Over the last couple of months I have made an attempt to make sure I hit my Chandler Crossfit Gym at least four times a week. While I am getting better at most of the exercises, there are two that still get me every time. Double unders and pull-ups.
One thing I have learned from lots of attempts at jumping rope over the last two months is how amazing a workout jumping rope is. Go ahead and grab a rope and do 100 single jumps.
Quick home workout tip:
If you want to get your heart rate up with a quick workout do 25 singles, 10 burpees and repeat this four times. This is a great quick workout you can do at home.
We all know what pull-ups are, and maybe I will use November to improve those, but this month is all about double unders.
What is a Double Under
A double under is when you swing a jump rope under you two times for every one time you jump. When you do crossfit and you cannot do a double under, you are punished severely with the amount of singles you need to do. Earlier this week when we had to do 30 double unders, for us who could not do them, we had to do 120 singles.
I suck at jump rope. When I get going I ‘may’ be able to rip off 20-25 singles in a row, but rarely ever more than that. So this month I am going to jump rope every day until I master it.
Starting October 1st I am going to jump rope until I can complete 20 singles in a row and one double under. Every day for the first nine days I am going to increase by 10 singles until I get to 100 consecutive singles.
Starting on October 10th I am going to try to complete two double unders in a row. Then every day for the remainder of the month I will add one more consecutive double under. If I stay on track ,then on October 31st I will do 25 consecutive double unders. Yeah, I know the math comes out to 23 consecutive, but I am going to set the goal for 25.
Sound easy? Then come along and join in with me.