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Old 02-18-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
Robert Callahan
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Jump Rope

So I am fairly proficient at the basic bounce and regular single jumps but when it comes to doubles i fall apart and struggle a lot. Is there any intermediate excersise i could be doing to help with my moving from singles to doubles? or is it just a matter of practice practicing the singles more and the doubles will come eventually...??
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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Re: Jump Rope

In some of the videos I see that buddy lee has people do a combo of singles and doubles to start out

a sequence like: single-single-single-double-single-single-single-double

Keep at it and they will come. see if you can just give it 10 mins or straight hard work every day, they will come in no time!
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:37 PM   #3
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Re: Jump Rope

Tuck jumps really helped me a lot.
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:09 PM   #4
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Re: Jump Rope

Single to double intervals.

Also tuck jumps.

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Old 02-19-2008, 03:19 AM   #5
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Re: Jump Rope

the DU requires a fast rope rotation and/or high jumps, though the fast rotation is more efficient in that it allows for - obviously - faster cycling of the reps. when i was learning to do DUs (but still couldn't actually do more than one in a row, and even then, it seemed like luck), i would spend about 5 minutes in my warm-up alternating between:

a. 25 single jumps done as quickly as possible with as little elevation as possible, and...

b. 25 single jumps with as high a bounce as possible (not worrying too much about speed).

breaking the motion down into two simple elements (jumping fast and jumping high) is kind of like working on dips and PUs to get better at the more complicated/difficult muscle up. once requisite strength/ability is acquired, you just have to put it all together. it took about a month of this kind of work to go from 1 DU to a PR of 27 consecutive during "annie" just a couple days ago. not quite speal's level, but better than 1 at a time.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:44 AM   #6
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Re: Jump Rope

Stephen has a great point. When I am having trouble with my double unders, I can ususally fix them by reminding myself to spin the rope faster
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:20 AM   #7
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Re: Jump Rope

Practice, practice, practice, practice, and practice. You just need to get a feel for the jump rope. Try some jump roping before and after each workout you do. Things will eventually click into place.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:25 AM   #8
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Re: Jump Rope

is it me or are tuck jumps considerably harder than double unders?
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:25 AM   #9
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Re: Jump Rope

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Things will eventually click into place.
...only true for sufficiently large values of "eventually"...

(I'm on week 3 of about 5-10 minutes of daily jumping and still can't get the basic bounce to be really consistent... but I think I cut my cheap rope a little short for beginning; got a second one coming and maybe that'll help).
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:33 AM   #10
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Re: Jump Rope

for me, the bounce-bounce-bounce-EXPLODE rhythm helps me get double unders more consistently than otherwise. Er, I'm still really bad at double unders, so I always miss more than I get anyway though!
My issue, which may or may not be yours, seems to be a combination of poor timing (hence the rhythm helping) and not whipping the rope around fast enough for the double unders.

Justin - Tuck jumps will be harder as soon as I can land more than 50% of my double under attempts.

And do check your rope length. I started out with a rope suitable for a 7' man, I think. A shorter rope (handles to a little higher than my armpits, and I think I could do with one even a little shorter) has made a HUGE difference.
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