How to Take your Jump Rope Skills to the Next Level: Introducing my New Project

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jump rope crash courseWhat’s up my ninjas!?

If you’re wondering where I’ve been for the last little while, wonder no more.

I’m back baby!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been couped up in my laboratory (umm..my office) hacking away at my keyboard like a mad man. I’ve been putting the final pieces together for a really cool project that I’m excited to finally share with you.

And while my fingertips may be a little sore (borderline bloody), I truly feel that you’ll find what I’m about to show you very useful!

Anyway, no need to keep this baby behind locked doors anymore.

Without further ado, allow me to introduce…

The Jump Rope Crash Course

Introducing my brand new Jump Rope Crash Course.

In response to the dozens of questions and comments I get on a weekly basis from enthusiastic and truly awesome jumpers from all around the world, I’ve decide to create a crash course to help jumpers take their jump rope skills to the next level.

The jump rope manifesto was just the beginning. It barely scratched the surface. The jump rope crash course dives much deeper into the art and skill of jumping rope.

Let’s take a look…

What’s inside this crash course?

The structure of this course is kind of interesting (if you don’t mind me saying). It’s built around something called failure points.

But before I explain what failure points are, let me back track for a second…

Have you ever asked yourself what makes the jump rope unique?

I mean, it’s been around for centuries. And unlike the hundreds of fitness gadgets that come and go these days, the jump rope has truly stood the test of time. But why? What is it that makes it so different?

The answer is simple: it is a skill-based tool.

What this means is that the jump rope is only effective if you know how to use it with great proficiency.

It’s not a tool that you can just simply pick up and start using like a boss (well, unless you’re truly a boss). This is not a stationary bike that you can just jump on and start peddling aimlessly.

There’s more to the rope than meets the eye. Those who choose to put in the work to master it are rewarded with incredible results.

Every jumper around the world understands what it took to become proficient at this skill and so there is an unspoken bond between jumpers who have learned how to turn the rope into an extension of their hands. There is a deep level of respect there that is often acknowledged with a single, silent nod at the gym – kind of like bikers who wave to each other on the open road.

biker wave

Like bikers, jumpers have a special bond that they share. [Source]

The point is this…

Learning how to use the jump rope is a process of skill acquisition.

And although many have tried to master the rope, many have also failed.

The question is why…

This brings me back to failure points…

I first got introduced to the concept of failure points in Tim Ferriss’s book 4 Hour Chef. Note: this is not your typical cookbook. It’s a book on how to learn new skills quickly and efficiently…disguised as a cookbook. This is one entertaining and highly recommended read.

“I don’t care why people pick up cookbooks, I’m much more interested in why they put them down” -Tim Ferriss, 4 Hour Chef

Read that again.

What is it that causes someone to quit when trying to learn a new skill? What is it exactly that forces them to give up?

This is known as a failure point.

In cooking, Tim explains that some of the most common failure points are things like too many ingredients, intimidating knife skills, dishes finishing at different times, having to constantly watch things, etc. They may be different from person to person, but these are some of the most common reasons that cause people to give up on learning how to cook.

So I wanted to use a similar process with the skill of jumping rope.

What are some of the reasons that force jumpers to quit?

I had to dig deep to discover the common failure points for jumping rope. And, after much research, questioning, and deep thinking about my own jump rope experience, I figured out that one of the key failure points for jumping rope is…

Frustration.

jump rope frustration

This is what frustration looks like. [Source]

When it comes to jump rope failure points, frustration trumps all.

Frustration with the rope is the one thing that makes learning how to use the jump rope a very difficult and unpleasant process.

So if I’m going to help people master the jump rope, I need to help them eliminate (or at least substantially minimize) this failure point. Makes sense, right?

But first we need to work backwards to figure out what exactly causes frustration to set in. And the answer, fortunately, is kind of simple…

Mistakes.

Making mistakes when jumping rope sucks. If you’ve ever jumped rope (or at least tried to), I’m sure you’ve made mistakes yourself. Not only are they painful (wire cable across the shins anyone?), but for some people they can be completely demoralizing. Mistakes force jumpers to lose momentum and, even worse, confidence with the rope. When that happens, it’s game over. Failure point wins.

