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Double Unders (DU)

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Level: Average

Double Unders Jump Rope is an excellent exercise to help improve stamina and conditioning,  which in its efficiency is much superior to running and ordinary jumping rope because the energy cost of exercise is much greater. Also Double Unders Jump Rope perfectly develop coordination of movements. This exercise should be studied only if you are confidently able to jump 100 or more single unders.

This is standard double-under in which the rope passes completely under the feet twice for each jump. The rope must spin forward for the rep count. 

Skipping rope

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The technique of performing the exercise:

Double Unders Jump Rope is an excellent exercise to help improve stamina and conditioning,  which in its efficiency is much superior to running and ordinary jumping rope because the energy cost of exercise is much greater. Also Double Unders Jump Rope perfectly develop coordination of movements. This exercise should be studied only if you are confidently able to jump 100 or more single unders.

 Initial position:    

- Feet on the width of the pelvis, keep the body straight, arms extend forward.

- The rope has to be behind you.

Performing the exercise:    

- Rotate your wrists forward so fast that the rope makes two turns in the air with each jump.

- The rope must touch the ground twice in one jump

- Land on the foot pads. Each completed move is 1 repetition.

 

Advice:

- To perform double unders jumps it is better to use light speed ropes.

- It is important to choose the right rope size.

- It is important to set the movement of the rope by the wrists.