Product Type: Argos Fitness
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Skip Yourself Fit.
Argos Value Skipping Rope
Member Name: graceyyxx
Argos Value Skipping Rope
Advantages: Does the job, very cheap.
Disadvantages: Flimsy and basic.
I'm not a huge fan of exercise at all, sometimes though I will have a fitness drive which usually involves me spending quite a lot of money on some sort of fitness equipment which is inevitably used for anything between 2 weeks and 2 months and then it is temporarily moved to the garage, is forgotten about and stays there. However, my Argos Value Skipping Rope is an exception to the rule.
I bought my skipping rope, along with a couple of other small pieces of exercise equipment from my local Argos store at the end of January this year. I was planning on buying a more expensive rope but it was out of stock so the Value skipping rope was my second choice but it only cost £1.99 so even if it was rubbish I knew I hadn't wasted too much money.
When I received my skipping rope I wasn't surprised to see that it's a very basic product, it looks very cheap but I didn't mind this as it was cheap and as I would only be using it for a bit of a cardio work out I knew it would probably do the job well enough for me. The rope is made out of rubber but this is then covered in a sort of plastic weaved tubing, the handles are a grey foam which makes them relatively soft and easy to hold onto.
The rope is 270cm in length, this is perfect for me as I'm 5'8 but I should think it would be too long for many people and wrapping the rope around your hands to shorten the rope can become a bit of a pain. The length makes it definitely an adult fitness rope and not for children, but you can tell this from just looking at the rope anyway as it has a boring grey and black colour scheme.
Whilst using my Argos Value Skipping Rope I initially found it hard to get into the momentum of skipping with such a lightweight rope, it's very hard to get it to fall quickly during skipping as there's hardly any weight to the rope. The handles are comfortable enough but they do feel like they're a little bit flimsy and could become unattached at any point. You do get used to the rope though, I soon got used to having to put a little more effort in to bring the rope around as it's so light and you realise that the handles are securely in place despite how they feel. I've found skipping to be very good for increasing my heart rate and it certainly gets me out of breath, I feel like I've had a good work out after using the rope.
Overall, this is a value item and you get what you pay for, the price is very cheap. The skipping rope is great for anyone who doesn't take their exercise too seriously but if you're fitness addict this is unlikely to be suitable as it is just a very basic product. I'm glad I purchased the rope, it's only £1.99 and I've certainly had my money's worth, it does the job adequately.
Summary: 4/5 it's a bit basic but it does what it's supposed to for a very low price.