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Old 03-11-2013, 12:37 PM   #11
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Re: Yeah that's right...i did a double under

this was the most helpful instructional for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7XjUbUpeHE wfs
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:21 PM   #12
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Re: Yeah that's right...i did a double under

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this was the most helpful instructional for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7XjUbUpeHE wfs
This is a great video.

One thing that can make DU more difficult is if you lack calf strength. Most of the movement should be the extension from the ankle with quick hand speed. If you are having a hard time keeping a steady "bounce" or rhythm jump because your legs are tiring that could be something to work on that should help.

Keep up the good fight with DU! They are a SOB sometimes...I always whip myself in the back of my arms when I get tired from them! Man oh man does that hurt.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:34 AM   #13
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Re: Yeah that's right...i did a double under

Mike,
Congratulations. Keep working hard. Double Unders and Kipping Pull Ups make me look like a motor-moron. I always thought I was a pretty decent athlete...until it came to those two skills. I'm committed to practicing both of them after finishing the WOD at our gym. It's getting better.

Like you, I do 1-1-2-1-1-2-1-1-2...but fall apart when I try to string them together because I start "donkey kicking" and have to break that habit.

My head coach/owner suggested getting my own rope, and that has helped. (Although it stings like crazy when I smack my toes 50 times a day.) I got it online at http://rxjumpropes.com/ They have some instructional videos about sizing and jumping that are valuable, also.

There is a guy at my gym about 6'5" - 240 lbs who has gotten both his DU's and Kip PU's. I've seen how hard he's worked for several months. He was a train wreck when he started, now he's real smooth.

We just need to put in the work. You are on the right track. Keep at it, buddy. I always tell myself, "If you can learn to swim butterfly and track a fly ball, you can learn these two little skills."

It's just putting in the time and staying committed. Good luck.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:20 PM   #14
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Re: Yeah that's right...i did a double under

For me the most important thing to do to learn DU is to practice them frequently. My coach suggested I do 50 DU the first thing I do, before class starts. That shouldn't take too long, even with 1-1-2-1-1-2. I kept doing that until I could consistently get 20-30 in a row.

The next phase was to get used to doing DU while tired. So, immediately after each wod, I would do 50 DU. The timing of DU after a wod is just a bit different when your legs, arms, or shoulders are already fatigued.

I think if you do 50 each day, and not just when they come up in a wod, you will get it pretty soon.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:23 PM   #15
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Re: Yeah that's right...i did a double under

Congratulations. I cant wait to get mine.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:49 AM   #16
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Re: Yeah that's right...i did a double under

Is this jump rop suitable for doing DU's? I already have it but noticed it is heavier than the one at the gym. It says it is a speed rope with bearings so I am not sure.

I did my first DU at the gym the other day so now I am anxious to practice at home.

http://www.amazon.com/Valeo-VA3631BK...aleo+jump+rope
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:48 PM   #17
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Re: Yeah that's right...i did a double under

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Is this jump rop suitable for doing DU's? I already have it but noticed it is heavier than the one at the gym. It says it is a speed rope with bearings so I am not sure.

I did my first DU at the gym the other day so now I am anxious to practice at home.

http://www.amazon.com/Valeo-VA3631BK...aleo+jump+rope
Like you said, it is heavier and even though it has bearings it is slow. It is doable for DUs but will burn out your shoulders and arms faster then the lighter ropes.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:20 AM   #18
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what a good time to learn them...i got 11 of them on the 13.3...i can only go 2-1-2...defiantly going to have this skill down next year.
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