Hooked on the Netflix Docu-Series “CHEER?”

It’s nearly impossible, if you have been on the internet in the past couple weeks, to miss the sprawl of fame that is Cheer, the Netflix docuseries following the nation’s best junior college competitive cheer squad, Navarro College, as they train for the 2019 national championships in Daytona. Netflix, notoriously stingy on its figures, hasn’t released official viewership data on the series, but since its premiere in December, it has generated an avalanche of self-generating hype and content. It has led to enthralled thinkpieces, pieces on the pieces to read about Cheer and a cache of memes. Its cast members have appeared on the Today show and the Ellen DeGeneres Show, in virality-designed videos faux-casting the movies, front row at a New York fashion week show. Jerry Harris, a breakout star from the the show anointed a “human sunbeam” by the New Yorker, worked the Oscars red carpet for Ellen and was fawned over by Cheer fans including Greta Gerwig, Laura Dern, Rebel Wilson, Billie Eilish and Kathy Bates, producing one of the week’s most joyous videos on the internet.

Cheer: breathtaking, bone-crunching, nerve-racking magic

The six-hour docuseries, filmed during the three-month run-up to the 2019 national championships, might seem like an odd show to find a massive audience. The sport of competitive cheerleading is small, and greatly overshadowed by the cultural archetype of the high schooler with pom-poms. The vast majority of Americans have never heard of Navarro, a two-year junior college, or its town of Corsicana, about 30 miles south of Dallas.

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Stretches to help improve your flyer lines

Stretching to improve your flyer lines takes a lot of time, patience and consistency! At the Royal All Stars Cheerleading Academy, we have 6 guided Flyers Classes throughout the week to help assist our athletes in increasing flexibility- all included in your term fees! This class is mandatory for all flyers and we encourage all other members to also attend these classes as overall flexibility will help improve your flexibility and tumbling.

It is important to remember to always warm up your body and do your normal routine stretch before attempting the below flyer conditioning program.

Below is a general class plan of what we do and what you can also do at home!

FLYER CONDITIONING

    • Warm up: 10 burpees
    • Stretch
    • Splits: Left leg, right leg, middle x30 seconds
    • OVER Split on higher surface: Left leg, right leg, middle x30 seconds
    • Kicks to the side x 10 (both legs)
    • Kicks to the front x 10 (both legs)
    • Kicks to the back x 10 (both legs)
    • Hold heel stretch x30 seconds (both legs)
    • Pull through to bow and arrow x 30 seconds (both legs)
    • Hold arabesque x 30 seconds (both legs)
    • Hold Y-Scale x 30 seconds (both legs)
    • Grab Scorpion or Hold x 30 seconds (both legs)REPEAT AND HOLD ALL LINES ON THE PURPLE FLYER BLOCK
    • Hold Splits: Left leg, right leg, middle x30 seconds

FINISH OFF WITH THIS CONDITIONING

  • Squat jumps x 30
  • Dish hold x 30 seconds
  • Superman hold x 30 seconds

Flyers Lines Pic