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Old 10-31-2009, 07:20 AM   #1
Bart Hodlik
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Double Under Help

What's the flippin technique??
For the life of me I cannot get a DU. I've done a search already and found nothing.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:35 AM   #2
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Re: Double Under Help

Jump and move both legs a little bit forward. Don't bring your knees up as in a tuck jump. That's how it feels to me when doing them. Just be fast

I must be lucky, I'm a noob and not skilled at anything but DU's came easy to me. Are you proficient at SU's? Can you string many together? ... Can you do single leg SU's ?

I just remembered that at first, I had to du DU in between SU's... do a few singles, then DU then a few more singles, repeat. Soon you will be doing DU-SU-DU-SU ... and I would do that in the workouts that called for DU's, even if I ended up doing all those SU's extra, at least I'd do the DU's too and not a sub. Eventually you'll string two together and then it becomes easy.
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:47 AM   #3
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Re: Double Under Help

That's the thing, I can do singles no problem. I haven't tried singles on one leg though. I'll have to give that a shot. I know its all timing, but I just can't get the hang of it.
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:27 PM   #4
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Re: Double Under Help

great question -- i can do as many SUs as I want but just smack my ankles trying DUs...

any other ideas on progression to DUs?
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:48 PM   #5
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Re: Double Under Help

ooohh - found some great DU tips here: http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=52385
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:09 PM   #6
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Re: Double Under Help

ahh nice find. I'll have to read through that. I don't want dumb jump rope to kick my butt!!
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:05 PM   #7
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Re: Double Under Help

I just started to attempt jump roping this week, and already have gotten a few DU (never jump roped before in my life). I found that when I hit my ankles on the DU, its usually because I jump earlier than I accelerate the rope with my wrists, because my mind is thinking "jump". I found that when I cleared my head and thought "spin", or "fast rope", it happened alot more naturally and I was able to complete the rep. Also, getting used to doing SU with a slow, higher jump seemed to make the mental transition to DU heights alot easier.

I'm right with you, I don't want DU to be my weak point!
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:11 PM   #8
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Re: Double Under Help

maybe these girls can give you a few tips.....
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http://link.brightcove.com/services/...id=23207933001
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:48 AM   #9
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Re: Double Under Help

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I found that when I cleared my head and thought "spin", or "fast rope"...
perfect! my head definitely needs something in it besides "jump"...

btw - can I say I hate you cuz you're finding these easy?

Jim - great video - they're amazing!!!
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:16 AM   #10
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Re: Double Under Help

I've given up on them. Trying to master double unders just ruins my workout as my heart rate drops from standing there more than I am active. I've resigned to doing regular jump rope and just doubling the amount of reps asked for.
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