Our expert says:
For the lower body, it's much easier - cycling, rowing, elliptical trainer, stairmachine etc. The upper body is difficult if you don't have access to equipment.
Skipping definitely isn't it. Apart from the impact, there is also the matter of the intensity, which is really high and difficult to get a decent session. It forms part of the training, but alone can't be the only part.
So my advice, which I know won't be popular, is that either you have to brave the gym once or twice a week, or you have to look at starting to exercise in your neighbourhood, perhaps by joining a group or club, or by recruiting your friends to train with you. I don't mean to sound flippant about it, but it's really important.
The skipping and the dumbbells are great, and you should continue to use them, but I just worry that alone they won' be enough. In terms of a programme, have a browse through the Fitness page of the site, click on "programmes" and then see what you have at your disposal.
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