Want stunting advice and tips for cheerleading or gymnastics? Then you’ve come to the right place! Check out all of Cheerleading Blog’s how-to articles on stunts and tumbling. We’ll walk you through the basics, from simple cheerleading jumps and motions, like scorpions, to advanced tumbling, like aerials.
Tumbling: The Basics
Tumbling is a form of gymnastics that requires athletes to use their bodies to flip, twist, roll and jump. Tumbling is most often used at cheerleading competitions and during gymnastics routines at the Olympics, but dancers and other stage performers also tap tumbling to give their show a “wow” factor. To excel in tumbling, you must be disciplined, skilled, fast and strong. You also need to have maximum flexibility and stamina.