Monday, March 9, 2015

Naturalico Speed Jump Rope Review #jumpropecrossfit

So. Just let me start off by saying that deep down I'm lazy. I admit it! I'd love to say that I WANT to exercise to improve my health & fitness level, but I really don't. So when I do exercise, it has to be something that will keep my interest & be really fun. So I really wanted to try this Naturalico Speed Jump Rope. I loved to jump rope when I was a kid, but it's been a really really long time since I've tried.

Now this jump rope isn't like anything that I've ever used before. As a kid, my jump ropes were more like regular rope with big wooden handles. This jump rope is a high speed cable & feels very light.

It comes in its own drawstring carry case. It's a very handy way to both store the jump rope & take it with you to the gym or when you travel. And the drawstring has a toggle to keep it closed. But tie a knot at the end because the first time I pulled the toggle, it came right off & it's kind of hard to get put it back.
The jump rope cable is 10 feet long so it can be easily adjusted to each individual's height. And it's really easy to do. You need to stand on the middle point of the jump rope & pull the handles up to chest height. Make sure it is tight & even. If you're a beginner, the top of the handles should reach your shoulders. For a more experienced jumper, the top of the handles should reach the armpit or below. Now all you need to do is adjust the length if the handles aren't where they need to be. Just unscrew the screw adjustment on each end, move it to the desired length & tighten them again. You can cut the excess length with wire cutters if you want to. I did not cut my rope when I shortened it because my husband is taller & I want him to be able to use this too.

Now. Let me tell you that, being somewhat out of shape, I'm having a tough time getting used to this jump rope. Like I said above, when I was a kid our jump ropes were actually ropes. I think that the heavier weight of it made me more aware of when it was going to hit the ground so I knew just exactly when to jump. I'm having trouble getting the hang of when to jump with this one. The ball bearings in the handles are supposed to make it easier because the handles spin but I'm not used to that yet either.

But I will not give up!! I'm going to continue practicing every day, even if it's just for a few minutes. And once I master this thing, I'm looking forward to increasing my stamina. I will not let a little thing like a jump rope defeat me!

So. Here is what I think about the Naturalico Speed Jump Rope: I like that the length of this rope can be adjusted so that we can all use it. I like that the handles turn 90 degrees to prevent tangling. I like that this jump rope has its own carry case so that it can be stored without taking up any space.

And I really like that this will be a fun way to add some much-needed cardio to my life!

So. Bottom line. If you are looking for something different to add to your workout routine or you just need to get up & get moving like I do, then try this jump rope. It was fun when you were seven & it can be fun again!

You can purchase this product on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jump-Rope-High-Grade-Universal-Naturalico/dp/B00SIQ3VWM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products that I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. The opinions expressed above are 100% my own.