Episode #60 – Rebounds IMPORTANT

Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumble 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 are your hosts, Coulton cruise and rusty breaths slur and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. All right. Once again, you’ve read the title of this podcast, you clicked on it, you’re ready to listen. Uh, I mean, it’s literally titled Rebounds Important, you know, just like the last one was a round offs important. Um, so we’re going to break down the importance of rebounds and, uh, you know, rebounds or another thing that kids are taught from a very, very early age. And we’re going to, we’re going to break it down on why that’s important.

Hitting the correct body positions coming out of your rebound. That way you’re not giving yourself injuries or Shin splints or bad habits that way you don’t, when you get to advanced skills, end up having to rework some of the most basic things.

Yeah. Yeah. So, um, you know, I love, I love the idea of rebounds being taught at the very, very beginning in our tiny tumbling class that’s three to six years old. Tulsa Cheerleading, these tinies are learning how to jump off their toes. They’re, they’re learning how to rebound straight up in the air with straight bodies, not bending their knees. Um, once they’re there, feet leave the ground. So they’re taught how to jump straight up. Right. And, um, what’s amazing about that is the reason why we do that is it’s training them for the day that they’re learning to set for Tux. Like where we are, we are teaching them at a very young age how to jump straight up, right. And um, too often we see kids who they’ve known, we know they’ve been tumbling for a long time, but whenever it comes to working tucks, the first thing they want to do is throw their head back. Uh, and, but they can do it really pretty round off, back handspring, rebound, or round off rebound. But as soon as they go to do a Tuck, they, their head goes backwards. They go in this crazy direction that is just not even natural for the human body. And uh, and then they’re trying to whip their legs over and it, it, it’s not even a Tuck at that point. It’s like a, it’s like a, an opposite. It’s like a whip because they don’t ever get their knees to their chest.

Everybody trying to look for the look for the landing and as their feet take off trying to see where they’re going. But if you sat in your head is in the correct position and on the way down you will have your eyes on your landing. So it’s, but training that rebound, like you said, they learned it at a young age, um, at least five times this week. I had people coming in ready to work full in the main issue they’re having on their falls as their takeoff coming out of their backhand spring. I’m being so hollowed are inverted to their ground that it makes when they go further spin they like cut their arms straight across. Yeah. They can’t get any lift to get their toes over their head. So we have to sit there and spend so much time going back and round off, back handspring, rebounding with our chest up or doing, setting up drills on the mats. And kids always hate it cause they just want to put reps in on the foals. But, um, you can sit there and do hundreds of reps with the wrong technique and it’s not going to get you very far.

Practice does not make perfect, uh, impact in perfect practice. Makes imperfect habits. We don’t want that. We don’t want it. So, uh, and we see this all the time, whether it’s, uh, whether you’re a cheerleader but we all, or a gymnast, but we’ve seen it a lot from gymnastics. Um, where, you know, they have this, this pretty finished, pretty pretty arms, uh, idea in mind where their body is super hollow. Um, and, and I don’t know if it’s, if they’re necessarily training that in gymnastics or if they’re just not correcting it. Um, but all the time, you know, chest down, looking back at the ground and it’s, and it’s just like a for stunting. We tell our flyers all the time, if you look down, you’ll go down. That’s where you’re going to go. So don’t look down. You have to finish with your chest up. I highs to eye level. Um, and then ready to go into that next seal.

Yes, we were in a hard for class this weekend. Girl said her ankles were hurting. She had the worst Shin splints ever, but just in warmups watching her round off rebound made my legs hurt, landing almost completely horizontal, looking at the ground and just trying to get her to get her eyes off the ground, to lift her chest up a little bit was the hardest thing in the world for it affects.

So we are in the, the world of instant gratification and Tulsa Cheerleading, you know, if you want to watch a movie, you don’t have to wait til it comes out anymore. You just go and rent it on your, on your TV or you go, you find something on youtube that you want to watch immediately. Um, Netflix, I remember, I remember having to sit through the TV shows that really sucked just to watch the TV show that I really like. Blockbuster. Blockbuster. You had to actually leave to go rent. What you want to see? Oh yeah. Uh, so I remember, um, I remember that right. But now it’s instant gratification and, and that is very clear. Even in tumbling, kids want to get that next skill or they want to start there, they’re tumbling pass and then finish it as soon as possible. They want to take the time to make sure that they’re actually finished with the scale before they stopped trying. And so it’s like whenever their toes hit the ground, they’re like, we, I’m done.

Or they don’t even want to follow progressions. They wanted to start learning to flip before they can even do a backhand spring. Yeah. If we let them do that. I told them one of the where you’re at. Every time a kid asked me that and it makes me feel, if I were to let you do that, I would feel like the worst person in the world. I feel like the worst coach in the world, it’s setting you up for failure down the line. It is not going to help your longterm tumbling.

