Buddy Lee Jump Rope Sprint Jump Rope Training Crash Course

By Buddy Lee, the Baddest Jump Roper on the Planet

The key to jump rope is to be light on the balls your feet. It became the key to my success in becoming an Olympic athlete. As you can see, my speed jump rope barely touches the surface. Look at my hands, look at my arm position. Look at my upper body, I’m relaxed.

In this video, I’m doing a crash course in how I teach people the foundation of jump rope training. That transfers over to learning how to jump rope sprint. Here is a nice, little training method that I use; I do four bounces (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) and again (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), and I keep going like this, increasing the speed with each set, while moving forward. I do jump rope forwards and jump rope backwards while sprinting. You have never seen that before, have you? Of course I can run a marathon like this. J

You have to learn how to breathe so that you can recover. You also need to learn how to condition your body, mind and spirit, to get up to that level of jump rope conditioning, and be able to breathe. And it’s the same thing when I jump. Believe it or not, when I am sprinting, I am breathing. Did you hear me breathe?

Living in adversity helped to develop my character, it helped me to be strong and find my courage to fight for the things that I wanted in life. It explains a flow and shows that everything is connected. It’s like the perfect day. You can’t feel your arms moving, you can`t feel your feet moving. You feel like you are floating on water.

The more you jump rope, the more proficient you become, and the more proficient you become, the more you start to see and feel the benefits. When you starting increasing the intensity of your jump rope training, it is then that those benefits begin to transfer directly over to your sport. The more you grip the jump rope handle, that energy transfers into the arms creating a linear motion and also core strength. Agility is agility no matter what sports you do. Speed is speed; horizontal or lateral, it does not make a difference.

In my book Jump Rope Training, I give you many a jump rope workout specific to your needs.

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