You know the drill, you have to make an effort to fit exercise into your daily routine. With a bananas schedule right now, (the kids are in-person some days and remote school some days), I make a plan A and plan B when it comes to self care and workouts. On days that are nuts all I need is just 15 minutes to get an awesome total body workout. The solution is jumping rope. Here's how to get an efficient jump rope workout -- get the Crossrope app and ropes and start jumping.
The Crossrope Workout
Crossrope makes a series of high-end weighted jump ropes. The starter rope set is $99 for two ropes. They come in four different sizes, pick depending on your height. I have this set up, and it includes:
- Slim Handles - new and improved
- 1/4 LB Jump Rope - great for endurance + HIIT workouts
- 1/2 LB Jump Rope - great for beginners + advanced cardio
- Carry Pouch - for easy rope storage
- Free access to Crossrope Lite (the app)
There's also the BUNDLE. This has four weighted ropes. This set adds a 1 LB and 2 LB "heavy rope" set. It's $238, and frankly I get enough of a workout with the two ropes I have.
The quality of the jumprope DOES make a difference. This one never gets tangled or twisted, it's made to give a nice, consistent workout. If you use it properly, it's worth the money for the fancy jumping gear.
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It's all About the App
For the first month, all I needed was the "lite" app that is included. I did the intro workouts and tutorials to get going. After that first month, I subscribed to the Premium App, that's where all the good workouts are. I have done dozens of the workouts, they are constantly adding new ones, and I am never bored. I favorite the ones I like so I can easily go back and repeat a workout, but I also love the novelty of the new.
You can get a jump rope anywhere, the real key here is the app. New workouts are added each week and they have a HUGE variety. I like the HIIT workouts that combine total strength and cardio.
The premium app is $9.99 a month. The "lite" app is all you need to get started. It's got tutorials and a few starter workouts loaded into it, as you progress, you'll want to get the full app.
There are over 200 workouts in the app, they are ranked and HIGHLY searchable. I customize by time, the type of workout I want and the intensity. I'm never disappointed!
Jumping rope does wonders for building strength, and increasing overall muscle tone. And as a bonus, jumping rope burns over 1000 calories and hour! Crossrope is a fun workout that fits your busy schedule. I like that these workouts are quick and portable. Sign up for Crossrope here.
Getting Started with Crossrope
- First, head to your app store and download the app on iOS or Android.
- Set up your account and pick your workout
- Get your ropes ready (you may need two or three weighted ropes depending on the workout)
- Add in your favorite workout music (I use spotify in the background)
- Start jumping!
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