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How Often Should You Jump Rope Each Week? Answered.

Re-published on August 16, 2017

Do you know how often you should be jumping rope each week?

If you’re like many of the jumpers we speak to on a daily basis, it’s a question that comes up often. But it’s one of great importance because how often you jump not only has an impact on your results, but it plays a key factor when it comes to injury prevention.

There’s been a lot of debate in terms of how long a jump rope session should be.

Some say it’s OK to jump every single day. Others claim it’s only good to be using the rope once or twice a week. But the real answer depends on your answers to some important questions.

In this post, I share some important questions you should ask yourself to determine how much you should be jumping rope each week to achieve your personal goals.

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10 Minute Jump Rope Circuit Workout from Crossrope

Published on July 20, 2017.

Want a great 10 minute jump rope workout to burn some serious calories?

In this workout we're going to focus speed and intensity as we go through a range of different bodyweight and jump rope exercises.

Your objective is to get through 3 rounds of this sequence of exercises as quickly as you can!

Ready? Grab your rope and let's do this.

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Janet Black: What It Takes to be a Top CrossFit Athlete

Published on July 14, 2017

When it comes to CrossFit athlete Janet Black, the word “fit” just doesn’t cut it.

As a three-time CrossFit Games athlete, Janet won first place in the Masters Division in 2015 and placed 3rd in 2016.

My goal in 2015 was to get to the podium.  It was hard for me to believe that I was in first place on the first day, and I knew there was a lot of work to do.  The fact that I never fell out of first place during the entire weekend was a surreal moment, and certainly not anticipated!”

As a full-time teacher, mom and wife, Janet is accustomed to juggling many responsibilities. On top of this, she trains at least six days a week to maintain peak physical condition.

Balancing her training schedule can be tough, but the thrill of competition motivates her to stay focused.

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Jump Rope Partner Interval Workout from Crossrope

Published on July 12, 2017.

We know you've been craving another Crossrope jump rope partner workout!

That's why we're bringing you another simple, fun, and fast workout you can do with a friend or workout partner. And this workout only requires one rope.

If you think you can handle this max-effort jump rope workout routine, grab your rope, grab your partner, and let's get to work.

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How to Avoid Injury and Shin Splints When Jumping Rope

Updated on July 5, 2017

Injuries are never fun to deal with.

You put in the hard work, you start making progress toward your fitness goals, and you begin noticing improvements in your strength and endurance.

Then, often out of nowhere, an injury strikes.

You get a sharp, shooting pain in your ankle. Or your shins start hurting while jumping. Or there’s just general pain that holds you back.

And all that hard work and progress you’ve made begins to feel futile.

Most of us have sustained at least one injury along the way to our fitness goals. At times, it seems as if it's just part of the process. But there are things you can do to avoid injuries and particularly shin splints when jumping rope.

In this post, I want to share some tips that can help you avoid injuries and stay (relatively) healthy while pursuing your fitness goals.

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Greg Banks: A Story of Ropes, Resilience and Positivity

Published on June 23, 2017

For Greg Banks, Monday, June 5 seemed just like any other day. He woke up, ate breakfast, went to work and then hit the gym for his usual workout.

Little did he know that the crucial moments following his workout would change his life forever.

“I suddenly felt really light-headed, and my chest was super tight. I knew something was very wrong.”

At 51, Greg was in incredible shape. He’d maintained an active lifestyle, and always made fitness a priority. Needless to say, post-workout dizziness was not the norm for him.

Minutes later, the room went dark. Greg collapsed on the floor and lay unresponsive.

He’d had a heart attack.

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60 Jump Rope Songs for a Better Jump Rope Workout

Updated on June 14, 2017

Need to get motivated for your next jump rope workout? Listen to up-beat jump rope songs.

Studies refer to music as a 'legal drug' because of its ability to "reduce the perception of effort significantly" and increase endurance by as much as 15 percent.

That's pretty impressive.​

So to get you started, we've compiled a list of 60 jump rope songs to help make your jump rope workouts a little more effective and a lot more fun.

Whether you're into classic rock or pop, EDM or hip hop, there's something on this list for everyone. Go ahead and check out our full jump rope workout songs playlist.

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Vincent Clark: A Stunt-Lover’s Story of Strength and Survival

Published on June 2, 2017

When you first meet Vincent Clark, “jump rope fanatic” might not be the first words that come to mind.   

“People are always asking me how I train. I enjoy heavy weightlifting, but that’s what they expect of someone my size. People always seem surprised when I say I jump rope. I guess I don’t fit that typical profile.”  

But that’s one of the things Vincent loves most about jumping. At 5’11, 305 pounds, Vincent’s large, muscular physique is more reminiscent of a body builder than a boxer. On a typical day, he can deadlift 600 pounds and squat 465 pounds.

“I want to change peoples’ perspective of what it is to be a jump roper. I want them to see me and think ‘if he can do it, why can’t I?”

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How to do Double Unders: From Zero to 639 Double Unders in a Row

Last updated on May 31, 2017

Welcome to the ultimate double under training guide where I’m going to teach you how to do double unders like a pro, regardless of your starting point.

The double under is one of the most challenging jump rope exercises on the planet, but it's also one of the most effective, which is what makes it worth the time and effort to learn.

When I first started developing the Crossrope system (in my garage), my goal was to get 100 double unders in a row. It took me a long time to get to even 80 consistently, but hitting that 100 mark was proving to be quite the challenge.​

So I created a simple game-plan. Instead of just practicing double unders randomly (which most people do), I created a strategic double under program for myself (attached below).

I knew I came across something powerful because, within just two months, I was crushing 200 double unders consistently. I’ve used the same tips and techniques I’m sharing with you in this article to build up to 639 double unders in a row (video included).

My goal with this post is to show you that if you take a strategic approach to learning how to do double unders, you too can improve very quickly.

Let's get started.

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Jump Rope Partner Workout: Combo Tabata Workout

Published on May 24, 2017.

Have a partner who loves high intensity training just as much as you do? 

Good, because today's jump rope workout is all about combo Tabata training!

Tabatas, as painful as they can be, can improve your fitness and enable you to burn MORE calories in less time than a 60 minute steady state workout. Plus it's more fun.

In this workout, we'll run through 3 different jump rope combo Tabatas built around effective jump rope and bodyweight exercises.

Think you and your partner have what it takes? Let's see what you got...

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