Yesterdays Level 1 class warmup featured the elusive triple under (compliments of your Josh Stonier). Though I recognize this is a means to forcing folks to step outside of their comfort zones and forcing 'em to move away from the routine of 3 minutes of singles followed by 2 minutes of doubles, this sort of "play" is great for skill development. However, I was a bit disappointed in that there were several members that didn't even attempt the skill. Let us ignore the fact that if you are in L1, you are EXPECTED (and tested) to be able to do doubles, and recognize that this is an indication of a needed attitude adjustment that does not pertain simply to jumping rope. I was however pleased to see several invest significant attempts at understanding the precise timing and jump height (allow me to let you in on a little secret, you just jump real high and spin it like hell) when there was conversation early on regarding whether the move was even possible (big shout-out to Larry who I saw stick a triple). See above if you still have questions.
And I'd like to welcome back the Saturday morning foundations classes (and I suppose L1 as well). There have been 5 long weeks of 'The Open' in which warmup ideas have been a'brewin and I'm looking forward to putting you all through it. Come with your ego's checked or don't come at all.