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How To Train Like An Athlete with Kaylee & Nick Woodard (#52)

“You are a role model, whether you want to be or not.” – Kaylee Woodard

Kaylee and Nick are both world champions many times over. Here’s just a few of their accomplishments: Kaylee has been jumping for over 22 years and in that time has earned many national and international titles, has performed for Cirque de Soleil, Cirque Dream and Saltare, has a degree in Kinesiology, a masters in Exercise Science, and a PhD in Motor Behavior & Sport Psychology. Nick has been jumping for over 26 years. He’s earned 4 Double Dutch context world titles, 5 national championship titles, and 14 world championship titles. He’s travelled to 30 US states and has been to 16 countries across 5 continents. 

I could probably fill an entire podcast episode simply on the accolades of these two jumpers! But instead I asked them about many of those accolades, discussing things such as the history of jump rope, the best methods for growth of our sport, the importance of biomechanics and training like an athlete, how these two met and ultimately got married, and a whole lot more. You do not want to miss this one! 

You can listen to the podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcher and Overcast.

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Show Notes

02:39 First Time Jumping
05:33 First Influences For Jump Rope
09:53 The History Of Jump Rope
19:32 Recreational Jumpers & Growth
22:05 Current Obstacles For Recreational Jump Rope
28:46 Creating Systemized Jump Rope Learning
33:55 Virtual Classes For Physical Education
36:14 History With Sports
39:13 How To Be A Jump Rope Athlete
45:03 Pain From Underdeveloped Muscles
50:09 The Importance Of Biomechanics
55:05 Fitness Education
1:03:39 Early Specialization In Sport
1:08:15 Jump Rope Teams
1:10:55 Being On The Jump! Documentary 
1:13:45 What Does It Mean To Be A World Champion?
1:19:26 How Is The Sport Going To Grow?
1:24:41 The Woodard Marriage
1:34:32 What Is Jump Rope To You?

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