Posted on July 09, 2013
Many times it's just a few easy suggestions that can help a cheerleader improve their “Toe Touch”. It is important that you keep working on your technique and form to improve your flexibility, and leg and hip strength in order to gain jump height. The competition in cheerleading continues to get better so it is more important than ever to find a way to improve your jumps and stunts. Using Myosource Kinetic Bands / Cheer Bands will help you reach your goals. Increasing jump height is essential for perfecting cheerleading jumps,stunts and landing.
TOE TOUCH STEPS and TIPS - Put on Myosource Kinetic Bands / Cheer Jump Bands
1. Start in a Low Prep position – low clap with hands clasped together out in front of the body, the legs together and slightly bent – maintain a flat back - Maintain great balance and stability
2. Spring up on the balls of your feet bringing your hands to the “V” position for momentum for your Toe Touch -the benefit is to add power to explode off the floor to get high enough to execute a great Toe Touch – the Legs must come out, the hips must drop, and everything has to be brought back in for a safe landing
3. Swing your arms down into an “X” motion keeping fists slightly above the knees – make sure to keep your back straight – leaning too far forward will decrease your momentum to get high off the ground or floor – make sure to keep your knees over your toes
4. Swing arms out into a “T” position while bringing both legs up and out and rotating the hips backwards – remember to bring your feet up to your hands not your hands down to your feet
Myosource Kinetic Bands / Cheer jump bands will help you build strong legs, hips, and glutes in order to be explosive off the ground when performing your Toe Touch. Meet the demands of the competition by getting an edge.