Thursday, November 12, 2015

Try It: TKO Soft-Grip Jump Rope

When I think about jumping rope, I'm instantly transported to back to my childhood and playing games during recess. Back then, it never seemed like work, probably because I was having too much fun! 

As an adult, jumping rope takes a bit more effort, but it's still a fun way to blast calories and get in a great cross-training workout. Jumping rope provides even more great benefits for runners. In addition to strengthening your calves, it can also help you build speed - always a plus in my mind!

So when TKO contacted me to see if I'd like to try out one of their Soft-Grip Jump Ropes, I was immediately onboard. 


For someone like me, who loves to run fast, this is a fantastic training tool. The 9-foot, vinyl rope is the perfect length and can be easily wiped clean at the end of a sweat session. And I really liked the rubber-coated grips on the handles. It made it easy to hold the rope even as my hands sweat. Also, what's not to love about the cute pink/purple color combo? :)

 
While testing the rope, I did a workout used by pro-runner Sarah Brown. It's best done in combination with strength training or after an easy run. Another way runners can use the rope is as a warmup tool before a workout. It turns out that jumping rope is a great way to get your muscles primed to run fast!

If you're interested in getting a TKO Soft-Grip Jump Rope of your own, they can be purchased at Macy's or Amazon. And keep it in mind with the holiday season - a jump rope is a perfect stocking stuffer for a family member or friend who is into fitness!

Tell me: Do you ever workout with a jump rope? If so, what exercises do you do?

- ST


 *I received a free TKO Soft-Grip Jump Rope to review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

4 comments:

  1. Oh gosh that does take me back! I remember I tried my nieces jumprope a few years ago and I was like holy cow this isn't as easy as I remember. I remember being able to jump rope entire recesses, LOL Not so much as an adult:) But I agree, it is a great workout!!!!

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    1. Ha, when I first tried the rope I was tired after like one minute. The joys of getting older ;)

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  2. Jumping rope is HARD! I do an online bootcamp and he has us 'jumprope' for a minute and I'm dying! I never knew it would help make you run faster, though, so I might have to do it a little more!

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    1. I didn't realize it could help with running either until I did a little online research and found the Sarah Brown workout. I think it will really help with speed :)

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