and used to climb.

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17. Epitomie PowerSkip Jump Rope

The PowerSkip Jump Rope is the ideal combination of rugged durability and performance technology. The ergonomically shaped memory foam grips provide comfort for intense exercise.

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18. Gaoykai Weighted Jump Rope

This jump rope is ideal for HIIT workouts, CrossFit and boxing, and leads to weight loss, increased stamina and endurance. Work your shoulders, back, hamstrings, glutes, triceps, and more with this 1-pound weighted rope.

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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