Yoga vs Pilates and Which is Best For You

Yoga versus Pilates

If you’ve ever stepped into a gym or flipped through social media, you’ve probably seen people performing both Yoga and Pilates; and to the untrained eye, they might look like the same practice. But they’re not--they’re actually quite different.

If you’re interested in giving one a try, but not sure which one, keep reading! We’ll walk you through it.


​Histories

Yoga poses

Yoga is a sacred tradition spawned in India more than 5,000 years ago. Its main purpose is to connect the mind, body, and soul--healing each as you move through a series of asanas (postures), using breath techniques, and meditation. 

Pilates is a much newer practice--created in 1952 by Joseph Pilates. Its main purpose is physical rehabilitation, and you achieve this through exercises that strengthen the core, improve posture, and stabilise the spine.


​More than a mat

Yoga is almost always performed on a mat, sometimes utilising other tools such as blocks or towels to assist in positions.

However, Pilates uses many more tools and machines throughout a workout. For example, Pilates uses machines such as the reformer, Cadillac, wunda chair, spine corrector, small barrel, tower, etc. Each is essentially a pulley system with varying springs for resistance that are used to assist the body in perfecting alignment, improving strength, and improving inconsistencies.


​Movements

​The movements used in Yoga and Pilates are different, as are the times spent holding each movement.

In Yoga, you often repeat the same movements over and over, holding each pose for a long time before smoothly transitioning into the next one. A series of these poses are known as a “flow.”

​During Pilates, you typically don’t hold poses or repeat them in the same succession. Once you focus on a move and and nail it with control and precision, you’re onto the next move--simple as that.


What’s right for you?

​Both practices can be extremely beneficial to your physical and mental health; however, there may be one more suited to your wants and needs.

If you’re looking for something more physically challenging that will focus on strengthening your core and building a powerful body, Pilates is the way to go.

But if your intentions are more mental in nature--you want to reduce stress, connect to the world on a spiritual level, and increase flexibility while you’re at it--Yoga is the better option.


Getting started

Starting something new is often the hardest part, but once you take that leap, you’ll be glad you did.

Both of these practices require learning from a skilled professional. We suggest asking your fitness club if they offer any classes and jumping in on one of those. If they don’t, look around at other boutique fitness clubs in the area--there are so many!

If a class atmosphere isn’t your style, YouTube and other online sites offer instructional videos you can do from the comfort of your home.

Don’t worry about buying all of the available equipment and tools right away. Stick with the basics. For Yoga, we suggest buying a Yoga mat and maybe a set of blocks. For Pilates, it’s a good idea to have a mat on hand, but besides that, the rest of the tools will be available at your classes.


Conclusion

​Yoga and Pilates are both incredibly powerful practices which can assist you in achieving your health and fitness goals. Though they seem similar, they come from completely different backgrounds and are used to achieve very different end goals.

You can’t go wrong with Yoga or Pilates, and whichever practice you choose to pursue, you’re sure to reap some major benefits from. Happy exercising!

About THE AUTHOR:

Kaili Meyer


A health and wellness writer, Kaili loves trying out new ways to sweat—like mountain climbing and hot yoga—and following it up with a delicious homemade Buddha Bowl.

As a writer and editor, Kaili has written for multiple fitness and nutrition companies as well as health and wellness magazines. She also runs her own website: SideOfKail.com, where she delves into the latest trends and topics in the health world. 


When she’s not tossing weight around in the gym, Kaili can be found cuddled up with her cat Oliver and reading a good book, or booking a flight across the world without a plan.

How The FITT Principle Can Lead to Better Workouts

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The F.I.T.T. Principle is a great tool to help beginners create their own training plans.

The definition according to The Medical Dictionary is as follows:

A rule to help people plan their personal exercise regimen for optimal effect. FITT is an acronym for frequency, intensity, time,and type and involves varying the frequency, intensity, time (duration) and type (cardiovascular or muscle-building) of exercise.

Below is an explanation of each letter and generalised guidelines for both cardio and strength and conditioning.

Frequency

Too much exercise can be detrimental to your health by negatively affecting your mood, sleep, and hormonal balance within the body. Too little exercise can land you short of your goals and leave you feeling like you've wasted time. Ultimately, your goals will dictate how much of your time is spent in any given activity.

