It took Coach Leslie nearly two years to finally get her FIRST double under. How did she finally get double unders? She practiced...daily.
Practice is a dedicated progression toward the attainment of a skill. In order to acquire a new skill, we have to practice daily, meaning setting aside some dedicated time, towards the skill.
Sometimes, I see folks getting so frustrated with themselves because they're not gaining competency fast enough. Practice is what will help you gain competency. It's the accumulation of daily practice that makes you better at something. It's fun when we have a big break through and we finally get it. But that breakthrough was only possible because you practiced.
I have always wanted to be naturally good at a sport. When I was a little girl it was gymnastics, then diving and rowing in high school, marksmanship in the Marines, rowing in college, and Olympic Weightlifting in my 40s. I always wanted to be that athlete that just "gets it." I wish I could go back to my younger self and let her know that the daily practice will impact my life in a way more positive way than "just getting it."
Practice develops motor pathways and creates neurological pathways, and is just as important, if not more so, as training. I encourage you all to develop a daily practice, it could be drills, progressions, whatever, that keeps you regularly working on a skill. Practice teaches patience, perseverance, intestinal fortitude and humility. Good luck!
As many reps as possible in 2 mins of:
Have you been practicing your double unders? Compare to Aug 10, 2016
150 Double Unders
This is a fast, short chipper. If you have been practicing your double unders and focus on a good hip snap on your burpees, you can get sub 10 minutes easily. Your goal is to complete each segment in no more than 3 mins. You might need to scale reps to achieve this goal. Compare to March 5, 2015
If you do this workout as prescribed, it counts toward your BTWB Bodyweight Fitness Level .
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