I love my new jump rope! TKO Sports, a company that creates home and gym exercise equipment, has this new product on the market that I was lucky enough to get to try out. First off, skipping is a great way to burn calories and if you do it consistently, you can burn just as many calories as running. So for all those who hate pounding the pavement, or are looking for new workouts to try, this is a cheap and easy alternative.
Second, while I like skipping, I have had some jump ropes that were just okay, either because the material wasn't rubber (I say no to woven jump ropes), the grip was wood (I don't hate, but I don't quite like), the grip just wasn't nice, or it was too short. This TKO Soft Grip Jump Rope felt nice to me. It has a great grip, was long enough for me (yay!), and is made of rubber.
Granted, getting a jump rope right may not be rocket science, but for a cheap product, I think this really did the trick. I will be adding this to my 'Fit Traveler' ways as I carry it constantly on the road with me. If you haven't tried it out, you should!
You should also check out other TKO Sports products on their website if you're looking to purchase some great equipment like free weights, cardio machines, etc. However, as they don't actually sell on their site, you can purchase it here.
Cheers Eights & Weights!