I have to give a big hell, yeah! But prior to that, my unbroken reps ranged from 2 to 13, depending on when I tripped on, or was viciously whipped by, the rope.
This could have been a pretty fast workout: But double-unders can be a time suck.
It goes something like this:. After completing about double-unders this morning 50 during our skills and during the WODI have some observations to share about this particular CrossFit rite-of-passage.
Get your hands on the right rope. Short video on determining rope length here.
The day I got my first double-unders was the day I got angry. I was pissed at the rope, at my feet, at my arms, at the rising welts on my shins, at the evil mastermind that decided we should even be attempting to do double-unders in the first place.
The angrier I got, the more aggressively I flung that rope and suddenly, vroop! On my next attempt, when I was happy about that, I tripped.
But when I got angry again, I succeeded. With singles you can sort of la-la-la the rope around. With double-unders, there has to be a lot of force behind the movement, BUT… you also want to keep your shoulders and jumping mechanism relaxed.
Somewhat related to 2, the movement of the rope needs to initiate from your wrist. With your shoulders relaxed in a neutral position and your core tight, you form a solid base from which your wrists can flick rope. Keep your hands slightly in front of your shoulders.
Nick, champion-level double-under-er, shouted out this tip this morning Thanks, Nick! Another tip from Nick: Most of the time, I have a little hitch in the rhythm of my double-unders.
Do not let frustration get the better of you. This may Double unders vs singles dating the hardest aspect of all. Channel the fighting spirit of Muhammad Ali. He was charming, classy, worked hard, enjoyed his accomplishments, and "Double unders vs singles dating" a whole lot of jump rope. Use the hollow hold position. These are the cues and mental tricks I use to keep the rope moving — if you have a favorite technique, share in the comments!
One of the coolest things about body weight workouts is that there is no excuse not to do them. The equipment you need is right I remember the raw power of being in third grade and calling someone a jerk on the playground at recess in response to Our WOD yesterday was double unders and every minute on the minute you had to do 2 pistols per leg, talk about torture!
Thank you for this! I am just barely getting DUs, after months of trying. A bunch of the women at my box—who make DUs look easy—have and recommend speed ropes, so I ordered mine this morning. Yea, gotta get those DUs down! Best wishes for hitting your goal! It all looks pretty easy once you got it.
Love it — and thanks! I tried double unders forever. Then I watched a Buddy Lee video from the main site and got that rhythm in my head….
I finally got them while practicing on my driveway. When I did 5 in a row, I high-fived myself and scream so loudly, my husband ran out of the house to see if I was ok.
I had to have him watch me just to make sure that damn rope was going under me twice.
You have to start at the number right before if you miss. Even if you are shooting for 30 and miss on Ok I just got a buddy lee jump rope the other day!
Any suggestions on length? Saw a link to this post on facebook yesterday…a few months ago I was able to link a few double unders together together, then something happened and I was double under handicapped once again.
After reading your tips, I tried again after my WOD yesterday. Moving my hands forward, I was able to string several together in a route several times!
Double Under are my nemesis! You have inspired me to keep at it, and I will be going to test out some new ropes very soon! Thanks for your awesome blog!!
Rule 6 is for you, sweet pea. Zero frustration… just keep chipping away at it. Laugh at the damn rope. I was "Double unders vs singles dating" to put your rules to work today particularly use of wrists and hands slightly in front of shoulders, and of course, that damn frustration thing and I met my first goal.
After many welts, and unfortunatly much frustration, I officially completed 5 DUs in a row.