How do you feel about double unders? To me learning how to do them will be the “easy way” out. I say this because if a WOD (workout of the day) consists of jumproping, it usually will be recorded like this on the whiteboard:
“50 double unders or 100 single unders”
Seeing a person do a large amount of double unders at CrossFit is very impressive to me. But then again, I am easily impressed at CrossFit anyway. Well, I finally got out of the admiration stage, and did the following things:
- Bought a proper jump rope. It is measured to my height and it is lightweight. It cost me about $20.
- Downloaded an iTunes app for my phone geared toward performing a tabata (20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest).
- Began doing a 5 minute jump rope tabata about 3 times a week. I do this before the WOD begins. I usually foam roll after the WOD on these particular days. ( On a side note, I go to CrossFit 4-5 times a week. When I began CrossFit, six months ago, I was going twice a week and running 3-4 miles two other times a week).
Result: I can do double unders in the following set
To Be Continued.