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Jump Rope Research Database

Jump Rope: Connecting the Past, Present, and Future

Nick Woodard

The sport of jump rope has a rich history, but the story has not been fully documented. This research paper examines the history and the current landscape of jump rope in the United States, as well as how the sport has spread around the world. 

Published 2020

Lower-limb joint kinetics in jump rope skills performed by competitive athletes

Olivia L. Bruce, Mollee Ramsay, Geneva Kennedy & W. Brent Edwards

The purpose of this study was to characterise lower-limb joint kinetics during consecutive double unders and speed step sprints performed by competitive jump rope athletes, and to compare these measurements to running. 

Published 2020

Physical Fitness Promotion among Adolescents: Effects of a Jump Rope-Based Physical Activity Afterschool Program

Xiaofeng Yang 1, Joonyoung Lee 2, Xiangli Gu, Xiaoxia Zhang, and Tao Zhang

The major purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a jump rope-based physical activity afterschool program on middle school students’ physical fitness.

Learning to Jump Like Corbin Bleu: The Physics Behind Jump Rope

Caroline Camfield

This project seeks to determine how engineering can be applied to the sport of jump rope so that athletes may better understand the science behind the sport and apply it to improve their performance in “speed jumping.”

Published 2020

Published 2019

Exploring the Community Integration and Involvement of Immigrant Children in the US through Jump Rope Camps

Murray Huber

This study aims to serve as a template for future similar projects and provide initial questions for continued research on the effects of jump rope camps on the social integration and language acquisition of immigrant children in the US, with a goal of creating stronger, more cohesive communities.

The effects of a 12-week jump rope exercise program on abdominal adiposity, vasoactive substances, inflammation, and vascular function in adolescent girls with prehypertension

Ki-Dong Sung, Elizabeth J. Pekas, Steven D. Scott, Won-Mok Son & Song-Young Park


Published 2018

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