Cheer Tips: THE BODY

Get your body in check before you add skills! #BodyBeforeSkill
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Cheerleading Posture
Standing straight is harder than it seems...! Cheerleaders if you learn to stand straight with a good posture, ALL your skills will become SO MUCH easier and you will reduce chances of injury! #CheerTips #CheerTipTuesday #Cheerleading #Cheer #CheerTeam #Cheerleaders #Posture
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Cheerleading Muscle Contractions
Did you know there are THREE WAYS that your muscles contract? Isometric, Concentric and Eccentric! BASES: avoid using ISOMETRIC contractions in your arms and legs to be more reactive to your stunt and have more power. FLYERS: Hit that ISOMETRIC contraction when you're holding the shape! #CheerTips #CheerTipTuesday #Cheerleading #Cheer #CheerStunts #CheerTeam #Cheerleaders
a woman is doing an exercise with the words athletic stance position for explosion on her back
Cheer: Athletic Stance
Ready to explode into an awesome skill... have you perfected your ATHLETIC STANCE? #CheerTips #CheerTipTuesday #Cheerleading #Cheer #CheerStunts #CheerTeam #Cheerleaders
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Cheer Basing Strong
Your muscles might be strong, but are your joints equally strong? You can train joint strength with mobility training for better stunting! #CheerTips #CheerTipTuesday #Cheerleading #Cheer #CheerStunts #CheerTeam #Cheerleaders
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How to Stretch
STRETCH, don't SCRUNCH! If your head touches the floor but you look like a scrunched up grandma... you're not actually stretching and lengthening the muscles to develop flexibility! #CheerTips #CheerTipTuesday #Cheerleading #Cheer #Stretching #Flexibility #StretchingTips #Cheerleaders
a woman doing exercises with the help of an advertizer for flexibility work on the end
Flexibility tips: are you still doing static stretches at at the start of practice? Find out why this is a really bad idea and how you can increase your flexibility!
a woman doing exercises with her arms in the air, and showing how to do it
Cheer tip: motions should always be in your field of vision. Click on link for full article and more tips.