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How A 55 Year Old Jump Rope Junkie Uses Crossrope To Stay Fit [Customer Spotlight]

Published on July 20, 2016

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

Published on June 22, 2016

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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Why Do I Keep Tripping? 4 Rookie Mistakes Jump Rope Beginners Make (And How to Fix Them)

Published on April 13, 2016

​I know why you're struggling...

You've see what the jump rope can do. You know that it can help you burn fat, build endurance, and replace those long, nasty runs on pavement.

But you just can't seem to do it.

Every time you start, the rope ends up tripping up on your toes or whipping you across the shins. Then you try again. Same result. Lather, rinse, repeat.

I know the feeling. We've all been there at one point.

But while you may think you have no rhythm or coordination, it is very likely that you're making some of the most common mistakes we see every single day.

​If you are a beginner or you're just having a difficult time getting started with your jump rope training, then I need you to read this post. Seriously. As tempting as it is to just throw in the towel and hang up your ropes, I know you're not a quitter.

If you're ready to finally break through the barrier, let's dig into the four common jump rope mistakes beginners make.​

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How to Use Jump Ropes for Power and Performance Training

Published on April 6, 2016

Note from Crossrope: we're excited to publish our very first guest post on our blog. Eric Bach is an ex-athlete turned strength and performance coach who helps clients improve their strength and athletic performance at Bach Performance. His recent eBook, The Power Primer 2.0, will teach you how to bridge the gap between athletics and aesthetics (using simple tools like the jump rope) to build a shredded, powerful looking body.

Take it away Eric...

When most people think about training for athleticism, they picture heavy lifting, throwing, and sprinting.

Often lost in the fog is jumping. Or more specifically, jumping rope.

What gives?

After all, some of the best athletes of past (Walter Payton) and present (Floyd Mayweather) had the jump rope as a mainstay in their training.

It’s time to take a page from the book of the greats and put the jump-rope where it belongs: back in your high performance training plan.

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The Bolt: Everything you Need to Know About our New Jump Rope Set

Published on December 9, 2015

We recently pre-launched our new training system – the Infinity Rope System – with our brand new indoor-outdoor ropes and combo sets.

One of the things we haven’t talked much about is the new Bolt Set, which is included inside the premium Infinity Rope System.

Since pre-launch, we’ve been receiving a number of questions about the new Bolt set. Here’s everything you need to know about it. Continue Reading

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5 Reasons why Crossrope is the Best Gift Idea This Holiday Season

Published on November 25, 2017

If you’re anything like me, you often dread (and significantly procrastinate) buying Christmas presents. Not because you’re a Scrooge, but because you care about getting the right gifts.

The last thing you want is to do is buy someone you care about a gift that carries high-risk potential of falling into the ever-growing stockpile of “that was nice for a few minutes.”

Well, I’ve got some good news for you my fellow conscientious gift-buyer.

You can go ahead and stop Googling “The Perfect Gift in 2015” because I’m about to give you 5 reasons why Crossrope is the best gift you can give this holiday season. Continue Reading

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The Next Big Thing is Here: The Infinity Rope System from Crossrope

Over the past six months, we’ve been working on a big project. We’ve been creating the next evolution in Crossrope training systems.

For months we’ve been tweaking, refining, and polishing what we deem to be the most refined jump rope training system on the planet and, after what seems like an eternity, I’m excited to say that it’s almost ready.

Say hello to the Infinity Rope System, a revolution in jump rope training.

You said you wanted lighter and faster. We did it.

You said you wanted more options and more versatility. We did it.

Our new training sets are rooted in the foundation and design of Crossrope 2.0 and our flagship product, the Burn Set. But now we’ve taken things to a whole new level.

Let us show you what we’ve been working on. Continue Reading

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Why Jump Rope Sizing Guidelines Are Not As Important As You Think

Published on July 22, 2015

I’m not sure how many of you are golf fans, but if you haven’t heard the name Jordan Speith yet, you will.

Jordan is a prodigy.

He is the best golfer in the world right now and he’s only 21.

As I was watching him try to win his 3rd Major of the year this past weekend (he came really close), I marveled at his mastery in all parts of the game.

I also started thinking of an interesting parallel to the jump rope.

In Jordan’s bag, he has a whole set of clubs…

…a driver, woods, irons, and a putter.

All of the clubs are different sizes, and yet he knows exactly how to swing and manipulate each one to strike the golf ball at precise distances and directions.

Even though every club is a different size, his knowledge of how to position his body allows him to be effective with each club.

I like to apply a similar concept to the jump rope. Here’s how… Continue Reading