Tumbling Tulsa | Fulls and Doubles
Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumbled 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 where your hosts Coulton cruise and rusty, and we are the owners of justice tumbling company and Beautiful Tulsa, Oklahoma, and today our topic is about all things spinning. We’ll be going over things such as running and standing fulls, but also you’ll hear a little bit about doubles. Now Colton, Tumbling Tulsa would you say fools are probably the most sought after skill and tumbling? Absolutely. At far too often, kids are willing to just trash the skills that come before a. they’re fools and they just want to get into full so quickly and that’s just the wrong way to go about it. Everybody wants to learn to spin. If you’re an all star cheerleader, you’re wanting to learn to spend to make it onto that level five team.
If you’re a school cheerleader, your school may require you to have a full to be on varsity if you’re a wreck. Tumbler, I mean, spending kind of just has that cool factor that everybody wants to do. Spinning is definitely the most dangerous aspect of tumbling, so it’s important to drill good technique and good habits while learning how to do it. Almost every podcast we have talked about how important progressions are because if you have mastered all of your progressions and now you’re ready to learn fools, it should be an easy and stress free process and we’ve seen that so so often where if a kid is working on layouts and they’re focusing on layouts like you’ve heard in our last podcast, you’ll know that a layout is teaching you everything you need to know about doing your full. Now colton would do say, Tumbling Tulsa I got my layout.
It’s almost a perfect layout. I need to go straight into doing fulls. In my professional opinion, I would think not. There’s plenty of things that they can do such as specialty skills that will help them learn body control, that will help them learn to do a full later on. Absolutely. Now we’re going to start with running fools. For someone who knows nothing about tumbling, who’s listening in, could you explain what a full is? So I would say that a full is a skill in which you’re not only flipping, but you’re also spinning in a complete rotation. Um, and we’ve also heard fools being called a full twisting layouts. It’s more of a gymnastics term or someone who has no experience whatsoever in tumbling that’s like that flippy spinny thingy. But fools also finishing skill. That’s something to remember, Tumbling Tulsa, because generally you see it at the end of the past. Now you can do a full and tumble out of it, which is much like a whip, but that takes place after you’ve mastered the basic round off back handspring full.
Now Colton, what is a proper full look like?
That is a great but loaded question, um, because every, every athlete’s fulls tend to look a little different. Tumbling Tulsa, but all fools need to follow the same correct, full technique. And like it are progressions podcast we talk about, which is an analogy for tumbling with proper technique and building up all the way from the foundation to the walls to the roof. And then your front door and so making your tumbling your own is that front door that we were talking about.
Now before we get started on to anything else that let’s start with running fools.
So your takeoff for running fool’s should be as close to the layout takeoff as possible, where your feet are together, facing forward as little bend in your knees as possible. That way you’re maxing out your height and not letting your upper body get behind you. Now have your t as your toes leave the ground. You should always have your upper body or chest facing forward. It means we don’t want you to spin off the ground and your arms struggling to the ceiling. Sometimes in a full or double. The spin arm will be a little wider, more out to the side than the set arm and rusty. Go ahead and split. Explain what the spin arm and set arms are. Tumbling Tulsa. In a full
there will be a set and spin arm. If you spin right, your left arm would be your set arm. That’s the arm that’s trying to get you your height, and then your right arm would be your spin arm. That’s going to cause most of your rotation. You still want that right arm to shrug up as much as possible, so you’re maxing out your height, but it always does tend to be a little bit more out to the side.
So next comes the body position or the actual flip itself. We break that down into three points. Rusty, can you go over those three points? Those three points are lift, flip spins, so in the lift your arms should be shrugging up. That gives you your height, your flip, using your core to drive your toes and hips over your head will cause you’re flipping rotation and then spin using your whole body, working together to rotate meaning ahead under arms, smelling your armpit arms, pulling to the side, whether you spend with your arms straight or bent, making sure they are tight to your side. Whichever way you’re doing it. Did you just say smelling your armpit? Tumbling Tulsa. It’s an easy, easy reference for kids to get their nose in the right place.
That actually in your notes, smelling your armpit, get up in there and get a good width. Then you know you’re doing it right. If it works, it works. We, we’ve got. We’ve got to go with it. All right? All right. Moving on from smelling your armpits at the halfway point, your toes should be over your head, meaning your toes should be inverted. Your head should be at a lower position than your toes are. If you’re now, if they’re not most likely because the athlete did not drive their toes enough and more likely will land on those ankles and a very, very painful manner. Much like your layout body position, you should be in a hollow the entire time through your full, tight into your body and you should never hit that pike position
as you finish your full. It’s much like all the other skills reed mentioned. You land with your feet together facing the direction you just left absorbing that landing through your toes with your chest up, training that stick, and Stan. Now as we’re finishing up running fool’s Colton, as kids are learning them, is there one way you’re supposed to learn to do a full?
Absolutely not, and that’s one of the things that I love about fools is because like we said, every athlete is different, so there’s always more than one way to go about it. Sometimes you’ll find that you don’t even have to spot an athlete on a full at all. What? Yeah. Can you believe that? So there’s ways that you can learn it, but that that would. That goes back to that proper layout and that those progressions, if you have a good enough layout, you can just start spinning on your own, giving a half and then moving on to a full.
And that’s what gymnast prefer to learn. Some gymnast, if you try to spot them or you offered a spot them, a lot of the times it’ll just freak them out. Now Colton, I know you mentioned a half and then spinning into a full. Tumbling Tulsa What is another way or popular way that is good for learning fools?
