Published on February 3, 2016
There's no doubt that the versatility of the jump rope has become more and more apparent over the past few years, especially with the introduction of heavy ropes and thin wire cables.
But it's important not to forget about the origins of jump rope training and what it was once primarily used for - building impeccable endurance.
Back in the day, the jump rope was nothing more than a conditioning tool. You would see athletes (boxers in particular) using it to build endurance, stamina, and conditioning that was vital for competition.
So today we want to take you back. In this post, we’re going to give you 5 jump rope workouts you can use to build endurance like an athlete. Let's take a look...
Published on January 20, 2016
In our last blog post, we gave you 5 jump rope workouts to get your new year started right. Big thanks to those who shared your results! Really impressive stuff.
Now these workouts are evergreen, meaning they can be done any time a good fat-burning workout is needed. They are specific and can be incorporated (or built around) any existing workout or training program.
But what if you want to customize your workout? What if you want to build your own fat-burning workout?
That’s what this blog post is all about. We’ve put together a simple workout template that you can use to build your own fat-burning jump rope/bodyweight workout in 9 minutes. Continue Reading
Published on January 6, 2016
In our last blog post (in 2015), we discussed the difficulties of setting New Year’s resolutions (and some simple tactics on how you can increase your chances of success).
With our first post of 2016, we want to get more specific. We want to help you take action so you can start seeing results sooner rather than later.
In this post, we’re going to give you 5 jump rope workouts you can start doing right now to get your New Year started off right. Let’s take a look… Continue Reading
Published on December 16, 2015
With the holidays just about in full swing, we know what’s coming – food. And lots of it.
Holiday eating is always excessive. Christmas parties, dinners, family gatherings, and everything in between means you’re constantly indulging on something delicious.
According to Associated British Foods (ref), the average person eats more than 7,000 calories on Christmas day alone! That’s more than three times the recommended daily caloric intake. And we won’t even get into the left-overs.
While we can’t help you out with your indulgence problem, we can hook you up with some killer jump rope workouts that will help you offset some of the damage done over the next couple of weeks.
Here are three holiday jump rope workouts to burn off the extra calories. Continue Reading
Published on November 11, 2015
We’ve already discussed the impressive versatility of the jump rope in the past. It’s no doubt that this simple training tool offers numerous ways to structure your training.
But sometimes this can be a blessing in disguise because when presented with too many paths, we often resort to taking none.
So today I want to show you how you can simplify things. I’m going to show you the four elements that will help you build powerful jump rope workouts that can be done anywhere, anytime.
Let’s dig in. 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 9, 2015
Do you have those days when you just don’t feel like working out?
For some of you, maybe it’s even most days…
You are not alone. We all have them.
Some of these reasons may sound familiar…
I certainly get it. Life happens, sucks up energy, and leaves me just wanting to relax for the afternoon instead of grinding out a workout in the gym.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s good to have recovery days.
The question is are you able to achieve your personal fitness goals in the time you have? Continue Reading