“A big key is good arm position and quick wrists.” With this in mind Dave provides the following tips for improving your double unders:
- "One of the keys is to not jump higher but rather swinging the rope faster, and maintaining that speed throughout your double unders.
- Keep your hands down low near your belt-line and just in front of your frontal plane.
- Your elbows should stay in close to your sides.
- Use “supple wrist action.” That is, keep your wrists loose and use them to move your rope, don’t use your arms.
Mental Cue: Imagine you are wearing glow stick bracelets and jumping rope at night. You would want to see small, quick little circles streaks down by your sides.
Bonus Tip: Couple the arm position tips with nice, relaxed, tall bounding off the balls of your feet and you’re well on your way to excellent double unders.