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

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

Dean Massa: Overcoming Pain with Jump Rope Training

Published on January 26, 2018

"For the last 8 years, the limping, dealing with the fact that my left foot was so damaged in the accident that I only had about 60% flexibility in it. I simply came to terms and accepted it. Adapted to it."

In 2006, Dean Massa, a 45-year old father of two, was struck by a car while jogging on his way to work. The accident left him with two broken legs and bilateral ankle fractures.

He was bound to a wheelchair for 6 months. 

Looking back, it doesn’t seem like he would be the most likely person to become a jump rope enthusiast. But that's what makes his story so inspiring.

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Top 10 Jump Rope Blog Posts of 2017

Published on December 27, 2017

We've had quite a busy year at Crossrope.

We launched our new Infinity Rope System, we expanded our little Crossrope team, and we grew our special Jump Rope Fitness Facebook Community to nearly 24,000 global members.

But we've also written some really useful articles (well, according to our readers).

To close out the year, we want to reflect on some of the best jump rope articles we've published this year. We hope that they'll come in handy for your own jump rope journey.

Let's look back at the top 10 jump rope posts of 2017.

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The Most Inspiring Jump Rope Stories of 2017

Published on December 22, 2017

2017 has been a fun and eventful year all around.

Inside our special jump rope fitness community, we've seen some incredible transformations, fitness achievements, and success stories come to life.

We've seen our customers do amazing things with their jump ropes.

And we want to use this opportunity to share some of our favorite jump rope stories in the hopes that they will inspire you to kick start next year's goals and resolutions early.

Let's take a look at the best jump rope stories from 2017. 

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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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