Strength Training— Three gym sessions per week is sufficient to see ample results for almost every activity. Focus on recovery factors like proper nutrition and sleep quality between each session to maximise results.

Cardio Training—This is heavily dependent on your goal. For starters, try three 20 minute training sessions a week. As your fitness increases, add in more cardio days. A goal such as running a 10k, half-marathon, or full marathon might require 5-6 training days a week at varying intensities to reach a level where you feel fully prepared for the effort. 

Intensity

The aim of working out is to do as little as possible while still forcing an adaptation from the body. There is a point of diminishing returns in fitness and it is very easy to surpass this point as a beginner. The goal of each workout should be to complete the training program and immediately begin to focus on recovery. This will facilitate multiple quality training sessions throughout the week. A common error for beginners is to exercise too hard and introduce long lasting soreness.

Strength Training—A solid muscle building session can be done by focusing on six exercises with 2-3 sets of 8 repetitions each. A good rule of thumb for choosing difficulty is to pick a weight where the final repetition is at about 80 percent effort. This will keep you from pushing past the point of diminishing returns but ensure a challenging workout. Varying the set and rep schemes will challenge the body in different ways, but if you are more scientific in your approach there are ways to create a training plan focused on certain percentages of your maximal effort for a specific exercise.

Cardio Training—The simplest gauge for the right intensity is to use the Talk Test. If you are performing a slow run then you should be able to speak in full sentences. Conversely, if completing intervals or sprints, you should only be able to say a few words before needing to breath. Heart rate monitors are a great tool to hone in your training efforts and can be found for as little as sixty dollars.

Time

A challenging, focused workout can be completed in less 60 minutes. That is for both strength building and any cardiovascular work. However, as the demand of your goals increase, so will the time spent needed to prepare for them.

Strength Training—Warm up 10 minutes. Exercise for 45 minutes. Cool down and stretch for 5 minutes.

Cardio Training—Warm up 10-15 minutes. Exercise for 20-30 minutes. Cool down and stretch for 5-10 minutes.

Type

Variety is extremely beneficial to a fitness plan because it will fight monotony and help you stay motivated about exercising.

Strength Training—Introduce variation in your workout plans to build a balanced body and avoid overuse injuries. It is good to incorporate both body weight and resistance training into strength programs.

Cardio Training—Cardio is generally anything that elevates your heart rate. If you don’t like the traditional forms of cardio like running or swimming, you may find enjoyment in dance, cycling courses, walking, or hiking.

Each person is different and their exercise program should vary depending on their goals. Utilise the F.I.T.T. principle to create a killer training program that is designed to help you achieve your goals quickly!

about the author:

Michael Handlin


Michael is a personal trainer with a degree in Sports Medicine and ten years of experience working with clients in the fitness industry.

He has worked in physical rehabilitation, various coaching roles, and developed and implemented a strength program in a popular rock climbing gym.

His current interests include trail running, rock climbing, and surfing.

The Best Walking Shoes for Women in Australia [2019]

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Today’s best walking shoes for women combine outstanding design, quality materials, unrivalled comfort, and a price that won’t break the bank.

Invariably a hybrid between the best casual and the best athletic footwear, they let you walk as far as you want without suffering undue wear and tear on your body or on the shoes.

The five models featured here have proven their calibre to both consumers at large and us. Read on for a guide on what you need to know when buying walking shoes, along with our top picks currently on the market. 


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NEW BALANCE CRUZ V2

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Propet Travelfit

  • Breathable knitted mesh
  • Suitable for all surfaces
  • Lightweight (160gs/pair)


Brooks ladies walking shoe

BROOKS ADDICTION WALKER

  • Reliable support system
  • True to size and width
  • Durable full-grain leather upper


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NIKE AIR ZOOM PEGASUS 35

  • Snug fit
  • Excellent shock absorption
  • Comfortable heel collar


Asics walking shoes womens

ASICS GEL-CARDIO ZIP 3

  • Convenient zip closure
  • Wide fit
  • Gel cushioning system

How To Choose the best walking Shoes

If you’re looking for a new pair of walking shoes, check-up the model you like against the list of essential features below. 

