Check Your Take-offs

It's exactly as high as it looks.

Everybody knows to check their landings. But do you check your take-offs? This message was driven into my butt head rather firmly yesterday, when I set up a stump for highish front flips and forgot to make sure it was stable. Ran up to it, jumped on the wobbly part, and started tucking. But because I launched from an unstable place, my tuck immediately fell apart. Predictably, I landed on my butt. It’s a good thing I was doing the jump over soft grass and dirt, because I probably would have broken my tailbone if it had happened on concrete.

Check your take-offs and landings. Interrupted flow is better than interrupted training because of an injury.

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