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
Published on April 13, 2016
I 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.
I 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 I need you to read this post. Seriously. As tempting as it is to just throw in the towel and hang up your ropes, I 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.Continue Reading
Published on February 17, 2016
There’s something unique about a runner’s high, isn’t there? 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 back-up plan.
Especially if that back-up plan is potentially more efficient and effective.
In today’s post, I’m going to dig into some of the differences between jumping rope vs running. I’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
Published on October 23, 2015
Today I want to discuss 3 quick and simple fixes that will help you improve your jump rope technique.
One of the biggest things that hold jump ropers back in further skill development is simply not analyzing their own form and identifying the areas that are causing the problems.
Whenever I begin to trip up, I like to jump rope in front of a mirror so I can start critiquing my own form and technique until I identify where it is breaking down so I can make the proper fix. Continue Reading
Published on August 19, 2015
One of the great benefits of the Crossrope system is its portability.
Any time I find myself travelling or just heading out for the weekend, I’ll throw my Burn Set in my Crossrope Training bag and bring it with me. I love having the freedom to get a workout in no matter where I am and no matter what surface is available.
Let me give you an example…
Just this past weekend my wife and I drove over to her family’s lake house where we were going to spend a few days.
I had already missed Friday’s workout in order to get on the road faster because we were both burnt out from the work week and I wasn’t sure whether I’d be working out that weekend or just be relaxing by the water. My Burn Set was there with me just in case.
When I woke up Saturday morning, the decision was made… Continue Reading
Published on July 22, 2015
I’m not sure how many of you are golf fans, but if you haven’t heard the name Jordan Speith yet, you will.
Jordan is a prodigy.
He is the best golfer in the world right now and he’s only 21.
As I was watching him try to win his 3rd Major of the year this past weekend (he came really close), I marveled at his mastery in all parts of the game.
I also started thinking of an interesting parallel to the jump rope.
In Jordan’s bag, he has a whole set of clubs…
…a driver, woods, irons, and a putter.
All of the clubs are different sizes, and yet he knows exactly how to swing and manipulate each one to strike the golf ball at precise distances and directions.
Even though every club is a different size, his knowledge of how to position his body allows him to be effective with each club.
I like to apply a similar concept to the jump rope. Here’s how… Continue Reading
Published on June 24, 2015
If you haven’t noticed already, the jump rope is a very unique and interesting training tool.
It has been around for centuries, helping athletes and warriors build impeccable endurance and conditioning. And while today’s fitness gadgets come and go, the jump rope has literally stood the test of time.
The question is why…
Why has the jump rope remained so effective and so relevant?
The answer lies in its versatility.
Something that is versatile has the ability to change. It has the ability to adapt quickly and easily. Something that is versatile has many uses and functions and can offer solutions to multiple problems.
The jump rope just happens to fit this role perfectly. This article highlights four reasons why we think the jump rope is one of the most versatile training tools on the planet. Let’s dig in. Continue Reading