78 episodes

Nate K-G is a Competitive Jump Roper, Jump Rope Coach, and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. In this show, he talks with jump ropers of all skill levels, backgrounds and fitness goals to explore topics such as weight loss with jump rope, elite competitive jump rope training, the culture of the jump rope world, and lots more.

The Nate K-G Podcast Nate K-G: Jump Rope Coach, Certified Personal Trainer

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Nate K-G is a Competitive Jump Roper, Jump Rope Coach, and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. In this show, he talks with jump ropers of all skill levels, backgrounds and fitness goals to explore topics such as weight loss with jump rope, elite competitive jump rope training, the culture of the jump rope world, and lots more.

    (#77) Brian Hsu - The Current State of Jump Rope, Most Undervalued Techniques In 2022, and Practicing Mindful Jumping

    (#77) Brian Hsu - The Current State of Jump Rope, Most Undervalued Techniques In 2022, and Practicing Mindful Jumping

    Brian and I first talked on episode back in 2019 and we’ve connected again to recap the current state of the jump rope world. In case you missed the first episode, Brian is a very accomplished 16-time world champion who also co-founded the American Jump Rope Federation.
    We cover a wide range of topics, including the process to host a virtual national tournament, the two most undervalued techniques in jump rope right now, physiologic changes during very long speed step runs, new competition formats that could foster growth in the sport, limitations and growth during the pandemic, defining what “new” jump rope skills are, and a whole lot more.

    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the sport of jump rope! I also love reading the reviews!
    For show notes and past guests, please visit natekg.com/jump-rope-blog.
    Check out everything new I'm doing (tutorials, email newsletter, combos, etc.) at natekg.com/new.
    Discover Nate's jump rope coaching programs: natekg.com/coaching.
    Follow Nate:
    Instagram: instagram.com/nate_kg
    YouTube: youtube.com/CoachNateKG
    Facebook: facebook.com/natekg
    Past guests on the podcast include: Unconventional Ropestress Sonny Smith, Luke Boon, Mike Fry, LJ LaVecchia, Coach Chris Walker, The Jump Rope Dudes, Brian Hsu, Stewart Isaacs, Lee Reisig, Chris Holmes, Declan McCarthy, Nick Woodard, Kaylee Woodard, Seth Ingram, Don Michael, Francis Feraren, Pakhung Jai, Dylan Plummer, Sharina Isabel, Alysia Mattson, Dave Newman, Michelle Fongson, and more.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    (#76) How To Build Authentic Habits & Enjoy Jump Rope Forever With Deana AKA Jump Rope Gal

    (#76) How To Build Authentic Habits & Enjoy Jump Rope Forever With Deana AKA Jump Rope Gal

    "It's a lifestyle and that's not going to change because we genuinely enjoy it. This has nothing to do with the numbers on the scales, this has nothing to do with the amount of adipose on my body... This makes me feel like me." — Deana "Jump Rope Gal"

    I've known Deana (AKA Jump Rope Gal) for a few years now. You can find her on YouTube and Instagram. She's been on the podcast before, episode 36 with her "jump rope band" Mel and Kyle. If you dig this episode, you'll likely dig that one too.
    Today we get into so many topics that all revolve around being the most authentic version of yourself. We discuss why Deana doesn't prefer the term "fitness," identifying unspoken assumptions when making decisions, defining discipline and how it relates to jump rope, things to know as a beginner, and a lot more. Deana definitely delivers a big dose of positivity in this episode, so if you've been stuck lately for any reason you'll really enjoy what Deana has to say.

    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the sport of jump rope! I also love reading the reviews!
    For show notes and past guests, please visit natekg.com/jump-rope-blog.
    Check out everything new I'm doing (tutorials, email newsletter, combos, etc.) at natekg.com/new.
    Discover Nate's jump rope coaching programs: natekg.com/coaching.
    Follow Nate:
    Instagram: instagram.com/nate_kg
    YouTube: youtube.com/CoachNateKG
    Facebook: facebook.com/natekg
    Past guests on the podcast include: Unconventional Ropestress Sonny Smith, Luke Boon, Mike Fry, LJ LaVecchia, Coach Chris Walker, The Jump Rope Dudes, Brian Hsu, Stewart Isaacs, Lee Reisig, Chris Holmes, Declan McCarthy, Nick Woodard, Kaylee Woodard, Seth Ingram, Don Michael, Francis Feraren, Pakhung Jai, Dylan Plummer, Sharina Isabel, 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    (#75) Grim Leaper - Learning Speed Step Training And Improving Peak Athletic Performance

