When it comes to doing cardio I find that I need to be somewhat distracted so I am not thinking about the great effort I'm exerting. This is why music is a MUST, it enables me to concentrate on the tempo, which, if fast paced, will also works to inspire me. I also found that doing an activity that I love, such as cycling, is another way to get in cardio without it feeling like total drudgery.
Jumping rope is another activity that has received expert praise. It may seem like a jarring workout, but I read on a popular health website that if done properly it's less stress, or lower impact than jogging. I like that it doesn't require the same amount of time as other workouts to receive the same cardiovascular benefits. This is why I like it for interval training, you can really get your heart rate up in a short amount of time.
Investing in a good jump rope will prove to be a ticket to success. TKO produces a top quality jump ropes that will only set you back about thirty dollars at the most. Now that is fitness equipment that I can afford.
TKO workout ropes easily provide a full body workout providing fluidity of motion with less impact on joints.
Some features include:
Soft rubber-coated grip
9-foot solid vinyl
My take: I find that it's a much smoother jump and I never have to worry about sweat loosening my grip. It's definitely worth the little bit of extra cash to invest in a good quality jump rope. It's been great incorporating this power-house asset into my routine.
Find TKO for less than $15:
TKO Soft-Grip Sports Jump and Skip Rope, Glacier/Lemon
Lipton Publicity provided me with sample items, however, I was under no obligation to write about the products mentioned. See full disclosure.
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