I would say that the most common way that you’re going to learn a full is by jumping to belly and go in doing belly drills and that’s round off, back handspring, rebound high driving your hips and your toes, and then having a half turn to where your coach is catching you while you’re on your belly in a superman position.
Now listen to the way he explained that because a lot of coaches do not like this way. They think it teaches you bad habits and if done incorrectly, it can teach bad habits. So being very picky about the takeoff when they’re going to belly, making sure their toes or chest aren’t already turned out. The coach causing an early spend where your toes definitely will not be over your head at that halfway point.
And back in the day, you know, we used to have an app called coach’s eye. I think it’s still a pretty popular APP, but now almost every phone comes with slow motion. So if you’re able to set up like a tripod or kind of prop your phone up or have a friend hold it, you’re able to see where your toes are and the direction they’re going. If your coach is not recording your tumbling and showing your slow motion videos to you to help you understand there’s something wrong that have technology nowadays, what’s the use? Absolutely that the ability to just look at a tumbling pass is enough. But now that we have this technology, it’s what’s allowed us to break down tumbling skills into the the death, the deafening technique that we have now. So at the beginning of the podcast we did mention devils and we’re going to hit on that a little bit, but I know that there are so many athletes who are so stuck on getting a full that once they get their full they’re going to be happy. So doubles are mainly for that overachiever. Tumbling Tulsa All Star athlete that is wanting to go the extra mile, two mile, three miles, four miles. Rusty. What is a double?
A double or a double full is exactly like a full but spinning in two rotations before you land that flip. Okay, so we’re going. We’re a spin once and flipped twice. No, no, no, no, no, no. That’d be. Wait, I said that wrong. Okay. You flipped once and spend twice before you land. You should have one flip and then two spins. Completing that double. Is it podcast huber? Fantastic. No, the end of the approach for a double, it’s going to be a lot like a fool. You’re going along backhand spring. That way when you’re coming out of that backhand spring, your chest is slightly inverted in front of those toes. That way the spring is dipping and shooting the as high end of the year as you can before you start your two spins. When you’re spinning twice, you are squeezing as tight through your whole body as you can because it’s just like flipping backwards in a tuck. The tighter ball you are, the faster you rotate in the flip. Same thing in the spin. The tighter everything is, the less there is for air to catch and slow you down to where you’re not completing those doubles.
And don’t think that there’s not a way to spot doubles. Tumbling Tulsa, if a coach tells you that he’s not going to spot you on a double, you might want to rethink that situation
because it’s not a skill that needs to be spotted every time. But there are definitely kids who to get over that fear, to get comfortable, to make sure their needs are safe, that they know they don’t have to worry about that. There definitely are ways to spot double. Yeah.
And definitely catching at the end. Catching hips, keeping hips so they’re not driving into the ground legs driving into the ground, tearing your knees. It’s super important. So
now, like Colton said, doubles are really only four all star cheerleaders. Tumbling Tulsa There’s really no point in a school cheerleader working doubles because it goes back to that risk versus reward. Um, it’s something not a school athlete will never compete. So it’s kind of pointless putting in that time and effort that you could be working on something that’s preparing you for college.
Yes, that’s what I was about to say. Don’t think that that makes you less. I’m an athlete because all of these kids who are all star cheerleaders and they are working those devils and they have doubles and they have double three to doubles once they get into college, they will never, ever compete that skill again, unless they’re on like an open team or an international team
falls on hard floor. Verse Fools on spring floor is a whole different world. Tumbling Tulsa, it’s definitely going to take some training for those all star kids to get strong on the hard floor. I always relate on hard Florida being like doubles on Spring, Florida.
Okay. So the last thing we’re going to touch on is the standing full.
Yes. We expect our athletes here at justice tumbling to, if they are working, standing fulls, that they should be able to do a standing tuck up onto a elevated surface and be able to do a cartwheel full and standing. Wonderful. What is the reasoning behind that? The reasoning behind that is if you can do a cartwheel full and a wonderful and they tuck up onto an elevated surface, you’re teaching your body how to get over doing that same spin that’s almost going to be mimicked in that standing full and standing fulls or something. That used to be a rarity back when we were in high school. Not many people had them and if you did, you were kind of an elite athlete and now it’s something that people are getting all the time, so this Kinda goes into the standing full aspect, but also with your techs back whenever rusty and I were growing up learning how to tumble, we were the kind of athletes that had to try it over and over and over again and I can’t tell you how many times I threw a standing full and I landed on my side and felt pain all through my body, but that doesn’t mean that I had to stop. That means I had to keep going. I couldn’t let that be the end all for my standing full because eventually I got it. But it took many, many, many falls and ours to get that standing full.
There is a lot of trial and error that goes into standing fulls. It just something you’ve got to put in those numbers of taking the bus and learn to get to those feet no matter what. Now, in closing, we know that everyone wants to get their full and believe us, Tumbling Tulsa we want that for you just as much as you do, but we want to make sure it’s done the correct way and what would be the correct way, Colton,
through the progressions we talk progressions, we preach progressions. That is what our company is based on. Not doing things the wrong way, but doing the right way so that we’re safe. And like rusty mentioned about the cool factor of throwing falls, you really need to weigh the odds of the risk versus the reward. So if you are a lesser experienced athlete or a young athlete there, the risk of you getting a full is it completely outweighs the reward
and that reward is the cool factor for kids. But there are a lot of other skills that can. You can be working on or perfecting that will help your tumbling career in the long run because Colton, how cool would a punch from Arabian round off, back handspring layout look compared to just a round off back handspring full. Completely incomparable. Tumbling Tulsa I mean it’s both skills or passes are advanced, but there’s no need that you need to rush. Only the spam.
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