Front tuck help

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Floragym

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I need tips on how to fix a bad habit I have on my front tucks. I don’t set up at all in them and just kind of dive into them. I’ve done a few good ones every now and then but I keep on going back into that bad habit. So if anybody has any tips to help me they would be much appreciated!
 
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Geoffrey Taucer

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Video would be helpful, but here are a few things that are generally likely to help:

1) Straight jump, straight jump, front tuck on tumbletrak. By eliminating the forward momentum from a run, this reinforces a good vertical set
2) Big, high, floaty, slow 3/4 fronts on trampoline. Watch the landing as long as possible. Again, this is to reinforce a vertical set, and get you used to focusing on height rather than rushing rotation.
3) Lower body and core strength. For a punch front, it's as much about power as technique.
 
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