Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumble talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we your tosa tumbling experts answer the questions that we get from parents and athletes on a daily basis. We are your hosts, Coulton cruise and rusty breath slur and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. All right? Now you might be asking yourself, oh my gosh, am I really about to listen to a podcast about handstands? I’ve got a freaking layout, bro. Uh, I don’t need no handstands. What is this crap? Um, well, believe it or not, you do in everything you do, handstands are the most important, important. I know in horse it, what did I say? I don’t even know who are the most important foundational skill that you can learn.
You use it and everything. And that’s why every warm up we do has, has some sort of handstand. And Jenks tumbling lessons, believe it or not, a lot of advanced athletes still do handstands wrong. So it’s annoying that we have to go over it as much as we really have to. But if you can do a perfect handstand every time, then you have really good body control. If you’re trying to learn a full or a double, you have to have a lot of body control. If you’re showing me you’re doing handstands and just flopping over every time, you’re, you’re not showing me or mentally ready or, uh, even like your technique is ready to be working in those advanced skills.
It’s always frustrating for us whenever we do see like elite or advanced or even intermediate athletes doing handstands the wrong way, whenever, Jenks tumbling lessons, whenever you’re beginner and novice, you’re still kind of learning your body, uh, learning your body control and, and the technique and whatnot. Jenks tumbling lessons, so there is a bit of an excuse there for them and that’s what we’re still teaching them. But when you’re in intermediate or advanced or elite, there is really no excuse whatsoever. Jenks tumbling lessons, so we’re going to go over what we want to see in a handstand, what a handstand is used for, um, and how to properly do the handstand in warmups. If you’re doing multiple
and how to condition the handstand there, there is a the right and wrong runaway when conditioning a handstand. Jenks tumbling lessons, so like I said, first let’s just explain what we want to see. Every hand stand should start in a lunge, whether you’re right or left leg arms right by or your ears, the whole hands down. We should not see your ears. If you are at any point in the handstand at the start or finish reaching in front of you, it’s gonna make you reach very shortened, your handstand. And we want your arms by years stretching along into your hands. Damn. Keeping out straight lines a you, if you’ve probably heard of it, explain a lever. If you’re in the gym, you should be able to, if you’re reaching into a wall from your hands through your back all the way to that back, elevator leg should be a straight line.
No, I can tell you that, that the, the arms by your ears is what I see. Jenks tumbling lessons, first, if a, if an athlete, if I tell an athlete to do a handstand, Jenks tumbling lessons, and they start in like this Zombie Frankenstein pose, I immediately tell them to stop. Okay, we cannot train that way because if you think that that is where we need to go for a handstand, then that’s where you, you’re thinking that we need to go for a round off. That’s where you’re need to go for a hurdle. That’s where your arms need to go for a backhand spring. That’s where your arms need to go for a Tuck for your set. And, and it just kind of been just not kind of, it actually builds on each other. So you can never start a handstand at that Frankenstein position. Don’t ever do it. Always start with those arms by your ears and then like our rest, he said, lever out and then you can go ahead.
Sorry. Can you repeat? Who knows? You kick off your toes. You should be pushing through your fingertips to control your momentum on top of your handstand. You’ll see kids reached long by getting loose and just flop over. If you are not pushing through your fingertips head and looking toward the wall behind you, tight through your entire body, squeezing your core and legs. That’s why we do that tight test to a lot of kids, especially when we first meet him, kicked her hand, Sam, we’ll try to pull their legs apart and they got a titan. If you are not tight, that handstand, if you physically can’t try to hold me off some way, pulling your legs apart, then it’s going to be impossible for you to have a backhand spring with your feet together. Yeah. Which is probably even around off, landing around, off with your feet together.
In our last podcast we talked about sticking standing. So if you’re not doing the backhand spring with your legs together, um, you’re not going to be able to stick in, stand with your legs together and she’s going to look awkward. You’re going to hate it. It’s going to not feel bad either. Jenks tumbling lessons, so with that, the handstand, like Russ, he said, you should not be able to pull those legs apart. And also in that handstand, my biggest, biggest pet peeve is whenever the athlete is looking down at their hands, their head is like out at a 90 degree angle from their body and their face is just looking straight up, down at their hands. Um,
it makes you have that Oh wild arch in your back that is not good for your body, but it’s also not good for your time.
