Do you want to learn double unders? Double
unders are a skill that take some time and patience to learn, but most feel they don’t have the opportunity to learn… that you either have them or you don’t. It’s so tough to fit all skill work and all barbell work, plus a Crossfit WOD in a 1 hour class, but if Double unders are a weakness and it is a desired skill, then you just need to spend an extra few minutes a day for a few weeks and you will start to get better at them.
So which rope is best? It really depends on the person, but it’s good to start with something weighted. This allows for slower spinning of the rope. Over spinning is one of the most common issues with new double unders, so starting heavier and slower will be a good training tool. At the gym we have RX Smart Gear ropes. They are a good place to start. As you get better, you will want to lighten the cable for speed. You will want to get yourself a rope that will be consistent and tailored to your height. Below are a few links to check out. Click on the manufacturers to view on amazon. All are good for double unders and these aren’t the only ones, but a good starting point. The manufacturers have sizing charts also.
Wednesday February 5th
AMRAP 15 Minutes
40 Double Unders
10 Kettlebell Swings 53/35lbs
10 Pull Ups
3×10 DB Bench Press