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Overcoming adversity to jump rope a 5K

Almost exactly one year ago I had to withdraw from the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K in Philadelphia because of a torn calf muscle. I was extremely disappointed because I had trained hard for the race, was looking forward to it, and the injury seemed to come out of nowhere. I immediately registered for the [...]

No obstacle is too great

If you follow the Punk Rope Instagram feed (and if you don't we invite you to do so) you might have thought we won our 6th consecutive City Challenge 5K obstacle race on Saturday in Jersey City, NJ. Well that's actually a bit of an exaggeration although not quite fake news. We did win...in a [...]

Challenge of the Week • 3/12/18-3/18/18

When you think of St. Patrick's Day you might visualize a grand parade, green beer, and four-leaf clovers, but did you know about the St. Patrick's Cross and St. Patrick's Bell? Neither did we. Well in honor of St. Patrick, this week's jump rope challenge combines the cross, the bell jump, and push-ups. You have [...]

Beast Workout of the Week

Resisted Hip Flexion (60 sec) Squat - Frog (60 sec) Bird Dog (60 sec) Lunge – raise both arms (60 sec) Plank – lift arm (60 sec) 6 sets @ 24 sec + 16 sec recovery 1. Sagittal Jacks 2. Bear Crawl in a Circle 3. Scissors Jump 4. Push-up Jacks 5. Squat Jump - [...]

Punk Rope Challenge #1

Some of you have been clamoring for a jump rope challenge for months now. We heard you so here it is! In honor of Heather and Shana who just skipped (as in jump roped) the Rock 'N' Roll 5K in Philly, this challenge will focus on rope jumping various distances for time. But you also [...]

By | 2018-02-13T17:47:03+00:00 October 19th, 2017|fitness challenge, jump rope event, rope jumping basics|0 Comments

Punk Rope Goes Back to School

This past Friday Heather and Tim delivered a 2-hour Punk Rope Challenge workshop to 5 teachers and 4 students at PS 123, an elementary school in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The workshop, which featured an array of rope jumping activities and fitness games, was extremely well-received. If you think Punk Rope would be a good fit for [...]

Fitness Challenges of the Week | 5/1/17

FITNESS CHALLENGES OF THE WEEK | 5/1/17-5/7/17 Let us know how you did by posting on the group Facebook page. CHALLENGE #1 Standing Broad Jump for distance. You'll need a tape measure to measure the length of your jump. You'll be measuring from your toes at takeoff to your heels at landing. We suggest 5 [...]

By | 2017-05-01T02:06:24+00:00 May 1st, 2017|bodyweight training, fitness challenge|0 Comments