Tumbling Tulsa | Encouraging our athletes
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. We’re your hosts, coulton cruise and rusty breath fleur, and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Today’s topic is the three parts to every skill. Go ahead, rusty Tumbling Tulsa.
Those three parts that every school will have will be the takeoff where we’ll go over the proper setting and angles. Tumbling Tulsa Then number two, there’s the skill or the body position, and then the last part of the skill will be the landing, so we’re going to let Colton go in on the takeoffs and the difference between hard floor in spring floor because there will be some differences between whatever surface you are tumbling on.
So we’re starting off with backhand springs and the takeoff and sit for the backhand spring. Now whether you’re on hard floor or spring floor, you’ll definitely want to finish with your toes in front of your knees. That’s going to help drive you backwards and push you away from that round off. Tumbling Tulsa, um, we don’t want you to forget that you need to sit at the proper angles, which is 90 degrees at your knees and 90 degrees at your waist
and going into the body positions of the backhand spring when jumping into the backhand spring, make sure your arms are straight and snapping back with your ears or almost behind your ears to cause you to stretch out. Um, you should be driving your hips, legs, and toes over at the same time, jumping away from where you took off. That way you’re creating that long backhand spring into a good rebound. Make sure those arms stay inside your shoulders, never wider than your shoulders. I’m terrible at that. I always have been. I have the wide backhand spring. Um, so I try to teach my athletes to get inside their shoulders, Tumbling Tulsa, while blocking off your hands. Use Your record a snap your toes down and that’s where you go into the finish.
Now for the finish, we encourage our athletes to always finish in a rebound with chest up, eyes up, and arms by your ears, and we do this because it encourages the athlete to always prepare for the next skill that they’re going to be doing. Whenever we’re training for skills, we don’t want to only focus on what they’re doing then, but preparing them for what’s to come.
Now, Colton, I’m gonna be an athlete. What if I say a called them in my routine? Tumbling Tulsa I do round off back handspring, and that is the only thing I do. How do I land that [inaudible] in a routine? I don’t want to have my arms up all crazy.
Well athlete, I would tell you that. Make sure you’re absorbing still. You’re not finishing with your butt out your chest overtop of your knees. That way you can absorb into that backhand spring and you’re not putting too much stress on your ankles. Is that making it a little easier? Athlete? Yes. Coach Colton though. I understand. So next. Tumbling Tulsa His tux and layouts and fools. We’re starting the same way for all three. Believe it or not, I’m on hard floor. You’ll want to be finishing your backhand spring with your chest up and your eyes forward. Don’t let your body be to hollow at this point because we are going back and if you are hollow, you’re going to be leaning too far forward and you don’t want to gainer and then stall out
and nobody likes gainer. If you don’t know what that is, that means you’re trying to flip backwards while rotating forward still. So it’s like fighting your rotation and it’s very scary and Tuck.
So how we train rebounds. Tumbling Tulsa It should look exactly like that rebound every time for your set, um, so round off, back handspring, rebound. That is, we’re training you to go up and keep your body as tight as you can
and that’s on the hard floor with your coming out of that backhand spring and taking off with your chest over toes. If you draw a line from your toes, straight up, your chest should be in that line, spring floor. You’re going to extend that back handspring and hit that deeper angle because the spring will absorb and then shoot you up and as it shoots you up, going into the proper setting, I’m like, he said in the Tux, lay out some fools. The approach is going to look the same. When you take off, when your feet actually leave the ground. That’s where the skills differ. In the set we see muscle man sets every time. Hy vee sets are just no sight at all. Elbows down by your sides and just whipping your head back. Um, we’re looking for arms as tight. Two years as you can, as you’re shrugging toward the ceiling. Tumbling Tulsa I always tell kids, if your elbows are over your shoulders, you’re getting some sort of lift. If your elbows are below, your shoulders are kind of fighting that lift and it’s pulling you toward the ground.
And often it’s because kids are expecting to grab their needs too early. So how I tell athletes is your, when you set up, your fingers should be pointing to the ceiling and they should stay there. Bring your knees to your hands rather than bringing your arms down to your knees. Tumbling Tulsa so many times we’ve seen athletes try to bring those arms down and it creates that opposite rotation where it’s a contradicting their actual tuck
and that’s more than likely where you will see an athlete panic and kick out or stop the rotation. And that’s where injuries happen.
Tumbling Tulsa I know we’ve all seen those fail videos. Tumbling fail videos are terrible to watch. Don’t, don’t do it. Uh, refer back to our practicing at home podcast and we touched base a little bit on that.
So that’s the setting for the Tuck. Flower falls is trying to keep those arms two years pulling your muscles years and extending and shrugging toward the ceiling, the Max out, how much height you can get.
Now, the body position for a Tuck is making sure that you’re pulling your knees over your head through your core, and it’s crucial to keep your knees at a 90 degree angle as to not to kick your heels to your butt.
Tumbling Tulsa that’s pulling, not necessarily with your hands, like you said, not reaching down with your arms, grabbing her knees and trying to pull them over your head. You just talking about using your hips, your abs to rotate and pull your knees, Shins and toes over your head
and you don’t necessarily have to grab, like he said, we we can do open tax and that’s actually a really, really good skill to train pulling with your abs and your core rather than throwing your head back and thinking that you have to pull with your arms.
