Where you hold your hands when doing double unders will affect the shape of the cable as well as the location of it circling around your body. Having a good or bad Axis of Rotation i.e. hand holding your jump rope, will decrease or increase the chances of the cable hitting your feet. This video details what can happen if you have a poor axis of rotation.
In this video we explain the differences between the EVO Speed Rope, Original Rx Jump Rope, Zeus Heavy Jump Rope & Drag Rope and why you should use specific ropes in training, competition or if you’re learning double unders.
Knowing the correct cable length to use will help improve your double under technique. A longer cable pushes your arms wider which leads to shoulder fatigue and quicker cable wear. A shorter cable will encourage a more efficient technique to aid in completing bigger sets without fatigue.
We recommend a starting point of your height in feet and inches + 3 feet for beginners. Athletes and those proficient at double unders should try to SHORTEN their cable to encourage:
1. Better technique
2. Less cable to rotate around the body = less effort
3. Less cable wear.
Try the Rx Jump Rope complex: 3 Rounds for time 5 Single Unders 5 Single Unders (right leg) 5 Single Unders (left leg) 5 Running Single Unders 5 Double Unders (5 Triple Unders if you have them) . . . Once you’ve mastered 5 reps, try 10 reps, 20 reps and so on. Use Zeus or Drag Rope to challenge yourself!
Optimal Hand Positions for Double Unders
Where you place your hands during the turn of double unders has a large impact on how the cable rotates around the body.
How to size your Rx Jump Rope
Using the ‘rule of thumb’ being your height plus 3 feet is the ideal cable length for beginners. However, hand position will affect the length of your cable at you feet and should be taken into account when sizing your cable. Please refer to the sizing chart on rxsmartgear.com.au/learn for full details on how to size your Rx Jump Rope
Rx Smart Grips; Product details & user tips
Rx Smart Grips are a one piece leather construction which covers the palm and fingers. The Rx Smart band keeps the grip neatly tucked away when not in use.
Rx Jump Rope Cable Weights Explained
How to select the Rx Jump Rope cable that is right for you. Select from 1.3 Hyper, 1.8 Ultra, 2.6 Elite and 3.4 Buff. For more information go to rxsmartgear.com.au/learn
How to care for your Rx Jump Rope with 3x CrossFit Games Athlete Maddie Sturt
Taking care of your Rx Jump Rope will prolong the life of your cable and handles. By following these steps it will help maintain your Rx Jump Rope and extend its life.
The Rx Method Jump Rope Training Program
The Rx Method Jump Rope Training Program from Rx Smart Gear Australia. Video 1/12.
Setting yourself up for success with ‘Feet Together’ – The Rx Method Jump Rope Training Program
The Bound - The Rx Method Jump Rope Training Program
The importance of ‘The Bound’ in double unders
Elbows Back - The Rx Method Jump Rope training Program
Optimal arm position for efficient double unders
12 inch target
12″ Target – Hand position greatly affects the position of the cables orbit around your body. Your cue: ELBOWS BACK. The cable should hit the floor approx. 12″ away from your feet.
Frame It Up - The Rx Method Jump Rope Training Program
“Frame It Up”. Review your hand position. Can you see your hands in your peripheral vision – no? Your hands are out of frame. The Rx Method teaches you to ‘Frame It Up’ which reinforces and efficient arm position and posture.
Toe Catch - The Rx Method Jump Rope Training Clinic
Learning the ‘Toe Catch’ sets you up for success. Pick your rope up and put it down the same way every time.