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Jump Rope Training in Track and Field with Professional Athlete Chari Hawkins (#15)

When you really don’t put your worth on how you do but instead on how you respond to how you do… Wow! Think about how much more fun everything is!

— Chari Hawkins

Chari Hawkins (IG: @_charihawkins) is a Team USA Heptathlete competing on an international level. As she describes during our conversation, Rachel’s drive to pick up a rope really started with utility. Chari uses jump rope for her training, but she’s primarily focused on her sport, so we spend a little less time on jump rope specifics. However, Chari brings a lot to the table with fitness knowledge and mental strengthening, and she definitely delivers in this episode. We discuss a lot, including 7 hour workouts, using jump rope for volleyball training, the importance of recovery, pursuing progress vs perfection, and more.

You can listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Overcast.

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Show Notes

1:26 Chari’s Athletic History

4:14 Chari’s Competitive Accomplishments

5:12 Using Jump Rope for Volleyball Training

7:47 What is Jump Rope to You?

11:33 Using Jump Rope During Warm Up for Track and Field

13:44 Training as an Elite Athlete

15:50 7-Hour Workouts

19:01 Managing a Healthy Relationship with Food

24:02 Why Chari Wants to Compete in the Olympics

29:54 The Importance of Recovery

36:38 Career as a Professional Athlete

38:54 Pursuing Progress vs. Perfection

44:44 Overcoming Anxiety During Competition

53:06 Creating Goals Instead of Hopes

1:01:19 How Chari Maintains Her Drive

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