Happy Tuesday, everyone! I’m currently hanging out at work typing up this post, partly because I am between a workout and a meeting, and also because I don’t have wifi yet at my new apartment.
On the plus side, we are actually making great progress getting settled into the new apartment! And it no longer looks like we’re living in squalor (which it really did while I was sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a few days).
Anyway, the rest of this post is mainly focused on my latest toy- the TKO jump rope!
For me, jump rope is kind of like the game “tag”. It’s that thing you used to be good at, and used to be easy when you were a kid, and now is ridiculously hard.
So when I received a jump rope from TKO, I decided it was time to revert to my childhood roots and work on my coordination.
The jump rope is small, lightweight and compact, and fits easily in a side pocket of my squash backpack.
So far I’ve been mostly been using the jump rope as a warm up, especially when I don’t have access to a stationary bike, or much room for jogging. It gets my heart rate up, and makes me focus on my coordination!
I’ve also been integrating jump rope into some of the fitness classes that I teach at work. I’ve got to say- it’s definitely an eye-opener when most people realize just how hard skipping rope can be. Fortunately, there are always ways to regress jump rope exercises to modify them for every level.
If you’re looking for a versatile piece of equipment which is small and lightweight, look no further than a jump rope! Combine it with a TRX and you’ve got endless options for a full workout. (A TRX trainer is that black and yellow thing hanging in the background of the pictures of me skipping). Those two pieces of equipment are especially great if you’re constantly travelling and are looking for an easy way to fit in a hotel room workout.
Alright, time to go grab some food and get back to work! Have a great rest of your day!
Do you ever use a jump rope to warm up?