5 Cheerleading Moves That Help You Lose Weight

5-cheerleading-moves-that-help-you-lose-weight-2Don’t we all feel the need to appear confident every time we attend a social gathering? While there might be many ways to help you lose unwanted pounds, experts have proven that there are some cheerleading moves one can do to get great results without having to spend hours in the gym. Perhaps you are already the athletic type? The more reason to incorporate these moves in your daily routine and get rid of that fat. And even if you’re not quite an athletic wonder, you’ll find it easy adapting to these moves. Read on to find out more about what these moves are and how to do them:

1. Sideline squat

How to do:

  1. Start with feet shoulder width apart, core engaged, chest up, shoulders back, and arms extended out at shoulder height.
  2. Keeping heels on the floor, bend knees as you squat down, sinking weight into heels. Drive up with heels to return to standing position.
  3. Do 1 set of 15 reps.

2. Jet fuel lunges

How to do:

  1. Walk hands out into a plank position, shoulders stacked over wrists, hips square, core engaged.
  2. Step left foot outside wrist and hold for 2 seconds. Repeat on right. That’s 1 rep.
  3. Do 1 set of 15 reps.

3. Flight prep squat

How to do:

  1. Start with feet shoulder width apart, shoulders back, chest up. Hold weight vertically at chest height close to the body.
  2. Keeping dumbbell in front of chest, bend knees and bring hips back as you sink into your heels until elbows touch knees. Return to stand. That’s 1 rep.
  3. Do 1 set of 20 reps.

4. Flight jumps

How to do:

  1. Take a standard 20″ box and stand 2-3 feet back with feet shoulder width apart, shoulders back, chest up.
  2. Bend knees, bringing hips back and dropping butt towards floor.
  3. Explode upwards, using arms to propel you forward.
  4. Land softly onto the box with flat feet. Pause on landing for 2 seconds. Step off box. That’s 1 rep.
  5. Do 1 set of 10 reps.

5. Cut on cuts

  1. Start standing upright and balancing on right foot, legs slightly bent.
  2. Jump laterally to the left, landing on left foot with the left knee bent and right leg diagonally behind you, as if jumping from one yard line to another.
  3. Repeat, jumping to the right. That’s 1 rep. Move back and forth as quickly as possible.
  4. Do 1 set of 10 reps per side

6. Herkie burpees

How to do:

  1. From standing, jump down into a plank position.
  2. Bend elbows to lower chest to floor.
  3. Push back to plank position and jump up to squat position.
  4. Explode upwards, extending arms straight toward ceiling before landing softly with bent knees. That’s 1 rep.
  5. Do 1 set of 10 reps.

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