Coach MK and Mr. MK are REALLY obsessed with Cheer on Netflix. At the time of this writing, they have watched the docuseries, all the way through (or "full-out" if you will!), six times and are nowhere near done!
On my most recent viewing of Cheer, my coach mind clicked on and I started paying attention to numbers. Hope you find this as interesting as I did!
Cheer Routine: 2 minutes 15 seconds
# hours of practice per week: 30 (just for Navarro)
# weeks of base-building (endurance + skills) prior to the first full-out: 30
That's 900 hours. And we haven't run the full 2-minute routine yet.
# full outs planned: 41. Why? They are going for their 14th title, and 14 reversed is 41. It's not science...but that can't do many because....
# full outs possible in a 3-hour practice: 3 YES THREE. You need 2 hours to warm up to then do three, 2-minute fifteen second full-outs over the course of an HOUR.
# full outs recommended in a week: 12. going full-out every day is a bad idea; even during competition week. It's not that the routine it's 2 minutes, it's what those 2 minutes do to your body.
This is what they mean when they say they will work all year for two minutes and fifteen seconds of competition. They start in August and maybe will be satisfied with their base enough to attempt the first full-out eight months later.
And my runners used to complain about 12 weeks of base-building in the lead-up for a 5-hour marathon!!
At Fitness Protection, we won't ever ask you to work harder than a Navarro Cheerleader for less than a National Championship.