​Arch Type

The intricate anatomy of the foot forms flexible side-to-side and lengthwise arches that distribute your bodyweight evenly and help maintain your balance. They play an important role in how you adapt to walking on various surfaces, that’s why wearing adequate shoes that accommodate your arch type is essential.

  • Straight to semi-curved lasts and firm midsoles are ideal for those with an average arch.
  • Cushioned soles compensate for the lack of natural shock absorption of high arches.
  • Straight lasts exert a motion control and stabilising action on low-arched feet.

​Shoe Type

Walking shoes are divided into two basic types, with or without laces. Besides the subjective criteria driven by preference, you must also consider the intended use.

Shoes without laces are easy to slip on like sandals, but they may come off if you during light running or climbing. 

Shoes with laces stay fit and snug in all circumstances, but loose laces can be hazardous especially when walking on a treadmill.

​Fit

Even the best walking shoes won’t do their job if they don’t fit perfectly. Here are a few tips to make sure your new pair fit snugly:

  • Try the new pair with socks on, preferably the same socks you use for walking.
  • Pay attention to the shoes’ width. They must be snug, not tight.
  • Try both shoes before calling the pair a fit. They must feel comfortable from the first moment.

WOMENS walking shoe reviews

#1 New Balance Cruz v2

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athlete's foot

New Balance is renowned for their athletic footwear, but the Cruz v2 Women’s is a fine example of their walking shoes range.

Sure, you can see the running shoe design shining through, but this pair is more than that.

The Cruz v2 is comfortable and perfect for walking on asphalt. Slightly heavier than expected, they come with a stylish mesh and nubuck upper. Moreover, the feminine vintage pink transforms this pair in a true statement of fashion.

Pros
  • Fresh Foam midsole
  • Solid rubber outsole
  • Breathable knit upper
  • Slip-on design                                            
cons
  • Mesh may not withstand wear and tear as well as other materials 

#2 Propet Travelfit WOMENS REVIEW

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The Propet Travelfit Women’s is an incredibly well-built shoe designed to provide structure and support in all key places.
It’s perfect for walking on all surfaces and provides plenty of support to an average to high arch. The medium fit makes it perfect for most women, while the Rejuve Motion Technology adds comfort during long walks.

Perfect for casual and fitness walking alike, the Propet Travelfit brings a balanced value for money.

Pros
  • Breathable knitted mesh
  • Suitable for all surfaces
  • Lightweight (160gs/pair)                          
cons
  • Tight across the toes
  • Fabric upper reportedly wears quickly

#3 Brooks Addiction Walker review

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Constructed for the gym but perfect for walking in all environments, the Brooks Addiction Walker is perfect for those who want to move at a slightly slower pace.

The best walking shoes for low-arched feet, they have a straight last, a tri-density medial post, and Hydroflow cushioning system for added motion control.

Slip-resistant and durable, the Addiction is perfect for treadmill walking but also withstand whatever the trail is throwing at them.

Pros
  • Reliable support system
  • True to size and width
  • Durable full-grain leather upper             
cons
  • Interior liner reportedly wears out quickly

#4 ​Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 review

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athlete's foot

The biggest standout of this shoe is the full-length Air Zoom midsole developed to give a smooth transitioning and supportive cushioning to a high arch.

Technically a running shoe, the Pegasus 35 is perfect for walking on asphalt and comes with a breathable upper that keeps your foot fresh on the warmer days. Furthermore, the bevelled heel provides optimal responsiveness and improves comfort during walking or running.

In addition, it also offers a true-to-size fit which walking shoes can sometimes fail to provide adequately.

Pros
  • Snug fit
  • Excellent shock absorption
  • Comfortable heel collar                             
cons
  • Awkward tongue
  • Laces may not be as durable as other options

#5 Asics Gel-Cardio Zip 3 review

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The Gel-Cardio Zip 3 walking shoes by Asics provide the perfect balance, comfort, and efficiency to women with average or low arches. Their lightweight design incorporates a ‘Rocker’ type midsole developed to create a smoother transition from heel to toe.

Lateral zips and front laces add the style factor, but the true stars are the DuoMax and Trusstic systems designed to stabilise your steps on all surfaces.

