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.
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.Continue Reading
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?”
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Published on May 19, 2017
As a child, Anesia “Sonny” Smith despised jumping rope.
“My older sisters never let me jump Double Dutch with them, so I was always given the boring task of being the rope turner.”
But Sonny was never one to just stand by and watch, so she picked up a basketball, went to play with the boys, and never looked back.
Sonny’s dedication and skill on the basketball court landed her a full athletic scholarship to the University of Maryland, where she picked up the nickname, “Sonny”.
“As a competitive athlete, my fitness goals were never centered on diets or weight loss, but rather striving to reach peak physical performance.”
Her unstoppable drive, as well as her nickname, stuck with her after college, where she continued to live a very healthy and active lifestyle.
Nowadays as a working mom with two young kids, the stamina and discipline she gained from her college years really come in handy.
Published on May 17, 2017
The popularity of jump rope training has exploded over the past few years, but many gym-goers are still unaware of the jump rope benefits that come with this style of training.
The jump rope is one of the oldest training tools.
It’s great for all fitness and ability levels. It fits in with all training goals – whether it be fat loss, endurance, strength, or performance. And it gets the job done. Always. Anywhere.
In this comprehensive post we’re going to dissect the benefits of jumping rope and show you why we (and many others) believe that the jump rope should be part of every training routine.
Let’s begin –
Published on May 10, 2017.
Since so many of you enjoyed our last partner workout, we put together another one for you!
BUT in this workout you're not working together, you're competing AGAINST each other. This fun little jump rope competition is all about speed and endurance.
It comprises of a sequence of bodyweight and jump rope exercises that you and your partner are going to run through as quickly as you can...
Got a jump rope partner?
Good. Let's see who can get through this workout faster...Continue Reading
Published on April 26, 2017.
Want a fun and challenging workout to do with a partner?
We've put together an awesome workout that you and a partner can complete together!
In this high intensity workout, you and your partner get to choose the number of reps and the jump rope skill you want to do and complete it together as quickly as you can!
Found someone who's ready to take on the challenge with you?
Good. Let's do it.Continue Reading
Published on April 12, 2017.
Are you looking to burn some serious calories while having fun at the same time?
Today we've got a tough little 15 minute beginner heavy jump rope workout designed to get your heart rate up and your muscles firing. It's a nice mix of bodyweight and heavy jump rope exercises to work your endurance and strength.
Want to give it a shot?Continue Reading