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 30, 2016
[Note from Crossrope: Welcome to our first entry of our new Feature Jump Rope Workout series. Every other Friday we will be publishing a unique and effective jump rope workout that you can use to start your jump rope journey and achieve amazing fitness results.]
Today we're excited to bring in our very own workout ninja - Serge from Bloom to Fit - to show you what the perfect beginner jump rope workout looks like.
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 simple jump rope 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 re-build it to make it your own.
Check out the full details (and video) below.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
So you're a jump rope beginner who wants to learn how to jump rope?
Perfect. Because you're in the right place. In fact, you've just stumbled across the complete jump rope training guide for beginners.
I'm about to show you everything you need to know to get started with your jump rope training, no matter what your past experience or fitness level.
You will learn why you should be jumping in the first place, what rope you should be using, what techniques you should learn first, what exercises to get started with, and even how to build your very first jump rope workout.
Ready to get started? Let's get jumping.Continue Reading
Published on August 24, 2016
Some people know the powerful benefits of jump rope training.
Everything from improved conditioning, endurance, coordination, balance, speed, weight loss, foot work, and more. And, it's a proven tool that's been around for centuries.
But what happens when you introduce resistance into your jump rope training? More importantly, what are the weighted jump rope benefits that you can't miss out on?
That's what we want to explore today.
In this infographic, we want to show you how you can get more out of each workout simply by introducing weighted jump ropes into your training mix. Who knows - maybe it will even inspired you to get started with your own jump rope journey!
[ If you've already experienced these benefits as a Crossrope user, make sure to share the infographic with your friends so they'll want to join the party! ]
You ready? Let's jump right into the unique benefits of weighted jump ropes...Continue Reading
Published on August 17, 2016
Feeling a little unmotivated lately? Got a bad case of the workout ‘plateaus’?
Not to worry - it’s totally normal. But no need to wallow in Couch Potato-ville forever, especially when your future, fit self is waiting around the corner.
And to help you out, we’ve scoured the internet for the most awesome, fire-under-the-butt motivational quotes to get you back into high gear and jumping rope like your life depends on it.
(We even made up a few of our own quotes...can you guess which ones?)
Here are Crossrope’s top picks for motivational quotes to get you up and running (or rather, jumping) in no time.Continue Reading
Published on May 11, 2016
I’m not coordinated enough. I'm going to embarrass myself. I haven't done this since I was a kid. Do I even have time to learn a new skill?
Is it really worth it?
Ever since I got my first set of ropes a few months ago, I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I’ve been in the gym talking about Crossrope and heard the comments above.
Admittedly, this is exactly what I said before I hopped aboard the Crossrope train. Even though my brother owns the company, I was pretty set in my non-rope workout routine.
I often joked that I’d face plant, get tangled in the ropes or trip, and that my performance would actually discourage people from purchasing Crossrope.
Sadly, I was only half-kidding.Continue Reading