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[QUESTION] What is YOUR Best Jump Rope Routine?

Welcome to the Crossrope Curiosity Series where we want YOU to help us create the content. We’ll ask the questions. You give us your answers. And we all learn something new.

There are many ways to build the best jump rope routine.

It all depends on your goals, your experience, and your creativity.

With the introduction of weighted jump ropes, you can now create jump rope routines and workouts to achieve a multitude of fitness goals – faster weight loss, superior endurance, improved athletic performance, easier double unders, and even a boost in functional strength.

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How Brandon Uses Crossrope to Train for Fights [Customer Spotlight]

Published on September 28, 2016

Meet Brandon Trahan - aka "Btown."

Brandon is a 33 year-old, self-professed “normal guy” who loves his wife and kids and works full-time. He also loves to play the drums, exercise regularly, and even train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

He recently started using Crossrope to prepare for his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fights and swears it (along with his awesome professor and team) helped him take home the gold in his tournament. But we know it was also a lot of hard work and preparation on his end.

We asked Brandon to share his story and his experience with Crossrope training with our community. Check out what he had to say.

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[QUESTION] How Do You Use the Jump Rope in Your Training Routine?

[This week we’re kicking off our new Crossrope Curiosity Series where we want YOU to help us create amazing and helpful content. We’ll ask the questions You give us your answers in the comments. And we all learn something new. You in?]

It’s true.

The jump rope is an incredibly versatile training tool.

There are so many different ways to incorporate it into your workout routine. There are so many ways to add it to the training mix.

So we want to know:

Q: How do you use the jump rope in your training routine?

Do you use the jump rope as a warm-up tool?

Do you use it in between your exercise sets? Do you mix it with bodyweight exercises or other training tools? Or do you use it as your main weapon of choice?

Leave your responses in the comment section below. Go!

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[Guest Workout] Burn Fat With a Badass Jump Rope HIIT Workout

Updated on September 14, 2016

Whatup Crossropers!

It’s Dan and Brandon from Zen Dude Fitness back again to help you burn some serious calories with the jump rope.

We know you're always looking for some great fat-burning workouts so we've put together one badass HIIT workout to help you burn off those stubborn pounds.

Let's jump right to it.

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Weighted Jump Rope Benefits You Can’t Miss Out On [INFOGRAPHIC]

Published on August 24, 2016

Some people know the powerful benefits of jump rope training.

Everything from improved conditioning, endurance, coordination, balance, speed, weight loss, foot work, and more. And, it's a proven tool that's been around for centuries.

But what happens when you introduce resistance into your jump rope training? More importantly, what are the weighted jump rope benefits that you can't miss out on?

That's what we want to explore today.

In this infographic, we want to show you how you can get more out of each workout simply by introducing weighted jump ropes into your training mix. Who knows - maybe it will even inspired you to get started with your own jump rope journey!

[ If you've already experienced ​these benefits as a Crossrope user, make sure to share the infographic with your friends so they'll want to join the party! ]

You ready? Let's jump right into the unique benefits of weighted jump ropes...

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17 Ridiculously Good Fitness Quotes to Get You Up and Jumping

Published on August 17, 2016

Feeling a little unmotivated lately? Got a bad case of the workout ‘plateaus’? 

Not to worry - it’s totally normal. But no need to wallow in Couch Potato-ville forever, especially when your future, fit self is waiting around the corner.

And to help you out, we’ve scoured the internet for the most awesome, fire-under-the-butt motivational quotes to get you back into high gear and jumping rope like your life depends on it.

(We even made up a few of our own quotes...can you guess which ones?)

Here are Crossrope’s top picks for motivational quotes to get you up and running (or rather, jumping) in no time.

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How A 55 Year Old Jump Rope Junkie Uses Crossrope To Stay Fit [Customer Spotlight]

Published on July 20, 2016

Meet Claude: A 55 year-old French Canadian polymath, fitness fanatic, Krav Maga expert, former competitive track cyclist and jump rope enthusiast.

Claude is also a veteran “Crossroper” - he was one of our very first customers back when our system looked like a pair of nun-chucks. Seriously.

He hails from Montreal, where he was “born, bred and buttered.” With over 15 years of military service under his belt, he’s travelled the world on NATO peacekeeping missions.

We've invited Claude to join us in this week's customer spotlight so he can share his experience with fitness, jump rope training, Crossropes, and everything in between. 

Read on to see how Claude manages to stay fit on the road, how he fits workouts into his busy schedule, and how his approach to fitness has changed now that he’s in his 50s.

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Crossrope Roundup: Our Best Jump Rope Posts From 2016 (Well, So Far)

Published on July 1, 2016

It's hard to believe that it's already July! Time flies when you're having fun 🙂

A lot of new and exciting things have been happening at Crossrope headquarters this year - from the start of our new blog to the development of our new Jump Rope Community to the launch of our new-and-improved Crossrope Training App.

And we know it can be easy to miss things when time flies. So we wanted to do a little recap - a quick roundup of some of our favorite and most popular content pieces from 2016.

Whether you’re new to jumping rope, a seasoned pro, obsessed with double unders, or just looking to shed a few extra pounds for the summer, there’s something in here for everyone.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the best jump rope training content from Crossrope.

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Trainer’s Corner: Differentiate Yourself With (Weighted) Jump Ropes

Published on June 22, 2016

Are you a personal trainer or fitness coach?

Then you've probably seen how the fitness landscape has been shifting over the past few decades. It's becoming ever more important (and difficult) to differentiate yourself. 

In fact, according to the US Labor Department, the number of personal training jobs has grown an astounding 44% from 2001 to 2011. And more and more training programs are becoming available to meet the ever-growing demand for good fitness advice.

If you want to be successful, you have to stand out from the crowd. You have to be different. You have to be exceptional or you can easily get ignored. 

In today's post, we'll show you one simple way you can differentiate yourself by adding a unique training tool to your arsenal - the weighted jump rope.

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How to Use a Jump Rope to Prepare for Your Mud Run (Tips from a Marketer)

Published on June 8, 2016

Anyone who has ever completed a Tough Mudder event or a Spartan Race can attest to the fact that the term ‘mud run’ can be one of the biggest understatements in history.

I would know. Over the past few years, I've completed a number of Tough Mudders and Spartan races across North America. I've climbed steep hills in Toronto, ran under the scorching sun in Michigan, and ran long courses in Ottawa (among others).​

Mud runs - for many - have become the pinnacle of physical challenges. They're a grueling feat, both physically and mentally. And they're becoming more and more competitive.

No matter whether you're racing for time (Spartan), competing for the best (World's Toughest Mudder), or just running with friends for fun, it's good to be prepared.

While there are many ways to prepare for a challenge of this nature, in this post I want to quickly show you why the jump rope can be a huge asset ​in your training arsenal.

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