Hey, you! So, you want to get started jumping rope? Amazing!
We are the Jump Rope Dudes, and we are here to support you on your jump rope journey. As with any type of fitness training, optimal results require the best possible equipment. If you want to get the most out of your jump rope experience, choosing a high-quality rope from a reputable brand is step #1.
There are so many brands and different ropes to choose from. We understand that picking the right one can feel like a daunting task, especially if you’re looking to invest in a rope that will last you a long time.
Not to fear! We are here to help. In today’s blog, we are going to review the best jump rope for beginners – and the best on the market – the Crossrope Jump Rope. We will cover the Crossrope in detail, including everything you’ll need to know to determine which one is best for you.
At the end of the day, we just want to get you jumping and keep you motivated and inspired to reach your fitness goals, regardless of what rope you choose. However, we also want to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to set you up for success and to keep you injury-free as you embark on your fitness journey.
Quick Reminder: The Benefits of Jumping Rope
Let’s begin by briefly reminding you why jumping rope is so awesome in the first place. Some of the benefits of jumping rope include:
- It makes working out fun!
- It’s the most efficient cardiovascular workout you can get.
- It improves lung function and strengthens your respiratory system. Strong lungs pump highly-oxygenated blood throughout your system.
- It increases bone density.
- It improves your coordination, footwork, and agility.
- It enhances your balance and mobility.
- It gives you explosive power.
- It provides a full-body strengthening, bodyfat-scorching, endurance-building workout.
If you’re curious to learn more about the benefits of jumping rope, check out this article.
The amazing results you get from jumping rope are the driving force behind the jump rope’s massive popularity, especially the boom we’ve seen in the last two years. We will go over this in detail in a bit in the section, “Proven Results,” and trust us – it will blow your mind!
First, we need to discuss what makes a high-quality product and why quality matters. If you’re totally new to jumping rope, we recommend starting with our beginner’s guide. It will answer a lot of common questions as you begin your jump rope journey.
Why Jump Rope Quality Matters
At JRD, we firmly believe specialized equipment shouldn’t be a barrier to entry for jumping rope. For this reason, we very rarely make fancy equipment recommendations to community members.
Back in the day, we (Dan and Brandon) started our respective jump rope journeys with nothing more than a $5 sporting goods rope. And yet, our ten years of experience have taught us that while just about any rope will do the trick (pun definitely intended), a high-quality rope goes a long way in shortening the jump rope learning curve. This is what we want to bring to you with the Crossrope – a tool to help expedite the process of learning and having run with the jump rope. Let’s take a look at why the Crossrope is so amazing.
Crossrope: The World’s Best Jump Rope for Beginners
We’ve tested just about every jump rope under the sun. Between the two of us and our thousands of JRD community members, we can confidently say that Crossrope jump ropes are the highest quality ropes on the market. They have ropes for all fitness levels and goals. Remember, when buying a jump rope, you need to look for the quality of materials and durability of the rope. Here, we will break down the Crossrope jump rope and highlight some of the characteristics that separate Crossrope from the pack.
1. Premium Handles
Most jump ropes come with foam handles that tend to slip during sweaty workouts and start to shed little pieces over time.
Crossrope’s slim handles and power handles are made from a silicone-like material. Super soft to the touch, these are the only jump rope handles in the world that are made to feel luxurious. They never flake or shed like foam handles and are intuitively curved to fit the hand and give a firm grip.
Crossrope’s premium handles are made to be durable, easy to grip, and come with a lifetime warranty.
The slim handles differ in shape from the power handles, but both fit perfectly in our hands. They never slip out of place, even during long, sweaty jumping sessions. Both handle styles have steel bearings, a unique and innovative feature that propels the rope with every spin. This makes it easier for the ropes to rotate evenly in a full circle, leaving you with a stable, steady cadence to time your jumps.
Another excellent feature of the Crossrope handles is the fast clip connection. It allows you to change out ropes quickly, even in the middle of a workout. Simply hold down the handle clips, swap out your ropes, and effortlessly click the new one into place. As you become a better, more experienced jump rope ninja, you will love the ease with which you can swap out your ropes to different handles, customizing your workouts to your needs.
