Five Optimal Stretches for Cheerleaders, Skaters, Acrobats and Ballet Dancers
Cheerleading, skating, acrobatics, and ballet are all physically demanding sports that require flexibility, balance, and strength. In order to perform at your best, it’s important to incorporate stretching into your training routine. Here are five optimal stretches that can help you improve your flexibility and prevent injury.
You can easily learn this stretching if you see a calf exercise video. First, you need to get a towel and fold it into three parts. Then place the towel on the floor and keep your legs straight. Now stretch your toes backward, hold the position and pull the towel away. Please repeat this for at least 3 to 4 minutes daily.
It is one of the best stretches for your legs. Sit on the floor with your knees bent, and then place your heels on the back of your knees. Now lean forward until you feel a tightness in your hamstrings. Sit and relax for at least 5 to 6 minutes and repeat it daily.
The lunge is one of the best gymnastic stretches to help you work on your thighs. It is a combination of lunge and squatting positions. So, take a plank and place your right foot on the floor. Sit down and lean your left knee forward. Then extend your left leg and slowly sit down on the floor. Repeat the same with your other side, and you will get a perfect body shape.
Leg rotation is an exercise that will improve the function of your hamstrings. So, stand straight on a chair and stretch your right leg behind you. Now keep the knee straight and rotate the leg towards the right. Repeat the same with your left leg, improving your balance.
If you want to do effective stretching, it is very important to perform the lunge-up exercise. Place both your hands and make a straight line. Now jump your hands forward and bring your body upwards. Keep your hands ahead and if you have an exercise mat, place it. Hold the position for about 10 seconds and then return to the initial position.
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