Sick of Running? Get Your Cardio in With These Heart-Pounding Jump-Rope Workouts
Cardio gets a bad rap for being boring, and we get it: running, walking, and cycling feel pretty one-dimensional when you're doing them day in, day out. Aiming for variety in your workout routine helps you stay engaged and on track, and it's just more fun! So what's our newest go-to when it comes to cardio? It's an exercise you may remember from the good ol' playground: jump rope.
Jump ropes are great cardio tools because they're lightweight, cheap, portable, and they don't require a ton of time or space to get a sweat in. And believe us, you will be sweating, especially if you follow one of these eight jump-rope cardio workouts we dug up on YouTube. There's a routine to fit every time limit and fitness level, and whichever one you choose, you'll be ramping up your heart rate and breathing hard by the end. So grab your jump rope, pull on your shoes, and keep a towel and your water bottle nearby — let's get sweating!