Yeah, that’s, that’s like, that’s like somebody handing you a multimillion dollar company, but you’ve never ran a company before. Like, here’s, here’s this, here’s this gold mine. But if you don’t know how to use it, you don’t know how to run it. You’re, you’re not going to get anything from it. It’s, it’s pointless. It’s the same thing with, with tumbling. We can teach, we could spot anybody on a fall. We can teach anybody how to twist, but it’s, it’s not about, uh, if we can, it’s about when we can, when we should. Um, and so keep that in mind. That rebounds are a very, very clear indicator on when w if you’re ready to throw that next skill. Because if you’re going round off to backhand springs and you have the beautiful set for a beautiful rebound, I’m going to say, okay, you’re ready to move on. Like you’re, you’re ready to go to that next skill. Tulsa Cheerleading, but if I’m seeing round off back handspring or in warmups, which is, uh, our last podcast, we didn’t talk about how important warm ups are a. So if we’re seeing round off rebound and the ugliest rebound in the world, it doesn’t even look like you’re trying. You’re telling us what kind of tumble or you are,

you’re telling never met you before. I can tell exactly what you’re telling you all look like.

Oh yeah, warm up. You’re telling us that you’re not going to try unless it’s like the time of you. You’re going to skate through and, and get, make it as easy as you can and until it comes down to actually throwing the skill that you want to throw, and then you’ll show interest, then you’ll show that you’ll try it a little bit harder. Those are not the athletes that go far. Those are not the athletes that succeed in whatever athletic sport that they’re, that they’re, uh, that they’re in. So just remember that we, we can tell what kind of athlete you are just by watching your warmups. If you’re wanting to go in and kind of just make a joke out of it, that’s, that’s Kinda how you look at tumbling and, and it doesn’t feel good for us.

Train those rebounds a fee. I mean, power, having power is good. So of being scared of your power is, is a thing. I’ve had athletes be afraid of having a much pattern. There’s definitely drills and things you can do to control that power so you don’t go flying backwards. It’s a matter of body control them. If you can your body in a rebound, it’s going to be really easy to control your body and advanced skills like layouts and folds. That’s why a lot of people hate layouts and there’s a lot of people don’t learn that body control. Tulsa Cheerleading, so if you have good body control over your basics and something as simple as the rebound, you’re going to go far in your tumbling.

I’ve got a question for your rusty on the spot question. All right. See it. So if you’re an athlete who is only hard floor, you only cheer, um, at school you’re not an all star athlete or anything. And then, um, you come into justice tumbling company and you co you go over to their heart, their, their spring floor and every single one of your round offs where on the hard floor, you’re round off and you’re rebounds go up. But then, uh, when you’re on that spring floor, you just keep flying back and you can’t find body control. What do you do?

Um, there’s like, Risa, do you can stock maths, do drills to where you’re just, if you have that fear of flying backwards, you have maths there to catch you. But if you’re, if it’s a matter of flying backwards, you’re probably shortening around off and being too aggressive on your snap through. So longer round off for that spring four, you’re going to have to hit a deeper angle than the, than the hard floor like we’ve gone over in are the difference between spring foreign hard floor just so that spring can go down and then lifting more APP. If your body is behind you, um, that’s where the majority of your weight’s going to go

in on hard floor as a hard floor tumbler, you have to train to keep, to finish everything at a straight vertical, up and down motion on spring floor. If you hit that straight up and down motion, everything is going to go backwards. You have to let that the springs kind of sink in at that deeper anger angle like rusty said. Tulsa Cheerleading, in order to spring you straight up. So instead of straight up and down finishing your round offs or your backhand springs, uh, or your webs, you know, we’re needing you to be at a deeper angle. That means more of like, so if 12 o’clock is straight up and down, uh, then we want you to be more at like 11, uh, or maybe like 10 30,

the harder skill. Yeah, more like the 10, 30 ish, but in every athlete’s different, Tulsa Cheerleading, for those athletes who are physically strong, this curtain powerhouse athletes, um, if you get even an inch behind you that your physical strength is going to probably push you back more than most people. So the stronger you are, the angles you hit are definitely more important. That’s where if a kid comes over from hard for and they have a ton of power on hard floor, they have to be careful of that because that little angle change for them is going to make a huge difference.

So we just spent 12 minutes talking about rebounds. Um, if we’re willing to put 12 minutes into a podcast, that usually means that it takes about 30 minutes to an hour to prepare that podcast, to get it all going. And, and then, uh, you know, do all the editing and stuff. So clearly the rebounds are important to us. Um, please, please, please focus on your warmups and you’re rebounds in your warmups. That’s why we start every warm up session with straight jumps. That’s toes only, not on your heels, a feet together, legs together, arms by your ears, the perfect, uh, rebound position in those straight jumped or boundaries or whatever you want to call them. Focus on those things. Focus on thing, those things cause they, they are important. Now, if you’re interested in finding out more about us, justice, tumbling company or Colton and rusty, you can check out our website. It’s justice tumbling co.com. Or you can find us on Facebook and Instagram. And if you have a Google account and you can leave us and objective Google review to let us know how we’re doing,

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