Over the knees, under the knees, grabbing your butt. We’re going to go over the types of tucks today. Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumble talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we your Jenks tumbling lessons Tulsa tumbling experts. Answer the questions that we get from parents and athletes on a daily basis. We are your Jenks tumbling lessons hosts Coulton cruise and rusty breath slur and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Rusty, are we supposed to grab our butts on text? That is, that is the one way I would say not to pull your Jenks tumbling lessons time. Um, but there are athletes who are, especially when they’re learning, I’m like they grip nothing but bad and that doesn’t help when you go to pull anything technique wise, if anything it slows down your rotation. So that is the one way we will say definitely don’t grab kind of, we just went over on fulls. Do they spend left or right, whichever way feels comfortable. Um, kind of the same thing with the Tuck. Um, whatever way feels comfortable as long as it’s not under your
right. So, so there are open tax, there are over the knee techs under the knee tucks. Um, we’ve even had some kids grab their calves
just recently. It seems like just the last few years I’ve had athletes coming in and say, well, I was told to grab under my calves cause my heels tend to be by, but my by, by my bed. So instead of like conditioning at my training right way, it’s that like, let’s just grab under the calves and that’s, that’s harder to make look like as clean sticking stand when you do it like that. Um, when you land you’re hands are very close to their ground. If they’re on the cows. So I can look like you touch. Um, but there are outlets who do grab another calves. I don’t know who’s teaching that around Tulsa, but we should find them. And I think some kids just try things on their own. They just make things up. How’s the, yeah. Um, is there a specific, uh, running, running, tumbling, standing, tumbling? It’s kids tend to grab and both. Uh, is there a certain one you prefer?
I, you know, I don’t, um, it’s, it’s just preference. Uh, some coaches teach you have to grab underneath your knees or your, your knees won’t go fast, that you won’t get your knees up enough. Or, uh, some coaches teach you have to go on top of your knee and you’ll pull in tighter. Um, there, there’s multiple theories to it, but that all comes down to it. Um, whenever you get your knees up and you’re pulling your knees to your chest, whether that’s under your knees are over, your knees are, I mean, I wouldn’t suggest grabbing your calves, but um, it’s, it all comes down to preference and what’s comfortable for you, uh, that that is what’s going to get you around the fastest. And, um, we’ve got lots of things that we’re going to do to make you uncomfortable with, uh, you know, jumping straight up in the air. So the last thing I want to do is change something as small as, oh, you got to grab up, you got to grab on top of your knees.
I will throw the calves and like the bad category. It’s one thing. I definitely will never teach a kid. I would rather just train a kid not to let their heels be right inside the body control and body positions. But like you said, if a kid come in and they have a toe back and then they’re grabbing onto their calves, I’m not going to sit there and change it to see to risk giving them a mental block or changing something, especially if they’re landing it. And if things are going well. Yeah, if it, if it’s not a technique issue, it’s not a deduction. And if it’s not causing problems, yeah, we’ll definitely just let the athlete be. But when we’re, I think when we’re both training, that’s one thing for, I’ve been doing this a long time. I have never told a kid to grab onto their calves.
Yeah. Shit. Ask. Yeah. And I’m like, no, just don’t let your heels get Paul your button. Um, but we’ll go over the different ways. So we went over the two that we definitely don’t teach. The other is just preference. Um, open texts when run, especially running tumbling. I love open text. We have a girl in one of our elite Jenks tumbling lessons classes. That’s all she does. That’s all she does. And I don’t know, every time she throws it, somebody says something about an pretty amazing yeah, when done correctly. It’s beautiful. And it does, it gives you that quick body control or kind of forces you to learn body control. Very, very good.
Well and it’s, and it’s kind of like a show off move to. It’s like I don’t need to grab my knees. What are you talking about? Um, and it, and it’s just really cool. It’s clean and it really, it, it prepares an athlete for layouts because you’ve got to pull your hips. It has nothing to do with your arms when it comes to labs. You’re not pulling anything with your arms. Uh, and so whenever you’re doing using only your core to pull your hips over for layouts and you’ve already done open Tux over and over again, um, your, your Jenks tumbling lessons layouts are going to be easy
for you. Yeah. So running, tumbling, I love open text standing timeline. You better have really strong core if you’re going to do a standing open tech. But when you get to the elite level for standing fulls, you’re going to want to start training that open tech fast rotation anyways. But when learning a standing tech, it’s rare that a kid will just learn it with an open tag because so many athletes, so many girls struggle getting their lower body over their head. Yeah. So they spend a long time learning how to pull.
