“Don’t hasten things just because you want to unlock [a new skill] today. You have to learn the biomechanics needed, and then eventually everything will follow.” – Francis Feraren
is a registered Physical Therapist and an avid recreational jumper. We originally connected on a live I was doing where Francis was sharing some thoughts on injuries, and I knew I wanted to bring that great information to the podcast. So that’s exactly what we did! We discuss loads of different subjects, starting with healing from ankle sprains, flat footedness, shins splints, and jumpers knee (yes, we cover some major territory on injuries), we chat about how Francis structures his training sessions, what drives Francis to keep improving, learning patience from jump rope, and a bunch more!
01:36 Why Francis Decided To Become A Physical Therapist
05:26 The Difference Between Physical Therapists And Certified Personal Trainers
07:49 General Tips On Recovering After An Ankle Sprain
11:46 In Person Physical Therapy Vs. Telemedicine
15:00 Jump Rope Shin Splints Cause, Prevention And Treatment
27:39 “Flat Foot” Condition, Plantar Fasciitis & Jumper’s Knee
32:57 When Francis Started Jump Roping
37:23 How Francis Structures His Jump Rope Training Sessions
42:06 The Best Rope To Learn The Mic Release
44:59 Learning The Mamba Release
48:09 Becoming Obsessed With Jump Rope
51:14 What Drives Francis To Keep Improving
54:59 Does Francis View Himself As A Practitioner Or Teacher?
1:00:43 Patience And Not Comparing Yourself To Others
1:05:44 What Is Jump Rope To You?