2. Industry Leading Ropes
A low-quality rope will cause friction with every strike on the ground, making it more work for you to propel the rope forward. Not to mention, friction tears up your rope pretty fast. A superior quality rope provides durability allowing you to jump on literally any surface. Crossrope’s proprietary coating on their ropes is an innovative feature that allows for smooth and easy rotations, striking the floor without added friction or tearing up your rope.
One amazing feature of the Crossrope is that its ropes (regardless of weight) never get tangled – not even the thinnest ones. Their ropes come in different lengths to fit your height, and their website offers a handy sizing tool to ensure you get the right one. Having a rope that is the right size for your body is very important, especially if your goal is to do tricks like double unders or crisscross jumps. A properly sized rope doesn’t fly too high, which would require a lot of effort, or too low, which could trip you up.
3. The Crossrope App
When you purchase a Crossrope jump rope, you also get a full 30 days of workouts for free on their premium app. This is super beneficial for beginners and those that are short on time. The app features fun tutorials and workouts, helping you to learn proper form and how to change out the handles and handle the equipment. It also Includes jump rope challenges and a fantastic community of over 70,000 jump ropers who will inspire and uplift you and hold you accountable to your goals.
4. 17,000 5-Star Customer Reviews
Do you buy anything online without reading the reviews first? We sure don’t! In 2022, we value the credibility of social proof before making a purchase. Simply put, if your product sucks, people will rate it poorly, and no one will buy it. Conversely, if you’re searching for something, like a new jump rope, and you saw one with well over 19,000 positive reviews, you would certainly consider buying it!
Crossrope jump ropes have more five-star reviews than any other jump rope on the market. With over 19,470 people who tried the product and loved it enough to write a review. A whopping 17,547 gave Crossrope a perfect five-star rating. We encourage you to read through the reviews. You will see comments like:
“Best ropes anyone can find”
Review by ******** on 26 Apr 2022.
For almost 4 years, I have been using different sets of Crossrope as get lean, get strong, and LE and ropes from other brands. Now, I can tell you with total confidence that the Crossrope is the best investment anyone can make when jump rope is the goal. I am sure you are not going to regret any dollar you invest. Thanks to all of you and to the jump rope dudes.
“Crossropes are my favorite!”
Review by ***** on 26 Apr 2022.
Love these ropes! Absolute favorite!! So much so, I want them all! The app is my go-to. It offers a great variety of jump rope training.
“Amazing rope set”
Review by ****** on 26 Apr 2022.
The handles are extremely comfortable, and the ropes feel great. Best buy ever.
5. Proven Results
If you have been following JRD for a while, you likely are familiar with our weight loss transformations.
To recap the JRD story, we both discovered jumping rope and used it to transform our bodies and drop loads of body fat fast. For Dan, he was working a sedentary, corporate job and found it difficult to meet his fitness goals. He weighed 260 pounds before discovering jumping rope. By incorporating intense jump rope workouts and some essential lifestyle changes, he was able to drop a whopping 70 pounds of fat!
Brandon’s story had a similar trajectory. After discovering jump rope workouts, he went from 250 pounds to 185! The weight loss stories we see are incredible and inspirational, and they are happening all the time in the JRD community.
While we both began our jump rope journeys with cheap sporting goods ropes, we quickly discovered the Crossrope and took our jump rope transformations to the next level. 10 years later, the Crossrope continues to help us (and our JRD community members) maintain peak physical fitness. Crossrope’s superior quality product allows you to elevate your workouts to the next level and reach your weight loss goals, just like we did.
PJ’s Weight Loss Story
For anyone looking to drop some weight, we want to share an amazing transformation story with you.
Meet PJ. He’s 39 years old and lives in Canada with his lovely wife and four sons. He says that he was a “medium-sized” guy for most of his life but was never consistent with his fitness routine or setting goals. As he approached his 30’s, PJ’s weight reached an all-time high, maxing out at 270 pounds.
Doctors diagnosed PJ with fatty liver disease and put him on medications for high blood pressure. He was then diagnosed with type two diabetes. Coupled with unhealthy habits, carrying around extra weight had severe consequences for PJ. Thinking about his family, he knew he had to change.
To start, PJ adopted healthier eating habits and started running. But he found pretty quickly that running had negative impacts on his body. After doing some research, he decided to try jumping rope. And who do you think showed up in his search results? The JRD community, of course!