    (#75) Grim Leaper - Learning Speed Step Training And Improving Peak Athletic Performance

    "I don't believe anyone can be held down if they allow themselves to push hard enough. I see [competitive jump rope] and I know it's possible, so the next step is figuring out how to start." - Grim Leaper
    Grim Leaper and I have known each other for several years now (before the pandemic even!), and we've have loads of incredible conversations about jump rope, the sport, speed training, freestyle, etc. We also tend to heckle each other a bunch, which is hilarious and always makes me laugh. As a heads up, there's lots of profanity in today's episode haha so consider yourself warned.
    Grim and I chat about loads of topics, including his journey from recreational to competitive jumper, how to get yourself moving when you have low motivation, performance enhancement compounds in sports, being open to all styles of jumping, specialization in the sport of jump rope, a huge section dedicated to speed step training and how to start, and loads more.

    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the sport of jump rope! I also love reading the reviews!
    For show notes and past guests, please visit natekg.com/jump-rope-blog.
    Check out everything new I'm doing (tutorials, email newsletter, combos, etc.) at natekg.com/new.
    Discover Nate's jump rope coaching programs: natekg.com/coaching.
    Follow Nate:
    Instagram: instagram.com/nate_kg
    YouTube: youtube.com/CoachNateKG
    Facebook: facebook.com/natekg
    Past guests on the podcast include: Unconventional Ropestress Sonny Smith, Luke Boon, Mike Fry, LJ LaVecchia, Coach Chris Walker, The Jump Rope Dudes, Brian Hsu, Stewart Isaacs, Lee Reisig, Chris Holmes, Declan McCarthy, Nick Woodard, Kaylee Woodard, Seth Ingram, Don Michael, Francis Feraren, Pakhung Jai, Dylan Plummer, Sharina Isabel, Alysia Mattson, Dave Newman

    • 1 hr 29 min
    (#74) Carly Simpson & Chris Brown - Progressing The Sport Of Jump Rope: Next Steps, Important History, And Valuable Resources

    (#74) Carly Simpson & Chris Brown - Progressing The Sport Of Jump Rope: Next Steps, Important History, And Valuable Resources

    "One of the things that I took back to the team was making sure that you're not overtraining your athletes, and developing a rotation to ensure we're developing enough physical fitness training without using a rope." - Carly Simpson


    Carly Simpson and Chris Brown are world champion jumpers and hosts of The Rope Wrap podcast. We completely get into the weeds with competitive jump rope culture in this episode, and it's awesome! If you're not a competitive jump rope coach or jumper, you'll still dig it, but know that we bring up a bunch of references here.
    We get into so many detailed subjects about competitive teams and international organizations, including creating pathways for new jumpers to get involved with the sport, the history of international competition rules and their influence on how athletes participate in the sport, how to structure competitive team training to avoid athlete burnout, and how to progress the sport.
    We also chat about some lighter things too like favorite performances, choreographing all of the routines in the Disney movie "Jump In!," learning the push up pull through for the first time, training for world championships, and more.

    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the sport of jump rope! I also love reading the reviews!
    For show notes and past guests, please visit natekg.com/jump-rope-blog.
    Check out everything new I'm doing (tutorials, email newsletter, combos, etc.) at natekg.com/new.
    Discover Nate's jump rope coaching programs: natekg.com/coaching.
    Follow Nate:
    Instagram: instagram.com/nate_kg
    YouTube: youtube.com/CoachNateKG
    Facebook: facebook.com/natekg
    Past guests on the podcast include: Unconventional Ropestress Sonny Smith, Luke Boon, Mike Fry, LJ LaVecchia, Coach Chris Walker, The Jump Rope Dudes, Brian Hsu, Stewart Isaacs, Lee Reisig, Chris Holmes, Declan McCarthy, Nick Woodard, Kaylee Woodard, Seth Ingram, Don Michael, Francis Feraren, Pakhung Jai, Dylan Plummer,

    • 1 hr 35 min
    (#73) Kelsy Moe Porter - Why Jump Rope Is Family, Becoming A Competitive Jump Rope Coach, And The Mindset Of A World Champion

    (#73) Kelsy Moe Porter - Why Jump Rope Is Family, Becoming A Competitive Jump Rope Coach, And The Mindset Of A World Champion

