I've never tried this brand, but I'm hoping its no different from any other bands I've used before. I love love love stretching my hamstrings with these guys! I swear, I could sit and stretch with these for hours (which may or may not be why my biochemistry homework is not done yet....)
And a neon jumprope!
That's right guys, jumping rope is no longer "kids only!" Have you ever incorporated jumping rope into your workout? It's a darn good workout! I think its great to add to any workout since its something that most people don't already do plus its quick and reallllly gets your heart rate up. A typical jump rope workout doesn't take too much time either. I do 30 seconds jumping as fast as I can then 10 seconds rest. I'll do that 5-6 times. For the most advanced jumper, you can vary up how you're jumping (backwards, one-leg, high knees, etc.) to intensify and further mix up your workout.
Here's some info on the benefits of jumping rope from Livestrong.com
Today my workout plan is:
Jump rope as fast as I can for 30 seconds, a balls-to-the-walls 10 second sprint, then 20 second rest and repeat 10 times.
No intense running today, I'm saving my long run for tomorrow! Hopefully going 10-11 miles. Fingers crossed. 2 Weeks out from my half marathon, the count down is on and I'm determined to do well!!! :)
Anyone ever incorporate jump ropes into your workouts? Do you have any other less than ordinary methods for exercise that you use?