How Cheerleaders Stay Fit

No matter how talented and agile American football players are, nothing can seem to draw everyone’s attention the way football cheerleaders do. Not only do they sport hourglass figures and really sexy bodies, they also epitomize the ideal body form aspired to by many folks of today – both men and women.


Before any exercise or any physical activity that these cheerleaders do, they see to it that they drink plenty of clean and fresh water to keep their cells hydrated. Water is necessary to keep cellular metabolism at its optimum functioning as well as provide a more efficient way of getting rid of the metabolic by-products that will result from exercise.

Aerobic Exercises

Football cheerleaders start their exercises with adequate periods of warming up. They need to make sure that all of the muscles are adequately stimulated and the joints in their maximum range of motion. After about 5 to 10 minutes of warming up, they then perform a host of aerobic exercises that are designed primarily to boost the utilization of oxygen across the body.

These exercises train the heart and the lungs to become more efficient in the delivery of oxygen to the different tissues of the body so that they are able to function optimally even with sustained physical activity. So when cheerleaders take to the field during timeouts and halftime breaks, they can wow the crowd with their untiring routines.

Aerobic exercises can include running, jogging, hiking, swimming, cross-country skiing, kickboxing, cardio machines, and aerobics classes just to name the more common.

Strength Training

While you may not expect cheerleaders to lift barbells, they do lift weights and resistance train to make their muscles stronger. This is needed to give them the strength to catapult their members into the air and catch them with their bare hands. They also require strong muscles to perform the many dance moves in their cheerleading routine.

If they are weak, this cheerleading routine will be a thing of the past. Furthermore, a strong muscle leads to more toned and firmer body giving these football cheerleaders the body form that everyone is envious of.

Lean Meat Diet

Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a secret cheerleaders’ diet. What they have is a diet that is rich in lean proteins as well as healthy fats. A healthy breakfast is always needed to start their day with highly nutritious snacks in between meals. Cheerleaders are more known to eat more frequently, often every 2 to 3 hours, but in significantly smaller yet equally healthy portions. Snacks come in the form of fruits, almonds, or whole wheat breads or crackers. Water is a crucial element to their diet.

Physical Activities

Aside from the aerobic exercises that cheerleaders do to maintain their physical fitness, they also engage in other physical activities that let them enjoy what they do. Some would go to dance classes while others will engage in outdoor and adventure sports. Practice sessions as well as off-game activities are important parts of the physical fitness routines of these cheerleaders.

So the next time you see a cheerleader, instead of getting envious of their bodies, you might as well learn from what they are doing. You might still be able to sport the body of dedicated football cheerleaders in your daily affairs.

I hope you found this post informative. Please comment below and tell me what you do to stay fit.


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