The hurdler is a cheerleading jump that requires a lot of strength and flexibility. In a hurdler jump, the idea is to have the cheerleader's front leg almost parallel to the upper body and the back leg bent with the foot being brought to the backside, just like in a herkie. The different types of hurdlers consist of a right hurdler, front hurdler, and left hurdler, depending on which direction the jump is focused. The video below demonstrates how to do a hurdler and is an example of a proper right cheer hurdler.
Ashley is here with us working out with the Myosource Kinetic Bands to improve the height and technique of her hurdler.
The Myosource Kinetic Bands work to strengthen the cheerleaders legs and hip flexors. They also work to improve balance and flexibility, which helps the cheerleader achieve the proper technique while also activating the necessary muscles that are needed for a higher hurdler.
The unresisted set will give the cheerleader a feather-like feeling in her legs. It is important for the cheerleader to kick her leg up without dropping her chest. If the cheerleader drops her chest, the jump will not be as high and it will result in improper technique. Check out the cheerleading page on our website and get your resistance training started today with our Cheerleading Combo.
Maximize the benefits of your cheerleading workouts by adding the Myosource Kinetic Bands to your training routine. Cheerleaders around the world are seeing the benefits of resistance bands training.
Resistance bands, like the Myosource Kinetic Bands, enable cheerleaders to improve flexibility, balance, and strength. Since they fit just above the knees, the bands do not restrict or limit the cheerleaders from practicing any jumps, stunts, or tumbling.