Tumbling Tulsa | Committing to consistency
Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumbled talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we are 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 breadth fleur, and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tumbling Tulsa. Today is a big day. It’s. It’s an important podcast. Today is our 30th podcast. Thirty days ago resting. I decided that we will do a podcast every day and bring you our listeners the best insight about tumbling and pretty much anything and everything she related. Now we’ve done a podcast on committing and consistency and let me tell you, it definitely took some commitment and the little bit of consistency to reach our goal and we are certainly not finished by any means. Now to stay on the long road of commitment and consistency, there are two other words that help us achieve our goals.
To do a podcast every single day and bring you the best Tulsa tumbling information that we can provide. It’s definitely taken a lot of conditioning. Waking up at 4:00 AM every day. It takes a lot of getting used to when your body isn’t used to it, it makes it really, really easy to find excuses not to do it. You hear your alarm go off and it makes you want to hit the snooze button, but you just can’t. You just can’t do it. Now you may be asking yourself, how does this about podcasts relate to tumbling whatsoever? Well, Tumbling Tulsa I am so glad that you asked that, but first let me give you the main definition for conditioning. That is the process of training or accustoming accustoming a person to behave in a certain way or accept certain consequences, so the main definition isn’t even about working out or building strength.
This is important to note because anytime we bring up conditioning, most not all, but most athletes complain it’s. It’s obviously not something that they want to do. It’s usually not something anybody wants to do, but they are pretty vocal about it. Whenever they let us know. Now I love the part where it says the process of training or accustoming a person to behave a certain way or accept certain circumstances, uh, now that was literally the entire definition, Tumbling Tulsa, but I love all of it. I do. It takes mental conditioning before you can even start your physical conditioning. You have to be able to accept the circumstances that to better yourself, you have to condition your body. Now, we touched a little bit about conditioning in our earlier podcasts, but today we’re going to dive deep into detail. Unconditioning yourself physically and mentally. We know that the majority of athletes can’t stand conditioning, um, but it’s a very big part of your tumbling career.
Every skill, every tumbling skill requires three things. That’s mental strength to throw that tumbling skill, that’s proper technique to throw that tumbling skill and then the physical strength to throw that tumbling skill. We as coaches, we will teach you the proper technique for whatever skill you are learning and in doing so will make the athlete stronger. Mentally, we generally do conditioning at least like five to 10 minutes, the end of every class or private. So it is very important that the athletes are doing conditioning on their own outside of their coach practices. Now, unfortunately today, rusty wasn’t able to join me for this podcast, but despite what you may think about how incredibly handsome and dashing we may be, sometimes a little voice in our heads, it tells us that we can’t do it or that we just look or sound stupid. Tumbling Tulsa, and sometimes that little voice in our head, that jerk even tells us that we aren’t worth it and that we should just give up.
But there is a way to shut that little guy up. And that way is to build competence. There it is. The other c word that we were looking for when you record yourself day in and day out, you’re putting a lot out on the line for people to criticize. Tumbling Tulsa, and believe me, that’s a hard pill to swallow. Knowing that people from all over the world can listen to our words and leave comments and even leave some hate. Now, I’ve known rusty for a really, really, really long time and he is always hated his voice. He’s always mentioned how much he hates hearing himself on recordings or videos or whatever. He always relates himself to Bilstein and for your younger listeners, probably don’t know who Bill Stein is. Um, but he did some commercials way back in the day for clear eyes and he would always use the words, moisturize your eyes and clear eyes.
And Rusty would always kinda say that that’s how he feels like he sounds. So it has actually taken a lot of confidence for rusty to step on to the mic and be comfortable with his voice. And in doing so, he’s actually become more comfortable with his voice. Now I’m going to hit you with the definition for confidence. And confidence is a feeling of self assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities and qualities. Such a good definition. Tumbling Tulsa, I want you guys to get a book, get a notebook and um, and hopefully it’s your tumbling journal, which I’ve mentioned before in one of our other podcasts. But write that definition down. Competence is a feeling of self assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. Listen, you need to have competence in yourself. Something I tell my athletes all the time is you need to be able to pat yourself on the back and for every skill that you do right, do not go and hound all this, all the parts of that tumbling skill that you’ve done wrong or else you just end up hating your tumbling.
