Weighted Jump Rope Benefits You Can’t Miss Out On [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some people know the powerful benefits of jump rope training.

Everything from improved conditioning, endurance, coordination, balance, speed, weight loss, foot work, and more. And, it's a proven tool that's been around for centuries.

But what happens when you introduce resistance into your jump rope training? More importantly, what are the weighted jump rope benefits that you can't miss out on?

That's what we want to explore today.

In this infographic, we want to show you how you can get more out of each workout simply by introducing weighted jump ropes into your training mix.

[ If you've already experienced ​these benefits as a Crossrope user, make sure to share the infographic with your friends so they'll want to join the party! ]

You ready? Let's jump right into the unique benefits of weighted jump ropes...

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17 Ridiculously Good Fitness Quotes to Get You Up and Jumping

Feeling a little unmotivated lately? Got a bad case of the workout ‘plateaus’? 

Not to worry - it’s totally normal. But no need to wallow in Couch Potato-ville forever...especially when your future, fit self is waiting around the corner.

And to help you out, we’ve scoured the internet for the most awesome, fire-under-the-butt motivational quotes to get you back into high gear, and jumping rope like your life depends on it. 

(We even made up a few of our own quotes...can you guess which ones?)

Here are Crossrope’s top picks for motivational quotes to get you up and running (or rather, jumping) in no time.

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Customer Spotlight: How A Jump Rope Junkie Uses Crossrope To Stay Fit At 55

Meet Claude: A 55 year-old French Canadian polymath, fitness fanatic, Krav Maga expert, former competitive track cyclist and jump rope enthusiast.

Claude is also a veteran “Crossroper” - he was one of our very first customers back when our system looked like a pair of nun-chucks. Seriously.

He hails from Montreal, where he was “born, bred and buttered.” With over 15 years of military service under his belt, he’s travelled the world on NATO peacekeeping missions.

We've invited Claude to join us in this week's customer spotlight so he can share his experience with fitness, jump rope training, Crossropes, and everything in between. 

Read on to see how Claude manages to stay fit on the road, how he fits workouts into his busy schedule, and how his approach to fitness has changed now that he’s in his 50s.

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Crossrope Roundup: Our Best Jump Rope Posts From 2016 (Well, So Far)

It's hard to believe that it's already July! Time flies when you're having fun 🙂

A lot of new and exciting things have been happening at Crossrope headquarters this year - from the start of our new blog to the development of our new Jump Rope Community to the launch of our new-and-improved Crossrope Training App.

And we know it can be easy to miss things when time flies. So we wanted to do a little recap - a quick roundup of some of our favorite and most popular content pieces from 2016.

Whether you’re new to jumping rope, a seasoned pro, obsessed with double unders, or just looking to shed a few extra pounds for the summer, there’s something in here for everyone.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the best jump rope training content from Crossrope.

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Trainer’s Corner: Differentiate Yourself With (Weighted) Jump Ropes

Are you a personal trainer or fitness coach?

Then you've probably seen how the fitness landscape has been shifting over the past few decades. It's becoming ever more important (and difficult) to differentiate yourself. 

In fact, according to the US Labor Department, the number of personal training jobs has grown an astounding 44% from 2001 to 2011. And more and more training programs are becoming available to meet the ever-growing demand for good fitness advice.

If you want to be successful, you have to stand out from the crowd. You have to be different. You have to be exceptional or you can easily get ignored. 

In today's post, we'll show you one simple way you can differentiate yourself by adding a unique training tool to your arsenal - the weighted jump rope.

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How to Use a Jump Rope to Prepare for Your Mud Run (Tips from a Marketer)

Anyone who has ever completed a Tough Mudder event or a Spartan Race can attest to the fact that the term ‘mud run’ can be one of the biggest understatements in history.

I would know. Over the past few years, I've completed a number of Tough Mudders and Spartan races across North America. I've climbed steep hills in Toronto, ran under the scorching sun in Michigan, and ran long courses in Ottawa (among others).​

Mud runs - for many - have become the pinnacle of physical challenges. They're a grueling feat, both physically and mentally. And they're becoming more and more competitive.

No matter whether you're racing for time (Spartan), competing for the best (World's Toughest Mudder), or just running with friends for fun, it's good to be prepared.

While there are many ways to prepare for a challenge of this nature, in this post I want to quickly show you why the jump rope can be a huge asset ​in your training arsenal.

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Why the Jump Rope Will Get You a Six-Pack Before Crunches

Looking to get a six-pack this summer? No we’re not talking about that six-pack of Moosehead, although that does come in handy on a hot sunny day.

We're talking about your abs - or, well, lack thereof.​

The good news is that you can put the ab roller away and stop doing a thousand crunches every day, which we know (hope) you're not doing anyway.

“Ain’t nobody got time for that!” (as Sweet Brown says).

If you are doing crunches every day, here's why you should stop...

Crunches and sit-ups can do some serious damage to your spine (read here). They also flat out don't work. For those of you who still believe that crunches are the way achieve washboard abs, I’m here to set the record straight.

The absolute best and most efficient type of exercise you can do for that dream six-pack is…

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How to Get Over Jump Rope Intimidation: Tips From a Beginner

I’m not coordinated enough. I'm going to embarrass myself. I haven't done this since I was a kid. Do I even have time to learn a new skill?

Is it really worth it?​

Ever since I got my first set of ropes a few months ago, I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I’ve been in the gym talking about Crossrope and heard the comments above.

Admittedly, this is exactly what I said before I hopped aboard the Crossrope train. Even though my brother owns the company, I was pretty set in my non-rope workout routine.

I often joked that I’d face plant, get tangled in the ropes or trip, and that my performance would actually discourage people from purchasing Crossrope.

Sadly, I was only half-kidding.

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How to Avoid Injury When Jumping Rope: Tips from the CEO

Important: before you read this, please note that I am not a medical professional, nor is the following a substitute for medical advice; please consult your physician immediately if you sustain an injury or experience excessive pain as a result of working out. However, the content of this post is based upon extensive personal experience, as well as feedback from thousands of jumpers. I hope you find it useful!

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So you’re finally making major progress toward your fitness goals. You’re in the gym 5 to 6 days a week, and notice an improvement in strength, endurance and fat loss daily.

You’re on top of the world and feeling awesome, and then suddenly...BAM.

You get a sharp, shooting pain in your ankle...and you know it’s not good. All that hard work and all the progress you’ve made, and now you’re down for the count.

Most of us have sustained at least one injury along the way to our fitness goals. And if you haven’t, then congratulations - you are among the lucky few! But if you have experienced an injury, you know how crushing it can be to get sidelined.

In this post, I want to help you minimize your chances of injury by sharing some tips on how to avoid injury when jumping rope. Let's dig in.

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