Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Hands up if your car/bedroom/dorm/backpack is full of empty plastic water bottles? Guilty!

Here are three easy ways to change your habits and reduce your impact on the planet!

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Hydrate Me

Workout Wednesday!

Our friends @cheerfittraining have a little something special for your ENTIRE STUNT GROUP!!

Today’s #WorkoutWednesday coming ‘atcha – designed to help you your entire stunt group focusing on the main exercises every flyer, base, and back spot needs! Time to get your #cheerfitstrong on! Go for 10 reps x 4 rounds cheerfittraining.com/join

 

Summer Stunt Tip Tuesday: Rolling Out!

with Kenny La from Australia

 

Hey guys! Today’s episode of Stunt Tip Tuesdays is Rolling Out 🎾

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Stunting takes a toll on the body especially on the joints and the connecting muscles. Taking time to roll out is essentially giving yourself a deep tissue massage that breaks up adhesions & scar tissue that may have formed during stunting. This can help speed up the healing process of those muscles and can also help prevent potential future injuries

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Queer Eyes Big Hearts

One of the most binge-worthy shows on Netflix right now is Queer Eye. I mean, what’s not to love about 5 gay guys with so much love in their hearts on their journey to help other men find their self-worth, confidence and body-positivity?! If there’s anything negative you could say, it’s that they make us question our friends and why they don’t hype us up on IG like these guys love on each other.

Need a reason to binge? Read on!

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Celebrate National Olympic Day 2018!!

Olympic Day is celebrated on June 23 every year all over the world!

The worldwide celebration aims to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while also observing the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.  The Olympic Day pillars – move, learn and discover – are promoted in every corner of the globe. Olympic Day creates opportunities for people to participate in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.

In 2016, the ICU received provisional recognition for the sport of cheerleading from the IOC, opening the path to one day seeing cheer in the summer games. In 2017, USA Cheer—the governing body for cheerleading in the USA—had the opportunity to showcase the sport of cheer at the Pyeongchang Winter games, alongside representatives from Canada, Norway and Germany.

We’re hoping we could see our sport hit the Olympic stage in 2028 in Los Angeles, what do you think?!

Workout Wednesday: Planks and Strength for FLEXIBILITY!

Time for your #workoutwednesday action from our friends @cheerfittraining and today they’re focusing on FLEXIBILITY for ALL!

That’s right, flexibility isn’t just about stunting… it’s also about jumps, tumbling and preventing injury!

So today’s CHEERFIT workout is designed to focus on improving the muscles you need for ALL types of flexibility  🙂Woot woot!

👉PS, FREE 5-Day Flexibility Challenge: cheerfittraining.com/challenge

The Double Edged Sword

by Chrissy Wojnarwsky

There is a longstanding and well-known stereotype that all men who cheer are gay. For those who are, I think it provides an acknowledgment that this is a safe space to be out, and they are often fiercely defended and protected by their straight male and female peers.

The stereotype of lesbian cheerleaders, however, is something just shy of an adult movie. What people don’t realize is that when they sexualize a sexual identity, it makes it hard for those questioning their sexuality to feel safe and comfortable with what they’re going through. And with fewer girls out and proud in cheer, it’s hard to find support and a safe space to be you.

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Drills Build Skills: the Back Handspring

by Roman Polyachenko

Back handspring to a hollow body plank position. This drill works to help athletes engage their core and build strength to maintain shapes in a skill!

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6 Ways To Reduce Soreness After Cheer & Tumbling Practice

by Coach Sahil from TumblingCoach.com

This article by Coach Sahil is going to help EVERY athlete out during summer conditioning!

Let’s face it, regardless of how many rule changes USASF makes, you and I both know that tumbling will always be a very crucial part of All-Star Competitive Cheerleading. And athletes will always find new ways to push their skills to the limit.

Because of this, I’d say competitive cheer is one of the hardest, and most physically demanding sports in the world today (after artistic gymnastics).

Anyone who thinks otherwise is simply misinformed or hasn’t had the courage to step in a gym.

I mean, just think of the physical attributes an all-star cheerleader needs to master:

  • Flexibility for flying
  • Plyometrics for jumps and tumbling
  • Strength for basing and basket tosses
  • Coordination for stunts and dance
  • Cardiovascular Endurance to get through a routine

Now add on the fact that a cheerleader trains anywhere from 6-12 hours per week, and you have a recipe for leg-shaking soreness and body aches. And if it’s close to competition season, the “full out” run-throughs don’t exactly help.

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Workout Wednesday!

It’s time for that #WorkoutWednesday action! Do you want to ADVANCE YOUR TUMBLING, but not sure how???

THIS @cheerfittraining workout for you! Complete each exercise for 10 reps x 3 rounds and get your how-to videos in the CHEERFIT Club cheerfittraining.com/club