You know that feeling when you’re ready to crush a jump rope workout, and then it hits you – your jump rope is either way too short, causing you to trip over it every other second, or so long it feels like you’re jumping with a giant rubber band? 

Trust me, I’ve been there… 😓

But here’s the good news: the secret to an enjoyable and effective jump rope workout lies in knowing how to size a jump rope.

I didn’t realize this at first, but once I figured it out, it was a game-changer. 🎲

No more frustration, just a fun and exhilarating workout.

So, if you’ve ever struggled with jump rope sizing, or maybe you’re just getting started and want to avoid the same mishaps I went through, you’re in the right place. 

In this post, I’ll share with you some handy tips to help you size your jump rope like a pro. 

Jump rope length based on height

Purple infographic with an image of a woman measuring a boy. The text displays: Jump rope length based on height

When it comes to jump rope size it is important to know how tall you are (the taller you are the longer rope you will need to have).

Here’s a handy little table to help you find the perfect jump rope length based on your height:

Jump Rope Size Chart

HeightJump Rope LengthHeight (cm)Jump Rope Length (cm)
Under 4’6″7 feetUnder 137213 cm
4’6″ to 5’0″8 feet137 to 152244 cm
5’1″ to 5’6″9 feet153 to 167274 cm
5’1″ to 5’6″10 feet168 to 185305 cm
6’2″ and up11 feet188 and up335 cm
Jump Rope Size Chart Based On Length

Pssstttt. I also did a post where I ranked the best jump ropes for boxers. You might want to check it out.

How To Size a Jump Rope: Quick & Easy

Purple infographic with an image of a jump rope on a showcase. The text displays: Finding the Perfect Jump Rope Length

You know, sizing a jump rope isn’t as complicated as it seems. Just make sure you follow my process, which is simple yet efficient. 

Step 1: Stand Your Ground

For this first step, all you need to do is place one foot in the center of the jump rope. Make sure the rope is lying straight on the ground, with no kinks or twists. 

This is a crucial step, as it’ll help you find the right starting point to measure your rope length.

Step 2: The Handle Tug

Now that you’ve got your foot in the center of the jump rope, it’s time for “The Handle Tug.”

Gently pull the handles up and towards your armpits, keeping the rope taut.

Ideally, the handles should reach just below your armpits, around the nipple line. Ideally, beginner jumpers will want to have their jump rope a little longer than experienced jumpers.

If you are a complete beginner, make sure the rope length comes slightly above your nipples.

If they don’t, that’s okay! We’ll make adjustments in the next step.

Step 3: Fine-Tuning Your Fit

If your jump rope handles didn’t reach the ideal spot in the previous step, no worries!

This is where adjustable jump ropes come in handy.  

Simply adjust the rope length until the handles reach the desired spot below your armpits. 

If you don’t have an adjustable jump rope, you can tie small knots near the handles to shorten the rope length. 🪢

Jumping to a Conclusion

The secret to an amazing jump rope workout is all about finding the perfect rope length. No more frustration or tripping, just pure joy, and an effective workout. 

So, why not give these tips a try and elevate your jump rope game? 

Go ahead and seize the day—or should I say, seize the rope! If you found this post helpful, don’t forget to share it with fellow jumpers.

They’ll appreciate the insider scoop on sizing their jump ropes, and you’ll become their jump rope hero. 

Happy jumping


Adjust a jump rope to your height by standing on the center of the rope with one foot and pulling the handles up towards your armpits. If necessary, adjust the length using an adjustable mechanism or by tying knots near the handles.

For a person who is 5’10” (178 cm), a jump rope should be approximately 9-10 feet (274-305 cm) long.

A beginner should start with a lightweight jump rope (around 1/4 lb or 113 g). As you become more experienced, you can progress to heavier ropes (1/2 lb to 2 lb or 227 g to 907 g) for more challenging workouts.

To choose a jump rope, consider factors like your height, skill level, fitness goals, and personal preferences (e.g., material, handle type, and rope thickness).