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

Updated on September 28, 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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The Perfect Beginner Jump Rope Workout Routine

Updated on September 14, 2018

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 rebuild it to make it your own.

Check out the full details (with video) below.

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Jump Rope Benefits: The Unique Value of Jump Rope Training

Updated on August 31, 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.

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

Updated on August 17, 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.

We're 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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Common Jump Rope Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

Updated on July 20, 2018

We know why you're struggling...

You've seen what the jump rope can do. You know that it can help you burn fat, build endurance, and replace those long, nasty runs on pavement.

But you just can't seem to do it.

Every time you start, the rope ends up tripping up on your toes or whipping you across the shins. Then you try again. Same result. Lather, rinse, repeat.

We know the feeling. We've all been there at one point.

But while you may think you have no rhythm or coordination, it is very likely that you're making some of the most common mistakes we see every single day.

If you are a beginner or you're just having a difficult time getting started with your jump rope training, then you need to read this post. Seriously. As tempting as it is to just throw in the towel and hang up your ropes, we know you're not a quitter.

If you're ready to finally break through the barrier, let's dig into the four common jump rope mistakes beginners make.​

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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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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 August 3, 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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