GHD, Thrusters & Jump Rope


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When an athlete first attempts a double-under, his
instinct is to whip the rope around as quickly as possible
in a desperate attempt to get the rope to pass under his
feet twice before he hits the ground.
This is not the best strategy. A quickly moving rope does
not guarantee a successful double-under, especially for
an athlete who is just learning. The rope doesn’t have to
move quicker to turn a single into a double; the athlete
has to jump higher. To make the jumps efficient and
smooth, Newman says the body should be like a pogo
stick, with the athlete staying on his toes. According to
Newman, the height of the jump is the most important
aspect of the double-under.

Continue Reading here: http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/CFJ_2014_12_Double_Achauer2.pdf

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