Welcome to the Jump Rope Fitness Community brought to you by the team from Crossrope. We're excited to have you here and we're looking forward to get to know you. To ensure you get the most out of this community, we've prepared a series of steps for you to follow below. Check them out below -
The first step is to make sure you get yourself a good jump rope so you can take advantage of all the workouts and challenges we share. If you have a jump rope, great! If you need a jump rope, check out our awesome combo sets:
Once you feel that you've got the basic technique down, it's time to start adding new skills to your jumping repertoire. We've put together a useful YouTube playlist to teach you some of the most popular jump rope skills.
When you feel ready to take on a jump rope workout, we've got a full compilation prepared for you to try. Here are your best options for finding jump rope workouts:
Want even more workouts? Download our free Crossrope app and follow along with our custom workouts
Ready for the ultimate challenge? At Crossrope, we like to host a number of free LIVE 30 day fitness challenges for our community. If you're a member of our community, you'll be notified when these live challenges happen. In the meantime, we do have our standard 30 Day Jump Rope Challenge that we encourage ALL new members to take at some point.
No matter what stage of your jump rope journey you're in, we always encourage all members to share their progress inside our jump rope community. Doing so helps you stay accountable and you never know who your posts are inspiring.
I was pleasantly surprised by how open and welcoming everyone is – a definite change from what I’m used to here in the UK where people can be a little more stand-offish and shy. There are so many different levels of jumpers in the community from beginner to advanced, but no one is arrogant and everyone is always eager to offer their help or advice." - MG
We're sure you've got a lot of questions. Below you'll find answers to some of our most popular questions inside the jump rope community. Feel free to dig through and if you don't see your question answered, make sure to ask it in the community!
The easiest way to get started - seriously - is to just pick up a rope (any rope) and start jumping. Follow the steps outlined on this page and keep us posted with your progress!
We do have a few important community guidelines that all members of the community must abide by. Please read through the community guidelines here.
If you want to search the community for old posts, use the "Search this group" search bar on the left-hand side of the community page. Go here for a quick tutorial.
If you're just getting started, use any rope you can get your hands on. However, if you're looking for the best quality jump ropes on the planet, the popular opinion among community members are that Crossrope jump ropes are the best ropes you can buy.
Heavy jump ropes offer a lot of advantages over regular jump ropes. See here. If you're a beginner, heavier jump ropes offer more feedback while you're jumping and slow down your rotation which helps with the learning process. For more advanced jumpers, heavier ropes offer progressive resistance and more training options. All in all, heavy ropes engage more muscle groups.
Jump rope is considered a low-impact activity. You might be surprised to learn that Jumping rope has less impact on the knees than running and many other sports activities. If you'd like to learn how to avoid common jump rope injuries (like shin splints), read this post.
Jumping rope can is a great training option for weight loss. You can read our comprehensive guide on jump rope for weight loss.
A good warmup is always recommended. We've put together a comprehensive guide on how to build the perfect jump rope warmup.
One of our favorite timer apps is the Seconds Pro app, but there are also lots of free options out there. Just do a quick app search for timer app and choose the one you like.
The LE Set is a special set with custom weights and handles that launch once or twice every year. Typically, they sell out very fast. If you'd like to get notified of the next launch of the LE Set, make sure you join the waiting list here.