[Srdjan here. This week I have an incredible guest post from my good friend and jump rope specialist Dave Hunt from CrossRope Jump Ropes. Not too long ago, Dave and I were chatting when he mentioned something that caught my attention: two years ago he could barely do a single triple under; now he's pulling off 100 in a row. I had to know how. This post is his answer.]
The triple under.
One jump. Three revolutions of the rope.
What’s the big deal, right?
The triple under is nothing new.
It’s been prevalent in competitive rope jumping for decades and its relevance and necessity has been perhaps a bit of a controversial topic among fitness pundits.
I’ve heard skeptics with a number of different viewpoints. Most fall into the category of individuals that just don’t think they’ll ever be able to do a triple under.
“Hey, I can’t even do double unders well – so forget triple unders!”
Then you have a handful of capable athletes that view the skill as a mere novelty.
“I can do double unders, but I don’t really see the point of triple unders.”
It is because of questions like these that I have chosen to write this article.
I believe that I have a strong case for what training benefits triple unders provide that double unders and other jump rope skills just do not. I’m going to tell you why you should strive to add this powerful and very challenging skill and exercise to your routine.
Let’s begin. [Read more...]