The Only Piece Of Gym Equipment You Really Need

We often get asked, what’s the best way to stay in shape on the go? Many of our members travel quite a bit and it can be tough to find a gym in every city and many hotel gym offerings are subpar. So how do you stay in shape while on the road without packing your entire home gym into your suitcase? The answer is simple, a jump rope. 

The jump rope is one of the most versatile pieces of fitness equipment out there and can serve as the perfect tool to keep your fitness in check while you’re on the go. Small enough to fit in your carry-on and in-expensive enough that it won’t break the bank, the jump rope is the perfect workout accessory to bring with you whether you’re vacationing in the tropics or on a quick business trip in the next state over.

Keep reading to learn more about which jump rope is best for your skills and abilities and some at home jump rope workouts you can do.

 

Jump Ropes:

The Original Rx Jump Rope: A Jump Rope To Grow With

Level: Beginner-Advanced

Speed: Varies depending on cable weight

ReviewThe Original Rx Jump Rope by Rx Smart Gear is the perfect rope for any athlete as they progress through the learning process of double-unders. The rope comes with the option to select from four different cable weights ranging from beginner to advanced +. As athletes grow and progress in their double-unders, it’s easy to change out the cable to match your skill and ability level.

Original Rx Jump Rope
Courtesy of Rx Smart Gear

Rapid Fit Rope by Rx Smart Gear: A Jump Rope For The Whole Family

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Speed: The cable on this rope is the same as the “Buff 3.4” cable on the Original Rx rope above. It’s a bit heavier, but great for those learning double-unders

ReviewThe Rapid Fit rope by Rx Smart Gear is perfect for working out with friends. The rope easily adjusts to fit whatever height you choose and the heavier cable is excellent for those just starting to get double-unders.

Rapid Fit Jump Rope

The Froning Speed Rope by Rogue: The All-Around

Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Speed: Medium – Fast

ReviewThe Froning Speed Rope by Rogue was developed by Rich Froning himself and is the perfect all-around jump rope for intermediate to advanced jumpers. The Froning handles are light, but not so small that they slip out of your hands. The coated cable is excellent and keeps the rope from fraying. This rope is not as fast as the hyper-speed cables from companies like RPM or Rx Smart Gear but is a great rope overall.

Froning Speed Rope
Image Courtesy of Rogue Fitness

Session 4.0 by RPM: Tiny But Mighty

Level: Advanced

Speed: Fast

ReviewThe Session 4.0 is the classic jump rope from RPM and is designed for fast double-unders (and triple-unders if you’ve got them!). We love the smaller handles, which are perfect for those who prefer them and RPM gives you the option to keep the cable uncoated if you so dare.

Session 4.0 Jump Rope
Image Courtesy of RPM

The EVO Rope by RX Smart Gear: The Speedster

 

Level: Advanced

Speed: Very Fast

ReviewOne of the fastest and precise jump ropes on the market, the EVO jump rope lives up to its name (Extreme Velocity Optimized). The handles are ergonomically designed to fit right in your hand and the uncoated cable spins fast (we mean very fast). To sum it up, this jump rope is the Ferrari of jump ropes and is perfect for the advanced jumper looking for that extra edge in the workout.

evo jump rope

At Home Jump Rope Workouts:

Many of these workouts contain double-unders. But remember you can always scale by reducing the number of double-unders or by switching to single-unders.

Flight Simulator

5-10-15-20-25-30-35-40-45-50-45-40-35-30-25-20-15-10-5

Unbroken* Double-Unders

*Every time you break, you must restart the set.

Annie

50-40-30-20-10

Double-Unders

Sit-Ups

TABATA

8 Rounds

20 seconds of work

10 seconds of rest

Double-Unders*

*See if you can go unbroken all 8 sets

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