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Mind Over Body

“There is no way I’m going to survive this practice.” We’ve all had that thought. Whether it’s in the middle of your third full-out routine or that last bit of conditioning your coach threw in, at some point, you’ve probably questioned whether or not you’d make it. News flash. You can, and you did! The phrase “mind over matter” is something you’ve likely heard before. The mind is an incredibly powerful tool, and when your body feels like collapsing, your mind can save you. But developing mental toughness takes work. Just as you condition your body to be strong, you ... Read more

50 Thoughts You Have While Your Mom Does Your Cheer Hair

Here we go again, Janet. Brace yourself for impact. Wait. Let me grab a snack first. Is it safe to use this much hairspray? Of course she forgot her bobby pins. Rookie mistake, girlfriend. These new bangs are going to be my downfall. I should make a Snapchat documentary of this. Ouch. Nevermind, just a small tangle. False alarm, everyone. Maybe I should listen to her pep talk. It could be good. *Nods and smiles* Nope, too focused on that bump on the left that has yet to be addressed. Should I say something about the bump? I mean she’s doing ... Read more

Lower Body Blast

Stunts, jumps, tumbling, you name it. A strong lower body makes everything easier. Target your lower half with these 6 moves designed to work the glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves. Perform the following exercises back-to-back. Repeat the circuit 3 times through, resting 1 minute between rounds, for a lower body blast in under 20 minutes. BRIDGE | 30 seconds Lie flat on your back with hands by your sides and knees bent. Place your feet shoulder-width apart. Push through your heels to lift your hips off the ground while keeping your back straight. Hold for one second at the top. Lower ... Read more