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The Art of Learning Jump Rope with Malini Majithia (#18)

When people say to me, ‘Why do you jump rope? Why do you play so many sports?’ […] My answer is very simple. It is because I can.” — Malini Majithia

Malini Majithia (IG: @jumpingmalini) is a London-based jumper who leverages her systems-oriented mind to learn jump rope skills effectively. The topics are wide-ranging in this episode, and include Malini’s training regimen for the London marathon, the long-term benefits of a disciplined approach to jump rope, building intuition for new jump rope skills, the difference between an athlete and a coach, training skills on both sides of the body, and a whole lot more.

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

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Chris Walker

Al Douglas

Declan McCarthy

Mike Fry

Bobby Starsky

Marius Amundrød

Deana Pena

Jimmy Reynolds

Adrienn Banhegyi

Avery Ansah

Zac Tomlinson

Porter Ballard

Dave Newman

Devin Meek

Mimi Youss

Show Notes

1:17 Where Malini is From

2:20 How Fitness Plays A Role in Malini’s Life

3:09 Malini’s Running Journey

5:15 Developing Inquisitiveness and a Curious Mind

7:25 Feeling Frustrated with Jump Rope

9:24 Unlocking the Switch Cross Skills

12:06 Training for the London Marathon

15:42 Avoiding Injury

16:11 Mental Strategies

22:39 Normal Training Schedule

25:15 Training Pull Ups

29:50 First Picking Up a Jump Rope

31:59 Malini’s First Meetup

34:44 Changing the Approach to Jump Rope Training

35:18 People Malini Follows

36:12 Jump Rope Community Inclusiveness

36:54 Malini’s Jump Rope Research

37:58 The Benefits of Discipline

43:44 Doing Skills on the Opposite Side

47:50 Jump Rope Benefits for the Brain

52:19 Systematic Learning for Jump Rope

56:30 Coaching vs. Jumping

58:55 Building Athletic Intuition

1:05:27 Why Health is Important to Malini

1:12:21 What is Jump Rope to You?

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