“The very first time I tried it, I couldn’t get it. I actually threw away my rope. Jump rope is not for me.” — Tan Nim
Tan Nim and I have had the chance to jump before, but this is first time we’ve really had a full conversation. Tan is putting in some serious work as fitness trainer, and we cover a lot of topics including some of his clients that have lost a significant amount of weight, whether or not you need to be coordinated to jump rope, using rest to get farther with your skills, and a whole lot more.
1:15 Who is Tan Nim?
2:00 I’m not coordinated
2:45 How did you get into Martial arts?
3:55 How did jump-rope improve your kickboxing?
4:40 Did your workout routine change?
5:35 How do you win at kickboxing?
6:05 What is more important, strength or agility?
6:40 How did you transition out of the basics of jump-rope?
7:40 At what point did you decide to train people?
8:30 What was your training like, pre-quarantine
9:20 What are your other hobbies?
10:00 Where was your favorite place to jump?
10:50 What did you think about the jump-rope styles?
12:15 What made jump-rope more appealing?
13:15 What makes jump-rope frustrating?
14:30 Did practice make perfect?
15:40 What does jump-rope practice look like now?
17:10 Where do you find resources to learn?
18:00 What are your jump-rope goals?
19:00 What do your workouts look like now?
19:30 What are your fitness goals?
20:00 What do you like about coaching?
21:30 I saw you on Tik-tok!
23:00 How did you train this guy?
24:15 Did it get rough for him at anytime?
25:00 Learning is not linear
26:45 How to keep your mind focused
28:00 Is rest the most important factor in learning?
30:00 How do you track success?
31:40 Has jump-rope taught you anything
33:00 What is the most difficult thing you’ve overcome?
34:40 If your past self saw you now, what would they say to you?
35:45 What is jump-rope to you?
37:45 Nate! When are you making your own brand!?
38:30 Wrapping up