Way to crush it on day 1 – we are so proud of you! Day 2 is coming at ya and we’ve got lots of fun things to focus on! Today we are working on flexibility for stunting – specifically, needles stretches and scorps’ !! And if you’re not a flyer, that’s ok! This is the perfect time to challenge yourself and advance your flexibility in new ways! Day 2 coming at ya!
Pro tip: to improve your body positions, you’ve got to work on flexibility in your lower back, hamstrings (back of your legs) and strengthening your core! As you know, cheerleading is much different than any other sport – so we’ve got to work our muscles in a very different way! Today’s CHEERFIT workout focuses on just the right exercises to help you advance your stunting, flexibility, and body positions.
Complete each exercise for 10 reps x 3 rounds. We’d love to see you getting your #cheerfitchallenge on and be there to root you on! Upload a workout selfie and tag us @cheerfittraining #cheerfittraining
EXERCISE 1: STRADDLE LEG LIFTS
FOCUS AREA: hip flexors and core
WHY THIS IS GOOD FOR FLEXIBILITY: you need to focus on strengthening your hip flexors to increase your range of motion when you go to pull those body positions. If your hips are able to open up more you will prevent injury and advance your stretching
EXERCISE 2: JUMP SQUAT LUNGES
FOCUS AREA: core, hamstrings (back of your legs), lower back, quads (front of your legs), and builds endurance
WHY THIS IS GOOD FOR FLEXIBILITY: this exercise will not only make you a powerhouse but also help advance flexibility in your legs. Lunges are a great exercise to work flexibility in your hamstrings (back of your legs) and help alleviate tightness in your lower back
EXERCISE 3: SINGLE LEG HIP RAISE
FOCUS AREA: core, lower back and hamstrings (back of your legs)
WHY THIS IS GOOD FOR FLEXIBILITY: this is one of our favorite exercises because it focuses on strengthening your hamstrings and core and lower back – must have muscles to increase your flexibility!
EXERCISE 4: IN & OUT CRUNCHES
FOCUS AREA: core and lower back
WHY THIS IS GOOD FOR FLEXIBILITY: oh this is one of our FAVORITE ab exercises because it really works that entire core area. Your core is your POWERHOUSE so if you want to advance flexibility and gain body control – focusing on your core is #1!
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