Tumbling Tulsa | Tumble Talk
Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumbled talk with justice tumbling co, 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’re your hosts, Coulton cruise and rusty Bressler, and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Now today’s topic is all about layouts. Everybody’s favorite, of course that is sarcasm because layouts are definitely without a doubt the most hated skill in all of tumbling. This is true. Tumbling Tulsa There are not only difficult, but they also have a tendency to cause pain and the ankles when not executed properly, and because they are the most hated skill. Athletes are rarely willing to spend the time and effort it takes to learn or master that skill. So what we’re going to do today is take the time and the effort to help you change your thought process about what a layout is, why it’s important, and break down in detail the three parts of the most hated skill of all time.
The layout. We want you to be the honeybadger because honey badger don’t care. They have that mentality just to go get it. That’s right. That’s right. It takes what it wants. So sit back, relax and forget everything that you thought you knew about layouts because when we’re done expanding your mind, hopefully you will love layouts. That’s a skill that when done properly, it can look beautiful. I can look better than most skills and tumbling. Absolutely. Tumbling Tulsa I love seeing a good, clean, properly executed layout. And I think judges will stay this. It will say the same. So before we get started, I want you to remember that every skill has three steps. What are those steps? Rusty? The set, the body position and the finish. And as I’ve said it before, you cannot just skip one step and jump straight to the other. This is true.
I literally just yesterday in our private had a kid. We were after warming up, she did her talk. I told her to do warm up, warm up her layout, um, after throwing about one, it was the typical just arch pike. Throw your body over. Her exact words were. Can we just skip the skill and go onto the next one? I love her to death, but I literally cannot move on to full and until you can do a good layout, it’s pointless. Tumbling Tulsa, we can start doing drills and start getting that full, but you will eventually run into that wall of why am I not getting the skill and you can point it all directly back to your layout and that is a perfect segue into our next point, which is what our layouts and why do we need them? The layout, much like the Tuck
is a finishing skill. It’s the skill you’ll see at the end of a backhand spring or at the end of a specialty path. You will never do anything else out of the layout. So Tumbling Tulsa trying to have that perfected and direct clean landing will be very important.
And then too often athletes love to rush the layout and then it turns into a whip, which those similar. It does serve a completely different purpose because what is the purpose of a whip? Colton, a whip is a transitioning skill like we talked about in backhand springs. It carries your weight and your momentum laterally across the floor, Tumbling Tulsa, so that you can gain momentum and throw another finishing skill.
So if you’re doing that in your layout and the layout transitions into tray full, if you’re doing it in that almost whipped position, you’re going to tend to miss those feet and whip your head into the ground and layouts and Tux or layout and fools will tend to have that if they do that arch that suite through where they missed their feet completely and kind of body slam literacy. So now that we’ve kind of had an internal layout, Tumbling Tulsa what is a proper layout and what should it look like?
Tumbling Tulsa once again, I’m so glad that you asked that coming out of a backhand spring into the layout, you’ll want to rebound into your set with your arms by your ears. And I’m sure you’ve heard us say that before because it’s exactly the same set that you use in a back tuck legs locked out from the spring off of your toes as well.
It may be annoying to hear the same things, but it we can’t say it enough. It goes the same exact take off. You want to be able to, if you’re videoing from the side, pause it when your toes are taking off the ground and see your body in that straight line arms right by your ears. Nothing coming out of that line. If you are out of that line, it’s going to either cause you to flip slower or faster, like we talked about, Tumbling Tulsa causing an over rotation
and a lot of time in those videos I will record my athletes and find something in the background that is a vertical line and I say, Tumbling Tulsa, we’re going to look at your body compared to that line in the background, so use that now at the top of your set, you’ll then snap your arms into a onto the tops of your thighs, and in doing so, driving your hips. That’s legs locked out. Obviously this will keep you from piking, which delays your layout and turns it into more of a whip. Your Chin should always stay tucked to your chest through the entire skill.
You should be trying to look for your shoes and that way our [inaudible] that Shinobi down causing you to be in that hollow body where you’re almost completely straight with that slightly hollow body. That way you can absorb into that landing. But like Colton said, about the arms, much like the target is not rush your arms down to those thighs. It’s rebound and user core to drive your toes and hips to your hands to close off out those thighs.
So to finish your layout, like rusty said, you want to make sure that your toes are underneath you. You can see your toes open your eyes and your tumbling. That’s really important. Um, and then your knees and your chest should be in a straight line and this allows for the best absorb and Tumbling Tulsa, be less stressful on your ankles.
And I’m glad he said keeping the eyes open and you want to try to spot your landing as much as possible. Especially in the layout. A lot of the time when I tumble, especially doing advanced skills, I’d probably, it’s just so natural to me. I’ve been doing it for years that my muscle memory and just air awareness will get me through to where I really don’t have to spot as much, but anytime I’m doing a layout I do make sure I look for my landing because if I don’t like he said that’s why kids hate on my land, Tumbling Tulsa short and my ankles will hurt
for weeks, so as much as you can keep your eyes open in through all your tumbling, not just layouts but all of it, if you can. Now the concept of a proper layout is easy, but the execution, that’s what’s difficult, but even so, please do not ever try to skip out on layouts just because you’d rather work on fools or something else. I had an athlete who only wanted to work fulls and I could tell that from her full, there was not enough set training for her to pull her hips and pull her toes over in that full, so as painful as it was for her, we spent an entire private. Tumbling Tulsa I’m actually probably two or three going over a layout and why those layouts are important in doing that. Stepping out of her comfort zone, working on those layouts became a tremendous benefit when working her fools.
It’s one of those things nobody likes working layouts, but after you’ve done it and it does, you do get that full. You looked back and you’re wishing you would have taken your time to either perfect your layout or go back sooner and trying to fix that layout and when you’re coaching
cords, you ask your coach to send you those videos and keep them. Don’t just don’t just put them on instagram or facebook or whatever. Actually save those so that you can go back and look at your tumbling and see where you were and where you are now.
Now we talk a lot about angles on a lot of the skills. We talked about that 90 degree angle and a layout. This is one place that you do not want to see those angles even flows. A lot of the time. Ninety percent of athletes in the cheer world, especially their layouts, look more like arch pikes and just because the legs are straight, Tumbling Tulsa it’s technically considered a layout because we don’t really have a pike in the cheer world, but it’s going to score low on the technique every time and caused pain to your ankles.
So regardless of your attitude towards layouts, I challenge you, rusty and I challenge you justice tumbling company. We challenge you as the athlete to spend at least three hours with a private or a local gym of working nothing but layouts. If you can take that time and have someone watch you for your set, now that we’ve gone over what it should look like, we challenge you to do that and and let us know what you get from that. We want you to use this layout technique to better yourself, be a more versatile athlete so that they can use you at your all star squad. You’re highschool squad or even college because that’s what they’re looking for. And if you are interested in finding out more about just this tumbling or about Colton and I personally, please visit our firstname.lastname@example.org. Tumbling Tulsa You can also find us on facebook or instagram and if you have a google account, we’d love it if you left us an objective Google review to let us know how we’re doing. We’ll see you next time on Tulsa tumbled poc with justice tumbling.