Double Unders, Annie & KB Snatchs
There always seems to be an aspect of Double Under work that can always use some refinement. There’s the obvious one–just getting the first one, and that’s quite an accomplishment when you’ve been hacking away at it for some time. Literally hacking away your calves and toes while the rope whips you to shreds. Then, there’s the second hurdle of linking them together. Another potentially soul-crushing adventure, where you try and try and damn it, I can’t breathe anymore, and I just got to 5 IN A ROW and now I can’t even get one. When you reach this point hang on, don’t give up in despair! This leads to the third hurdle–refinement of your technique. This hurdle can go on and on and on but you will get over it. This is the point where it really helps to watch other people who are really good at it and try to mimic them. I would say the biggest impression made by the people who can whip out a hundred at a time is how calm and composed they appear. It looks like they are thinking, “What? Oh, I’m just cranking these out and it looks like I’m just staring off into space and not breathing hard AT ALL. In fact, to be honest, this is sort of the rest portion of my workout…” This is the place you need to find in your quest to get the Double Under tucked away safely in your workout toolbox. From this point on the hurdles are minor–maintaining a hollow position, proper hand position, breath control, pushing off the floor…all the little things that you know you are supposed to do and then wrapping them up and doing them all together at once.
Have fun today with Annie!
Work the skill. If you have doubles then work on triples.
Rounds of 50, 40, 30, 20 and 10 reps of:
-3 minute rest-
100 Kettlebell Snatches for Time (53/35)
Switch sides as needed. Try to keep the bell moving at all times.
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