what is cheerleading?

By: Jadyn Moline

what is the difference from cheer and gymnastics?

While cheerleading and gymnastics have tumbling in common, the way they use cartwheels and more complicated moves is vastly different. Both are highly athletic activities that require a great deal of physical fitness and expertise. Cheerleading and gymnastics also combine execution of powerful, awe-inspiring moves with grace and finesse. While these two sports could be considered close relatives, the differences make it clear that they stand alone as their own entities. So the difference that cheer your loud and yelling and in gymnastics you don't talk you do tumbling.

What is stunting in cheer?

Stunts are defined as building performances displaying a person's skill or dexterity. Stunting in cheerleading has been previously referred to as building pyramids. Stuntsrange from basic two-legged stunts, to one-legged extended stunts, and high flying basket tosses.The first person, but not necessarily the most important, is called the flyer. This is the cheerleader who is on top of each stunt. Before even going into the air, flyers must learn how to hold their own weight and keep their chest up. This can be done by straightening your arms on the shoulders of the bases (those individuals who are standing shoulder-width apart.)
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What are jumps in cheerleading?

The bent knee faces the crowd in a side hurdler and the ground in a front hurdler.Right hurdlera right hurdler is basically the same as a hurdler you're just facing the right, and the same with left side.Pike This jump is among the most difficult of jumps. Both legs are straight out, knees locked. Arms are in a touchdown motion out in front to create a folded position in the air, this motion is also called "candlesticks". This is often performed at a ninety-degree angle to the audience in order to show off the air position.Around the World The Around the World, or the pike-out, is a jump where the performer hits a pike and then whips his or her legs quickly back around into a toe touch. This jump is regarded as difficult to accomplish, because two positions must be reached in the very short time while the jumper is in the air. Not commonly used.Herkie Named for Lawrence R. Herkimer, the founder of the National Cheerleaders Association, this jump is similar to a side-hurdler, except that instead of both arms being in a "T" shaped motion.
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