Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions


+ I want to lose weight, what should I eat?...

  • Losing weight is simple. Maybe not easy, but it’s simple. It’s more about HOW MUCH you should eat instead of what you should eat. The quality of food important for your health (you need macronutrients) but at the end of the day, weight loss (fat) loss comes from being in a sustained calorie deficit. Need more help? Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZrYf3yaQuM

+ How do I know how much food I’m eating?...

  • Use an app like myfitnesspal.com to track your intake.

+ I’m weight training, but I want to jump rope too. When should I jump rope?...

  • Generally, we recommend doing two things: 1) Hit a three day split with the weights and get an intense jump rope session in for conditioning on your off days. 2) If you must skip on the days you lift, lift first then do your conditioning. Jump rope is likely to fatigue you, and if you lift while fatigued, you could increase your chance of injury.

+ I just started jump rope, and I’m in pain, how do I fix it?...

  • It’s likely that your pain isn’t being caused by the jump rope, but rather by doing too much too soon. Any time you start a new activity, you need to ease into it. If you are brand new to jump rope, don’t try to do 5 round of HIIT your first day. Also, make sure you are warming up before exercise!

  • Tone it down. Start with 5-10 minutes a day (or even every other day). When you can complete this workout, move on to our free four-week challenge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMKV5KNQsbg

  • When the pain subsides, grab your rope and start nice and slow. Skip for a few minutes a day and if you start to feel pain, call it quits. Give your body another day or two to prepare and try again. Be patient!

+ Why do my shins hurt so bad?...

  • Any time you start a new activity you are going to use muscles that you might use often. You’ll identify imbalances in your body, and you’ll need to adjust. The best thing you can do is reduce your volume and take nice a slow. Check out this video we did on Shin Splints https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMr93YgLO_s

+ How many calories does this workout burn?...

+ How long will it take me to get six pack abs?...

  • Everyone starts at a different place, and results take time. If you are consistently following our jump rope workouts and eating in a modest calorie deficit, YOU WILL get results, but we can’t tell you how long it will take; we talk about here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEYoWEzH4I

+ Will jump rope make me taller?...

  • We’re sorry, but jumping rope will NOT increase your height. Genetics determines your height, and as far as we know, you cannot safely modify genetics. Be patient, and you’ll grow as you mature but you can take a look at how jumping rope can help your posture and make you stand taller here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KirCVV4tvD0

+ How long should my rope be?...

  • To size a rope, you should stand in the middle of it with one foot. Then ends of the rope (not including the handle) should come up to (about) the center of your chest. Check out our example right here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSL6EXD_hcs

+ I have a cable speed rope, will I still get results?...

  • We always use and suggest rope from crossrope.com because we honestly believe they are the best rope made. Their rope systems provide an experience that is like no other jump rope. The cables come out of the package with no memory, and the weight options are perfect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IFu7pSVLz0

  • Having a weighted cable allows you to FEEL the rope in the air. This feedback makes “finding your bounce” and perfecting your timing much more natural. We highly recommend the ¼ pound JRD rope or ½ pound Crossrope for anyone struggling when getting started.

  • If your Crossrope isn’t within your reach, any jump rope is better than no jump rope. Get your hands on what you can and get skipping. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siGVehy6ycY

+ Is jump rope effective for removing neck, thigh, belly, face, arm fat? ...

  • The jump rope is an extremely effective tool for burning lots of calories. When you pair it with a sustained calorie deficit (and balance macronutrient intake), you WILL burn fat. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no way to tell your body to target a particular area to burn fat. This is called “spot reduction,” and spot reduction is NOT POSSIBLE. If fat loss is your goal, get yourself into a mild calorie deficit and start exercising with your jump rope. You’ll lose fat in all the spots you like, but you can’t control the order.