And I tried something new the other day with one of my athletes and it actually worked. Um, you know how many times if you’re working Tux, how many times do you go back and do backward rolls? Probably hardly never. And so, um, I had her go back and do this backward role where she was pulling her knees and it kind of was the same thing with opentech. She’s using her core to get her knees over her head. In a, in a backward roll, your arms should be, your hands should be by your ears so you’re not breaking your neck. Um, and so when you’re having to pull your knees over your body, that is teaching you how to pull those knees quickly. And, and believe it or not, I actually helped one of my athletes for standing Tux,
no backward rolls down a mat. And, um, definitely working. It’s a backer. That’s all the talk is in the air. [inaudible] maneuver your hips over your head, going down and cheese mad. It’s definitely going to help you rotation in a flip. Um, when teaching tax generally I go for underneath, but definitely over needing people do as well. When you do attack, do you go under your knee or over hi. Go under. Yeah. And do you go under? Especially as I’m getting tired and uh, I definitely have to grab underneath. So over knee, underneath we kind of teach both. That’s a preference. Whatever kids are comfortable with. Um, I will say underneath one benefit is if you are crazy sweaty and you’re grabbing on top of your knee, it is easy to slip off.
Another benefit is, uh, if you’re grabbing underneath your knee, your, your hand is kind of blocking your knee from kicking your heels to your butt. So you can’t, you can’t close that at leg. Um, but I actually grab on top of my knees. Um, and, but I know what you mean. Like if your legs are sweaty and you could slip, um, but that’s not necessarily what I teach, but that’s, that’s how I’ve done it. Um, and it kind of gets, gets my knees up close to my chest a little bit more. Uh, I think I could do it the other way and just try it. But anyway,
and it’s like I said, it comes down to a preference thing. Uh, if grabbing under the knees is making a kid or a grabbing on top of the news is making a kid cowboy or something. Or like I said, if it’s causing a technique issue or it’s causing an issue, then it’s try it a different way. Um, but yeah, you see a lot of underneath on top of the knee for, especially when it comes to standing texts.
And then, you know, this has got to be said in this, in this podcast. Um, too many kids, too many kids think that they have to jump off the ground and then a c before they even start rotating. They’ve got to grab their knees so their knees, their, their arms end up coming like out in front of them, like a Zombie or a Frankenstein or something. And uh, instead of going up by their ears, letting your knees pull up to your hands rather than dropping your chest down and trying to grab your knees too quickly. Um, the Negro is not that important. It nothing that it’s not the moon. We listen if you want to do a cannon ball, uh, and Gaynor your, your tags,
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you get a little rug burn on your face. Yeah, that’s, it cuts your jump short no matter if you’re tall, short, if you do that rush than hands on the knees, you’re not helping pull your about over your head. It’s causing you to get no rotation at all and it’s going to be a sketchy landing.
Well, and at justice tumbling company, we only teach rebounds to their arms, the arms to your ears. And so even when you’re in beginner class, you’re taught, you’re taught to keep your arms by your ears. So use that in your set and then bring your knees up to your hands, bring your knees up to the ceiling, then you can grab, don’t try to cut it short and try early. Um, or it just, you’re just trying to do too much right off the beginning. You’re doing extra.
So there are different ways to tax. There are other ways we definitely won’t teach justice. And then there’s their comfortability factor. Um, all of it involves core. Then when it comes to Tok you, you do have to have a strong core.
That’s, that’s another thing I wanted to say is don’t rely on your Jenks tumbling lessons arms. Yeah. So tell your knees over your, your core should be doing it
there. There grab of any kind should be like an afterthought. It should be you are building up your core and your core and your technique is doing a lot of the work for you. And not this, I have to grab and pull for the gods just to make every time.
Yeah. Sometimes. Sometimes you have to, but that’s not specifically the technique that we would, we would like. So anyway, um, this is a good podcast. I think that I’m going to refer a lot of kids to this podcast just to get them to understand that you don’t have to pull your knees, but there are different ways to do it. There’s not only one way for everything,
especially cause I don’t know how many times kids come in and only want to work standing texts like they’ll do our privates, have nothing about standing tax. It’s just the skill. It’s the skill everybody wants. Yeah. So yes, refer them to this. This should be the quick Jenks tumbling lessons, the quick little knowledge bomb that they might need.
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