Tumbling Tulsa | the foundation
Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumbled talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we are Tumbling Tulsa experts, answer the questions that we get from parents and athletes on a daily basis. We are your hosts, Coulton cruise and rusty breadth and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Now in today’s podcast, we’re going to be going over something that has kind of been the foundation of almost every podcast we have ever done. Now this podcast is going to be going over the topic of little things matter
and that doesn’t just mean like we’ve gone over beginner skills and all that before. We’ll probably touch on that a little bit, but this also is talking about whether it’s arm placement, being an inch out of where it’s supposed to be or ankles being apart, an insurer to those little things really do matter and we’re going to go over why
and if you’re an elite athlete like these things still matter to you and all of your tumbling as well. Not only, not only for performance, but to keep you safe.
Because I don’t know how many times it’ll get to where an athlete has progression progressing through all the progressions. They’re following all the skills, but then they ended up hitting a wall when they get to these really advanced skills and it’s not even their advanced skills that have the issue because we probably trained that correctly. It goes back to their basics or even just those feet being a part or those needs being bent in the backhand springs that they may have heard their entire career but they never bothered fixing, Tumbling Tulsa but now that it’s coming to that point, we almost have to recalibrate, go backwards and reworked a little things like backhand springs
and athletes. Always hate doing that, but I always tell athletes like you are in control of your body, so take control of your body. If you are tumbling and you can’t feel your legs, your legs are just doing whatever they might be doing at that time there. There’s there’s no proactive movement in your legs or or if your arms are way wider, your arms are bent and you’re not feeling that. That is an issue because we need to be able to be consciously feeling every movement that we’re making in all of our tumbling.
A lot of kids who have been doing this for years, since they were little, Tumbling Tulsa they probably learned their backhand spanner, beginner skills or even a handstand when they were like four or five years old, so if it wasn’t something that was really corrected at that time, it’s something that’s going to carry them the rest of their career
and something we’ve mentioned back in our podcast about what to look for in a gym. Make sure that the the gym that you’re going to is not just trying to get you to get new skills left and right without teaching the basics of the little things, the technique, the arms play, the arm placement, the leg placement of everything that is important to throwing those skills properly to keep you safe.
Now we’ve gone over our warmups before and that we don’t do them to waste time. We train our basic handstand to be arms prior years at the start and finish of every handstand. Now when we say arms up, there will be some kids that kicked her, enhancing come down and they’ll finish with their arms up, but it might be like two seconds slower than their head. They’ll finish with their arms up, just not the correct timing they actually need. When they’re doing backhand springs around off. Your arms should never go in front of your face. Yes, Tumbling Tulsa. I like your arms almost be even faster than yours. Almost overdo it, like overcorrect your body. I’m like Colton said, if you’re going to a gym and they’re not correcting that, that’s an issue, so an easy way to do that as if you were in warmups. Put your coach to the test, purposely drop your arms a few times. Then if in that warm ups, they’re not correcting you to get their arms up or get your arms up. Then as the rest of the private or class, whatever it is, they’re probably not going to be too worried about perfecting that technique. It’s gonna be more about just throwing the skill and moving onto that next school.
Now that might seem petty because it’s a small thing. On a handstand, but that’s part of the little things that matter. That’s what we’re talking about. And that’s a big thing when it comes to the, the, the little things put us to the test and you, Tumbling Tulsa we guarantee you that you will not get, get away with doing that. Um, that technique here at justice tumbling. Okay?
We’re not trying to pick on coaches or other gyms at all, but absolutely, if you come to one of our classes, even any coach we hire, um, we’ve put them through that training process to where you will not make it through the warmup doing that bad technique because we’ve seen it 100 times. We’ve said it 100 times where you can tell an athlete if we’ve never met them before, we can tell what they’re tumbling is going to look like based on their warmup Tumbling Tulsa
hand serious. They do their warmup just as simple as a handstand that kind of represents what you’re tumbling is going to look like as a whole. Now, Tumbling Tulsa, and we can fix that. We can, we can make sure that you are getting taught the proper technique. We’re only telling you these things because we want you to try to avoid getting taught bad technique or, or getting taught no technique so that whenever it comes to the future, you’re not having to go through and relearn everything.
