Gear Review: Master of Muscle Jump Rope

Great name, right?

I was looking for an inexpensive, no-frills jump rope to add to my workouts.  Full disclosure: The last time I used a jump rope, it was probably grade school, made from a literal rope, and had those weird plastic handles.  You know the ones I'm talking about! 

Since I am by no means a competition level athlete, so I didn't want to drop serious money on a rope.  I just needed to be able to swing something with relative ease.

And as usual, Amazon did not lead me astray.  After some filtering, I found the Master of Muscle Jump Rope.  It's so inexpensive, I figured I'd try it, and if it wasn't my jam, no big deal.

Thankfully, it is my jam.  It is lightweight, easy to swing, has good swivel between the handles and rope, and is completely adjustable.  After sizing it to the appropriate length, I gave it a whirl.  And then several more.  

Now, if only it could fix my jumping technique that easily.

It comes in a little pouch that I've actually been using, since it helps keep it from tangling up with other things in my gym bag.  The Master of Muscle team followed up with me shortly after purchase to find out if I had any feedback, and I really appreciated their follow up.  I'm such a fan of this rope we included them in the goodie bags for the small fitness retreat we hosted at the end of the summer. (shameless plug for Camp Mountainfit!)

My only complaint, and it is a minor one, is it tends to keep the bend in it from being coiled.  It hasn't bothered other people that have tried it, so perhaps I'm overly sensitive.  If I didn't keep it in the storage bag, it might lose some of the bend, but I'd rather use the bag to keep things neater.

After about six months of use, the coating has started to scuff slightly, but that would be expected as I've used it on cement and other harsh surfaces.  And it certainly hasn't diminished its quality.

So there you have it - if you're in need of an inexpensive yet durable jump rope, check out the Master of Muscle Jump Rope