A heel stretch is a cheerleading stunt performed by a flyer while balancing on one foot in the hands of the bases. It is similar to the cheerleading stunt called the "Liberty", but the heel stretch requires the flyer to extend the free leg into the air, keeping it straight with toes pointed. When fully extended, she grasps the bottom of her shoe and holds it with her hand. Her opposite arm is simultaneously lifted into the air with a clinched fist, forming a half "V" motion.
Cheerleaders must develop hip strength, balance, and flexibility along with poise and technique to perfect and perform a heel stretch correctly. The flyer must also maintain great body control to prevent extra movement, which helps the bases hold her securely in place.
Adding the benefits of resistance training with the Myosource Kinetic Bands to your cheerleading workout routine will help strengthen the legs, hips, hip flexors, and core muscles. The kinetics bands will also help improve balance and body control, and strengthen muslces, ligaments, and tendons, all of which can help improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. Using our Stunt & Flexibility Strap is a great way for cheerleaders to easily and safely warm up and stretch out when trying to perfect a heel stretch. Our Cheer Kinetic Bands and Stunt Strap are both great training tools to help cheerleaders take their skills to the next level.
|√||Practice in front of a mirror to visually see what needs to be perfected.|
|√||Practicing on the ground will help you fix any form or technique issues before the heel stretch is taken to the air.|
|√||Make sure to adequately stretch with the Flexibility Stunt Strap before performing a cheerleading heel stretch.|
|√||Remember to point your toes to perform the heel stretch properly.|
|√||Keep your chest and chin up. Keeping the chest and chin up will help you stay balanced.|