“Jump” Start your Cardio with TKO Sports

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Happy Good Morning! Who’s ready for some workout gear talk? When I was a kid I LOVED to jump rope at recess. There was just something so fun about it and as a kid I never seemed to get tired! Somewhere over time I guess I thought too old for it. Then about a year ago my twins each got a jump rope as a prize from a carnival type game. They were so excited and I have to admit I was too. They of course asked mommy to show them how it done….Oh my gosh I REMEMBERED jumping rope is SO MUCH FUN! Why did I stop having jump rope fun!?! Whoa rabbit trail…the point is I was beyond thrilled about getting a new adult sized jump EEKKK!

About TKO Sports “At TKO Sports Group USA Limited, we are committed to building a company that inspires the design of innovative products in the promotion of wellness and healthy living. Whatever It Takes is not just a tag line, it’s our lifestyle.”

I love my TKO Soft-Grip Jump Rope in Plum + Cherry {my absolute favorite color combo!!!}

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When my TKO Soft-Grip Jump Rope arrived I was SO excited and I’ve got to tell you it does NOT disappoint!  This rope is AWESOME and was specifically built for speed making it be a fantastic and fun way get my cardio in.

This jump rope is extremely light and the grips are super comfortable and easy to grip. I did have a little bit of a learning curve while holding the rope…so I haven’t really used a jump rope from the century, did you no long have grip the handles as tight a physically possible?! {gotta love those 80’s PE jump ropes 😉 } I quickly realized keeping my grip light made easier and way more fun!

I have had so much fun with this I started searching for jump rope workouts on pinterest! Here is the one I have so far liked the best because you can do which ever jumping style you prefer! I HIGHLY recommend having a bottle of water or two around during this workout!

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I think I will be creating one in the near future!

So let me ask you, do you remember ways to jump rope?

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There are so many fun ways to use a jump rope like…

  • Basic Jump
  • Reverse Jump
  • Criss-Cross
  • One-Foot Jumps
  • Double unders
  • Agility drills

Something I really love about having a jump rope in my daily fitness routine is the ability to be creative…if you can think of it you can do it!

Why use a jump rope?

  • It’s portable! A jump rope can be taken and used pretty much any where. I like to take mine with me and jump rope while by boys are in tae kwon do!
  • In just 15 minutes you can burn 170 calories! WHAT?!!? yes!
  • Perfect for cardio and HIIT {High intensity interval training} at home. I actually love using my jump rope during the commercial brakes of my favorite shows!
  • You can get in some awesome family time…well at least we did by having fun jump rope challenges!
  • Helps with build stamina…seriously. The first time I used my jump rope I felt exhausted after just a few minutes, but with in just days I was able to easily jump rope for 15 minutes!
  • It’s probably the most inexpensive piece of exercise equipment you will find.

Perks of the TKO Soft-Grip Jump Rope

  • Lightweight
  • 9 feet smooth PVC rope
  • Non-Slip Soft Grip Handle
  • Smooth Swivel Design for Agility Training
  • Fun colors to choose from

If you have read this and are thinking about going out and getting a jump rope so you can have as much fun as me I highly recommend giving this one a try!

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30 Day Challenge Pack {free download}

 

30 Day Challenge PackWhoa January is FLYING by! In anticipation for February I am posting my most ever view and downloaded post ever and the most requested “re-post” ever! So here is the 30 day Challenge pack in it entirety!!!

New to the challenge or seeing it for the first time? Each challenge starts at with minimal repetitions on day 1 and increases daily. For advanced more reps can be added to each day or do each challenge twice, once in the morning and once in the evening making each challenge more advanced.

Included in each 30 day challenge printable packet:

  • Squat Challenge
  • Torso Twist Challenge
  • Crunch Challenge
  • Plank Challenge
  • Bicep Curl Challenge
  • Donkey Kick Challenge
  • Jumping Jack Challenge
  • Burpee Challenge
  • Kettlebell Swing Challenge
  • Mountain Climber Challenge
  • Tricep Kickback Challenge
  • Push-up Challenge
  • Hydration Challenge
  • 10,000 Steps Challenge
  • Weight Loss Tracker

One of the things that I really love about this packet is that it is so easy to customize! Print the whole pack or just a few pages! Each page is colorful and easy to read! The pages can be printed and put on a bulletin board or in a binder OR since it is in pdf format you can just keep it on your desktop, tablet or phone and open it when needed {ibooks is great!}

Subscribe now to The Life in Bloom and DOWNLOAD the 30 Day Challenge packet for FREE for the month of March 

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Reader Questions:

Rhonda: Q: “So where did the idea for this packet come from?”

