Today we’re doing a deep dive into the negative, nasty customer words of tumbling.
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 hosts, Coulton cruise and rusty breath slur and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Now, before you jump to thinking that this is an r rated podcasts, it’s not, we’re not talking about curse words. Um, although we have heard some athletes have, dude, if something goes wrong or something scary happens, let them slip here and there, which we don’t approve of either in our gym or a, we’re a family environment, so we don’t want those cuss words flipping out. But know what bad words are we talking about? Well, too often we hear, um, self limiting terms such as I can’t or I won’t, or no, or I have a mental block.
Things like this limit yourself in your mind, which slows you down physically as well. Yes. So these are justice tumbling bad words that if you are in our program, you’re going to start conditioning when you throw these bad words out there. Um, so let’s go over the first one. Can’t, I can’t do it. I can’t, I can’t do this. When I say, when we’re sitting there telling an athlete, try this technique or try this drill and they just blatantly just, I can’t, can’t, um, why, why is that a bad word for us? Why is that such an uh, uh, an offense that we would give conditioning for? Well, for one, we, we take our Jenks tumbling lessons jobs very, very seriously. Um, and we love what we do and we are proud of the environment that we have established at justice. Um, so whenever you say I can’t, it’s pretty much telling us that we don’t know our jobs well enough, that we don’t know what we’re doing.
Um, because you’re not capable of doing what we’ve asked you to do. One that’s, it’s disrespectful to us and uh, we are all about respect. We will respect you. Um, and we expect you to respect us as well. But when your confidence is at stake, like it is in tumbling, we’re constantly trying to build up your confidence, boosts your confidence, make you understand that you can do these things and then you immediately shut it down. You shut it off with these self limiting terms like I can’t, it really does stop that entire practice until, until we set you down and talk to you about why you can and why we believe in you and then that’s more we have to put into you that we’re kind of missing for the other athletes around.
Yeah. As soon as you say can’t, you’re just telling us that you’re not even willing to try. You’re not willing to put forth that effort. Or if, if I’m just meeting a kid and I’m like, well, do this skill, and they say, I can’t. Um, isn’t that why you’re here? You’re here for a reason. You are here to learn that skill. I completely understand that, but there’s things we can do to help you learn that
good. Ask for a spot or ask for some drills. Don’t just say I can’t do it there. There are steps that it takes to be for an athlete to become positive and optimistic and encourage and have enough courage and confidence to throw scale by their selves. That doesn’t mean that your Jenks tumbling lessons whenever, so that means whenever you say I can’t, that means that you’re putting all of that aside and you’re not willing to try any of that and you’re just kind of throwing it back in our face.
Yeah. I literally last week had an athlete tell me I can’t, I was like, all right, if you say that again, we’re going to condition. And so do you know what she said next time? What’s that? I told her to do it and she said being a smart Alec that I cannot do that. Oh, so she conditioned even more, but don’t be that athlete. Like don’t look for other ways around. And Ken is just like, yeah, we, we are there to do our job. Like Colton said, it does come down to a respect thing. Um, it, especially if you know that that’s a word that drives us crazy and you continuously are just saying it, it just does become a respect thing. You’re one of those athletes who probably doesn’t belong in our program. You’re not going to fit in well in our Jenks tumbling lessons or progress in our Jenks tumbling lessons program because of that kind of attitude. Those, like you said, those limiting words, um, can’t is the biggest one I remember in gymnastics that was if you said Canton gymnastics back into the nowhere. Yeah. Like I remember I was that athlete until Chauncey, he’s still coaching today. He is a buffed out dude. He put me in my place real quick and I never said camp again.
And we, we can’t stress it enough. Whenever you are, are putting this self limiting, um, you term on yourself, and we’ve said it before, one bad apple spoils the whole bunch. So when one kid, one athlete who’s in your class sees you using that type of terminology, that that type of negative, um, limiting language, uh, it, it really starts to spread and ad hoc, sir, it is toxic. It is toxic. So we don’t want that in our atmosphere, in our, in our, our justice culture. Um, we, we, we refuse to let that in our Jenks tumbling lessons gym. So, um, starting today we’re going to start conditioning heavily for that term, for that, that word. Um, and we’ll make announcements. We’re going to tell everybody, so be aware that, that those, those terms are not to be used in our Jenks tumbling lessons gym. Now there’s one more term that we haven’t touched base on yet
and this is a term that gets thrown around way too much, way too often now. And that’s why we the same thing. It’s a justice tumbling bad word. I do not want to hear it unless us as coaches pull you aside or your parent aside and say, this is what it is and this is what it is. This is what we’re going to work through. And that word is mental block. Um, we’ve done podcasts on it. We’ve, we’ve had so many talks just as coaches between ourselves about it. And it’s more common in this generation than it ever has been. And it’s, it’s more toxic than the word can’t as soon as one kid than every kid. Yeah. I have a mental block on this. I haven’t mental blocks on this. Yeah, no, that’s skills just hard or you don’t like that skill. But there are those random cases where it is a legit mental block, but that is up to the coach. And that takes time of that coach working with that athlete to be like, all right, this isn’t just something that she’s scared of. This is a legitimate mental block.
Well, and, and it comes with a prescription, like a prescription of a certain type of coaching. Um, we have an athlete just last night actually who, um, she had overcome the mental block and then she took a like two weeks off, um, and went and hung out at a different gym with her friend and that’s fine. But the problem was that she wasn’t there yet from recovering from her actual first mental block. And so I, we pulled her aside and I worked with her specifically for a full hour and we made some progress. But we’re having to start all the way over. Um, the, like we said, that’s one of the rare cases there. Whenever it comes to fear, fear replaces technique. And when, and when we’ve taught you the proper technique and you allow that fear to come in it, which it is scary. I mean scary throwing new skills. It is scary. But, um, when you let that fear come in, it is going to take all of the techniques that we taught you that keeps you safe and it throws you out, throws it, throws it out the window,
which ends up making tumbling scary, very scary. When you do technique, it’ll feel scary cause it’s that first time. But if you do correct technique, you’re going to land. It won’t be scary, I promise. We know it works,
right? So we want this whole, uh, generation of mental block, uh, you know, culture to be gone and, and through, through not talking about it and not, uh, labeling fear as a mental block. We’ll do so, um, and so all about having that confidence and that courage to push forward. Um, and, and if you’re afraid to do something that are afraid to, to try something on your own, or if it’s fear, then we need to call it what it is. We cannot call it a mental block or else we cannot approach it properly. Um, so just be aware of that. That mental block is another term that is not to be used in our Jenks tumbling lessons gym. If we tell you, then that’s what it is, then then we’ll have that discussion with your parents. But, um, that’s not something that you can diagnose yourself
and you will be surprised not using these terms, how much it’s gonna without even trying how much it’s going to help your Jenks tumbling lessons cause you’re not gonna have that pessimistic attitude cause you can’t use those words. It’s kind of forcing you into looking at it as an opposite, an optimist or you’re going to condition. Yeah, that’s exactly right. Until you start seeing it the other way, I promise you you’d rather try and not say camp then condition. Yeah. Like I tell everybody, we are tumbling coaches, we are not conditioning coaches. So I don’t love giving conditioning. I love teaching tumbling. So let’s just focus on the tumbling part and have positive attitudes.
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