How To Do Basic Cheerleading Motions Part 6

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This is a general overview of some basic cheer motions with the focus on the position of the arms. You may perform them, or see them performed, slightly different. These motions can be used while a cheerleader is on the ground or up in a stunt, and the position of his or her feet will vary from being shoulder width apart to being together, depending on when and the motion is being used. You may also know some of these moves by different names, since cheerleading teams might refer to a move by a unique, regional name. Review our other cheer motion articles to get tips to you help you perfect all your motions and strengthen your arms! Left or Right S For a Right S, pull your right arm straight up (into a Touchdown motion), then bend your elbow so your forearm moves in toward your head and rests diagonally in front of your forehead. Your hand will be in a fist, and your fingers will be facing out and away from your face. Drop your left arm straight down (into a Low Touchdown) then bend your elbow so your forearm moves in toward your body and rests diagonally in front of your stomach. Your hand will be in a fist with your fingers facing in toward your body. For a Left S, your left arm goes up, your right goes down. High and Low O For a High O, pull both arms straight up into a Touchdown, then bend your elbows so that both forearms angle in toward your body, above your head. Cross your left arm in front of your right arm at the wrists, then open your right fist and wrap your fingers around the back of your left wrist. Keep your left hand in a fist, with your fingers facing out. Make sure to hold your motion at your wrists to keep it tight. For a Low O, you’ll pull your arms down and your right fingers will wrap around the front of your left wrist. Your left hand will be in a fist with your fingers facing in toward your body. High and Low X For a High X, pull both arms straight up into a Touchdown, then bend your elbows so that both forearms angle in toward your body, above your head. Cross your right arm in front of your left arm at the wrists. Keep your hands in fists, with your fingers facing out. Make sure to hold your motion at your wrists to keep it tight. For a Low X, you’ll pull your arms down and cross your right wrist in front of your left wrist. Your hands will be in fists with your fingers facing in toward your body. Left and Right Low L Extend one arm into a Low Touchdown motion, and the other arm into a T motion. When the right arm is in a T, it is a Right Low L. When the left arm is in a T, it is a Left Low L.

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