Question Posted Tuesday September 27 2005, 9:36 pm
in cheerleading im finding it really hard to do my jumps. My technique is great, my toes are pointed i land together...etc. I'm also very flexible, but whenever i do my jumps i find it hard to get any height. are there any tips on how to get my legs up higher?
ThatsHott18 answered Thursday September 29 2005, 9:31 pm: I'm not a cheerleader. but i was for a long time. Before you go to jump bend and the knees and push off from the ground! This will send you farther up in the air and allow you to get a little more height off the ground. Hope i helped!
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samXoXsam answered Wednesday September 28 2005, 10:18 pm: keep your head straight like your looking forward but look up
(i hope you understand this)
x0Leah0x answered Wednesday September 28 2005, 2:48 am: ok what you should do it bend your knees a lot before you jump. Always be on your toes and ready kinda jump up and down a little wen they do the 5678 thing. then spring up and reach for your toes. hope i helped! [ x0Leah0x's advice column | Ask x0Leah0x A Question ]
Sporkster answered Tuesday September 27 2005, 11:07 pm: Build up strength in your calves, and do lots and lots of jumping.
Here's a few exercises that'll help you out:
You'll need a set of stairs or something similar. Stand on the very each of the stair with only the balls of your feet touching it. Stand with your heels hanging in the air. Stand up on your tip-toes and hold it for about thirty seconds. Go down, rest a little, and repeat. Do about 5 sets of 5 every day.
Run a few laps up and down some stairs every day.
Take a very sturdy wooden box approximately one or two feet in heighth. Stand in front of the box, and begin to step one foot up, then the next, one foot down, other foot down, one foot up, other foot up, etc. Do this at a very fast pace for about 30 seconds. Your calves will be VERY tired after this, but do about three sets of thirty seconds a day.
Also, just run. Running is great to tone not only your legs, but your entire body.
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