“Jump rope is a therapeutic version of expression in a lot of different ways.” —Stewart Isaacs
Stewart Isaacs is one of the top tier world champion jumpers, with a massive amount of experience in the sport. In addition to jump rope, he’s also pursuing a PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. Needless to say, Stewart brings a lot of great perspective to table. So much so, that we recorded over 3 hours of conversation! I’ll be splitting up our chat into three parts, with this being the second.
In this part of our chat we continue to dig through speed training, Stewart explains why performing is such a vital part of being a competitive jumper, we look at why the Stanford college jump rope team was so successful, and a lot more.
6:45 Performances Make Better Competitors
16:36 When Stewart Lost His Shoe During Speed
18:19 Train Speed With Music
29:07 Restructuring Current Speed Event Time Domains
34:43: Stewart Plays Drums
38:06 Stanford Jump Rope Team