Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumble talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we your Tulsa 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. Hey y’all, we’re excited to be back with another edition of Tulsa tumbled talk and a, and today we’re going to be going over y’all. I said Y’all keep [inaudible] I know. So cringy in that terrible. Anyway, uh, we’re going to be going over some frequently asked questions. This is Faq five. And, uh, we’re gonna be going over some things that we’ve been asked. We say it in our Jenks tumbling lessons intro, um, answering questions, uh, that parents and athletes ask us on a daily basis. And this just gives you some insight to our jobs and the things that we get asked.
Some of you may think these are good questions. Some of you may think these are crazy questions. This might be your question by the yours. Yeah. Okay. And, and also if you do have questions, don’t be afraid to ask us. Be like, Hey, can you do a podcast over this question? Like that’d be cool. I would really have that little fishbowl looking dish bowl. Yeah, it can be anonymous, right? Write down topics you would want to listen to you. So anyway, first question, okay, rusty, my wrist had been hurting. Why and why do and what do I need to do? Like they haven’t been hurting before. What do I need to do first? Started
you go back and listen to our Jenks tumbling lessons podcast on how to prevent injuries because we go over how to prevent wrist injuries and all that. Um, more than likely whoever asked this question, I could watch their back hand spring and I can guarantee you it’s probably arm placement. If your wrists are hurting, it means something is not going right. You’re doing something wrong in your technique that needs to be fixed to where you should be tumbling comfortably. Um, that’s that arm placement and backhand springs or even round offs, a arms in front of years, it’s going to eventually wear down those tendons in the wrist where even if it doesn’t hurt yet, it will eventually.
It will. The reason why this question is getting brought up is because, um, I’ve had athletes who, you know, over the summer or, uh, you know, it’s towards the end of the year and over the year they’d hit a growth spurt and with the growth of your body, uh, your technique has to grow as well with you. Um, and so I heard, I heard [inaudible] say that the other day and uh, and I’ve known it, but the way he said it was, um, was pretty perfect and, and it, and explained it very well to the parents.
And that happens a lot. A kids learn so much or at least learn their basics and beginning skills so young and then they have a growth spurt and they were never really taught how to stretch their around off car wheel, all their basics out. So it’s going to everything to be short.
Yeah. Well, I have, I have a girl who, um, she literally went from like being an average height and then once she got into like middle school, early high school, she just hit this growth spurt and make and like started towering over everybody. So her round off is super, super short. Um, and, and her backhand spring is super short and it just kills her wrist. So she’s got the tiger paws, you know, and, and so with, with your growth, if you’re, if you’re not changing your technique and reaching out as long as your body is, then it’s going to feel, you’re going to feel that pain in your wrist and even in your ankles to, if you’re not pushing off fast enough.
So the second part of that question, what do I need to do? Um, listen to the podcasts, definitely. And condition your wrists. You can do rubber band exercises with them. Hold handstands against the wall and their correct position that you’re supposed to be catching your backhand spring. I’m all good things.
And here’s the thing is that it’s you, no matter what level you are, it’s never a high enough level to not remember your basics, not work on your basics. Um, that’s why we do warmups. We, we don’t sit there in our Jenks tumbling lessons advanced class and do cartwheels all day, but we correct the kids who do the cartwheels the wrong way and sometimes they just kind of fly through the cartwheels and that’s not a good thing. You want to make sure that you’re keeping, as you grow, you’re keeping your basics and your technique, um, growing with you.
Amen. Amen. Next question. Question number two. Um, this was actually asked to me this week. Um, I worked back tucks that, my other gems, why can’t I work back a Tux with you? And that was asked. I’m in a private and we actually had a nice talk with the mother afterwards. Um, first time meeting him, this child’s, we kids, three kids, but just in her warm ups, I could tell there were a lot of issues. Like we were just going over a lot of basics. I’m just in a handstand reaching short. Her back leg was doing this weird like break dance kickoff the side thing just in a handstand. No, I know exactly what that I had never seen. Yeah. So I was just in the basics. I was kind of concerned. And then when it got to the round off it, I could see a lot of the issues that the handstand and all that was causing, which transferred into the backhand spring. And I was amazed at all that she was working tax. Um, so why at our Jenks tumbling lessons gym with us, why wasn’t she working tech coat them?
Okay. So we are the very first one. We have two more podcasts that we did before our Jenks tumbling lessons first podcast. Um, but our Jenks tumbling lessons first official topic, um, after the, about us and after this start here, podcast progressions, it was the first thing that we talked about in our, in our podcast that wasn’t about us or our gym or things. It was juicy topic. Oh my gosh, was progression. Listen, um, we talk about building our house with diligence and making sure that your foundation is cracked free and able to, uh, hold up the rest of your house. And, and then you go, you got your foundation, you’ve got your walls, which is competence, and then you have the roof, which is finishing and skill, doing it by yourself. Then you’ve got the fancy front door, which can be whatever you want it to be. But if you are skipping things and e and you’re, you have cracks all through your foundation, then you take one spill and your, your tumbling career is done.
