Posted by Myosource on July 08, 2013
Training with the Myosource Kinetic Bands / Cheer Jump Bands will help improve your cheer jumps and stunts. Building leg, hip and core strength is essential for Cheer jumps, stunts and safe landing.
In the video above Ashley is working on her heel stretch while wearing Myosource Kinetic Bands / Cheer Jump Bands. The first heel stretch that Ashley performs is without resistance then she moves into training while wearing Myosource Kinetic Bands / Cheer Bands. The goal is to work on flexibility, hip strength, and hip stability. These are the things that will help cheerleaders perform a great heel stretch. Balancing on one foot while holding the other foot up in the air is no easy task. This requires strength, flexibility, balance, and stability.
Ashley performs a heel stretch while in the bands to show the form and technique to work on to perfect your heel stretch. What is happening when Ashley lifts her leg is that her glutes and hip muscles are firing. It is important to keep your entire body straight and make sure not to bend your base leg. A great looking heel stretch requires locking the knees and a stiff body.
Hip strength and hip stability will allow you to get your leg higher up in the air with more control and balance. Grabbing your foot/leg while maintaining balance is difficult. Use Myosource Kinetic Bands / Cheer Jump Bands to build strength to jump higher, perform better stunts, and to land safely.