I came home from CrossFit a few days ago looking like this:
We jump rope a good bit at CrossFit. If you’re like me, I hadn’t picked up a jump rope since I was a little kid, so when I started CrossFit a little over a year ago, I was severely out of jump rope shape. Over the course of my short CrossFit “career”, though, I’ve improved on the jump rope. I can jump 200 times without missing the rope–on most days. You know how it goes. Some days you just can’t do anything right, right?
But when it comes to double-unders…
Most CrossFit workouts that include a jump rope include the skill of double-unders, having the rope pass twice under the feet with a single jump. To me, it’s a bit like patting your head and rubbing your belly at the same time. Somehow, I just can’t seem to keep my jumping rhythm while speeding up my twirling rhythm. It should look like this:
But I’m not there yet. I can usually get a double-under with every other jump, but I’m having a hard time stringing a run of doubles together. CrossFit jump ropes tend to be a slim cable, so when I miss, the rope really packs a wallop. Hence, the lovely whelps on my arms. But I am bound and determined to get this skill down. I’m done with letting the jump rope beat me, literally.
So, starting Monday May 1, I’m challenging myself to a month of jumping rope. For the month of May, I am challenging myself to at least 15 minutes a day (except Sundays) of jumping rope and working on double-unders. My goal is to do ten double-unders unbroken at the end of the month.
Will I meet my goal? Check in and follow along on my quest for double-unders!
Talk to me:
What’s a goal you’re working towards?
When’s the last time you jumped rope?