The X-cross is similar to the side straddle, which looks like half of a jumping jack. As you jump, your feet come apart on the first rotation and together on the next. But with the X-cross you cross one foot over the other instead of just having the feet meet in the middle. To turn you perform a side swing and then pivot. Check out Shana’s demonstration in the video.
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 need to be accurate. For every miss you must add a 1-second penalty to your time. To get the most out of this challenge you’ll need to find a 400-meter track. Many high schools, colleges, and city or county parks have tracks that are accessible to the public. The challenge begins tomorrow (Wednesday 10/18) and concludes on Sunday, Nov 5. You can use any rope you like. We encourage you to use the hashtag #punkrope in your social media posts and feel free to post your times on the Punk Rope Nation Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/punkropenation/) . If you haven’t joined the group yet, we invite you to do so. Check out the links below to learn the moves.
1) 400 meter skip (one turn of the rope for each complete skip.
2) 200 meter straddle jump
3) 100 meter side slide (time yourself from both sides)
Remember, each miss costs you 1 second.