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Old 02-20-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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Moving from single/double unders to double/double unders?

Ok, I can faily consistently (20 plus double unders) do single under followed by double under...

How do I transition to multiple doubles in a row? I am trying, but I just keep whacking myself in the butt with the jump rope.

Ideas?

(really, the single/double combo is "easy" for me... sigh)
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:49 PM   #2
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Re: Moving from single/double unders to double/double unders?

maybe check your form. Once I learned to jump from the hip instead of the knees (hip flex rather than jump by bending the knees) I was able to get double/doubles.
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:40 PM   #3
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Re: Moving from single/double unders to double/double unders?

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maybe check your form. Once I learned to jump from the hip instead of the knees (hip flex rather than jump by bending the knees) I was able to get double/doubles.
The last time I did the single/doubles my calves were so sore they still aren't speaking to me!!

I guess I am not sure what the hip flex is about? I understand the knee bend though...

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Re: Moving from single/double unders to double/double unders?

Try bending your knees as little as possible. Instead jump by piking at the hip. Maybe someone has a link to a video somewhere? Not sure if I can upload a vid here.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:23 PM   #5
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Re: Moving from single/double unders to double/double unders?

There is a video of Branden doing double unders, maybe in the video section?
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:45 PM   #6
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Re: Moving from single/double unders to double/double unders?

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There is a video of Branden doing double unders, maybe in the video section?
seen it... never noticed the 'pike' as opposed to knees, but I am fairly sure that my single/doubles are almost straight legged.

I am going to really focus on my jump and see if I can 'find' a difference in the single vs double jumps. I think it may just be a coordination thing with my wrists / hand speed!!

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Old 02-20-2008, 09:42 PM   #7
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Re: Moving from single/double unders to double/double unders?

Karin,
I know I'm giving you an answer that you're probably not looking for, but just keep jumping rope the way you are and keep trying. It will come, trust me. I started out the same way; one double under, one single and then a double under again, etc. etc. After awhile it just seemed to not feel right. Then I watched a video of someone on this website (sorry, can't remember where or of whom) doing correct, consecutive DU's and it just clicked. I actually didn't even know for the longest time I was doing them the wrong way. Now, I don't even think I could do them the wrong way if I tried, it's actually hard for me to do regular singles now. Keep playing with the movement and make sure your jumping on some sort of floor mat or padding, not concrete. I'd say start slow, but DU's are not slow in general. They're supposed to be fast. Just start off trying to get two DU's in a row without a single in between and slowly build you reps of DU's from there. If you all ready have DU's down to some degree (which it sounds like you do) then a good solid week of consistent practice will put you well on your way to performing them consecutively with no problem. Once you become good at them, it's hard to find a rival to them as a conditioning tool. They are phenomenal at building speed and stamina. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask. Good luck!
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:25 AM   #8
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Re: Moving from single/double unders to double/double unders?

Don't forget to check that you have the perfect size rope for yourself, this will help a great deal
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:17 AM   #9
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Re: Moving from single/double unders to double/double unders?

I've been trying to transition from the single/double to the multiple doubles too. I found a section from one of Buddy Lee's video clips helped me where he has someone work on the "explode" jump in consecutive jumps without changing the rope speed and then increasing the rope speed after that.
http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C...ubleUnders.wmv from the main demo page and
http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C...ixJolieDU1.wmv from the 2/08/08 WOD. Still waiting for fixing the DU part 2.
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