While Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite Holiday and it’s usually because I stuff my self like crazy. So when Black Friday comes around, instead of shopping those calories off, I choose to either go for a nice run or spend some time putting in a little cardio. One of my favorite things to do is pick up a jump rope and get some cardio in that way. With a little change up to your routine, it can easily make for a good experience and leave you feeling like you conquered the world. Between some hip hip dancing, the elliptical and a good old fashion walk or run, the Jump Rope offers me some fun and a bit of variety. I have a few Jump Ropes I enjoy using and this one from TKO is my current favorite.
TKO is a brand that my family and I are quite familiar with. Launced in 1996 by founder Garry Kurtz, TKO was the first boxing equipment company. I remember when I was in high school and in Weight Training class as the new TKO brand equipment was delivered. There were a lot of oohs and aahs. Eventually TKO evolved into a health and fitness equipment brand offering accessories and apparel as well as other lifestyle oriented products.
Their Jump Rope retails for $30, and comes in a selection of different colors (3 to be exact) for that fitness addict. I got my set in purple / pink and we all know how much I love purple so it has made working out and putting in some cardio easy for me. Honestly though, it doesn’t matter to me what color my rope is so long as it works well and helps to give me a great work out. The rope has a great rubber coated gripped handle which makes holding it while jumping secure in your hands. The vinyl rope is 9 feet in length which makes it perfect for most heights but also allows you the speed due to the weight of the rope itself, giving you the option to really burn some calories. The rope is lightweight, has metal ball-bearings and is a great option for the beginner or advanced workout person.
A good jump rope must be comfortable to hold and lightweight to allow for high intensity interval training – which this one does well with. The TKO jump rope provides fluidity of motion which means you get little strain on joints while offering a great workout. This is a great thing for me because the less strain on my knees and ankle after some bad injuries a few years back keep me able bodied to continue my work out.
Being a plus sized gal, many think I am not active enough and that’s why I look this way – but I keep a constant workout regimen and walk / run at least a mile at least 5 days of the week. Jump rope is one of those things that will offer me a great cardio workout and get my heart rate up and I use it to replace my daily walk if I’m unable to fit it into my schedule for the day. This particular one from TKO is sold at Macy’s and most major sports retailers nationwide so it’s easy to get your hands on one for yourself.
So what about you, do you use Jump rope as a part of your workout routine? If so – do you enjoy it and if not, what do you prefer?
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