Jumping rope is a full-body exercise. It’s one of the best upper body workouts, taxing the shoulders, pecs, biceps, and forearms. Down lower, you’re bouncing off soon-to-be shredded calves, striated quads, and a tight butt. Holding it all together is a rock-solid core, while the aerobic system toils away, getting stronger with every fiery breath. But don’t take our word for it; just look at any great boxing movies from Rocky to The Fighter,Southpaw, and Creed. You’ll see their protagonists with a jump rope in hand and a not-so-subtle grimace on their faces
Jumping rope is tough work, but the best jump ropes make it easier, more enjoyable, and a hell of a lot more effective. Go forth and skip to your heart’s content, but when you’re looking for an extra challenge, try some of our favorite jump rope workouts to up the ante — and your fitness.
Rx Smart Gear Original Rx Jump Rope
Our personal favorite, RXSG’s Original RX is a great place to start and finish (but keep reading just in case). Ergonomic grips are comfortable; its ball bearings super fast. But the real selling point is its myriad of customizable options, from length to rope thickness to a Crayola box’s worth of colors and patterns. We can reasonably say that no one will mistake your rope for theirs.