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Old 08-04-2005, 09:18 AM   #1
Troy Archie
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Does the rope ever pass over your head or does it just go under your feet changing directions at each pass?
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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Two overhead passes to 1 jump. No direction change.

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Old 08-04-2005, 09:50 AM   #3
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Today I managed to get the timing right for the first time on double unders. On the last set of the wod I got 23 in a row
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:44 AM   #4
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Always seems to get the defined number of double unders, I have to do about 3 times as many...that may be the point!!! I'll add that to the list of exercises to master technique (the long list).
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:13 AM   #5
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I haven't tried them yet. A little worried. I know I'll end up wrapping the rope around my feet, pulling them up behind my head, flipping in the air and landing on my back.
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Old 08-04-2005, 12:44 PM   #6
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Let go of the rope David...just let go of the rope.
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Old 08-04-2005, 01:03 PM   #7
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Unless your rope weighs 50 lbs it won't move your feet. Just try it. The worst that happens is you land on it just right so the rope whips and smacks you in the butt.
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Old 08-04-2005, 01:08 PM   #8
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I have got to get these right eventually; I keep getting the "candy stripe" effect (leather jumprope) of the rope wrapping around my leg and butt when I clumsily land on the rope - painful.
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:31 PM   #9
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Jim, I've found that the proper combination tends to be a powerful jump/leg flexion and a fast swing while keeping your hands "soft". As soon as my arms start to get tensed up the whole thing falls apart for me.

Also, you've got to have the right length and weight of rope.
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Old 08-05-2005, 04:05 AM   #10
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I would second both of Matt's point. Relax the hands and arms. It's all about hand speed and timing.

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