PJ gave our workouts a try and was hooked. He completed the JRD Swole Samari Challenge and dropped 95 pounds in just eight months! PJ has completely reversed his fatty liver and type two diabetes.
In PJ’s own words, he says, “At the end of the day, no one else can jump for you. You have to pick up that rope and fight for yourself. Only you can make your change.” Well said, PJ! Keep rockin’ your workouts and inspiring others!
Which Crossrope Set is Right for Me?
As we previously discussed, what really sets the Crossrope apart is that its ropes are engineered to meet a wide range of fitness goals. When deciding which Crossrope set to get, consider your personal goals. If you’re a beginner, then 90% of the time, we recommend starting with the Get Lean Set.
Get Lean Set
The Get Lean Set is perfect for beginners because the lightweight rope will feel familiar, like the ropes you’ve used in the past. The major difference is that this is a superior quality rope that will last for years and build your endurance, speed, and power without adding friction. This set comes with a ¼ LB and ½ LB rope, paired with the detachable, ultra-comfortable Crossrope Slim Handles. This set is perfect for beginners because you’ll be able to learn the basics, focus on proper form, and still burn a ton of body fat while building muscle. This set is also ideal if weight loss is your priority.
Get Strong Set
The Get Strong Set is for more seasoned athletes looking to build and maintain their muscle mass and strength. It comes with both a 1 LB and 2 LB rope and thicker, sturdy power handles. Ideal for an advanced high-intensity workout with the added benefit of increased strength training, especially in the calves, forearms, shoulders, and core. A weighted jump rope is an excellent way to drill skills into your muscle memory, especially if you want to integrate tricks into your workouts. With a heavy rope, you will feel the rotation of every swing and better time your muscle movements and jumps.
Get Fit Bundle
The Get Fit Bundle is the complete jump rope workout experience, bundling the heavy and light sets, plus access to the premium app and a complimentary workout bag.
We love to use different weighted ropes to vary the intensity of our workouts. With the quick-change system, you can interchange the handles effortlessly and quickly to meet your training demands. You can switch from a heavier weighted rope for strengthening to a lightweight speed rope to amp up your cardio and crush new personal records. Mixing and matching ropes and challenging yourself with new, different workouts is how you level up – achieving your greatest fitness goals and building a lifelong habit that you enjoy.
Crossrope and JRD TV: A Match Made in Jump Rope Heaven
Today we’ve discussed in detail why the Crossrope jump rope is the best on the market.
Although we’ve been at this for over a decade, we remember what it feels like to be a beginner in the jump rope game. We are here to help!
To facilitate your journey and provide personalized coaching along with support from the JRD community, we strongly recommend you sign up for Jump Rope Dudes TV. We’re pumped about this exciting, new community platform that acts as a live, interactive, ongoing fitness program!
JRDTV is all about community, accountability, and simplicity! Offering a catalog of hundreds of commercial-free workouts available anytime on your phone or device. It’s the perfect solution for when you’re short on time or unsure how to structure your workouts.
As an added bonus for busy community members, we’ll send a daily workout to your email inbox every Monday through Friday. No planning, stressing, or guessing; we’ve crafted comprehensive workouts for you from start to finish. All you have to do is grab your Crossrope and go!
In addition to the massive catalog of pre-recorded and live workouts, members have access to the community forum and individual coaching. It’s the community of heartfelt, dedicated jumpers that keeps us going and inspires us to do what we do every day. And we want to bring this incredible community to you!
Combining the Crossrope jump rope and the support, accountability, and training you’ll receive from JRDTV will give you all the tools you need to crush your fitness goals.
Remember: A Quality Rope Goes a Long Way
We hope we’ve given you all the information you need to pick a high-quality, durable jump rope.
As always, we welcome your questions and comments about this article or anything jump rope-related. Feel free to slide into our DMS on any one of our social media channels (Instagram and Facebook). We try to answer our messages ASAP!
We strongly recommend that you check out our YouTube channel. Here you will find instant access to a ton of great (and free!) workouts, tutorials, and advice that has helped us get to where we are today.
To all of our jump rope family out there, stay healthy, stay connected, and remember…
DO THE THING!