Serge Popovic

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Serge is the digital marketing specialist at Crossrope. He's also a fitness junkie, a jump rope ninja, and an espresso lover. You can find him hosting awesome fitness challenges over at his blog Bloom to Fit.

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Jumping Rope vs Running: What to Do When Running is No Option

Updated on February 2, 2018

There’s something unique about a runner’s high.

At times, there’s nothing better than that sense of accomplishment from running further and faster than the day before.

But what happens when running isn’t an option? What do you do?

There are a number of limitations when it comes time for the daily jog. Whether these limitations are imposed externally (poor weather, lengthy wait times at the gym) or internally (shin splints, overuse injuries), it’s always good to have a backup plan.

Especially if that backup plan is potentially more efficient and effective.

In today’s post, we’re going to dig into some of the differences between jumping rope vs running. We’ll cover a few different scenarios where you might find the jump rope to be the better training option. Let’s take a look. Continue Reading

Top 10 Jump Rope Blog Posts of 2017

Published on December 27, 2017

We've had quite a busy year at Crossrope.

We launched our new Infinity Rope System, we expanded our little Crossrope team, and we grew our special Jump Rope Fitness Facebook Community to nearly 24,000 global members.

But we've also written some really useful articles (well, according to our readers).

To close out the year, we want to reflect on some of the best jump rope articles we've published this year. We hope that they'll come in handy for your own jump rope journey.

Let's look back at the top 10 jump rope posts of 2017.

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The Most Inspiring Jump Rope Stories of 2017

Published on December 22, 2017

2017 has been a fun and eventful year all around.

Inside our special jump rope fitness community, we've seen some incredible transformations, fitness achievements, and success stories come to life.

We've seen our customers do amazing things with their jump ropes.

And we want to use this opportunity to share some of our favorite jump rope stories in the hopes that they will inspire you to kick start next year's goals and resolutions early.

Let's take a look at the best jump rope stories from 2017. 

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Hesham’s Story: How Replacing Strength Training with Jump Rope Training Changed his Life

Published on December 08, 2017

“During my fourth semester, I was under a lot of stress. My blood pressure was high and I had a heart arrhythmia. At that time, I wasn’t training.”

Hesham Al-ansi is a 29-year-old mechanical engineering student from Yemen, currently living in Germany.

Hesham never thought he would have a heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure, or any kind of medical condition. He was an avid weightlifter for nearly a decade.

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10 Jump Rope Workouts to Keep You Fit This Holiday Season

Published on November 29, 2017

With the holiday season upon us, staying motivated can be difficult.

The cold weather is making it tough to get out of the house and the endless Christmas parties and family dinners are making it harder to resist those tasty holiday treats.

(I think some of us are still recovering from Thanksgiving last week).

To help you stay fit this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 jump rope workouts from 2017 that you can do anywhere in under 20 minutes. 

Grab your ropes, a timer, and maybe a friend and let’s get to work.

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Val Lee: Overcoming an Obsession for the Scale with a Jump Rope

Published on November 24, 2017

“Save for my 3 kids, chocolate and sweets are the love of my life. The problem is that I was so obsessed with the numbers on the scale.”

Valerie ‘Val’ Lee is a 43-year-old stay at home mom of 3 living in the Maldives.

When she was younger, she used sports and exercise as a way to decompress. She ran, swam, and cycled regularly. But, as life got busier, exercise started to become less of a priority.

This is her story.

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Best Fitness Gift Ideas From 20,000 Fitness Enthusiasts

Published on November 14, 2017

The holidays are just around the corner. 

Whether you're an early shopper or you tend to leave things to the last minute, we wanted to give a helping hand by showing you what fitness enthusiasts actually want this year.

We asked our community of 20,000 fitness enthusiasts to give us their best wishlist items and we've compiled them into our 2017 holiday gift guide.

This holiday season, don't just guess what your fitness-minded friends want. Use this curated list to find that perfect gift - the one they're actually going to love and use.

Here are the top holiday fitness gift ideas for 2017.

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Chad Gonzales: Beating Cardio Boredom with Weighted Jump Ropes

Published on November 10, 2017

“After I got my first desk job 2 years ago, I started noticing that my clothes were fitting a little tighter. Getting older didn’t help and my metabolism began to slow down.”

Chad Gonzales, a 29-year-old father of one (soon to be two), used to get his daily dose of activity through his work. He did a lot of manual labor as a warehouse worker.

But when a change in his career put him behind a desk from 9 to 5, he quickly started to notice his body changing.

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The Next Generation of Jump Ropes from Crossrope

Published on November 1, 2017.

A new generation is coming.

At Crossrope, our mission has always been to deliver the ultimate jump rope experience to our community, our customers, and to the fitness world.

As part of that mission, we’re constantly challenging ourselves to find new ways to inspire and empower people to achieve their fitness goals in a fun, effective way.

That is why we’re so excited about the next generation. We’ve re-designed our flagship training system from the ground up to give you a new and improved Infinity Rope System.

Here’s your first look inside.

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10 Minute Jump Rope Endurance Ladder Workout For Beginners

Published on October 27, 2017.

Want a great 10 minute jump rope workout to test your endurance?

In this jump rope workout we're going to focus on the ladder workout protocol which is great for building stamina and strength with your jump ropes.

Your objective will be to climb up the jump rope ladder as quickly as you can!

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

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