Safe even on the most challenging tracks, these walking shoes will take you wherever you want to explore.

Pros
  • Convenient zip closure
  • Wide fit
  • Gel cushioning system                             
cons
  • Zip may reduce side support                  

verdict

Today’s walking shoes are pinnacles of the technological advances of the last decades. Lightweight materials, comfort, and adequate support are just some of their features.

While any of the shoes on our list are well worth the investment, our clear favourite is the New Balance Cruz v2.

Perfect for most walkers and even suitable for light running, these shoes prioritise style and comfort. No doubt, they have all you could wish from a best-in-class pick.

Walking for Health: Setting Your Pedometer Target

Pedometer Australia

The benefits of exercise are well known: weight management, decreased risk of chronic disease, improvements in bone density, and increased muscle strength and endurance. But when most people think “exercise” their brains automatically jump to intense gym workouts, long runs, or hiking up a big mountain.

But did you know, all of those benefits are available through something we do every single day? Walking.

You heard that right--walking is an incredibly effective way to maintain complete body and mind health. The catch? To achieve those benefits you need to make walking an intentional part of your day, taking plenty of steps.

That’s where pedometers come in. They’re small devices you hook to your clothing that track the amount of steps you take. Fancier ones also track heart rate, calorie output, and miles walked. They’re the ultimate tool for people looking to step up their stepping.


​Choosing a step-goal

The most popular step-goal is 10,000 steps per day. For the average human, that amounts to about 5 miles. This number originated in Japan in the 60’s and has stuck around since then. However, your step-goal depends on a lot of factors:

  • Your activity level
  • How sedentary your job is
  • Your diet
  • Your goals 

If you’re someone who will be getting plenty of exercise outside of walking, you can probably get away with a slightly lower step-goal. If you work a desk job, it might be unrealistic to walk 5 miles a day--so you may be better off looking for other ways to move--like buying a standing desk or taking walking meetings.

It’s also important to look at what you’re eating. True health involves more than exercise--it includes what you’re putting into your body. You can’t out-walk a bad diet, so think about that when deciding a goal.

When setting your step-goal, analyse your current activity levels, your diet, and your goals to decide what makes most sense for you. 


​Reaching your goal

​Once you’ve got a goal in mind, it’s time to make a plan to reach it. Most people probably don’t have time for a 5-mile walk each day, but there are plenty of ways to sneak in steps.

  • Park far away from the doors so that you have to walk further before going inside shops or work.
  • Opt for walking meetings instead of sitting around a table. Not only will you sneak in steps, your blood will be flowing--leading to better ideas!
  • When at the shops, walk up and down each aisle.
  • Whenever possible, skip the lift and take the stairs.
  • Instead of meeting your friends for coffee, head out on a group walk and THEN grab coffee.
  • Get the family involved! After dinner, gather everyone for a walk around the neighbourhood and take that time to talk about everyone’s days. 

The key is to make walking part of your day, not something you dread. Always look for little ways to take a few more steps and you’ll be at your goal in no time!

Tip: Put your pedometer on first thing in the morning so that you don’t miss a single step. Not sure how to put it on? This article does a great job of explaining proper usage.

About THE AUTHOR:

Kaili Meyer


A health and wellness writer, Kaili loves trying out new ways to sweat—like mountain climbing and hot yoga—and following it up with a delicious homemade Buddha Bowl.

As a writer and editor, Kaili has written for multiple fitness and nutrition companies as well as health and wellness magazines. She also runs her own website: SideOfKail.com, where she delves into the latest trends and topics in the health world. 


When she’s not tossing weight around in the gym, Kaili can be found cuddled up with her cat Oliver and reading a good book, or booking a flight across the world without a plan.

Yoga for Kids – Learning Balance and Discipline

Kids yoga

Yoga is a practice that millions of adults use to reduce stress, strengthen the mind-body connection, and increase flexibility. And it works! But can children harness the benefits of yoga, too?

Absolutely!

Being a kid today is tough. Children face all sorts of pressures and challenges at school, at home, and within their own minds. Not to mention they’re loaded with energy.

Yoga is one way for them to channel that energy and those pressures into something positive, finding peace in an often hectic world. 