Thao Colton. When kids are learning Tux, what is the main issue? You see what their lower body as they’re trying to rotate their but over their head.
Far too often I see kids pulling their heels to there, but I’m thinking that that’s going to rotate them and it never does. It’s actually an upward motion as they’re setting so their heels are going up to their butt, but never helping them pull their knees over their head, Tumbling Tulsa causing it to look like a flying squirrel flip of some sort
or seen it, seen it, seen it.
Now the finish for the tuck layout and four are going to generally be the same, uh, you want to have your head in that position where your Chin is down so you can see your landing trying to absorb through your toes, especially on hard floor. Kids always complain about landing on their heels are really flat footed with that concrete right underneath neath. It’s not going to feel great.
Tumbling Tulsa then of course for fools especially, but every skill we want to land with knees together in fools. When you’re landing with your knees apart, you’re coming out of a spin. So you are putting a lot of pressure on the inside of the knee, which we’ve talked about, an injury prevention, um, so go back and listen to what we talked about there for protecting your knees. But step one for that as landing with knees together. Basic technique, Tumbling Tulsa
yes, keeping if you’re doing a full or a double, making sure you’re doing a complete spin, landing with your toes back toward the way you came. So you’re landing and absorbing through those toes. There’s a lot of the time were in doubles. Athletes will land with her lower body facing one way and their upper body towards the front because they’re upper body is spinning faster than their lower body. Always having everything spin as one.
Now for layouts, we talked about the set being almost identical to the set for Tuck. Actually, I’d say it is identical. You want your arms by your ears and if we were recording it in slow motion, it should look exactly like a round off back handspring rebound before you go into the body position for the layout and rst, what’s that body position
that lay as those toes Tumbling Tulsa
leave the ground driving your toes and hips toward the ceiling over your head. Same thing as the tech, not dropping your hands down to your thighs to hit the hollow body. Trying to drive your hips and thighs and toes up to your hands to close off that layout, not reaching behind your knees, grabbing your knees because it’ll always turned into pike. So rusty, what would you say is the most common problem you see with kids working their layouts?
The main issue I see on the layout is kids tending to do more of an arch snap into a pike, but just because their legs are straight, it is considered a layout and then they want to progress the fools right away just because they can get their legs straight and then they spend months or years trying to get a full [inaudible]. Their layout is not perfected
and of course too far too often it looks like a whip rather than a layout. Now, like we talked about on the Tux earlier, a layouts finish is very similar. You want to be in that hollow chin to chest position and being able to absorb with your head overtop of your knees, chest overtop of your knees so you’re taking less shock out of your body and ankles especially. And lastly, moving on to falls or
doubles. Everybody wants to spin, Tumbling Tulsa, in the Tux and layouts like reset, reteach the same set, lifting as shrugging through the ceiling, through our shoulders. Um, I teach that same thing in the spinning as much as possible. There is going to be in the spin, more of a set arm and a spin arm. That spin arm will always tend to drop out to the side a little bit more, but still trying to teach the shrug up. Um, I’ve heard like setting and I high v or almost a t motion to get into spin, but I think that is more overdramatic, especially when you’ve already taught kids to lift and shrug up.
Now Colton on a full. Is it a lot of spin and a little bit of layout or is it a lot of layout with a little bit of spin? It is a lot of layout with just a little bit of spin. We see athletes tried to spin right off the ground instead of remembering that set that is so important up and then driving your toes and then spinning. So it’s just a little bit of spin with a lot of layout.
So it’s as it’s as easy as one, two, three arms at the step on toes, under hips up step two. Then you worry about the spin laps and with the span that means keeping your arms and tight to your body. It doesn’t matter where they are, keeping your arms in tight to your body and not leaving your head out, so keeping your face down into your shoulder, whichever direction your spinning is really important
and coming out of that sprint into the finish. That’s why that had positioned Colton was just talking about is important. If your Chin is into that spin, you can see your landing to drive your hip over so you can absorb through those toes with those feet together.
Now with what we’ve talked about today, Tumbling Tulsa there are plenty of drills that you can use to perfect things such as your set and pulling your knees and hips over. Um, and what are some drills that they can do for a set rusty,
if at your gym, if they have a lot of a eight inch mats, the big crash mats, you can stack all of those up or you can use choose maths. Stack them up to give you a higher surface and measure it. Measure out your round off, back handspring. And just working your tail off to get up onto those mats and easy way also has have your friend video you from the side of your takeoff and then pausing it as your toes are leaving the ground and looking at what angle you’re in when you leave the ground and your arm position when you leave the ground.
Now there’s things that we haven’t covered such as a punch front step outs and whips, Tumbling Tulsa but it’s important to remember that there are always three parts to every skill set, that body position itself and then the finish, so if you can break those down with rusty was saying with videoing, recording yourself in slow motion to kind of see what your body is doing and you can kind of break it down and understand a little bit more about the technique, but also your own body control. If you’re interested in finding out more about justice, tumbling company or myself and rusty, please visit our firstname.lastname@example.org.
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