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

Last updated on May 31, 2017

Welcome to the ultimate double under training guide where I’m 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 I first started developing the Crossrope system (in my garage), my goal was to get 100 double unders in a row. It took me a long time to get to even 80 consistently, but hitting that 100 mark was proving to be quite the challenge.​

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

I knew I came across something powerful because, within just two months, I was crushing 200 double unders consistently. I’ve used the same tips and techniques I’m sharing with you in this article to build up to 639 double unders in a row (video included).

My goal with this post is to show you that if you take a strategic approach to learning how to do double unders, you too can improve very quickly.

Let's get started.

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Jump Rope Partner Workout: Combo Tabata Workout

Published on May 24, 2017.

Have a partner who loves high intensity training just as much as you do? 

Good, because today's jump rope workout is all about combo Tabata training!

Tabatas, as painful as they can be, can improve your fitness and enable you to burn MORE calories in less time than a 60 minute steady state workout. Plus it's more fun.

In this workout, we'll run through 3 different jump rope combo Tabatas built around effective jump rope and bodyweight exercises.

Think you and your partner have what it takes? Let's see what you got...

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Sonny Smith: A Story of Jump Shots to Jump Ropes

Published on May 19, 2017

As a child, Anesia “Sonny” Smith despised jumping rope.

“My older sisters never let me jump Double Dutch with them, so I was always given the boring task of being the rope turner.”

But Sonny was never one to just stand by and watch, so she picked up a basketball, went to play with the boys, and never looked back.

Sonny’s dedication and skill on the basketball court landed her a full athletic scholarship to the University of Maryland, where she picked up the nickname, “Sonny”.

“As a competitive athlete, my fitness goals were never centered on diets or weight loss, but rather striving to reach peak physical performance.”

Her unstoppable drive, as well as her nickname, stuck with her after college, where she continued to live a very healthy and active lifestyle.

Nowadays as a working mom with two young kids, the stamina and discipline she gained from her college years really come in handy.

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Jump Rope Benefits: The Unique Value of Jump Rope Training

Published on May 17, 2017

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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Jump Rope Partner Workout: Race For Time

Published on May 10, 2017.

Since so many of you enjoyed our last partner workout, we put together another one for you!

BUT in this workout you're not working together, you're competing AGAINST each other. This fun little jump rope competition is all about speed and endurance.

It comprises of a sequence of bodyweight and jump rope exercises that you and your partner are going to run through as quickly as you can...

Got a jump rope partner?

Good. Let's see who can get through this workout faster...

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Jump Rope Partner Workout To Complete Together

Published on April 26, 2017.

Want a fun and challenging workout to do with a partner?

We've put together an awesome workout that you and a partner can complete together!

In this high intensity workout, you and your partner get to choose the number of reps and the jump rope skill you want to do and complete it together as quickly as you can!

Found someone who's ready to take on the challenge with you?

Good. Let's do it.

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Double Under Disaster to Double Under Master [Customer Spotlight]

Updated on April 21, 2017

Meet Brent: A determined 43 year-old Canadian father of three, lover of Japanese culture, and avid Crossfitter.

For years Brent has struggled to string together double unders despite spending countless hours watching YouTube tutorials and in the gym practicing his technique.

No matter how hard he worked, however, he just couldn't seem to get a feel for them...

Until he discovered Crossrope. Read on to find out how Brent finally conquered his double under struggles and broke his double under record on the very first try with his new ropes.

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Best Jump Rope Shoes: Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Shoe

Published on April 19, 2017

"What are the best jump rope shoes?"

Hmm. We must have received this question at least a hundred times over the past few months both within our community and our support channels.

So we’ve finally taken it upon ourselves to put together the ultimate guide to helping you choose the best jump rope shoes for your jump rope journey.

In this guide, we explain why you need good shoes for jumping, how to pick the right ones, whether it's OK to go barefoot, and we cover some of our favorite choices.

Let's take a look -

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15 Minute Beginner Heavy Jump Rope Workout from Crossrope

Published on April 12, 2017.

Are you looking to burn some serious calories while having fun at the same time?

Good.​

Today we've got a tough little 15 minute beginner heavy jump rope workout designed to get your heart rate up and your muscles firing. It's a nice mix of bodyweight and heavy jump rope exercises to work your endurance and strength.

Want to give it a shot?

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Matt Garner: A Crossrope Comeback Story Across the Pond

Published on April 7, 2017

“Daddy, you’ve got a big belly!” 

Those were the words of Matt Garner’s five year-old daughter, Layla, smiling and pointing. [Insert adorable British accent]

As a former semi-pro football (soccer) player for a local Manchester, UK team (Clitheroe), Matt had always been athletic. Needless to say, his daughter’s teasing words were a bit of a shock to his system.

“I played football on a semi-professional level from the age of 15 to the age of 27, so it’s definitely been a big part of my life.”

Matt was born and raised in small town called Clitheroe. He describes it as being the ‘type of town where everyone knows everyone, and also knows everything about you.’

At 36, Matt is a devoted father and family man, with quite an inspiring journey that all of us can relate to on some level.

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