But basically, double unders make me their bitch on a regular basis. The progress is slow, but I've been trying to not avoid the WODS that have them cause otherwise I will always be their bitch.
Most recently I got smack downed yesterday. It had the potential to be a fun WOD...minus the, what felt like 1/2 million, double unders.
55% front squat (I did 75lbs)
double unders X10 (in other words... 100,80, 60, 40, 20)
So when I saw that I actually started to laugh, because I knew from the wod a week or two ago that 100 double under attempts would probably take me 5 minutes in it self. And the max time was 17 min. But I just smiled and said OK. While the coach reminded me to count attempts. After about 3 min of the WOD he yelled over and asked what I was on....35 I yelled back. He told me to multiply times 5. And I had an internal chuckle...because I felt like I should say... TOLD YOU!. But I mustered through. And actually made it through the 6 round, which isn't bad. My shoulders were smoked after that. And managed to string a few together...not consecutively but not getting caught by the rope and doing singles in between. So they are coming.
The interesting lesson I've learned is this skill is almost a reflection of how to take on life. Because if you tense up..which I have a tendency to do in a lot of arenas it ain't gonna happen. But if you chill out and just swing it comes. Its a very zen technique so I think I will like them, when I finally learn to chill the heck out.