Brit: A: “I created this printable pack for my self because I felt like I was so busy all the time and I just wanted something that was fairly hardcore {meaning cover all or as many muscle groups as possible!} Plus get cardio, steps and water consumption!”

Sandy: Q: “Was this created for a particular age or fitness level?

Brit:: A: “No! This is for all ages and fitness levels. So far this pack it has been a hit college students and busy moms {and dads} on the go! It’s also perfect for those who spend a lot of time in the office or traveling, just print out the entire packet {or the workout you want to do} put it in a folder and take it everywhere you go! Each exercise is extremely easy to do on the go with minimal equipment!”

Danielle: Q: “What size of Dumbbells should I use?”

Brit: A: “Great question! You need to use what you are comfortable with! If you use 5 lb dumbbells stick to those {or the weight you use} and increase when you feel comfortable. Don’t increase until you are ready to prevent injury”

Carly: Q: “I’ve never used a Kettlebell before, what weight would you recommend?”

Brit: A: “If you have never used a kettlebell I personally recommend starting with a lighter one. The weight in Kettlebells is distributed quite a bit different then how it is in  dumbbells. So to prevent injury I would suggest starting with a 5lb or 10lb and work your way up to a heavier one. I recommend the Tone Fitnessset this is a GREAT starter set and includes 3 kettlebells {5lb, 10lb, 15lb}”
I really hope you all enjoy this principle packed so much and if you have any suggestions for workouts to be added to this pack please let me know either comment or email me! I’d love to hear from you!

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31 Day Fit Challenge: DAY 12

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DAY 12:

I’m so happy it Friday…this was a REALLY long week!

Let’s get started with Day 11!

Grab your Progress Log {click image below to print} and get ready to track todays workouts!
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With increased time:

Day 11: Crunches 113 | Day 12: Crunches 116

Day 11: Push Ups 52 | Day 12: Push Ups 55

Day 11: Squats 88 | Day 12: Squats 92

How did you do today? Let me know using #31dayfitwithbrit I cannot wait to see!

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31 Day Fit Challenge: DAY 11

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DAY 11:

Happy Thursday! This morning I woke up…feeling…well horrible 😦 My head hurts, my ears are sore and feel clogged and my sinuses are hurting blah! Emergen-c here I come! Thankfully this is one of the few challenges that unless you have a cough or body ache you can do!

Let’s get started with Day 11!

Grab your Progress Log {click image below to print} and get ready to track todays workouts!
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With increased time:

Day 10: Crunches 107 | Day 11: Crunches 113

Day 10: Push Ups 50 | Day 11: Push Ups 52

Day 10: Squats 85 | Day 11: Squats 88

Even though my head hurts that felt great and I’m so glad I did it early!

How did you do today? Let me know using #31dayfitwithbrit I cannot wait to see!

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31 Day Fit Challenge: DAY 10

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DAY 10:

 

I cannot believe we are already half way through this week, an you? Wow time is sure flying!

Let’s get started with Day 10!

Grab your Progress Log {click image below to print} and get ready to track todays workouts!
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With increased time:

Day 9: Crunches 104 | Day 10: Crunches 107

Day 9: Push Ups 46 | Day 10: Push Ups 50

Day 9 Squats 82 | Day 10: Squats 85

That really felt so good!

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31 Day Fit Challenge: DAY 9

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DAY 9:

How are you liking this new increased time? I’m loving it and really feeling good and dare I say I think my clothes are fitting looser!

Let’s get started with Day 9!

Remember we are increasing our time from 1 minute to 1 minute and 20 seconds!

Grab your Progress Log {click image below to print} and get ready to track todays workouts!
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With increased time:

Day 8: Crunches 99 | Day 9: Crunches 104

Day 8: Push Ups 45 | Day 9: Push Ups 46

Day 8: Squats 80 | Day 9 Squats 82

OH YEAH!

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31 Day Fit Challenge: DAY 8

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DAY 8:

We’re movin on up! Today will mark our weekly fitness test…remember all this means is we will have a starting point and a number to beat for the next week!

So let’s get started with Day 8!

Remember we are increasing our time from 1 minute to 1 minute and 20 seconds!

Grab your Progress Log {click image below to print} and get ready to track todays workouts!
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With increased time of 1 minute 20 sec:

Day 8: Crunches 99 

Day 8: Push Ups 45

Day 8: Squats 80

I’m not gonna lie…wow I was winded after that!

How did you do today? Let me know using #31dayfitwithbrit I cannot wait to see!

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