How To Do A Liberty

How To Do A Liberty Cheer Stunt

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How to Do a Liberty Cheer Stunt

Hop onto our Stunt Stand balance-training device to see an improvement in your liberty cheer move. This pose may look simple, but it has many details that make it extraordinary during a competition. Follow our liberty stunt instructions to perfect this stance.

Cheerleading liberty stunt tips normally include pointed toes, standing tall and an exaggerated “V” shape to your arms. Allow the Stunt Stand to help you balance as you lift one leg up into a flamingo-standing position. The Stunt Stand helps your stability, because it simulates the movement of your partners below you as they hold you up. By knowing how to do a liberty cheer stunt, you can move forward and learn other tricks. Add in a jump or pop with the arms to make the movement even more thrilling! There’s no need for any spotters when you use the Stunt Stand either. Practice at your leisure to see the position improve with time!

Recommended Stretches

Back: No back flexibility required.

Legs: Very little leg flexibility required.

Arms: No arm flexibility required.

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How to Pull the Position:

Step 1: Bend the left leg and point your toe.

Step 2: Place the left foot on the left side of your right knee. Make sure your entire foot (from heel to toe) is touching your knee.

Step 3: Keep your toe pointed straight down.

Step 4: Lifted knee should be at a right angle. For example, your lifted leg could hold a glass of water on top of it without it falling off.

Step 5: Hit a sharp ‘High V’.

Most Common Mistakes:

Mistake #1: Flyers tend to flex their foot when pulling the Liberty stunt. (Looks like a flamingo)

Mistake #2: Flyers let their left knee turn out. The lifted knee should always be directly in front of them.

Mistake #3: Flyers place their foot against the left side of their shin instead of against the left side of their knee.

Mistake #4: Flyers let their heel drift away from the knee. The entire foot (from heel to toe) should never move away from the knee.

Liberty Stunt Recap

The Liberty stunt can be pulled as a stand-alone or as an element of a larger routine in cheerleading. In the Liberty move, the flyer will bend one leg so that it’s foot, rests on the inside part of the other leg’s knee. Stabilized by the bases and a back spot, the flyer is held in the air with the arms raised in a “high V.”

How to Pull the Position:

Bend the left leg and point your toe. Place the left foot on the left side of your right knee. Make sure your entire foot (from heel to toe) is touching your knee. Keep your toes pointed straight down. Lifted knee should be at a right angle. For example, your raised leg could hold a glass of water on top of it without it falling off. Step 5: Hit a sharp ‘High V’ with your arms.

Improving The Liberty Body Position

A successful liberty stunt is only possible when all members work together. Through the stunt, the flyer must stay centered and the bases, steady. Body balance and weight distribution are the liberty’s two biggest challenges. Any extra movement can lead to a shift in weight and consequently, a collapse in the Liberty stunt. No back, leg or arms’ flexibility required.

Most Common Mistakes:

Flyers tend to flex their foot when pulling the Liberty position. (Looks like a flamingo) Flyers let their left knee turn out. The lifted knee should always be directly in front of them. Flyers place their foot on the left side of their chin instead of against the left side of their knee. Flyers let their heel drift away from the knee. The entire foot (from heel to toe) should never move away from the knee.

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