Does this list found familiar?
- Increase Height
- More arm swing
- Keep those toes pointed
- Keep your chest up
- Keep those legs straight
- More flexibility
- Land with your feet together
If you are like most cheerleaders you will be motivated to increase your cheer jumps to get the attention of coaches, trainers, the competition and the crowd. Cheerleaders around the world are looking for ways to perform higher and body controlled cheer jumps. Myosource Kinetic Bands are used in the video above for building jumping power, core, hip, groin and leg strength, flexibility, momentum in the upper body and an explosive core to transfer power through the upper and lower body. Notice in the video that this cheerleader is performing cheer jumps with the bands and then without the bands. The bands are firing the muscles in the legs, hips, thighs, glutes and core in order to improve cheer jumps height, maintain body control and improve skill technique.
In order for cheerleaders to improve their cheer jumps they must be explosive off the ground. Developing great cheer jumps demands that a cheerleader has strong muscles and great flexibility throughout the body not just in a few particular areas. Cheerleaders must build strength in the hip flexors, leg power, great body control and flexibility to meet the demands of the competitive nature of cheerleading.
What do great cheer jumps require?
Explosive Muscles: Cheerleaders who are serious about their cheer jumps realize that cheer jumps require muscle strength and muscle power. Myosource Kinetic Bands put tension on the muscles in the core and lower body causing them to contract and react in each movement. When the muscles react quickly then the cheerleader is able to jump more explosively. Simply stretch, warm-up and work on your cheer jumps while wearing Myosource Cheer Kinetic Bands.
Flexibility: Myosource Kinetic Bands are great for improving flexibility. Myosource Kinetic Bands expand the muscles to increase flexibility. Use the bands while performing stretching exercises as well as the “free” stretching stunt strap that is included in our Cheer Kinetic Bands unit. The strap is designed to help cheerleaders perform stretching exercises to stretch their muscles thoroughly. It will be very difficult for any cheerleader to perform great cheer jumps if they are unable to perform great looking splits in the air or straight legs in their tucks. A jump where the legs are unable to extend due to a lack of flexibility will not get you that spot on the squad. The more flexible you are the easier it will be to perform great looking cheer jumps while maintaining form and balance. Simple perform great stretching exercises while wearing Myosource Kinetic Bands. Flexibility will actually aid in your ability to get higher off the ground. Beautiful and high cheer jumps will get you to that next level.
For more great cheer training visit our cheer page at http://www.myosource.com/cheerleading/