Cheer Tips for Flyers
Flyers, you are the icing on the cake - on the comp floor everyone looks to you. Therefore it is your job to make the stunt look easy!
Flyers need to be flexible without being too weak, have strong legs to stand up fast and a rock hard core to be able to withstand the bobbles and grip changes from the bases below
Flyers should pay particular attention to their flexibility to be able to pull point-flyer worthy lines in the air as well as specific exercises to improve balance and stability in the ankles, knees and hips.
As you already know it's 10x easier to hit a stunt at practice than it is during your competition full out - that is why it is beneficial to work flyer stability exercises such as tic-tocs when the body is already under stress. In the INTENSITY™ workout series we save the stability exercises for last in order to train the body to deal with the fatigue 'shakes'.
Help out your bases. Focus straight ahead as you stunt, even while the stunt is dismounting - this helps for prettier pictures but also ensures the stunt stays lifted and pops cradles hit the highest they can! you're a flyer, remember!
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