If you’re new to CrossFit, you may be mesmerized by the elusive double-under.
How do some people do them so easily? It looks effortless?
Meanwhile I’m over here whipping myself to the point where I have to wear long-sleeves and pants to work in July.
So what’s the deal?
Double-unders are a high-skill movement
Double-unders aren’t a movement you can fake. They aren’t a movement you can muscle through.
They are an incredibly high-skill movement.
Double-unders take an incredible amount of coordination, and they are not something you can figure out quickly.
It takes a lot of practice
When you see people in the gym who look like they are performing double-unders effortlessly, it’s probably because they’ve been doing them for years.
Double-unders take a lot of practice.
If you really want to get good at them, you’ll need more practice than once a week or so in a workout. You’ll want to practice before or after class or even get your own rope to practice at home.
Consider signing-up for a skill session!
Our coaches can provide 30 or 45 minute skill sessions if there is something specific you want to get better at.
A skill session is a perfect way to have a coach watch your form, give you tips on helping improve, and even give you homework to help you get better.
If you want more info or to sign up for a skill session, email firstname.lastname@example.org.