Benefits of yoga for children

Kids Yoga Melbourne

Kids will find many of the same benefits through yoga that adults do:

  • Mind-body connection
  • Body awareness
  • Stress management
  • Increased confidence
  • An avenue to unplug and unwind
  • Breath awareness and control 

The benefits of yoga for children are endless. Not only will they release energy in a safe and non-competitive environment, they’ll improve coordination, strengthen cognitive skills, and learn how to relax and manage stress in a healthy way.

Plus, yoga is a playful way to introduce kids to purposeful exercise and mindful meditation. Two things that will benefit them well into adulthood.


Challenges

Of course, like most things, kids will face certain challenges that adults do not. Some examples of these are:

  • Shorter attention spans and lots of chatter: Kid’s yoga isn’t going to be silent like adult yoga, but that’s ok! Children should be allowed to chat amongst themselves as long as they’re under control and actively participating.
  • Less complex poses and flows: Adult yoga can get complicated pretty quickly, but with kids, poses often need to be a lot simpler and flows a lot shorter.
  • Blunt honesty: Kids keep it real. If they’re not loving your class or if they’re finding it boring, they’ll let you (or the instructor) know. 

Sure, kid yoga looks a little different than adult yoga, but that’s the fun of it! And most challenges are really nothing more than small adjustments.


​What to keep in mind

If you’re thinking about getting your child involved in yoga, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, do your research. Find an instructor who has a background specialising in teaching children. You’ll also want to make sure to sign your child up for a class in the appropriate age group and skill level.

It’s a good idea to look for smaller class sizes because this will allow the instructor to give each child more 1-on-1 attention and help. Teaching children is tough on its own--teaching too many children is nearly impossible.

You’ll also want to consider speaking with your child’s paediatrician first. This way you can ask any lingering questions about risks and feel good about your decision. 


​Getting started

​Like mentioned earlier, one way to get your child involved in yoga is by finding a local children’s class. If you’re in the Sydney area, a list of local kids yoga studios can be found here. Closer to Melbourne? Check out a list of Melbourne’s best yoga classes for kids, here.

If your child would benefit from a more intimate setting in the comfort of their own home, Cosmic Kids Yoga is a great option. They offer fun, playful online videos that teach children to fall in love with yoga. Each video is taught by a skilled yoga professional--versed in teaching kids.


​Conclusion

​Yoga is no longer just for adults--more and more kids are finding themselves stretched out on a mat.

Through a yoga practice, kids are able to learn about their bodies, connect with their minds, and unwind after crazy days of being a kid.

As long as you do your research and take some small precautions, yoga for kids is totally safe and super-beneficial! So grab a mat and get to flowing. Namaste.

About THE AUTHOR:

Kaili Meyer


A health and wellness writer, Kaili loves trying out new ways to sweat—like mountain climbing and hot yoga—and following it up with a delicious homemade Buddha Bowl.

As a writer and editor, Kaili has written for multiple fitness and nutrition companies as well as health and wellness magazines. She also runs her own website: SideOfKail.com, where she delves into the latest trends and topics in the health world. 


When she’s not tossing weight around in the gym, Kaili can be found cuddled up with her cat Oliver and reading a good book, or booking a flight across the world without a plan.

The 5 Best Skipping Ropes in Australia

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Do you know what helps you lose weight and boost stamina more than running? Jumping.

A skipping rope is perfect for the purpose. No, you won’t look like a school kid. Rope jumping is kind of cool. From influential vloggers to Instagram stars, everyone seems to own a jump rope nowadays. 

Read on to learn about the the benefits of skipping rope as well as our pick for the best skipping ropes on the market.


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P.E.FIELD SPEED ROPE

  • Suitable for all skipping rope related training
  • Multiple colour choices
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CYNDIE ADJUSTABLE ROPE

  • Comfortable sponge-sleeved handles
  • Ideal for fitness training
  • Handle bearings make rope easy to twirl


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FEELCAT ADJUSTABLE ROPE

  • Perfect for all athletes
  • Comfortable, moulded grip
  • Adjustable length and weight


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VORCOOL SKIPPING ROPE

  • Length adjustable design
  • High-speed ball bearings ensure speed
  • Stable sponge grips reduce hand fatigue


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USBNOVEL SKIPPING ROPE

  • 360° spin ensures freedom of movement
  • Generous length adjustment
  • Weighted skipping rope

Skipping Rope Benefits

Rope skipping comes with endless benefits. Here are just a few of them:

  • Rope skipping fastens your metabolism;
  • Improves bone density;
  • Improves breathing;
  • Improves blood flow and overall cardiovascular health;
  • Boosts productivity;
  • Improves coordination;
  • Promotes harmonious development in kids;
  • Boosts your mood. 

