I’ve been doing CrossFit for the better part of a decade now.
Like most people, my first year of CrossFit was spent basically learning acronyms and how to do movements I’ve never even heard of before (Clean & What? Thrust who? ).
I particularly remember feeling frustrated when scaling down WODs because I simply didn’t know how to do a movement.
I was completely fine with scaling down the weight because I’m a smaller athlete, but scaling down a movement made me feel...incapable?
Anyway, after completing my first year, despite the strength gained, and weight lost, I was unsatisfied with the skills I was missing. To name a few: Muscle Ups, Butterfly Pull Ups, Hand Stand Push Ups, and of course, the ever elusive: Double Unders.
I became a man on a mission.
I nailed down one movement at a time. I was on a roll. Spending less than a month’s worth of practice on each movement before being able to successfully complete multiple reps in control and on demand.
Double Unders, however, were the last movement I learned how to do. I spent months failing. Months of lashes on my legs and the rope snapping on my arms.
After all that self-inflicted pain, I was beginning to wonder if I’d ever get them.
Zero To 60 Double Unders in 30 Days or Less is a systematic approach to learning a skill that not many people know how to teach.
The next time you’re in the gym, find someone who can do double unders and ask them:
“How do you do double unders?”.
Here’s what will happen after you ask that question:
Let's take a look at that question: "How Do You Do Double Unders?" It is a bad question. Why? Because it gets bad answers. Answers that don’t help. Because your hiccups may be different than the next person's.
What’s the better question?: How can I do double unders? (emphasis on the "I")
Ask that question and here’s what will happen:
You won’t. Not because you can’t. It’s because you don’t have a plan to follow.
Think about how you learn most other skills in CrossFit: PROGRESSIONS.
Let’s take Kipping Pull-Ups as an example. For someone who can’t do a kipping pull-up, there’s a framework of progressions most coaches like to follow. Maybe introduce a band to assist. Or prescribe negatives (starting with your chin above the bar and slowly lowering yourself to full extension). To build strength in the back muscles, do ring rows. Etc. etc. There’s a clear path to getting from zero to one pull up.
Is there a clear path to get from zero to one or more Double Unders?
There wasn’t before, but there is now.
It’s this course! Zero To 60 Double Unders in 30 Days or Less.
Look, you’re here because you’re fed up with the pain and frustration associated with not being able to do double unders.
You’ve asked friends for help. You’ve read blog posts or magazine articles. You’ve watched tons of YouTube videos of Chris Spealler ripping through 100s of Double Unders unbroken.
Nothing is helping…You’re stuck.
By the way, speaking of YouTube videos. Anyone feel like this guy?
This is the top comment from one of MANY double under videos on YouTube that simply show how double unders are done, instead of how to go about doing them.. Classic.
Give a man a fish, he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he can eat for a lifetime.
One of the following problems most likely describes your current situation.
I get it, I was there. Double Unders are the enemy.
I hated scaling down to single unders and doing more reps. My gym has a 3:1 ratio for singles to doubles. It’s not fair but it makes sense. It also encouraged me to learn double unders!
Watching other people do double unders is annoying.
When you ask them for help, they have little to offer.
You wonder how or why you can do 100 single unders with ease but can’t do three consecutive double unders without completely spazzing out.
Need I say more?
Enroll in our Free Course Today and go from Zero To 60 Double [UNBROKEN] Double Unders in 30 Days or Less!