“Just because a skill looks crazy doesn’t mean its impossible. It comes down to patience and doing the right drills while practicing the right mechanics ” — Nate K-G
The jump rope community has grown tremendously over the last few years as a result of the pandemic. So what better way to start off the year than by a massive episode that details nearly every frequently asked question about jump for all skill levels? So that’s what we’re doing today my dear jump rope friends!
(I’ve also created a new, FREE beginner program with everything you need to get started correctly)
This episode is divided up into a few different parts, starting with Beginner topics like the best gear and the correct skills to practice – all the stuff you might be curious as a new jumper!
From there we’ll get into some intermediate jumping topics, then intermediate “plus,” which is just my way of saying “tough, not tough to the max… tough that’s still doable.”
After that we’ll rock out some advanced topics and then we’ll finish up with some thoughts on Mindset and Trends in the jump rope community.
You can listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Overcast, or on your favorite podcast platform.
01:26 Free Beginner Course
02:27 Nate’s Coaching History
04:19 The Best Jump Rope For Beginners
05:34 Correct Jump Rope Sizing
07:08 The Worst Jump Rope For Beginners
07:45 Should You Use Heavy Ropes As A Beginner?
10:08 Best Shoes For Jump Rope
10:35 Best Surfaces/Mats To Jump On
12:08 Can You Jump Every Day?
13:42 How To Avoid Shin Splints & Knee Pain
15:43 Learning Relaxed Single Under Bounds
16:19 Side Swings vs. Southpaws
17:21 Learn To Jump During Side Swings
18:48 Speed Step Training
21:54 Style Versus Mechanics
22:48 Learn To Jump Slowly
23:25 Spend Time On Efficiency
24:45 How To Structure Freestyle Sessions
26:13 What Are Gogos?
27:04 Gogos vs. Step Throughs
29:38 How To Do The TJ Triple Under
31:09 How To Practice Triple Under Combos
32:35 How To Practice Strength Skills
35:26 Stop Posting For The Algorithm
37:46 Don’t Jump Extremely Fast
38:01 There Are Enough Jump Rope Brands
39:36 Don’t Make New Skill Names
41:02 Coaching vs. Just Giving Tips
43:49 Don’t Limit Yourself
44:37 Don’t Compare Yourself To Others
45:40 How To Measure Your Progress