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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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Double Under Tips: Finding The Perfect Jump Rope

Fast Ropes = Fast Cars. 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 with your friend’s go-kart, there’s not a shred of driving experience in your […]

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Why Bob sucks at CrossFit® (and Sally doesn’t)

On scaling 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 a CrossFit® 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

Double unders are more complicated of a skill than some people may realize.  Let’s face it – there’s a lot more that goes into them 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: how to jump for […]

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