Your video will begin in Double Unders Explained | Chris Spealler Posted on Thu, 07 August 2014 in Double Unders by Wodnation 1560 Views 0 0 This is Chris with CrossFit Park City. Just want to help you out with some double unders. We’ve had some questions from a couple of people from Facebook and our site. Here’s a couple of things that would help you guys out. Maybe you have heard of it, maybe you haven’t. Couple of things first. Maybe your rope length. I think a shorter rope is actually easier, so something about this length is great for people who don’t have more experience. This is going to help with tension on the rope which is what your guys need for rope speed. Once you get there, you guys are going to work on keeping your hands close and tight and out in front. So the spin of rope comes from my wrist, it doesn’t come from my shoulders. If it comes from my shoulders, it is really inefficient. It comes from my wrist. This is going to help create some rope speed. This is what you need, right? So, hands are just going to be right out front, narrow. Remember it’s going to rotate from the wrist, right. A jump isn’t much higher. A couple of things that might help you guys out as you do this. One, if hands go wide- what happens to my rope - it becomes shorter. That’s going to trip it up. If my hands starts to come back, as my rope goes behind me, it starts to trip up. So try to keep those hands where they are. Find a focal point, so if you guys are learning, look at something on the wall. So as for me I’m looking at the power rack, focus on that and work from my double speed here. When I do it, too - try not to move very far. So if you are working on it, try to stay where you start at instead of dancing around, and suddenly I trip up. So guys - balance, you got to tighten your arms, you’ve got to pull tight. This guys is super inefficient again, it is really just about keeping my stability, staying real tight, springing off my toes, hands narrow out in front, find something to stare at, don’t think about it when you do it, and hopefully it’s just as easy as that.