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Camerly’s Story of Jump Ropes, Family, and Healthy Competition

Published on June 29, 2018

​"I looked in the mirror one day and didn't recognize myself and I didn't know how I got there. There is a difference between living an active lifestyle and living a healthy lifestyle. I liked being outside and working out, but when I looked in the mirror I didn't recognize my face."

Camerly is a stay-at-home mother of two.

Before having her children she led quite an active lifestyle. In high school, she swam competitively and was on the track team. She was a serious athlete.

But when she went off to college, things changed when her focus shifted on school.

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Learn How to Jump Rope: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Jump Rope Training

Updated on June 8, 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.

Seriously.

I'm 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.

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15 Fun Jump Rope Exercises to Boost Your Jump Rope Workouts

Published on June 01, 2018

Are you looking to learn some new jump rope exercises?

Whether you're new to jumping rope or you've been at it for years, it's always fun and exciting to learn new skills and add new exercises to your workout repertoire. 

In this post, we're sharing 15 fun jump rope exercises that you can learn and use anywhere to make your workouts more effective. Let's dig in.

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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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