I LOVE jumping rope its excellent! I’m a big guy so long running was never good for me, and swimming is a hassle-have to find pool usually crowded ext ext- so jumping rope has become my only cardio atm. Though I want to implement hill sprints-I know of a few really good hills near by me-
I use a weighted jump rope so its good for my shoulders also.
Also its fun, people watch you doing all sorts of interesting stuff with jump rope. Nothing gets my heart going like a FAST jump rope cycle.
I really think its one of the better choices of cardio out their, very cheap and quick.