double under scaling question
Posted: 21 January 2010 09:36 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Wow…so searching for some info on double unders for tomorrows wod and came across this link

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_BuddyLeeIntroDoubleUnders.wmv

Most of you have probably seen it before but I have never heard of Buddy lee before, that is some pretty impressive jumping smile

So I was wondering, I’ve never jumped roped before…I was going to shoot for the 25 double under/25 back ext. scaling, but I’m not sure about the double unders…Are double unders pretty easy to pick up?  Most of the posts i’ve read seem to indicate otherwise and suggest doing things like 5 singles - 1 double, etc, so in that case would I only count the doubles and end up doing 125 singles and 25 doubles per round?

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Posted: 21 January 2010 10:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Double unders are very difficult to elarn, especially for me. You should sub tuck jumps for them during the wod but practice them on a regular basis.If you have a time constraint you can sub single unders for double unders at like a 5 to 1 ratio, but only for a time constraint.

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Posted: 22 January 2010 01:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I find tuck jumps are a “cheatable” movement. Sure they’re good in the first rd and then (thru no conscious effort) they deteriorate throughout the WOD.  An alternate sub would be to set up a barrier (a hurdle, PVC b/w supports, ect) that you can jump over (NOT land ON, that’s a box jump) so that you can keep yourself honest with each effort.  With this sub, depending on the height of the barrier I would sub 1:1 or 2:1.  All jumps should be from a standing start.

Just keep practicing the d-u…

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Posted: 22 January 2010 02:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I, for one, believe GD has the proper attitude toward doubleunders.

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Posted: 22 January 2010 02:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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TexasPatrick - 22 January 2010 02:00 PM

I, for one, believe GD has the proper attitude toward doubleunders.

Tp what are you trying to get out of GD now?? Didnt you just finish sucking up to someone else, now you have moved onto GD, whats the deal?

Oh I forgot your a lawyer…... wink

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Posted: 22 January 2010 02:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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mastroj - 22 January 2010 02:03 PM
TexasPatrick - 22 January 2010 02:00 PM

I, for one, believe GD has the proper attitude toward doubleunders.

Tp what are you trying to get out of GD now?? Didnt you just finish sucking up to someone else, now you have moved onto GD, whats the deal?

Oh I forgot your a lawyer…... wink

LOL

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Posted: 22 January 2010 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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mastroj - 22 January 2010 02:03 PM
TexasPatrick - 22 January 2010 02:00 PM

I, for one, believe GD has the proper attitude toward doubleunders.

Tp what are you trying to get out of GD now?? Didnt you just finish sucking up to someone else, now you have moved onto GD, whats the deal?

Oh I forgot your a lawyer…... wink

No, I’m not sucking up . . . I’m bolstering my case: the double-under: the puff pastry of crossfit.  The metcon fifth wheel.  Second cousin to the bosu ball.  The thing that shall not be named.

http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/5896/

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Posted: 22 January 2010 03:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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TexasPatrick - 22 January 2010 02:56 PM

http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/5896/

THAT is the real reason I will never give up CrossFit - just so I can post here and read those hilarious stories. That was one of the best.

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