“It’s not how much you do, it’s what you do during your training.” —Luke Boon
Luke Boon is one of the most decorated jump rope athletes in the history of the sport. He’s a world record holder, a 28 time world champion, and coaches youth, adults and other elite competitive jumpers through his company Jump Force International. Luke has a wealth of knowledge and I know there are going to be several unlocks for you during this episode.
We talk about so many great subjects, including how to train freestyle at world class level, how to count your own triple under reps correctly, how and why Luke takes notes for all things jump rope, the importance of mental benchmarks on your speed scores, and a whole lot more. This entire episode is jam packed with awesomeness, but my favorite part is when we discuss speed training towards the second half of the episode. Luke trained new youth jumpers to reach a 30 second speed score of 87 in only 9 weeks. That blew my mind, and you absolutely do not want to miss how he achieved that incredible accomplishment.
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01:35 How Luke Boon Started Jump Roping
05:50 Other Sports Luke Has Done
08:21 Lessons Learned From Team Sports
09:14 Have You Ever Pushed Yourself Too Hard?
12:57 Recognizing Your Wins
14:58 The Main Element That Lead To Luke’s Success
25:44 The Key To Smooth Triple Unders
28:41 Nervousness During Competition
32:05 Luke’s Professional Career
35:24 How 2020 Impacted Luke’s Jump Rope Business
37:58 Coaching Jump Rope Virtually
43:24 How Luke Takes Notes
47:28 How Luke Has Dealt With Plateaus
49:00 Mindset Is The Key To World Record Scores
57:55 How Luke Trains Speed Events
1:03:12 What Is Jump Rope To You?