When I applied to review the King Athletic Speed Rope I did it for a reason, I wanted to do something a little different to help myself lose weight and tone up. I haven’t used a skipping rope of any kind since I was a child when it seemed to easy.
The King Athletic Speed rope is a top rated fitness tool, it is fully adjustable with the rope length being 9’4” and it only takes a few minutes to adjust it to the correct length for your height and people as tall as 6’10” can use it.
It has custom foam grips which are really comfortable to hold and they minimise hand fatigue. At the end of the grips is the King Athletic logo.
The handles have super-speed ball-bearings which ensure a smooth, effortless and even rotation to the rope.
The rope itself is made from durable nylon which makes it great for heavy and every day use, it doesn’t kink or knot up either no matter how you store it.
What I didn’t realise was just how good of an exercise you get from using a jump rope. It gives a fantastic cardiovascular workout and 10 minutes of using this is the equivalent to a 30 minute run at 5.7mph and 15 minutes of jumping can burn 200 calories. That was a good enough reason for me to do it.
On the back of the box is some jumping rope techniques and instructions on how to shorten the rope to the desired length.
It is good to use for;
Increase cardiovascular fitness
Which is everything I had wanted to use it for.
I have been using this rope for just over 2 weeks now and I have found it very easy to use. It is not heavy to hold and is seems to just rotate so smoothly. I obviously have no jump rope to compare it with but I think it is good.
I only do a maximum of 15 minutes every 2 days at the moment but I can definitely notice the difference. I must be getting a little fitter if nothing else as I can manage 15 minutes no problem now whereas when I started it near on killed me.
I think the King Athletic Speed Rope is also great value for money at just £7.99 on Amazon UK at the moment (RRP. £16.97) and 50p from every purchase is equally divided and donated to prostate and breast cancer research. And the speed rope also includes a 30-day money back guarantee and a 5-year warranty.
This is a fantastic product and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to tone up, lose weight or get their heart pumping more.