How to Improve Your Scorpion for Cheerleading

Adrienne Canterna Scorpion

Like most stunts in Cheerleading, the scorpion requires adequate strength and flexibility from the flyer to accomplish this amazing feat.

Whether flying at daring heights or on the ground, it is necessary to have sufficient spinal extension and hip flexor flexibility, as well as balance and stability to maintain the pose.

Utilizing elastic resistance training, combined with unparalleled durability makes the Flexistretcher the professional’s choice to incorporate into your daily routine.  Allowing one to simulate functional dance or sport specific movements, such as the Scorpion, improves execution and mobility. Adjusting the level of resistance, varying the number of repetitions, and changing the pace of the exercise, a strengthening program can be created to improve the necessary skills required to get you flying high with ease!         

Step 1) Make sure the Flexistretcher is adjusted properly and that you are holding on to a wall or something stable for balance.

Step 2) Place both loops around the center of your right foot.

Step 3) Bend the right leg behind you. Thread your left arm through the foam center and secure it around your left shoulder.

Step 4) Holding onto the wall or something stable, press your right leg into the strap lifting it up above the head. Slide your arms up the wall to stretch the front of the body in opposition to the leg. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat.

Step 5) As you progress with flexibility and strength try to hold onto the right foot while pressing into the strap. Make sure your weight is securely over the ball of the standing foot, and stretch up into the strap with equal effort on both hands and feet.

Step 6) Remove the Flexistretcher and fly free! With step 6, we send you on your way to accomplishing the scorpion of your dreams.