I think everyone that is starting out doing CrossFit have issues with Double Unders. Some actually have it for years and some never get it.
The reason is simple. You do not get enough time during class to practice on it at where you are right now.What if you wanted to learn how to jump Double Unders?There are a few things to consider.

Frequency
You need to train skill often, three times a week is a good starting point.

Success pattern
Make sure that you progress by breaking the movement down into smaller pieces. Leaving the session with a happy face is always good for skill to stick. You learn what to do instead of constantly failing.

When you got this then there are some things specific to the double under.

Achilles tendon power
If you have not jumped or been running frequently (on the front foot) chances are that your achilles frankly is a bit weak. The jumping motion comes from the tendon and the Soleus. These two work together and needs to be strengthened.

Rhythm
Jumping is a repeatable motion and therefore has a rhythm. Every individual have their own rhythm due to height, weight, timing, tendon power and more. Lets forget the technical part and cut to the chase. Double Unders is about BPM ot beats per minute. Find your BPM while jumping and unlock the skill.

Timing and coordination
Jumping and moving the hands at the same time can be hard. Break it down into smaller and easier to achieve pieces.

An example is the Skipping with a Double Clap as seen here

Managing this gets you really close to the Double Under but obviously you need to practice with a rope.

I have been pretty annoyed over the years that is has to be a better way for people to get this skill. Therefore I created a program for it. It stretches over 18 sessions and the aim is to get you 40-60 unbroken double unders from having zero. Can it be achieved in such a short timeframe? I know it can.

Every session has
* Warmup
* Skill
* Plyometrics
* Strength
* Endurance

And can be done in 30 mins. Pretty cool huh?

If you are ready to unlock your Double Unders test it here.

You can as always get all our Focus Plans in one single monthly package, the Focus plan that is a lot cheaper and keeps you progressing on multiple tasks at the same time. Get the Focus plan here.

I hope you got a few pointers and that you and your friends starts to practice this skill for real until you make it.

Yours in fitness //Marcus Herou