Unless you want to start completely over, you have to rebuild from scratch, right? If you don’t, if you don’t go through the progressions the proper way, then there’s no insurance policy on your house and uh, you’re kind of left with nothing. So with our Jenks tumbling lessons technique, with our progressions, with our curriculum, you’re building it step by step and you’re staying committed to the good technique. Even if it’s a handstand and you’re working on bulls, we don’t blow off handstands just because you’re working on a higher level skill. So with that being said, if we see anything that’s going wrong in your warm ups, we’re going to work on that. And that’s going to give you, that’s going to start rebuilding that foundation and, and filling in the cracks and, and um, trying to keep you progression progressing faster by taking a couple steps back. There’s nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong.
No. And that’s where once I, so we did work on nothing but just basics and backhand spring, just trying to clean up the basics. And at the end I went and talked to her mom because her mom had the same, first thing she said was, it’s crazy. She works Tux out or other privates. I was like, that’s great, but here’s the look at these videos and this is why. And once I explained to the mom kind of like you just did, um, it made a lot of sense to her and she was now Hungary, she wants to get her kid in three or four.
That’s it. That’s it. It’s like math. Like you can’t just jump into college Algebra. You have to start at the very basic level. Charlie, my daughter, she, I was looking at her math homework and it’s, it’s super basic, but I’m really proud that she knows it. But she has to go through every single level and master, there’s that word master every single level before she gets to that college Algebra stage. She’s in first grade, so she’s got a long way to go. But it’s Kinda the same thing with tumbling. Actually it’s the exact same thing with humbling. Um, you have to go through those progressions. Your body has to be conditioned for every position. Um, that’s why whenever, and it is, it is nonstop. Every single kid who comes in our Jenks tumbling lessons gym who is from another gym doesn’t hurdle with their arms together by their arms, by their ears. They don’t rebound with their arms by their ears. It’s more of like this low v type motion with their head down. Hello. I mean there’s a bunch of different types of rebounds that we see, but we have a very specific one kind of rebound and we even if you do have a pretty full, like we still correct you on those things. So that’s
will always be important. So always focusing on that. Um, and communication is key. Explain it to the kid, explain it to the parent. That way it doesn’t just look like you’re just trying to hold them back. Explain why we do say, that’s why we explain why we do things for the justice way as we are different. And that’s, that’s the whole point. So question number three, Colton,
that’s okay. So rusty, I really hate layouts. Can I just skip them like I know them. Can I just skip them? We were doing them in warm ups. Let’s just skip it
and we get asked this a lot. That’s why we did do a podcast entirely on layouts. Um, you can skip them, but it’s gonna to come back to bite you in the butt. But do we let them say no? Absolutely not. Like I lay outs like we just talked about, it’s a crucial key and progressions. You have to have a good lay out to move on to a good full. If you’re not able to land your full, there’s probably some issues in your layout. Um, it just goes back to progressions. It’s just something you have to learn. Um, a lot of kids who have been trying to blow them off, just had try outs on one thing and the coach throughout them that was just kind of out of nowhere was standing to, to layout and none of them ever work on all these kids who have been just trying to, well, I can kind of lock my legs out, but I don’t really want to sit there and work on them. Um, when it came to having to do two to layouts, now it’s stress time. It’s struggle time. Uh, so following progressions when we asked you to do this drill or this layout, drill or conditioning, don’t roll your eyes, give it a try because it does help.
Well, and here’s the thing is that I love seeing a good clean hollow layout. They’re beautiful almost as much as I love seeing falls, like they’re up there on the same level. Um, but that good clean layout always transitions into a good, clean, full, um, and, and a much quicker process of getting their full. Um, it’s just, it just kind of comes naturally with them. If they know how to halt, hold their body in that hollow position, they’re going to be able to finish the, the full properly.
Oh absolutely. And everybody says they have a layout, but I think maybe like
10%, 10%, 10%. Then
our Jenks tumbling lessons actual layouts like hollow body lifted through their toes and shoulders. Um, a lot. It just this web arch pike thing and just because the legs are straight, it’s a layout. So why you said there’s that difference, especially to us as coaches, coaches who love tumbling. If you come in and do rate good layout, I guarantee you you’re going to hear something about it.
Yeah. Even if like if I’m doing a private or if Rusty’s doing a private, um, we watch each other’s athletes and there’ve been so many times where rusty has commented on my athlete or I have commented on ressies athlete, um, just out of the blue and the athletes like I don’t even know you’re watching. Like that’s weird. But anyway, that’s what we love to see. We love to see those get good technique. Even if it’s a backhand spring, like I can call out a kid who was doing a beautiful backhand spring and I can just like, it’s like gives me a glimpse into their future on what kind of other skills that are going to be able to have. And it’s just, it’s just awesome. It’s awesome. So anyway, no, you cannot skip layouts. You cannot skip any skill. You cannot go, oh, I’ve got the, and this is not layoffs, but I hate backhand springs. I hate round off to backhand springs. I hate round off one backhand springs. Can we just go to round off tech?
My wrist hurt. Can I just work on Tux? No, just fix her technique. Um, a lot of what we talked about today, it goes just back to progressions. I would recommend going and listening to our Jenks tumbling lessons podcast on progressions.
It’s, it’s episode number three. But like I said, it was the first tech technical, um, topic that we had. So it’s, we’re, we’re proud of it anyway. Uh, this has been frequently asked questions, number five, number five, number five. And if you’re interested in finding out more about us, you can check out our website. It’s justice tumbling co.com
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