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How to Stretch to Improve Flexibility | Cheerleading

How to Stretch to Improve Flexibility | Cheerleading


We’re going to go over a few static stretches
that you can do to increase your flexibility for cheerleading. Please note that you should be warmed up prior
to doing these. First up are the shoulders. Shoulder flexibility is important for bases
while they’re doing overhead stunts, and in tumbling during the reaching moment for back
handsprings and running tumbling. Here are a few stretches that you can do. Arm across your chest, then behind your head,
and then you can grab your hands behind you and lift up. Now we’ll move on to the hips and the hamstrings. You need flexibility in this area for jumps,
tumbling, and for tricky dance moves. Here are some stretches that you can do. First, we have the Runner’s Lunge, the Hamstring
Stretch, and the Straddle Sit. You can also do splits on your right or left
leg, and you could also do the middle split. Next up is stretches for your back. Back flexibility and strength is important
for top person body positions, tumbling, and overall stretching techniques. You can do a Pike Sit. You can also do a Sitting Twist. And another stretch is the Bridge. And those are some stretches that you can
do to increase your flexibility for cheerleading.

26 thoughts on “How to Stretch to Improve Flexibility | Cheerleading”

  1. Just cuz u have glasses doesn't mean u can't be a cheerleader, all u have to do is be… Well cheerleader material, two people in our squad wear glasses….they just take them off before we do a build(tower)

  2. Do U Have To Know How To Do A Split??? Please answer back I've been doing streches to improve for a year and i have not got it yet. I know it takes time though!!

  3. Thanks for the stretching tips they work really well !!! I want to be a cheerleader one day I already know how to do a split it took 30 days to learn

  4. Thanks SO SO much I want to be a cheerleader in high school I'm in 8th grade!πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
    this is my goal to make in high school!!

  5. Thanks. Im from concord middle cheer squad and we went to a cheer camp August 4th,5th,and 6th 2017 and there were tons of uca cheerleaders. It was so much fun

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