Double Unders Tip #1 – Faster Not Higher

Want to improve your double unders (and thus improve your time in a number of CrossFit WODs)? According to Paul Flores, who took 3rd in the Men’s Masters division at the 2010 CrossFit Games, one of the keys is to not jump higher but rather swinging the rope faster, and maintaining that speed throughout your double unders.  Take a look at the video below and you’ll notice Drew and Elyse are not jumping any higher than you would expect of someone doing singles.  Rope speed is the difference.  Give it a try and let us know how it works for you.

Double Unders In Motion

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Paul Flores is the owner of CrossFit East County in San Diego

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By Phil

Phil is the media wizard behind the brilliant FuncThat. He discovered CrossFit in 2009 and has been hooked ever since. He eagerly awaits the day CrossFit adds weight and age classes to the Games since he's confident he could dominate the 125 pound, 38 year old male division (as long as double unders aren't included). You can follow Phil and FuncThat on pretty much every social media platform ever. Here's a summarized list: Google+, Twitter, Facebook. If you're looking for help setting up your affiliate's site or need a hand with your social media you can contact Phil at

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