I joined Mad About CrossFit a few weeks ago. Today we did a workout that involved quite a bit of jumping rope. How hard can that be? I was little once. I remember jumping rope and playing tag through the double dutch ropes.
Let's just jump right in, no pun intended. Here's what I know: I can jump rope. No problem. It just requires quite a few starts and stops. The presence of a Paramedic and a readily accessible defibrillator.
I thought the slow run I do was tough. Jumping rope is crazy. After 3 weeks of occasionally being required to do it, I'm either getting better at it that my heart and lungs don't want to explode or so much worse that I can't string together enough consecutive jumps to kill me.
Then there are people there that do this thing called "double unders" where the rope makes 2 revolutions before you land after your "jump". Yeah, I have a more realistic goal. Get 60 single jumps completed before I trip up. My current high = 30.