Why: Once you master double-unders, triple-unders is the next skill in the progression. And remember that skill transfer is a huge part of functional fitness. Getting better at triple-unders helps improve other movements (like the snatch, clean, jerk, and muscle-up) that require the same skills: coordination and speed.
Set-Up: Hold the rope in your hands with your hands slightly in front of your hips. Stand tall and brace your core.
Execution: Jump off the ground a couple inches higher than you do for double-unders. Keep your torso upright and your body straight. Spin your wrists so the rope passes your feet three times with every jump.
Points of Performance: To get a “good rep,” ensure the following:
– The rope passes your feet three times with every jump
Pro-Tip: The key to triple-unders is speed. To increase your speed, get a heavy rope and work on jump rope skills/drills like single-unders, double-unders, high-knee steps, and tempo training. Then when you attempt triple-unders, you’ll have the speed you need to get the rope to pass three times.