How Jeremy Bishop Saved his Job with Jump Rope Training

Published on May 25, 2018

"After I quit smoking last year, I was 20 pounds over the weight requirement for my job. I just had to do something."

Jeremy started smoking at 14. But after two decades of smoking under his belt, he was ready to make a change.

As a military personnel member, he lived an active and healthy life for the better part of his adult life. But when his smoking habit and knee pain got in the way of his livelihood and family life, he needed to find an option that his body could sustain.

That's where his story begins.

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How to Avoid Injury and Shin Splints When Jumping Rope

Updated on May 18, 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.

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Steve Gaspard: Finding Happiness With Jump Rope Training

Published on April 27, 2018

​“I looked at pictures of myself in high school and I felt sad. I remember looking at myself and I didn't recognize myself. The person I saw wasn't me. The struggle came from there to start doing something, anything.”

Steve Gaspard is a 39-year-old father of two from Texas.

When he was in college, he ran track and played football. He was as active as they get. But as often happens in young adulthood, it became more challenging to stay active after college and after going six years without exercise, Steve could no longer recognize himself.

This is a story of how he re-built his body and found happiness

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Crossrope Q&A: All of Your Jump Rope Questions Answered

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.

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10 Bodyweight Exercises to Pair with Your Jump Rope Training

Published on April 06, 2018

There are many ways to use jump rope training to reach your fitness goals.

One of the things we like to do in our workouts and fitness challenges is mix jump rope exercises with bodyweight exercises. This combination gives you the versatility and freedom to keep your workouts fun, fresh, and effective.

In this post, we'll show you 10 bodyweight exercises that you can pair with your jump rope training to reach your fitness goals even faster. 

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Derrick Wilcox: A Story of Jump Ropes, Weight Loss, and Family

Published on March 30, 2018

“I have 2 kids and I coach baseball & basketball. How can I expect the kids to perform or be healthy if I don’t do those things myself? I had to get active and fit to show my kids what healthy living looks like.”

Derrick is a 34-year-old father of two. After graduating from college, fitness took a backseat and he gained nearly 50 pounds.

“I didn’t gain the weight overnight. It was a very slow transition. I was working 60 hours a week out of college, and eating fast food just so I could eat.”

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How to do Double Unders: From Zero to 639 Double Unders in a Row

Updated on March 9, 2018

Welcome to the ultimate double under training guide where we’re going to teach you how to do double unders like a pro, regardless of your starting point.

The double under is one of the most challenging jump rope exercises on the planet, but it's also one of the most effective, which is what makes it worth the time and effort to learn.

When we first started developing the Crossrope system, the goal was for our founder, Dave, to get 100 double unders in a row. It took a long time to get to even 80 consistently, but hitting that 100 mark was proving to be quite the challenge.

So he created a simple game-plan. Instead of just practicing double unders randomly (which most people do), he created a strategic double under program.

Within two months, he was crushing 200 double unders consistently. He's used the same tips and techniques we're sharing with you in this article to build up to 639 double unders in a row (video included).

And now we want to give you the same tips and strategic approach to learning how to do double unders so you too can improve very quickly.

Let's get started.

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Jump Rope Weight Loss Story: How Sherri Kent Lost 40 Lbs in 8 Weeks

Published on March 2, 2018

At 53 years old, Sherri Kent had suddenly found herself overweight.

Even though health had always been a priority for her (she happens to work in health care), life just kind of got in the way.

Then one day she realized it was time for a change.

We were taking  a group picture at work and I was appalled by the picture. When I saw that, I was like ‘wow what have I done to myself. I just knew I needed to start moving.”

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Jump Rope Benefits: The Unique Value of Jump Rope Training

Updated on February 9, 2018

The popularity of jump rope training has exploded over the past few years, but many gym-goers are still unaware of the jump rope benefits that come with this style of training.

The jump rope is one of the oldest training tools.

It’s great for all fitness and ability levels. It fits in with all training goals – whether it be fat loss, endurance, strength, or performance. And it gets the job done. Always. Anywhere.

In this comprehensive post we’re going to dissect the benefits of jumping rope and show you why we (and many others) believe that the jump rope should be part of every training routine.

Let’s begin –

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Jumping Rope vs Running: What to Do When Running is No Option

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. Continue Reading

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