5 Tips to Hit This Nationals Season

It’s time for jackets and rings, y’all! Yep, it’s everyone’s favorite part of competitive: nationals season!

You’ve put in the sweat over summer, got through the mind-boggling choreography, lived through the first full outs and didn’t forget your routine at the handful of comps in 2107. But now, it’s here. Jackets, rings, and bragging rights are on the line. Are you the kind of athlete who walks in knowing you’ve got this on lock? Or the kind who shivers on deck wishing you could pee one last time… Either way, we’ve got 5 tips to make sure you get that hit.

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This is Strength

 

To all the Alys, Jordyns, Kyles, McKaylas, Simones, Chelseas, Kassies, Gabbys, Jennifers, Rebeccas, Olivias, and more, we thank you for finding your power and your voice.

In Defense of Sweatpants

BY: EDIE GEORGE

My fashion style can probably best be summed up as “I used to be an athlete and never got the hang of wearing real pants”; so when the athleisure wear trend started, it was like a thousand angels decided to bless me at once.  Continue Reading

GET THIS MOXIE LOOK

Makeup Removers FTW!

I confess, I too am lazy AF it comes to removing makeup. One of my fave methods is standing under a hot shower and letting that mascara cry down my face like I’ve had a truly traumatic experience.

Formulas for makeup, primers, setting sprays, setting powders, everlasting lipstick have improved so much that this doesn’t work so well anymore, as in I end up with half my face on my towel and my eye-makeup transplanted to my cheeks. Super cute.

So, what’s a gal to do? Here are my top 3 makeup remover faves you can get at any drug store. Continue Reading

Save Your Face!

Workout Wednesday!

Hey guys! Danielle here, the founder of CHEERFIT (www.cheerfittraining.com) and fitness expert for cheerleaders.

 

Today we are chatting all about our CORE – because when you have a strong core, you have a strong EVERYTHING! With a stronger core, you will be sure to improve your jumps, tumbling, stunting and confidence..now THAT’S #cheerfitstrong!

 

This week’s #WORKOUTWEDNESDAY is designed with our top 4 favorite core exercises…that really work! Complete each exercise for 12 reps, repeat 4 rounds.

 

Workout Plan:
– Scissors
– Double Crunches
– Burpees to a T
– Negative Crunches

 

We can’t wait to see you check in on Instagram & the CHEERFIT Community! Upload your workout selfie and tag @cheerfittraining #CHEERFITSTRONG

 

The Importance of Basics

by Andrea McBride

 

Many times, athletes will progress their abilities in certain skills only to regress later and become frustrated not being able to fix it. Often, it’s because basic, fundamental drills are being skipped in order to get straight to the more difficult and challenging skills at practice.

If you pay attention, you’ll notice that even world class athletes warm up with their most basic skills at practice. They do this because they know those are the foundation for their entire set of abilities. So while handstand hops or cradle timers may not seem like a priority to you, they’re absolutely imperative to keeping you and your teammates at the top of your game.

Need some ideas to make practicing your fundamentals fun? Here is a list of things you can do alone or with your team to reinforce perfection of those basic skills every week. Continue Reading

OSU Spirit!

Who doesn’t love pretty girls with skill and heart? We’re all about the attitudes of these Beaver cheerleaders and their care for the next generation!

For more info, check out their website http://www.beavercheer.com

Got a vid you want to submit? Contact us social@cheermedia.com

 

How to Cope with the Aged-Out Blues

by Kylee Winnett

Whether you’ve cheered for one season or since your pom poms were bigger than your body, all cheerleaders share a common dread of the day they’ll age off of their team. It is difficult to walk away from a sport that requires so much time, money, passion, and dedication- especially if it has been a central aspect of your life for a long time. But, have no fear! All cheerleaders must cope with the aged-out blues eventually, so you’re not alone. 

Here are some helpful tips (tried and tested by yours truly!) to make the transition from athlete to alum go a bit smoother. Continue Reading

7 Ways to Make Practice More Enjoyable

by Amber Neal

 

As athletes and coaches, we know how tiring practice can be. We also know that practice is the most crucial part of cheerleading! Whether it’s preparing for a big rivalry game, nerve-racking competition, or anything in between – practice is a MUST!

But how do we make it enjoyable? This is the question that typically haunts coaches through their entire career. When you have a big pep rally coming up and you have to hit that awesome new pyramid in front of the entire school. When you have regionals coming up and you have to hit a flawless routine to make it on to state. Even when you have new skills you would like to perfect before camp. Stressful situations can cause tension within your team, dull the mood of practice, and potentially ruin your athlete’s love for cheerleading! Continue Reading

How to Adult: Cooking at Home on a Budget

My mom is an amazing cook. It’s effortless. And delicious. My kitchen skills are more… hmmm… underwhelming.

One thing my mom did teach me was that simple things can be great. And that no one knows or cares that you secretly like eating “insert-cheap-weird-but-delicious-food-here” (hers is spam).

So, below are my basic rules for budget-friendly grocery shopping AND cooking at home. Continue Reading