The toe-touch is one of the most common jumps performed by cheerleaders. This video demonstrates how to do a toe-touch and explains why cheerleaders need lower body strength, flexibility, and body control to get good height to perfect this jump.
"We are using the Myosource Kinetic Bands with Ashley today to work on improving our cheerleading toe touch.
In order to improve our toe touch, we need to do a resisted set consisting of three toe touches while wearing the resistance bands.
The resistance bands work to help the cheerleader balance and control the hips, while also improving flexibility.
Moving to the unresisted set, we need to perform three toe touches without the resistance bands. Notice after removing the kinetic bands there is a clear difference in the height and technique of Ashley's toe touch.
Get your resistance training started today with our Cheer Kinetic Bands and Stunt Strap. 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 in their toe touches."
When performing a toe touch, it is important for cheerleaders to have good control over the entire body. The core is an important area to focus on for body control because it must remain tight in order for the hip rotation to be performed correctly and comfortably. Cheerleaders should also focus on keeping the head and chest raised and the legs straight to give height to the jump.
Cheerleaders also need strong legs, hips, and core muscles to help them explode off the ground and jump higher vertically. Myosource Kinetic Bands can be worn during jump training and while performing exercises, such as lunges, squats and leg raises to strengthen these areas for increased jump height and better body control.