Learn to Jump Rope in an Hour!
CrossFit Invictus – Saturday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m.
Written by Sara Lighthall
(Editor’s Note – Sara Lighthall is back at Invictus this coming Saturday to help you all with your double-unders! Sara has been a national and world champion in the sport of jump rope. In her 23 years as a jump rope athlete and coach she has taught thousands of children and adults in the United States and Europe to become efficient with the skill of jumping rope. She currently coaches a team in La Jolla for children ages 5 and up. And perhaps most importantly, she has helped LOTS of your fellow Invicti get their first double-unders in the handful of times that she has coached seminars for us. If you would like to become more efficient at your double-unders, check this out!)
Are you afraid that burpees will be the coach’s modification when double-unders are part of your workout? Are you tired of getting smacked with the rope over and over? Does jumping rope make you feel a bit awkward? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is the clinic for you!
Jump rope is no different than any other physical activity. Learning the proper technique will get positive results. Jumping rope, when done correctly, helps you increase coordination, agility, foot speed, and endurance. In this one-hour clinic you will learn all the fundamentals and proper technique of basic skipping and double-unders. Included in the $29 fee is a speed style rope like those used by national champions, that you will learn to fit properly for your body!
The hour will be broken down into three sections:
- Fitting your ropes to your body, qualities and benefits of each type of ropes, and learning the basic form and posture for successful jumping rope.
- How to most efficiently implement this form when jumping rope (aka, how not to hit yourself in the back of the head with the rope).
- Proper technique for doing double-unders.
Individual skill levels will be taken into account by the coach and addressed so everyone is getting the most out of their time. Even if you already know how to jump rope, you will leave this clinic with a new respect for the rope and the true capabilities it can have within your workout.