You hate what you do. You hate a how it looks and then you’re going to end up hating tumbling period. And we don’t want that. A perfect example is an athlete that I work with, um, who is working hard to get her full. We’re throwing it over and over and over again with the spot. Tumbling Tulsa believe it or not, she has it on her own easy. She without a doubt has that full all on her own without a spot. The only thing that is keeping her from throwing it by herself all on her own all the time is any guesses? Her confidence, her confidence. Listen, she is so obsessed. She is so consumed with the idea of perfection that instead of patting herself on the back and seeing that she’s fixing everything, I tell her she’ll beat herself down and be critical of her tumbling just because she landed a little bit off of the line or you know, she had her legs apart or something.
She finds something and so I’m all excited, you know, because she’s practically doing everything on her own. She’s fixed her set, she’s fixed her hip drive, she’s fixed her spin and she’s fixed her landing and all I’m there is just there on her hips. But all she can focus on is that she didn’t land on the line and that takes a huge chunk out of her confidence and makes her next pass kind of crazy. And then she goes even further off the line, Tumbling Tulsa, her food is rust. She pikes at the end and her confidence is destroyed. And so if I was to ever say, okay, do it on your own, she would freak out. She would change everything on that technique that we’ve been working on and we would really be putting her at risk for injury even though she wants to throw it by herself.
She is not mentally able to do so yet, and that is okay. That is okay. She needs to keep patting herself on the back, giving herself confidence, boosting herself up, and she will get that full all on her own. I promise you. Now we put conditioning and confidence into the same podcast. Why? Why didn’t we do one on conditioning and then one on competence? Well, because confidence and consistency, they go hand in hand whenever it comes to tumbling confidence in your, in your tumbling skills, and your technique is what’s going to help you start getting consistent in that tumbling skill or pass. We see it all the time. Athletes have the physical strength, Tumbling Tulsa, and the technique required to do the skill or the tumbling pass all on their own. And the only thing holding them back is having the confidence in themselves. What are some things that we do at justice tumbling company that helps build a confidence and athletes?
Well, we follow progressions for sure if you are ha at a gym where you’re coach is kind of pushing you through a backhand spring and making you work on Tux when you don’t have that backhand spring, that is not following a progression that is going to be useful for you whenever you get to more advanced skills. Now we also explain and demonstrate the proper technique. Tumbling Tulsa, anything we teach, we’re able to do here and conditioning our athletes based on those skills and learning. It’s all from experience that we have our own. We use drills to help build muscle memory. We give homework to those athletes that can do things at home to better themselves, whether it’s conditioning or telling them to go in the backyard and kind of work on their own, but making sure that they’re recording so that they can send it to us and we can let them know what they need to fix.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really have to stop and look fear in the face. You’re able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along and that is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt and it and that is a great quote. I love it. I love it. Let me say it one more time. You are able to say to yourself, I’ve lived through this whore. I can take the next thing that comes along. Tumbling Tulsa so many times I think that athletes are kind of coddled and they’re not able to face whores, they’re not told they have to to grow and it’s important that you do face those fears, head on and conquer them. Now, like I said, rusty was not able to hear to be here to join us today on this podcast. A, I’m missing them. Wishy wishy was, but he’ll be here on, on the next one. So, um, if you are interested in finding out more about us justice tumbling company or rusty and Colton, go to our website. That’s justice tumbling code. Com. You can also find us on facebook or instagram and if you have a google account, we would love it if you left us an objective google reviewed to let us know how we’re doing. We’ll see you next time on Tulsa tumbled. Talk with justice tumbling company. See you later.