By: Amanda Tunison

Being successful is something that everyone wants to accomplish, whether it is at school, the work place, in the gym, etc. When dealing with success comes hard work and a lot of the time we forget about the work that comes before being successful. You have to put forth a lot of effort in order to reach your goals; the bigger the goals, the more work you need to put in.

To be successful in tumbling, there are many steps that are included in this process. However, one of the most important steps and rules most people forget to follow is this: REPITITION, CONSISTENCY AND FREQUENCY=SUCCESS!

You are probably thinking, don’t all of those words mean the same thing? And you are almost right, these terms are all very similar but that is the point.

The definition of repetition is the act of repeating; repeated action, performance, production, or presentation. The definition of consistency is the steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc. The definition if frequency is the state or fact of being frequent; frequent occurrence.

In order to reach your goals, you must repeat and repeat and repeat your tricks until you cannot do them anymore! To get that extremely hard standing tucks, you have to throw it a million times every single place you feel comfortable throwing it. The more you flip, the better things will be! Your body must get used to the motions you are putting it through, and your mind must process it as well. Fear also plays a big role in tumbling for some athletes, getting past the fear means repeating the skill a thousand times somewhere you are comfortable. If you want to get past the struggles with your tumbling passes, come in the gym and get your body and mind confident in the tricks you can and want to throw for yourself and your team! And remember, REPETITION+CONSISTENCY+FREQUENCY=SUCCESS!!!

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