Category: Fitness

Total Body Tone

Worried about falling into a winter workout rut? Not this year! This total body toning routine has 6 unique exercises to increase strength, power and endurance. We recommend performing this workout 3-4 days a week. The Circuit Plié Squat Jump – 15 reps Superman Twist – 20 reps (10 each side) Tick Tock Plank – 30 seconds Kneeling Rear Lunge – 20 reps (10 each side) Single Leg Sit-Up – 20 reps (10 each side) Push-Up to Plank – 10 reps Plié Squat Jump Start with feet together, hands on hips. Sit back to lower into a narrow squat. Jump ... Read more

Add Some Lift to Your Jumps

Jumps are a big part of what we do as cheerleaders to help create excitement on the sidelines. Increasing our flexibility, strength and power, while also perfecting our jump technique, will help us improve our various jumps and keep the crowd entertained. Flexibility Straddle stretch: The basic straddle stretch can easily be done at home or practice. Sit with your legs straight out as wide as you can and point your toes. Reach forward with your arms keeping your back straight and abs tight as far as you can and hold for 20-30 seconds. Repeat 3-5 times. Also, reach to ... Read more

Stronger Body Circuit

Daydreaming of all the new skills you want to accomplish? A strong body is key, and we have the exercises to help get you there. Incorporate the following workout three times a week to help your body become stronger, leaner and ready to take on new challenges. 1. Decline Pushups Find something sturdy to place your feet on. Place your hands on the ground in a normal pushup position. Keeping your spine straight and abdominals tight, lower your chest to the floor until your elbows make a 90 degree angle. Extend your arms to return to start. Do 3 sets of 8-12 ... Read more