Rope Flow is a new fitness trend that is fast gaining traction in the fitness industry. It is part jump rope, part dancing, and is a great low-impact mobility exercise that promotes muscle tone, flexibility, rhythm, timing, and coordination.
Functional Movements are defined by Wikipedia as "Movements based on real-world situational biomechanics. They usually involve multi-planar, multi-joint movements which place demand on the body's core musculature and innervation." Innervation is a fancy word for "nerve stimulation".
No manufacturer produces a rope specifically designed for doing rope flow exercises. Finding a rope which works well for this purpose is a big challenge. The rope must have two critical properties;
- Extremely flexibility
- Extreme abrasion resistance
These two properties are usually mutually exclusive. Over a period of about 1 ½ years I bought in thousands of dollars of rope samples to test (my wife is ready to kill me). Some had great abrasion resistance but were very stiff. Some had great flexibility but provided little abrasion resistance. The one I have chosen for the LF102 product has the perfect balance of flexibility and abrasion resistance.
All RopeFlow Canada Inc. ropes are custom designed for each user. The length is determine by the user's Hight. In addition, each rope is personalized with the user's name. As a bonus, all ropes are guaranteed for life.