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Cheer Motions

Motions

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Cheerleading is a competitive sport that incorporates stunting, tumbling, jumps and dance. Athletes train at a high level, achieving strength, power, endurance and flexibility. In addition to gains in physical health, athletes also experience mental health benefits, leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem.

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Cheer Motions

The Types of Motions in Cheerleading

Cheerleaders perform coordinated routines, which may include tumbling, dance, and pyramids. Being a cheerleader requires athleticism, coordination, and spirit. Cheerleaders must be able to remember complex routines, execute them with precision, and do so with enthusiasm.

There are many different types of motions that cheerleaders use when performing their routines. Some common motions include:

- High V: Both arms are raised above the head in a “V” shape.

- Toss: One arm is extended overhead while the other hand grasps the extended arm just above the elbow. The cheerleader then lifts their feet off the ground and is “tossed” into the air.

- Liberty: One arm is extended overhead while the other hand grasps the wrist. The cheerleader then kicks one leg out to the side and raises it as high as possible.

- Herkie: Both legs are brought up to the chest with the knees bent. The arms are then extended straight out in front of the body.

- Toe Touch: The cheerleader bends at the waist and touches their toes with both hands. They then jump up, extending their legs out in front of them and reaching for the sky with their arms.

- Candlesticks: The cheerleader starts in a sitting position with their legs extended straight out in front of them and their arms at their sides. They then stand up, keeping their legs straight, and reach for the sky with their arms.

- Bow & Arrow: The cheerleader starts in a standing position with their feet together and their arms extended straight out in front of them. They then bend at the waist, reaching for their toes with both hands. As they stand back up, they raise one leg behind them and extend their arms out to the sides.

There are many other types of motions used in cheerleading, but these are some of the most common. Cheerleaders must be able to execute all of these motions with precision and enthusiasm. If you are interested in becoming a cheerleader, contact Explosion Cheer Academy today!