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    Working on my double-unders...

    Picked up a new speed rope and managed a PR on double-unders...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UbBlDwHJ3o

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    Nice! It blew my mind when Kristin Klever did 90 unbroken after doing 150 wall balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    Nice! It blew my mind when Kristin Klever did 90 unbroken after doing 150 wall balls.
    Yeah that is ridiculous conditioning... it is a whole different game when you are doing conditioning/explosiveness training pre-fatigued. I tried box jumps at the end of a circuit last week and felt like I was wearing a weighted vest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    Yeah that is ridiculous conditioning... it is a whole different game when you are doing conditioning/explosiveness training pre-fatigued. I tried box jumps at the end of a circuit last week and felt like I was wearing a weighted vest.
    Yup. I can knock out dubs pretty easily fresh. Going into them fatigued is a whole new ball game. What rope are you using?
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    Way to go big man. A good rope makes a big difference. I use the Rogue Speed Ropes. Some people like the ropes short, while others like them long. I'm 5'7" and I like the long ropes better.

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    Box jumps at the END of a circuit? Man, you crazy? I know you know your shit, but that's the classic recipe to tear an achilles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo_Santos View Post
    Way to go big man. A good rope makes a big difference. I use the Rogue Speed Ropes. Some people like the ropes short, while others like them long. I'm 5'7" and I like the long ropes better.
    Is there really much of a difference to rogues speed ropes opposed to regular speed ropes like this one?
    http://www.amazon.com/Buyjumpropes-n...rds=speed+rope

    They seem very similar only rogues is much more expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    Is there really much of a difference to rogues speed ropes opposed to regular speed ropes like this one?
    http://www.amazon.com/Buyjumpropes-n...rds=speed+rope

    They seem very similar only rogues is much more expensive.
    There is definitely a difference. The rogues are a lot faster, I believe they have bearings in the handle or something to make them spin faster. Could be wrong, only played around with one once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    Is there really much of a difference to rogues speed ropes opposed to regular speed ropes like this one?
    http://www.amazon.com/Buyjumpropes-n...rds=speed+rope

    They seem very similar only rogues is much more expensive.
    They look similar, but I'd have to try them and see. The price is g that much of a difference and the ones from rogue have free shipping, so I don't know if it is enough of a difference that I'd want to take a chance.

    Edit: I just checked and they are both free shipping, but I can't tell who makes the one for Rogue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo_Santos View Post
    Way to go big man. A good rope makes a big difference. I use the Rogue Speed Ropes. Some people like the ropes short, while others like them long. I'm 5'7" and I like the long ropes better.
    Definitely agree, this one is a Vulcan rope (5 ropes for $30) and is adjustable. I watched a video online on adjusting the length and with the rope under my foot the handles come up to my mid-chest which seems to be a good height. With the longer ropes I have to jump a bit higher since I am also about 5'7-5'8.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex.V View Post
    Box jumps at the END of a circuit? Man, you crazy? I know you know your shit, but that's the classic recipe to tear an achilles.
    The circuit was 18" deadlifts with chains and SSB box squats then finishing off with a couple of reps on box jump - nothing high rep and the first two movements were not involving any jumping. I try to moderate the amount of jumping (jump rope included) since I have had some overuse issues in the past with patellar tendonitis, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncsuLuke View Post
    There is definitely a difference. The rogues are a lot faster, I believe they have bearings in the handle or something to make them spin faster. Could be wrong, only played around with one once.
    Just an FYI, those ropes don't have any bearings. The difference in quality will be the material of the speed rope cables or whatever they are called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo_Santos View Post
    Just an FYI, those ropes don't have any bearings. The difference in quality will be the material of the speed rope cables or whatever they are called.
    http://www.roguefitness.com/ropes-as...jump-ropes.php

    That was the one I was thinking of, thought it had bearings in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncsuLuke View Post
    http://www.roguefitness.com/ropes-as...jump-ropes.php

    That was the one I was thinking of, thought it had bearings in it
    Yes, those do. I was referring to these. We have several of these and they work great. They do sting your arms when you mess up sometimes. LOL
    http://www.roguefitness.com/ultra-sp...jump-ropes.php

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