But here’s the good news: most jump rope mistakes are easily fixable.

That is, if you know how to spot them.

The thing I’ve noticed over the years is that many jumpers (like 90% of them) make the same jump rope mistakes over and over again. Beginner and intermediate jumpers alike are guilty of the same jump rope errors.

So here’s what I’ve done…

I built the Jump Rope Crash Course to help you eliminate the root cause: to help you fix your most prevalent jump rope errors.

If you can fix these errors, you’ll have the ability to eliminate (or at least minimize) the frustration that goes along with jumping rope.

And by eliminating frustration (the failure point), your chances of becoming proficient with the rope will skyrocket.

You’ll be just a few steps away from joining the secret jumpers club.

Note: inside this course, I try to offer more than just obvious solutions to these common errors. I explain a lot of the physics and behind-the-scenes stuff that are going on when you’re jumping rope. I present a number of drills and technique sessions. I use lots of diagrams and videos to really help you visualize what I’m trying to say. I even offer PDF checklists that you can print off and use during your sessions. My goal is to give you everything you need to help you take your jump rope skills to the next level.

How is this course delivered?

This crash course is broken up into three parts which will be delivered to you over a span of three days. Each day you’ll get a new lesson sent to you via email and each lesson focuses on helping you fix a specific error. 

Three days, three errors. Simple.

Note: as usual, I like to over-deliver with my projects so don’t be surprised if you get some bonus material after the three days are up!

Oh, did I mention the best part?

This crash course is completely free! :)

How do you sign up?

Signing up is simple.

Simply enter your name and email address below and I’ll send you all the details to your inbox.



Join the Jump Rope Ninja Crash Course by entering your name and email address below.


How you can help me out?

If you’d like to help a brother out (that’s me), please share this post with your friends and social circles. Help me spread the word and, more importantly, my passion for jumping rope with the world.

I’ll even make a deal with you…

Let’s try this.

I’ve placed a special share box just below this paragraph. If you share the post via one of the buttons below, a special message will pop up (it will be highlighted). It’s the closest thing to magic you’ll see all day! Test it out for yourself below and find out what the special message is…

Thanks so much!

If you have any questions about the crash course, feel free to leave a comment below. Also, I’d love to know what your major failure point for jumping rope is. Share in the comments below :)

I hope to see you on the inside!

#Srdjan, Jump Rope Ninja

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Comments

  1. pheonix1754 says:

    Hey Srdjan!Good to hear from you.Looking forward to another great rope guide.Thanks!!

  2. hi srdjan! i love your posts – so informative – so right there with you. so, i’m definitely a novice jumper because i can’t figure out what’s going on with my left side. i don’t get too caught up with high knee jumping but when i jump any other style, something is happening on with my left foot or wrist that’s catches up. thoughts?

    thanks,
    kim

  3. Serge,

    I was just wondering how often you recommend jump rope training sessions. I know that over training particular muscle groups repeatedly during a week can cause a lot of problems. Do you do it every day? Do you use for different dynamics each day, sometimes using it for real intense cardio/footwork workouts and others just using it for warm ups or light cardio sessions? Just some additional insight into how you integrate it into your routines would be nice.

    Aaron

    • Aaron, sorry for the late reply here. The question you’re asking is answered more in-depth in the crash course, but I’ll give you a quick reply here. The short answer is depends. It depends on your fitness level, age, training experience, previous injuries, etc. If you’re a complete beginner, excessively overweight, or have previous injuries, I would be more cautious and keep my jumping volume low and listen to my body before progressing to higher volumes and intensities.

      Currently, I jump rope almost every day. Sometimes just as part of my warm-up or cool-down and other times as an intense part of my workout. When I feel like I’m hitting a mini plateau (or just messing up more often), I’ll take a few days off.

      That’s my rough strategy. Like I said, I answer this question more in-depth inside the crash course. Cheers!

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