Kaley Cuoco Defends Herself For Wearing a Mask While Working Out
She says the workout is her "newest obsession" in quarantine.
From weighted squats to resistance band exercises, Kaley Cuoco has been crushing her quarantine workouts. Her latest fitness "obsession"? Jumping rope.
The video is no doubt impressive. It shows Cuoco practicing footwork, jumping backward, doing crisscrosses, and high knees — all while wearing a face mask, BTW. In response to haters on her post who questioned why she was wearing a mask during her workout, she wrote: "I wear a mask when I'm in an enclosed space around others. I'm protecting myself and everyone around me. That's why I choose to wear a mask."
Even if you haven't grabbed a jump rope since your schoolyard or gym class days, you definitely don't want to overlook this full-body cardio blast. Jumping rope challenges your shoulders, arms, butt, and legs, improving your agility and coordination in the process.
Plus, there's no denying that jumping rope is a ton of fun, not to mention you can do it just about anywhere. In a time when many types of home fitness equipment are (still) back-ordered or have skyrocketed in price, jump ropes are cost-effective, easy to transport and stow away, and readily available online.
Take the Whph Jump Rope (Buy It, $7, amazon.com), for example. The lightweight jump rope includes foam handles for a comfy grip, and the length of the rope can be adjusted if needed. It's not only affordable (and in stock), but it also boasts thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon.
There's also the DEGOL Skipping Rope (Buy It, $8, amazon.com), another low-cost adjustable option that works just as well for casual jumpers as it does for those seeking a fast and furious cardio session. More than 800 happy shoppers have raved about this rope, especially for speed and agility work.
To get our top stories delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Healthy Living newsletter
This story originally appeared on shape.com