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The Mental And Physical Ability Needed For Cheerleading

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Being a member of a Jacksonville cheerleading team takes a lot of strength and endurance. It’s both mental and physical, and does not merely require you to workout every day to get the body you need and want for the competition. Conditioning your body is important, right, but the mental acuity that is required of you is more important than that.

Why? It’s easy to urge your body to move in the morning, do some situps, eat the proper diet, and run in the park. But, it’s your mental agility and strength that will push you to actually do it right, to make you understand why you need to wake up at 5 in the morning and run a few miles.

Have you ever felt so lethargic that all you want to do is curl up on your bed, binge watch, and eat popcorn all day? That is especially true during the cooler months, when the temperature has dropped and it takes eons to just put on warmers, leggings, and a thick coat.

Cheerleaders don’t have the luxury of staying indoors when they want to. It’s not within their power to be lazy and sleep all day. Their bodies, if they want to be successful in Jacksonville cheerleading, need the continuous workout to remain toned and strong. They cannot go around sitting all day in the house and eating whatever junk food they can find in the refrigerator. No, it’s a complete discipline that is required from cheerleaders. Such discipline can be as rigorous as super athletes go through, so don’t ever underestimate the brute strength of a cheerleader.

That discipline comes from having the mental ability to understand what is required from your body. While working out can be fun with your teammates, the true test comes when it’s vacation season and you still have to go through the usual routines even without your friends beside you. You have to understand that your body’s need to boost its core strength never stops just because school says it’s summer or spring vacation already. While others go to parties and have the time of their lives, you need to focus first on what your body needs before joining them for fun. The discipline it takes to be a good cheerleader is nothing compared to achieving your goals, though. The months and weeks of practice may exhaust you, but the second you hear the announcer call your team as the victor? That’s exhilirating.

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