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Crossrope Jumpathlon: The Ultimate Jump Rope Workout Challenge

​Published on January 20, 2017.

Welcome to the Jumpathlon Challenge from Crossrope - the ultimate jump rope workout challenge designed to test your strength, endurance, skill, and mental grit.

Here's a fun fact -

We ran this with our private community back when the 2016 Rio Olympics were running ​in the summer. It was such a fun event that we've decided to bring it back for everyone.

If you want to see what you're really made of, try the Jumptathlon Challenge and see how you stack up against the best.

Let's do it!

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7 Ways to Make Your Jump Rope Workouts More Fun

Published on January 18, 2017.

Question – how fun are your workouts? Think about that. How much do you really enjoy the workouts that you’re doing?

When it comes to building a workout program, the fun factor is often ignored by many trainers. If anything – it goes highly underrated.

But let’s back it up for a second –

For a workout program to be effective, it must be consistent. For it to be consistent, you must want to do it on a regular basis. For you to want to do it on a regular basis, you have to enjoy it. And for you to enjoy it, it has to have an element of fun in it.

That’s how we do math around here.

So here’s what we’ve done – we’ve compiled a list of 7 ways that you can make your (jump rope) workouts and routines more fun and exciting.

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Crossrope Diaries: Why Paul Never Leaves His Jump Ropes at Home

Published on January 13, 2017

“I really liked that I could take them with me and get a decent workout on the road.”

Meet Paul Chong: world traveler, husband, father…and dedicated user of a Polar heart rate monitor (but we’ll get to that later).

As Vice President of Business Development for Carnival Cruise Lines, Paul is no stranger to the rigors of living out of a suitcase, nor the toll that excessive travel can have on mental and physical well-being.

“I really travel too much for work. It used to be fun when I was younger because I got to see the world, but now I’d rather be home with my two ladies – Hilda, my wife, and Isabel our 12 year-old. The good thing is, home is mostly wherever they are.”

Because he’s constantly jetting off to cities all over the world, Paul wanted to find a travel-friendly exercise routine and started dabbling in the art of jumping rope. Continue Reading

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New Year Heavy Jump Rope Workout for Beginners (with Scale)

We're almost a week into 2017. How are you progressing with your goals and resolutions?

If you're looking for a simple workout to get some momentum going, you're going to love this heavy jump rope workout we've put together for beginners.

It's a simple workout that you can scale to fit your fitness level. We'll show you what we mean in a moment, but it's a great way to have fun and challenge your strength/endurance.

Just make sure to let us know how you do in the comments!

Let's get right into it -

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8 Tips to Help You Stick to Your New Year Resolutions in 2017 (Updated)

Updated on January 3, 2017

Welcome to a new year – 2017!

You’ve probably had some time to celebrate, grab a few festive drinks, and reflect on all the fun and exciting things that took place over the past 12 months.

But now it’s time to move forward. 2016 is in the past. And it’s time to grab 2017 by the horns and make some things happen for yourself.

This (updated) post is all about helping you crush your fitness goals this year. We’ve got 5 8 simple (but powerful) tips to help you get the year started on the right foot.

Let’s go.

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End of Year Jump Rope Workout Routine from Crossrope (Happy NY!)

Published on December 30, 2016

Happy New Year! Well, almost.

As we round out the last few days of 2016, we want to send you one final jump rope workout routine that you can use to finish the year off with a bang.

This is going to be a tough one. We've prepared a challenging bodyweight and jump rope workout routine to test your speed, endurance, and mental toughness.

Complete this workout, mark down your score, and save it for a repeat in 2017. You'll get to see just how much you've improved.

You ready to get started?

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Crossrope Roundup: Our Top 10 Jump Rope Articles From 2016

Published on December 21, 2016

As we near the end of 2016, we're excited to be finishing off a fun and exciting year of putting together jump rope content for your guys.

A lot of amazing things have happened over the past year here at Crossrope and we're excited to see what 2017 has in store for all of us.

But before we celebrate the new year, we want to do a fun little recap - a quick roundup of our most popular and favorite blog posts and content pieces from 2016.

Whether you’re new to jumping rope, a self-professed ninja, obsessed with double unders, or just looking to get in the best shape of your life, we've got something for everyone.

Take a look back at our most popular posts of 2016!

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Is Crossrope a Great Gift Idea? Here’s What 19 Customers Said

Published on December 7, 2016

“Would you give Crossrope as a gift? Why (or why not)?”

We put this question out to our amazing customers, and received an overwhelming number of responses. Thanks so much to all who took the time to respond! 

Based on the replies, some of you think Crossrope is a great gift, while others aren’t entirely convinced… 

And since some of these responses are too great not to share, we thought it might be fun to post them here. 

Keep reading to see what Crossrope customers around the world have to say:

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Why the Design of a Heavy Jump Rope is So Important

Published on November 9, 2016

One of the most common questions we get at Crossrope is what effects and benefits there are from using heavy (weighted) jump ropes.

Heavy jump rope training, although quite powerful, is only recently gaining popularity.

Only after using a heavy jump rope do people actually start to realize the immense benefits. And with that realization come interesting questions.

What's the benefit of using heavy ropes?

Is there a difference between weighted ropes and weighted handles?

What design elements make a heavy jump rope effective?

We address all of these questions in this week's post. Let's dig in.​

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15 Minute Jump Rope Tabata Workout [FEATURE WORKOUT]

Published on October 28, 2016

Today we're excited to bring you another workout from Serge from Bloom to Fit. He's got an awesome 15 minute jump rope Tabata workout to show you today.

If you're looking for a workout that will help you build endurance and burn fat...

...or if you just want to mix up your current jump rope routine with something a little higher on the intensity scale - then this epic 15 minute jump rope tabata workout is a must try.

Check out the full details (and workout video) below.​

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