Cheerleading, Training and level of difficulty.
Cheerleading is a very physical sport and requires extreme amounts of commitment and training. One of our Barefooter’s Milly is a passionate cheerleader and answers our questions on training and the moves:
What do you see as the most difficult move?
That is a complicated question! Cheer is divided into 6 levels of difficulty, 6 being the highest. In level 6 you can basically do any combination of skills and tricks as long as someone doesn’t die!
Cardio is often overlooked in Cheerleading as many think you need to work weights more to be strong enough to lift people. Yes, weights are important, but cheerleading requires intense cardio fitness to be able to breath enough during 2 and a half minutes of non-stop high intensity exertion with zero rest and still be able to throw yourself or someone else in the air safely!
What do you see as the most important thing for your body?
Eat right, keep your fluids up, and let your body rest! Fail in any of these and you won’t be capable of lifting someone above your head – which makes for a very dangerous time for all involved.