^^ I literally can’t jump rope… I always jump too late. :/[/quote]
Little trick I learned was to practice without a rope in the beginning by just jumping and clap each time you’re airborne. This is a trick that helps also when you’re learning to do double unders. Jump, clap-clap. They say it helps your brain make the connection to flick your wrists at the right moment to ensure the rope goes under while you’re in the air.
I learned to jump rope at age 24. I literally could not jump 2 times in a row before then. Within a month I could do double unders. Used to do a real number on my calves and tri’s but I guess my body’s gotten used to it so I don’t feel it anymore.
I use a HIIT routine when jumping rope which consists of double unders with regular jumps during the rest periods (you actually don’t get any real rest, just lower intensity). Usually a 30 min affair that goes like this:
Start with a set of 100 double unders. Do regular jumps till you hit a 5 min marker. Do another set of 100 double unders every time you hit a 5 min marker and go back to doing regular jumps in between. Time the last 5 min so that you have enough time to do one last set of 100 double unders to close out the 30 minutes.