The dreaded “Double Under” has plagued me for quite some time. For those who don’t know, a double under is a style of jumping rope. You simply swing the rope under your feet twice in one jump. Though it sounds simple, it is quite difficult to do this for a sustained period of time. You have to combine many different facets of physical fitness to accomplish it. It takes strength, speed, stamina, and hand/eye coordination. For me, it is one of the most difficult aspects of Crossfit. So, like anything else…I tried to give myself the advantage…That’s a fancy term for cheating. I purchased a “performance” jumprope. Who knew such an object even existed!?
I looked around the web and found what I was looking for. The SR-1 Bearing Speed Rope from Rogue Fitness. They sell a ton of Crossfit equipment and so they seemed to be the logical choice. When you get the rope, you have to trim it for your specific height. Something I never even considered when jumping rope. The bearings on this rope are incredible! You can spin the handle with breakneck speed. This was my greatest shortfall when trying double unders. I was able to jump high enough, but couldn’t get the “whip” on the rope. PROBLEM SOLVED.
With a little practice (and the right equipment) I have rocking out double unders with this thing. Even other people at my gym have tried it out and ordered them for themselves. If you are having trouble with the speed aspect of this exercise, or simply want to push yourself to jump rope faster, this is a great choice in equipment. The rope is of great quality, but they sell replacement cables in case it gets damaged. I got one for just in case. Shipping was fast and easy from Rogue as well.
I highly reccomend this product if you are in the market for a jump rope and don’t mind spending $20 on one. In no time at all, you will be a jumprope master. In case you need an example of a Jumprope Master…Here is a video of a friend of mine. A professional boxer named Fernando Guerrero whose jumprope skills are unmatched! VIDEO
If anyone else has this rope or other recommendations, please let the rest of the community know your thoughts by commenting below!