Friday, November 26, 2010

Age is not a factor, you are the factor

These days I have always been blaming that age has come to play a part in why I cant do this or why I cant do that..

Well in reality yea it does play a little part like we might get injured easily or its harder for us to heal back..but when we got into this sport didnt we already know the risks that was involved already?

Like we know when we toss a girl 5-6 feet up the air, dint we already know the risk of her not coming to our cradle could be a matter of life and death but what did we do? We learn to be safe and professional cheerleaders to learn that we need to catch the flyer after we toss her. After much practice over and over again, now I can safely say that when flyers go up in the air, with the proper mind set and training about 95% of the time we will ensure that the girl does not touch the floor.

Same thing with our age, vulnerability to injury and all in the mind.

If we do not allow ourselves to get injured, wont we be constantly careful in what we do so that we do not allow ourselves to get injured?

If we tell ourselves to heal faster...somehow the placebo effect plays a part as well to make our body heals faster as well..or rather in the first place if you are with right mind set you will not allow urself to get hurt because you SIMPLY DID NOT ALLOW it to happen.

Maybe when our bodies are breaking then we might be saying..time has catch up to us...I would just like to ask myself and also all Cheerleaders like me out age really the factor for you being unable to do a stunt,jump,tumbling sequence or is it really you who is the factor?

Food for thought..


  1. I agree its all in the mind, but sometimes, when my knees pain from rain and when after running a routine I need to sit down, I really think that age catches up with me, really really fast, hahaha...

  2. haha yea true which is why we need to really do what we can until we cant haha