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Double Unders and The 2015 CrossFit Games Are You Ready!

Okay folks the time has come once again.  The start of the CrossFit Games is just around the corner, known as the CrossFit Open.  Many of you had New Year’s Resolutions to end 2014 ready and poised to destroy the 2015 CrossFit Open competition.

In other words, you have plans to dominate the entire field.  Now in your minds eye you can see yourself pushing through the workouts with little rest and perfect form, but on the other hand we all know the actual experience is much more intense.  The mind and the body must be in-sync where you can maintain a good pace to the very end of the WOD.

Now preparing for the unknown is virtually impossible, yet we try our best to throw together enough randomness to fool our mind and body to be as well rounded as possible.  The Sport of CrossFit is a true test of known and unknown capabilities.  Only God knows how your body is truly going to respond, but it is up to you to get close enough to God like intuition once 3-2-1 Go! gets yelled out and the clock starts.

It is said, Age is nothing but a number, but the current conditioning of your body must also be considered. Mentally gaming how intense your training should be and how much rest and recovery you will need is a must. To be as Fresh and relatively injury free for the open kick-off is crucial.

To get yourself to the next level get a coach.  As an individual you do not see everything you do or not do.  The training triangle of Nutrition/Supplementation,Training, Rest and Recovery is best coordinated by a third party.  This coach through analysis will push you through your weaknesses and maintain or best your strengths.

Now lets talk Double Unders, the question is do you have a benchmark for where you want to be and when?  Double Unders are a simple yet seemingly complex exercise which involves very little movement.  You must not overcomplicate things but you also must not over simplify things as well.

You must be willing to change the way you are jumping or swinging the rope with patience long enough to get to the magic number of 50 Double Unders in a row or more unbroken. Don’t let frustration or embarrassment keep you from trying (failing) and trying again (succeeding). Singles are a beginners game. Double Unders are done and done well be Tier 1 / Elite Athletes

Which One Are You? Beginner or Elite – It’s Your Choice!

DoubleUnderTraining.com has a wealth of resources and training videos and programs designed to help you overcome those technique deficiencies.  Let me be your personal coach locally if you live near the Austin, Texas area or from across the globe via my online video and email coaching programs.

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2015 Challenge –  50 Double Unders or Go Home

Are you game or do you like the idea of doing singles for the rest of your life.

You Choose!!!

From the #1 Double Under Coach in the World!

Duane Waits

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Double Under Jump Rope Length; Is Your Jump Rope To Long or To Short?

Tip # 3
What Jump Rope Length is right for you?

Everyone wants the best cookie cutter method to achieving maximum Double Under efficiency;  for this to happen several factors must come into play.

1.  How comfortable and efficient are you with your current rope length?

2.  Do you have enough slack to make minor adjustments for continued improvement?

These are very important questions as you move forward learning how to Double Under with maximum efficiency.  Custom and some in the box Jumps Ropes can be cut into any length, but will only get shorter as you continue to cut.

I recommend finding a rope that can be adjusted through the handles until you become more familiar with what length that is right for you.  This advantage gives you piece of mind as you make a more expensive jump rope  purchase.

After several hours of practice you will begin to realize what length is right for you.  Your margin of error is going to be as small as 1 – 3 inches in length.  If your rope is to short adding 1 – 3 inches, which seems small, will make a big difference in your ability to adjust for corrections in movement.

If your rope is to long you will suffer from a slow and cumbersome jump rope swing.  A slower rope is will cause you to fatigue faster in your arms and shoulders because you will be forced to hold your arms higher or stick them out further.

So to conclude rope length is very important.  Don’t get stuck on one length until you are sure and have enough experience to know which length is right for you.  Continue to practice with different lengths, and when you can make the adjustment and Double Under with multiple lengths you are one step closer to mastery.

Stay tunes as I cover how to choose which rope thickness is right for you, and yes you do have a choice.

To your Double Under Success and your continued pursuit of 50 Unbroken.

Duane

 

 

 

 

While Doing Double Unders, Learn to Relax

Tip # 2 for 2014 is to learn how to relax and let Double Unders come naturally.

Your natural ability to do anything comes from a state of confidence.  When you are confident you are doing things without much tension.  Choosing to do singles during a WOD is a confident move because you are comfortable with the movement.

Choosing not to attempt any Double Unders at all is a sign of doubt in your ability to reach a level of mastery.  Choosing not to practice for a few minutes before and after the WOD is showing you do not care enough to take yourself to the next level in your jump rope skills.

We all know that the right practice does make almost perfect any skill you want to improve.  Regardless of where you currently see yourself you must choose to improve by your actions.

I have coached individuals with obvious talent and ability shy away from Double Unders because they are ashamed and frustrated that it is taking so long to reach a mastery level.  Unbeknownst  to them the reasons it is taking so long in the first place is their attitude.

So Be relaxed and let your mind and body come together in its own time.  Let your frustrations go as quickly as they come.  Double Unders is literally childs play; continue to play, daily if you can, until you can go unbroken to 50 every single time.

2014 is the year you get to 50

Duane

Double Under Training 2014 New Years Resolution!

50 Double Unders and nothing but 50 Double Unders!

My personal PR for 2014 is 200 Double Unders in a row unbroken! My current PR is 120 unbroken. My only real issue is fatigue so working on efficiency is an ongoing key task.

Anyone going through my program should comment to a daily or per workout regiment of double under practice. Settling for singles will only get you good at doing singles.

If you have been crossfitting for more than 2 years and you are still doing singles, please step up to the plate and comment to the double under movement. 50 unbroken doubles is an easy task if you continue to work on your mechanics and increase your level of efficiency.

My additional commitment in 2014 is to provide you more tips and techniques to get you to 50 and beyond reducing your learning curve by 50% or greater.

Tip #1 for 2014 to get you started is: Focus on Rope Momentum.

You want your rope to continue to move non-stop as you do singles while you add in your doubles; doing so will allow you to get a better feel for your rope and how it moves.

Learning to feel your way through your micro adjustments will soon make it second nature. Your fine motor skills will improve with consistent effort.

Leave me a comment if you have specific questions or if you just want to let me know what is on your mind.

Duane