    "And everybody [on the All Star team] was just so pumped about it! Talk about just meshing together with people... it was so fun!" — Kelsy Moe Porter

    Kelsy Moe Porter is a world champion jumper, coach of the Summerwind Skippers competitive jump rope team, and one of the inaugural All Star team members. We dig into loads of competitive jump rope culture in this episode. Everyone will be able to take away some great wisdom from our chat, and especially current competitive team coaches, as well as athletes. We talk about the "Golden Age" of competition, the very first All Star team, performing on America's Got Talent, training to win a world championship, keeping athletes engaged during the pandemic, the making of Lee Reisig's Jumptown, and so much more! You do NOT want to miss the show notes for this episode - they are packed full of videos that we reference during our conversation. You can check that out over at natekg.com.

    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the sport of jump rope! I also love reading the reviews!
    For show notes and past guests, please visit natekg.com/jump-rope-blog.
    Check out everything new I'm doing (tutorials, email newsletter, combos, etc.) at natekg.com/new.
    Discover Nate's jump rope coaching programs: natekg.com/coaching.
    Follow Nate:
    Instagram: instagram.com/nate_kg
    YouTube: youtube.com/CoachNateKG
    Facebook: facebook.com/natekg
    Past guests on the podcast include: Unconventional Ropestress Sonny Smith, Luke Boon, Mike Fry, LJ LaVecchia, Coach Chris Walker, The Jump Rope Dudes, Brian Hsu, Stewart Isaacs, Lee Reisig, Chris Holmes, Declan McCarthy, Nick Woodard, Kaylee Woodard, Seth Ingram, Don Michael, Francis Feraren, Pakhung Jai, Dylan Plummer, Sharina Isabel, Alysia Mattson,

    • 1 hr 26 min
    (#72) Chito Ines - The Art Of Zen Jumping, Patience & The Process, And Letting Imagination Guide Your Journey

    (#72) Chito Ines - The Art Of Zen Jumping, Patience & The Process, And Letting Imagination Guide Your Journey

    "Once your imagination gets triggered, it's hard to stop it. You're going to attempt to push yourself to see how far you can go." — Chito Ines
    Chito Ines is a PJRA Athlete Council Member, Rush Athlete, and all around awesome dude. Chito and I connected online  during the pandemic, and since then we've become great friends. We discuss Chito's journey and I know it will really resonate with everyone, but especially newer jumpers who are learning about the community.
    We cover a lot of territory, including how Chito lost 40+ pounds jumping, why basic skills have always been a staple throughout Chito's journey, how having fun is the unlock for staying consistent, the top tips that beginners should know, the skill that frustrated Chito the most, and loads more.

    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to spread the sport of jump rope! I also love reading the reviews!
    For show notes and past guests, please visit natekg.com/jump-rope-blog.
    Check out everything new I'm doing (tutorials, email newsletter, combos, etc.) at natekg.com/new.
    Discover Nate's jump rope coaching programs: natekg.com/coaching.
    Follow Nate:
    Instagram: instagram.com/nate_kg
    YouTube: youtube.com/CoachNateKG
    Facebook: facebook.com/natekg
    Past guests on the podcast include: Unconventional Ropestress Sonny Smith, Luke Boon, Mike Fry, LJ LaVecchia, Coach Chris Walker, The Jump Rope Dudes, Brian Hsu, Stewart Isaacs, Lee Reisig, Chris Holmes, Declan McCarthy, Nick Woodard, Kaylee Woodard, Seth Ingram, Don Michael, Francis Feraren, Pakhung Jai, Dylan Plummer, Sharina Isabel, Alysia Mattson, Dave Newman, Michelle Fongson, and more.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

kaila diane ,

A great podcast!

I’m an enthusiast jump roper, and I’ve just been having the best time binging all of these episodes. I’ve learned so much about the world of jump rope through this thoughtful podcast. It’s like a whole new world has opened up for me. Listening to Nate and his guests is a joy. Each episode is full of genuine, thoughtful conversations that really approach jump rope from all angles. I’m so glad I found this podcast and this sport! 💙

Michaeljumps ,

Must listen!

Nate is a very thoughtful host. He always comes with meaningful questions and makes the conversation interesting and informative.

Anon6716252 ,

More than jump rope

This podcast is advertised as being about jump rope (which omg, what could be better), but these interviews encompass so much more than that. These people are sharing stories about their lives, their perspectives on fitness and health, and how jump rope has been a platform for them to truly thrive in their element. Can’t wait to see how this podcast evolves.

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