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  Maybe you jump rope for fun or simply for a casual workout. Maybe you compete at CrossFit or even at the National or World jump rope competitions. The most important decision you’ll make when purchasing a jump rope is the type of cable you choose to go with it. Handles are important, but using the correct type of cable makes all off the difference when jumping rope. This guide will help you pick the correct cable for different types of jumping and skill levels. Ultra Thin Cable  Diameter: 1.2mm Description: This is the newest and fastest of all cables...

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When I was first introduced to battle ropes I figured they were all essentially the same. They are, after all, a pretty simple piece of fitness equipment. I've now been using, testing and experimenting with battle ropes going on three years, working with local athletes and CrossFit gyms (here in the Leaveworth WA area) to develop battle ropes that work well in fitness center and garage gym settings. After all this testing and experimenting, here's what I've discovered matters with battle ropes: Material Length Thickness Material Material is your most important consideration. You have essentially three material options when buying a...

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Step on a slackline and you'll soon discover why slacklining has earned a reputation as a killer core workout ... you’ll use every stabilizing muscle you’ve got to balance on the wobbly 2-inch line, activating your entire core. This is why we love integrating slacklining into our warmups and WODs. Here are 9 ways to use a slackline that activate all those core muscle groups. Hanging Push Ups Add a balance element to your pushups. 1-Legged Balance Squats Build leg strength while improving your balance on the line. Hold it at the top for increased difficulty. Slackline Plank Adjust the tension of...

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Madeleine Praye, national jump rope champion, leads us through a jump rope workout designed to burn calorios, kick your cardio into gear and hit your legs from your butt to your ankles.   Rope: Beaded Fitness Rope Sizing: Sizing Video Movements: Single Bounce Jog Step One footed jump Skier One-Footed Skier Side Swing Straddle Jump Scissor Jump Side Swing Fast Single Bounce

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Working on your double unders? It can sometime seem like everyone who has ever done a double under knows the "secret sauce" to becoming a master. Unfortunately, not all advice is good advice... I've coached jump rope for almost 20 years now. Of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of people I've coached, these are the 9 steps I've found make the biggest difference in quickly improving your double under skill. Video Guide: How to Improve Your Double Unders #1 - Get 100 single jumps down first If you no good at jumping rope to begin with, double unders will be a huge challenge. It's that simple....

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