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094: Taekwon-do, CrossFit, and UltraRunning with Olympian Jump Ropes

094: Taekwon-do, CrossFit, and UltraRunning with Olympian Jump Ropes

Your Jump Ropes Co-Host Increasing Athletic Performance:

Today’s Jump Ropes loving co-host is a believer, husband, father, TKD black belt, Level 2 Buddy Lee certified jump rope trainer, CrossFit junkie, and he’s just happy to be here.

Chris Rawlins is a recovering Ultrarunner and a CrossFit Athlete for past 3 years. He’s embarking on a mission to change the approach and use of jump rope throughout the world of CrossFit. It’s the one thing that Crossfit universally gets wrong.

Chris-Rawlins conditoning for UltraRunning on the Buddy Lee Jump Ropes Training on LIVETHEFUEL

On This Episode You Will Hear:

  • [01:20] It’s more of a Skill than a Talent.
  • [02:00] Vinne and Fitness Confidential.
  • [02:30] Scott’s Goats.
  • [03:55] A 5th degree blackbelt and picking up a jump rope 20 years ago.
  • [04:35] Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon.
  • [05:55] 12 year old blackbelt.
  • [06:35] Rocky movie influence to the jump rope market.
  • [07:30] Achieving Level II Certified Trainer with Buddy Lee.
  • [10:00] Comparing to Rx Smart Gear ropes and the Mil-Spec Ropes.
  • [”11:00″] Cables for Speed.
  • [”11:25″] Rope Training is like the belt ranks in martial arts.
  • [”12:25″] CrossFit doesn’t know everything.
  • [”15:00″] Double-Unders clinics and CrossFit Ground Speed.
  • [15:30] Training at CrossFit Ground Speed.
  • [18:00] Double-Unders relating to the rank advancement from Red Belt to Black Belt.
  • [”20:00″] UltraMarathon’s.
  • [”21:20″] Building a conditioning foundation.
  • [”23:25″] Annie a CrossFit benchmark WOD.
  • [”24:35″] A proper 10-15 minutes of warmup!
  • [”25:25″] The wakeup call from the CrossFit Open 17.5 workout.
  • [”28:00″] CrossFit isn’t perfect.

  • [”31:15″] Build locally before growing globally.
  • [”34:30″] Limited shelf-life of the competition lifestyle.
  • [”37:40″] Tracy O’Connell ranked 7th in the world for CrossFit Games Masters here in 2017.
  • [”41:20″] The ABCDE teaching system.
  • [”42:45″] The shortest path, the BL Book!
  • [”55:40″] Jumping rope like the Ride of a Cadillac.
  • [”57:25″] Measuring jump rope cord tips.
  • [”58:35″] The story behind WHY, Buddy Lee, an Olympic coach.
  • [01:03:00] Chris’ mission to properly get all CrossFit and Coaches up to speed on the Buddy Lee system.
  • [01:05:20] Catch up with Chris Rawlins and Buddy Lee as vendors at the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, WI!
  • [01:06:55] Final Words


The Rope Master is the Ride of a Cadillac… – Chris Rawlins




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About the author, Scott

Host of the LIVETHEFUEL Podcast | Public Speaker | Sales & Marketing Professional | Coach | Traveler | Consultant | Health Educator | Former Firefighter

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