Updated on May 18, 2018
Injuries are never fun to deal with.
You put in the hard work, you start making progress toward your fitness goals, and you begin noticing improvements in your strength and endurance.
Then, often out of nowhere, an injury strikes.
You get a sharp, shooting pain in your ankle. Or your shins start hurting while jumping. Or there’s just general pain that holds you back.
And all that hard work and progress you’ve made begins to feel futile.
Most of us have sustained at least one injury along the way to our fitness goals. At times, it seems as if it's just part of the process. But there are things you can do to avoid injuries and particularly shin splints when jumping rope.
In this post, we want to share some tips that can help you avoid injuries and stay (relatively) healthy while pursuing your fitness goals.
Published on April 18, 2018
Got questions about jump rope training?
Whether you're a beginner, an advanced jumper, or somewhere in between, you likely have some questions around getting started or making the most out of your jump rope training.
In this post, we asked our community of 50,000 jump rope enthusiasts to see what their most pressing questions were. Then we did our best to answer them.
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
Updated on February 16, 2018
Today we're excited to bring you the perfect beginner jump rope workout routine.
If you're just getting started with your jump rope training journey or if you just got your Crossrope set and you're wondering what jump rope workout routine to try, then this simple 10 minute jump rope workout is perfect for you.
You'll learn what exercises to focus on, what technique tips to pay attention to, and even how to break this workout apart and rebuild it to make it your own.
Check out the full details (with video) below.
Re-published on August 16, 2017
Do you know how often you should be jumping rope each week?
If you’re like many of the jumpers we speak to on a daily basis, it’s a question that comes up often. But it's one of great importance because how often you jump not only has an impact on your results, but it plays a key factor when it comes to injury prevention.
There’s been a lot of debate in terms of how long a jump rope session should be.
Some say it’s OK to jump every single day. Others claim it’s only good to be using the rope once or twice a week. But the real answer depends on your answers to some important questions.
In this post, I share some important questions you should ask yourself to determine how much you should be jumping rope each week to achieve your personal goals.
Let's dig in...
Published on March 22, 2017
What does your warmup look like?
Better question – are you even doing a warmup? Truth is, a good warm up – and in our case a good jump rope warmup routine - is essential if you not only want to minimize chances of injury, but get the most out of your workout.
The jump rope has always been a great warmup tool.
It gets the heart rate up, the blood flowing, and sweat dripping. But, with the use of heavy jump ropes, you now have a lot of options in regards to how you put together your warmup.
In this post we're going to cover two different warmups: a beginner jump rope warmup routine that anyone can do and an advanced jump rope warmup routine for athletes who need a little extra prep work before diving into dynamic, high-intensity training sessions.
Let’s take a look at both -
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 -Continue Reading
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?Continue Reading
Published on December 16, 2017
Are you just getting started with your jump rope journey? Did you just get yourself a new set of ropes and you're wondering what workout you should do?
This week we're excited to share a special heavy jump rope workout for beginners. This is probably one of the easiest jump rope workout routines you can experiment with.
You will need a heavy jump rope for this workout (I will explain why in a second).
You ready to get started?Continue Reading
Published on September 28, 2016
Meet Brandon Trahan - aka "Btown."
Brandon is a 33 year-old, self-professed “normal guy” who loves his wife and kids and works full-time. He also loves to play the drums, exercise regularly, and even train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
He recently started using Crossrope to prepare for his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fights and swears it (along with his awesome professor and team) helped him take home the gold in his tournament. But we know it was also a lot of hard work and preparation on his end.
We asked Brandon to share his story and his experience with Crossrope training with our community. Check out what he had to say.Continue Reading