Yes. The hardest part of being a coach is trying to really learn or make corrections on little things or bad habits. Bad Habits are hard to fix. Um, and it takes a lot of work that a lot of the time kids don’t want to put in. Tumbling Tulsa, I’ve literally had a kid come up to me and say, why? Why am I not able to throw this full? And it’s the basics. It’s something as setting like that kid might hate layouts and complain every time we have to do layouts, but you cannot have a good full if you don’t have a good layout or even a decent.
Are you talking about almost every kid that is working a full right now? Literally everybody hates the layout. They do, Tumbling Tulsa but unfortunately it is a really important part of getting through those skills, especially if you’re wanting to work on fools.
Yes. Tumbling Tulsa that’s why this podcast is titled Little Things Matter, cheerleading and tumbling is like a game of inches, like stretching out your round off. If your hand is a maybe a foot from your actual tow that you’re stretching that round off, it’s going to make a big difference in how long your backhand spring goes. So doing drills, stretching out round offs, kids always think they’re pointless, but it does help in the long run. You have to have that long round off to build up power for a long backhand spring to get to the advanced skills so you can go high in your full.
And like rusty said about inches just in your round off. I can, I can teach a, an athlete to go just a few inches longer on their round off and just from those few inches, they’re able to see a dramatic difference in the power that they have for that backhand spring for that tag, whatever they might be throwing in that, in that skill.
Tumbling Tulsa, last week or private of mine that we usually just work full, like mainly fulls, her round off and backhand spring. And her hands are always wider than her shoulders. She complains about elbow pain. Obviously it’s from catching that back handspring wider than your shoulders. Injuries come over time, so if you’re not feeling it now, it’s only a matter of time before you do. And I hate to hear our athletes saying they’re in pain, so that private, we literally rubber band or her hands together to where it wouldn’t let her go wider than her shoulders. And we just worked round off, back handsprings with those arms, that type and it. It was crazy. The amount of power she actually got out of that backhand spring, but she’s probably had that habit for years now. So it’s not going to be one private is going to fix that. That would be something she has to come in and almost in warmups every time. Start with the rubber band on. Get used to that feeling. So you’re slowly breaking that bad habit.
Now imagine the discomfort that that athlete was feeling whenever she was told that she’s going to have to tumble with rubber bands on our hands. I mean, it is. It’s something different. It’s something that she wasn’t used to, but at least she did it. That’s, Tumbling Tulsa that takes a big step just to make that commitment to try it.
It is awkward. It’s like you’re running handcuffed. Yeah, it’s definitely hard. But when you hurdle and the rest of the path from there, it will make a difference because that’s the correct technique. Tumbling Tulsa, and anytime I do that with an athlete, I always ask them, even if they’re working fools, if they want me to spot them on the round off back handspring when the rubber banded up because it will feel so different. So I understand if they have that uncomfortableness or that fear of trying it by themselves because it will feel completely alien, completely wrong when they’re doing it the correct way because they are so drilled into their head on doing it the incorrect way.
So if you don’t take anything from this podcast, please take this. The little things matter. If you’re working with a coach who’s trying to spend, take time to fix the little things in your tumbling, appreciate that, appreciate that. Because they’re there. They would much rather see you getting new skills all the time, but if they’re willing to to invest that time into you to clean up the little things that maybe they had nothing to do with, nothing to do in training you that taught you that, but if they’re willing to break it down and help you fix that, Tumbling Tulsa like I said, respect that. I appreciate that.
After listening to this podcast, I would recommend that next class practice or even this time you’re in the gym. Do it simple Tumbling Tulsa Two step round off, back handspring. Have your friend or coach video and look at your landing on your out of your round, off where your feet are and out of your back hand, spring where your feet are and the hand placement in your round off from your front toe to your hand. Like look at those little things and see if you can improve them because it might be that one thing you need to fix to get that next skill you’ve been working on
and if you don’t know if it’s a. If it’s a good technique or bad technique or if there’s something that you need to change, you can listen to our progressions podcast. You can listen to our back spring podcasts are, I mean all this stuff we go over on the, the proper angles that you need out of the round off into a back handspring and then finishing the backhand spring. We talk about all that. Um, so if you’re interested in finding out more about us justice stumbling company, you can check out our website, which is just as tumbling co.com.
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