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Step on a slackline and you'll soon discover why slacklining has earned a reputation as a killer core workout ... you’ll use every stabilizing muscle you’ve got to balance on the wobbly 2-inch line, activating your entire core. This is why we love integrating slacklining into our warmups and WODs. Here are 9 ways to use a slackline that activate all those core muscle groups. Hanging Push Ups Add a balance element to your pushups. 1-Legged Balance Squats Build leg strength while improving your balance on the line. Hold it at the top for increased difficulty. Slackline Plank Adjust the tension of...

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Madeleine Praye, national jump rope champion, leads us through a jump rope workout designed to burn calorios, kick your cardio into gear and hit your legs from your butt to your ankles.   Rope: Beaded Fitness Rope Sizing: Sizing Video Movements: Single Bounce Jog Step One footed jump Skier One-Footed Skier Side Swing Straddle Jump Scissor Jump Side Swing Fast Single Bounce

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Working on your double unders? It can sometime seem like everyone who has ever done a double under knows the "secret sauce" to becoming a master. Unfortunately, not all advice is good advice... I've coached jump rope for almost 20 years now. Of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of people I've coached, these are the 9 steps I've found make the biggest difference in quickly improving your double under skill. Video Guide: How to Improve Your Double Unders #1 - Get 100 single jumps down first If you no good at jumping rope to begin with, double unders will be a huge challenge. It's that simple....

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Jumping rope is a great tool for improving your strength & agility because it incorporates so many training elements: conditioning, timing, hand-eye-foot coordination, and the mental focus to access these elements at the same time. Video: See these Exercises in Action 1. High Knee Steps: This is almost a skipping motion over the rope — you pass one leg at a time over the rope as it comes beneath you. Try to move as quickly as you can and count only every time your right leg hits the ground. Do not underestimate the effectiveness of this drill. This is a...

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With double unders, you're looking for optimum speed and efficiency. The idea is to get the rope turning around your body with as little effort as possible with maximum rope control. A jump rope that is too long will be sloppy and take too much effort to turn.   To get the rope length "just right" for double unders, we recommend rope lengths as determined by the clearance of the rope over your head when jumping. The optimum length for double unders is 6" to 10" over your head.  This can be determined by jumping in front of a mirror, or...

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