Updated on August 17, 2018
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.
We're 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.
Updated on July 20, 2018
We know why you're struggling...
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.
We 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 you need to read this post. Seriously. As tempting as it is to just throw in the towel and hang up your ropes, we 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.
Updated on August 3, 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.
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!
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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.
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