Two of my favorite conditioners have always been jumping rope and running hills. Both are extremely effective, offering yet another reminder that exercise need not be complicated to be beneficial. Even the most elaborate set of exercise equipment will be hard pressed to surpass the effectiveness of a rope and hill.
Below is a brief video compilation of some rope and hill work performed over the past few years. Despite all my years of training (ex. 25+ years of rope skipping), these two simple exercises are still quite useful and challenging. With each, you get what you put into it. If you are willing to put forth a true effort, you will never outgrow either of these conditioners.
“It isn’t the hours you put in, but what you put in the hours.”