Train Like a Champion: Q & A with Speed Jumper Kwang Yeon Lee

Oct 20, 2021Jordan Lindstrom

By Matt Hopkins - Elite Jumps Founder

I sat down with Kwang Yeon Lee, an accomplished speed jump roper from  South Korea, to learn how he trains, his tips and tricks to success and the philosophical approach he takes to the sport of jump rope. Enjoy!

Table of Contents

  • Q & A
  • Workout Routine and Schedule

Kwang is a 25 year old graduate of Kyungmin University. He has always loved sports growing up and it is his predominant interest.

What keeps you jumping at an older age?

The experience I never had when I was a kid. I'm trying harder because I want to do it when I still can.

What are some of your accomplishments in Jump Rope?

I haven't done much jumping rope. In 2019, we won second place with a 3-minute record of 520 points.

What is your philosophy about the sport of jump rope?

My philosophy of jumping rope is to have gratitude I am able to jump.

What is your philosophy about training for speed jump rope?

The philosophy of speed training is, “Let's not let our guard down, let's not give up, if we can't do this, we can't do anything.”

What is unusual about how you train for speed jumping compared to others?

I don't think it's a singularity. When we practice warming up, we practice pitching and speed to the beat of the song. Check how many beats in 30 seconds. I practice so that it doesn't take up to 500 to 1000.

Do you have any special secrets you can share about how to get better speed scores?

When you practice speed, practice pitching a lot and lower your waist to make the jump rope shorter.

What does your daily workout program look like?

  • 10 a.m. Light stretching, running, power operation practice
  • 11:00 a.m. Personal Freestyle Practice
  • 12 p.m. Speed knee pitching practice
    • 3 sets of 1000, 2 sets of 500.
    • Hold the wire, and don't get stuck to the beat. 300, 200, 150 sets.
    • 25x song speed - 300, 200, 2 sets each
    • 5x song speed - 120 practice, 100 practice
    • 3-Minute Record Measurement
      • 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds of record measurement - 5 times.


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