Hesham’s Story: How Replacing Strength Training with Jump Rope Training Changed his Life

Published on December 08, 2017

“During my fourth semester, I was under a lot of stress. My blood pressure was high and I had a heart arrhythmia. At that time, I wasn’t training.”

Hesham Al-ansi is a 29-year-old mechanical engineering student from Yemen, currently living in Germany.

Hesham never thought he would have a heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure, or any kind of medical condition. He was an avid weightlifter for nearly a decade.

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10 Jump Rope Workouts to Keep You Fit This Holiday Season

Published on November 29, 2017

With the holiday season upon us, staying motivated can be difficult.

The cold weather is making it tough to get out of the house and the endless Christmas parties and family dinners are making it harder to resist those tasty holiday treats.

(I think some of us are still recovering from Thanksgiving last week).

To help you stay fit this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 jump rope workouts from 2017 that you can do anywhere in under 20 minutes. 

Grab your ropes, a timer, and maybe a friend and let’s get to work.

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Val Lee: Overcoming an Obsession for the Scale with a Jump Rope

Published on November 24, 2017

“Save for my 3 kids, chocolate and sweets are the love of my life. The problem is that I was so obsessed with the numbers on the scale.”

Valerie ‘Val’ Lee is a 43-year-old stay at home mom of 3 living in the Maldives.

When she was younger, she used sports and exercise as a way to decompress. She ran, swam, and cycled regularly. But, as life got busier, exercise started to become less of a priority.

This is her story.

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Best Fitness Gift Ideas From 20,000 Fitness Enthusiasts

Published on November 14, 2017

The holidays are just around the corner. 

Whether you're an early shopper or you tend to leave things to the last minute, we wanted to give a helping hand by showing you what fitness enthusiasts actually want this year.

We asked our community of 20,000 fitness enthusiasts to give us their best wishlist items and we've compiled them into our 2017 holiday gift guide.

This holiday season, don't just guess what your fitness-minded friends want. Use this curated list to find that perfect gift - the one they're actually going to love and use.

Here are the top holiday fitness gift ideas for 2017.

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Chad Gonzales: Beating Cardio Boredom with Weighted Jump Ropes

Published on November 10, 2017

“After I got my first desk job 2 years ago, I started noticing that my clothes were fitting a little tighter. Getting older didn’t help and my metabolism began to slow down.”

Chad Gonzales, a 29-year-old father of one (soon to be two), used to get his daily dose of activity through his work. He did a lot of manual labor as a warehouse worker.

But when a change in his career put him behind a desk from 9 to 5, he quickly started to notice his body changing.

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The Next Generation of Jump Ropes from Crossrope

Published on November 1, 2017.

A new generation is coming.

At Crossrope, our mission has always been to deliver the ultimate jump rope experience to our community, our customers, and to the fitness world.

As part of that mission, we’re constantly challenging ourselves to find new ways to inspire and empower people to achieve their fitness goals in a fun, effective way.

That is why we’re so excited about the next generation. We’ve re-designed our flagship training system from the ground up to give you a new and improved Infinity Rope System.

Here’s your first look inside.

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10 Minute Jump Rope Endurance Ladder Workout For Beginners

Published on October 27, 2017.

Want a great 10 minute jump rope workout to test your endurance?

In this jump rope workout we're going to focus on the ladder workout protocol which is great for building stamina and strength with your jump ropes.

Your objective will be to climb up the jump rope ladder as quickly as you can!

Ready? Grab your rope and let's do this.

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Marija Jankovic: A Story of Motherhood and Motivation

Published on October 14, 2017

For Marija Jankovic, motivation was never in short supply.

Fitness was always a part of her lifestyle, but when she was blessed with children, it took a toll on her body and her motivation.

Marija is a 39-year-old mother of 3 young children.

She is an IT researcher and a University teaching assistant and she recently moved to Greece with her family. She enjoys what all of us aim to reach – a healthy work-life balance.

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The Perfect Beginner Jump Rope Workout Routine

Re-published on August 30, 2017

Today we're excited to bring you the perfect beginner jump rope workout routine

If you're just getting started with your jump rope training journey...

...or if you just got your Crossrope set and you're wondering what jump rope workout routine to try, then this simple 10 minute jump rope workout is perfect for you.

You'll learn what exercises to focus on, what technique tips to pay attention to, and even how to break this workout apart and re-build it to make it your own.​

Check out the full details (with video) below.

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How Often Should You Jump Rope Each Week? Answered.

Re-published on August 16, 2017

Do you know how often you should be jumping rope each week?

If you’re like many of the jumpers we speak to on a daily basis, it’s a question that comes up often. But it’s one of great importance because how often you jump not only has an impact on your results, but it plays a key factor when it comes to injury prevention.

There’s been a lot of debate in terms of how long a jump rope session should be.

Some say it’s OK to jump every single day. Others claim it’s only good to be using the rope once or twice a week. But the real answer depends on your answers to some important questions.

In this post, I share some important questions you should ask yourself to determine how much you should be jumping rope each week to achieve your personal goals.

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