And I didn’t know if you, I don’t know if you know this, but your, your head and your neck is connected to your spine, which is, uh, like the center of your back. So if your, if your neck is connected to that spine, which we’re trying to keep straight, we want that to be as straight as possible and then your head is coming out. It automatically creates, this arch just naturally happens. Um, that makes it really hard to control yourself in the handstand. Now we understand, Jenks tumbling lessons, if you are putting your arms by your ears and that handstand for the first time, it will feel weird. It’s going to feel different. But it should feel different because, um, the way you’ve been doing it is the wrong to do it. We don’t want to see that in backhand springs either. Where your uh, your hands are like your focus point. It should be arms by your ears, over your focus point.
Yes. We always talk about mastering skills. Jenks tumbling lessons, you shouldn’t master a handstand very early on in your career, but it’s something you need to maintain. It’s not something you get and then get lazy about it. That’s why even though the class is warm up, pan stands. If you have tight body controlling your hands, hands, you’re going to have tight body control and your advanced tumbling skills.
Something else you remember enhance sands when you go down to handstands. Jenks tumbling lessons, we don’t want any like wide jumping jack type arms to go into that handstand as well as coming up out of the handstand as well. We don’t want those arms to come down and then swing out like that. Jumping Jack, we’ve mentioned it before. Nothing should go outside of your shoulders ever.
Yes. A lot of people when doing handstands, Snapdown rebounds, the first thing they do is drop their arms way out and do a big circle or a Hivy. Um, you’re going to do that out of, around, off. You’re going to do that in the backhand springs and then you’re going to be backhanding whoever’s spotting so it’s not safe for your body or your coach.
So the reason why we wanted to do a podcast just on handstands, obviously it’s important to us, Jenks tumbling lessons, but it’s literally an every backhand spring you’ll ever do. Every round off, you got to snap those legs together be, and those are those arms by your ears, a being that handstand position. Uh, we want you to be strong in your tumbling and, and conditioning. Your handstands is going to help that happen. Um, so whenever you’re at home, whether you’re at our gym, no matter what you’re doing, you can always do handstand conditioning, which where you’ll kick up. And the only thing that should touch the wall is your are your heels. Um, or you can kind of turn around and then walk up the wall, which is a different kind of handstand conditioning, but only your toes should touch the wall. Nothing else should.
But in both of those handstands, your head should be in. Yeah. So you’re, you hovering over here
looking either at the wall and you’re on, or you’re looking away from that wall that you’re, that you’re from not looking at those hands. And whenever, whenever we see kids looking at their hands, especially younger kids that don’t have a lot of strength in their core, it turned, it tends to push their belly out and then their shoulders start to kind of sag down and they do more of like a Scorpion type of hand handstand, which is terrible for your back, terrible for your technique. And we don’t want to see that in a backhand spring especially. So just keep that in mind.
So training handstands against the wall, like you said, both of them should have, whether you’re walking up the wall or kicking against the wall, head should be in same thing. Your hand should not be directly against the wall. If you’re kicking up against the wall, your hand should be about what a foot, foot and a half to where it causes you to lean a little bit to that position. Going to be catching a backhand spring in has the backhand spring. You won’t catch directly straight up and down. There always be that slight curve to where you can snap down. So if you’re training handstands, getting strong in the wrong body position, it’s not really doing much for your backhand springs. So making sure you’re training your handstands correctly at home. And remember, if you ever have questions about if you’re doing it the right way, the wrong way, you can shoot us a text, a video of you doing it or a picture or your mom can send us a text, a video or a picture, you know, asking how, how it needs to be done. And we’ll always let you know if that’s the right way or the wrong way. Um, so anyway, uh, if you want to find out more about us, you can check out our website. It’s justice tumbling co.com or you can find us on Facebook and Instagram, and if you have a Google account, we would love it if you left us and objective Google review to let us know how we’re doing.
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