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Double Unders For Beginners: A 7 Step Progression To Mastery

Whether you’re brand new to CrossFit® or have been training for a while, we can all agree on one thing: double unders are not an easy skill to learn, and they are REALLY frustrating.  Let’s take a look at a few important keys for mastering double unders: Correct jump height. Spinning the rope in a controlled manner. Keeping your […]

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Double Unders: A True Underdog Story

 Like any good Hollywood movie, my double unders journey hits all of the plot points within a hero’s quest: the unlikely champion, the near-death experience, the call to action, the appearance of the mentor, hitting rock bottom until that unbeatable attitude shines through and of course, the secret weapon. I believe that if I can learn […]

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The Best Double Under Jump Rope: Finding Your Perfect Fit

Fast Double Under Jump Ropes = Fast CarsLet’s take a quick step back from double unders. First, imagine you’ve just turned the legal driving age. ​Today is the day that you finally get to learn how to drive. Woohoo! Driving school is the first order of business, and other than a couple times where you’ve played […]

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Scaled CrossFit: Why Bob sucks (and Sally doesn’t)

Scale Reps, not ROM. Meet Bob and Sally: They both really want to learn double unders.  Here’s a picture of Bob the last time he tried doing a scaled WOD with double unders: Actual picture of Bob. Bob and Sally both get to the gym at the same time, about three minutes late for the 5:30pm class at CrossFit® McAwesome.  As […]

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Why Double Under Jumping Form is More Important Than You Think

 Let’s face it – there’s a lot more that goes into double unders than just swinging a rope around and jumping. So I want to take a second to talk through something that may seem simple, but is super important… ​Double Under Jumping FormWhen most people string together their first few unbroken reps, they default to […]

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