3 Tips to RX Double Under Technique BEFORE The Open Starts

Are you tired of tripping on double unders? Then these 3 tips will help you perfect them for good!

Double under technique can be tricky to master. If this feels familiar ⬇️ then now is the perfect time to master this exercise before the CrossFit Open begins.

BASIC DOUBLE UNDER TECHIQUE

  • Hands in front of torso
  • Hands rotate from wrist
  • Good up and down bounce
  • Jump when rope is about to hit the ground
  • Practice linked singles, alternating single and Double-Unders, and then linked Double-Unders
  • Practice plyometric bounce with feet to develop the footwork/ jumping technique necessary for a double under

1. DOUBLE UNDER TECHNIQUE AND POSITIONING WITH DAN BAILEY

Positioning and timing are two of the most important aspects of successful double unders. I’m guessing that you can already do single unders, and you can jump higher that 15cm, so why does the next stage feel so difficult. In this video, CrossFit Games Athlete Dan Bailey explains a few useful tips that will help to break the exercise into its smaller parts, making them easier to understand.

2. DOUBLE UNDER DRILL FOR BEGINNERS

This simple drill will help remedy some problems that are very common, yet aren’t that difficult to fix with a bit of know how and hard work.

3. PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE IN A CROSSFIT CLASS

Now you can put what you’ve learnt in the previous videos into practice. Check out this CrossFit class in action, and remind yourself that we all have to start somewhere.

AND HERE IS RICH FRONING PERFORMING 300 UNBROKEN DOUBLE UNDERS…BECAUSE HE CAN

So now you need some goals to aim for. Here is Rich doing what he does best, being very, very good at Crossfit.

What other techniques have worked for you? Let us know in the comments as we are always interested in new methods.

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