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#1 P.E.Field Speed Skipping Rope review

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One of the fastest ropes on the planet, the P.E.Field speed skipping rope appeals to most athletes and is ideal for CrossFit, double unders, and more. Comfortable handles and a tool-free rope length adjustments make it ideal for both adults and kids.

A weight-adjusting system boosts versatility; experienced athletes and newbies can adjust it to their needs and fit level. Then, an attractive price point brings all you could wish from a best-in-class.

Pros
  • Suitable for all skipping rope related training
  • Multiple colour choices
  • Easy to use and ergonomic
cons
  • Can get twisted if you don’t take care  

#2 CYNDIE Adjustable Jump Rope review

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Unsuitable for taller adults but one of the best skipping ropes for kids, CYNDIE brings true value for money.

Ideal for either the gym or weight loss jumping in your backyard, this skipping rope promises speed and durability.

Pros
  • Comfortable sponge-sleeved handles
  • Ideal for fitness training
  • Handle bearings make rope easy to twirl
cons
  • Although suitable for adults, handles have a childish look

#3 FEELCAT Adjustable Skipping Rope review

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If you’re serious about your fitness game and don’t mind spending a tad more, the FEELCAT skipping rope can satisfy all your needs.

It doesn’t matter what sport you practice. From fitness jumping to aerobic boxing training and everything in-between, this rope’s got you covered. It boasts a non-twining design and comes with steel bearings built for ultimate speed.

Attractive, colourful handles even let you match the rope with your training equipment or your personality.

Pros
  • Perfect for all athletes
  • Comfortable, moulded grip
  • Adjustable length and weight                   
cons
  • This skipping rope is on the expensive side

#4 VORCOOL Skipping Rope review

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Who trains today without posting at least one pic on social media? We’re guilty as charged – but trust us; your followers will praise the stylish look of this jumping rope. Be it your mum, your best friend, or a broad audience, this sleek rope will make heads turn.

Visuals aside, it also does its job wonderfully. It’s perfect for kids and adults alike, is tangle-free and it will never twist on you. What else could you wish for?

Pros
  • Length adjustable design
  • High-speed ball bearings ensure speed
  • Stable sponge grips reduce hand fatigue
cons
  • Some plastic parts may feel flimsy       

#5 USBNOVEL Skipping Rope review

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We’re unsure what’s with this rope’s name, but there is definitely something tech in it. It’s sleek, lightweight, and perfect for all athletes who search contemporary minimalism even in the most trivial things. A self-locking mechanism allows for a quick length adjustment, while the weighted design makes it perfect for all types of aerobic training.

A unique, ergonomic silicone design add further value. As for the price, getting this jumping rope will certainly not drain your bank account.

Pros
  • 360° spin ensures freedom of movement
  • Generous length adjustment
  • Weighted skipping rope
cons
  • Some users suggest the cable is a bit too lightweight

verdict

The best skipping rope for you will be determined by your tastes and personal preference, but our favourite is the P.E.Fields. Weighted, length adjustable, and ergonomic, this jumping rope is great for all athletes and even suitable for kids.

Whether it’s fitness training or training for performance, this skipping rope has you covered – and it even comes at a more than attractive price. No doubt, a jumping rope that will serve you flawlessly for a long time.


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How Many Calories Does Skipping Burn?

From all skipping rope benefits, most adults stop on the first one above. We all want to stay in shape, and you’re perhaps wondering how many calories skipping truly burns.

We know you don’t want this answer, but it depends. According to some sources, you could burn more than 10 calories per minute; however, your weight and speed play an important role in the equation.

Calories aside, skipping will improve your muscle tone, strengthen your legs, arms, shoulders, and buttocks. Now with all this in mind, pick your favourite skipping rope and start training!