Dave Hunt

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Dave is the creator of the Crossrope system and a leading expert in jump rope and heavy rope training. Dave has instructed thousands of athletes across the country in jump rope and double under specific training and has contributed jump rope training articles for Muscle & Fitness, Active.com, and more. Dave has a passion for jumping and is a trusted authority for helping people achieve their fitness goals.

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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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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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Sonny Smith: A Story of Jump Shots to Jump Ropes

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.

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Jump Rope Partner Workout: Race For Time

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...

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Jump Rope Partner Workout To Complete Together

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.

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15 Minute Beginner Heavy Jump Rope Workout from Crossrope

Published on April 12, 2017.

Are you looking to burn some serious calories while having fun at the same time?

Good.​

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?

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Matt Garner: A Crossrope Comeback Story Across the Pond

Published on April 7, 2017

“Daddy, you’ve got a big belly!”

Those were the words of Matt Garner’s five year-old daughter, Layla, smiling and pointing. [Insert adorable British accent]

As a former semi-pro football (soccer) player for a local Manchester, UK team (Clitheroe), Matt had always been athletic. Needless to say, his daughter’s teasing words were a bit of a shock to his system.

“I played football on a semi-professional level from the age of 15 to the age of 27, so it’s definitely been a big part of my life.” 

Matt was born and raised in small town called Clitheroe. He describes it as being the ‘type of town where everyone knows everyone, and also knows everything about you.’

At 36, Matt is a devoted father and family man, with quite an inspiring journey that all of us can relate to on some level.

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Challenging 5 Minute Jump Rope Workout Finisher (AMRAP)

Published on April 05, 2017.

Looking for a quick and challenging jump rope workout to finish off your training session?

We've got just what you need. Try adding this quick and challenging 5 minute jump rope workout 'finisher' to the end of your session.

It's a high-intensity, as-many-reps-as-you-can-squeeze-in kind of workout that doesn't hold back any punches. It's a mix of bodyweight and heavy jump rope exercises that will leave you wanting more.

Want to try it? Let's check it out.

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Valerie Grace: A Story of Grit and Boundless Energy

Published on March 24, 2017

When most of us are still fast asleep, Valerie Grace is already 500 jumps deep into her morning workout routine.

“I rise at 4 am every morning, and I’m in the gym at 5 am. It’s just how I’ve always been!”

Valerie is 50 years old, but you would never know it by looking at her (or speaking with her). Her youthful vibrance is contagious, and you can tell that she is a spitfire through and through.

We realized very quickly, as you surely will, that Valerie’s story is one of courage, determination, and achievement. And it’s definitely worth the read.

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Jay Silver: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Published on March 10, 2017

According to Jay Silver, there is absolutely nothing interesting about him: no strange tales of far-off lands, no odd hobbies or tricks up his sleeve.

“I asked my family for cool stories about me, and they came up empty-handed. Apparently, I’m not very exciting!” he laughed.

And while Jay may not have any wild tales to share, he is a humble man, a loving husband, a proud father, and and all-around good guy. He is also quickly developing a reputation for a serious jump rope addiction (but we’ll get to that later).

His inspiring story is a must-read for anyone who can’t stand any other form of cardio.

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