“Once your imagination gets triggered, it’s hard to stop it. You’re going to attempt to push yourself to see how far you can go.” — Chito Ines
Chito Ines is a PJRA Athlete Council Member, Rush Athlete, and all around awesome dude. Chito and I connected online a while ago during the pandemic, and since then we’ve become great friends. We discuss Chito’s journey and I know it will really resonate with everyone, but especially newer jumpers who are learning about the community.
We cover a lot of territory, including how Chito lost 40+ pounds jumping, why basic skills have always been a staple throughout Chito’s journey, how having fun is the unlock for staying consistent, the top tips that beginners should know, the skill that frustrated Chito the most, and loads more.
01:17 How Chito Started Jump Roping
02:35 Chito’s Sprinting Career
04:33 How Chito Started His Weight Loss Journey
06:30 Why Chito Started And Stayed With Jumping
08:07 Staying Consistent With Jump Roping
09:09 Scheduling Jump Rope And Making The Time To Workout
13:23 Evolving Jump Rope Style
16:24 Advice To Beginner Jumpers
19:03 How Chito Became Involved With The PJRA
22:53 Learning Different Styles Of Freestyle Over Time
26:08 How Chito Approaches Posting Videos Online
33:45 How Jump Rope Impacts Other Parts Of Life
35:14 Workouts Are Not An Obligation When They’re Fun
37:24 The Value Of Unbroken Single Unders
40:28 What Chito Has Learned From Jump Rope
45:12 What Beginners Should Know
48:47 The Skill That Frustrated Chito The Most
51:32 The Value Of Always Learning More
53:07 How Jump Rope Improves Self-Esteem
55:49 Can Someone Without Sports/Exercise History Still Jump Rope?
57:30 Chito’s History With Photography
1:03:54 What Would Your Younger Self Say About You Now?
1:07:06 What Chito Hopes To Accomplish With Jump Rope In The Future
1:09:03 What Is Jump Rope To You?
1:11:03 There Are Infinite Options With Jump Rope