Hit Zero: A Cheerleading Podcast

Hit Zero: A Cheerleading Podcast

www.thecheerdoc.com
Where cheer athletes, coaches, and parents go to learn all of the things necessary to be a well rounded and injury free cheerleader. Cheer has evolved and now is the time for athletes to do the same. We cover trending topics, interview leaders in the sport, and help you to become the best cheer athlete you can be. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cheerleading/support


14 ways to get MORE GUYS into your program
Oct 1 • 20 min
Do you need MORE MALE ATHLETES? I know you do… In this episode we go over 14 ways that you can get more guys to want to join your program. Get your pencils out, this one is full of great info! www.thecheerdoc.com www.hitzeronutrition.com —- This episode…
All you should know about CBD!
Sep 22 • 13 min
CBD is a very popular product and there are many questions that arise when discussing it. Is it legal? Can it help? Where should I get it? Who can use it? We discuss these questions and more in this episode! www.thecheerdoc.com www.hitzeronutrition.com —-…
Stop asking how to get more flexible.
Sep 15 • 14 min
It’s been asked a million times and it should end now. “How do I get more flexible?” If you consistently work on your flexibility, there is a high likelihood that you DO NOT need to work on it more. Instead, you should be focusing on 5 different things.…
Conditioning as a punishment.
Sep 9 • 24 min
You’d be surprised at how EFFECTIVE this can be…. The secret is out…it’s absolutely ineffective and if you’re still conditioning as a punishment, this episode will give you some new things to think about and some more effective ways to improve your…
“Look how injured I got…cheerleading DEFINITELY is a sport”
Aug 31 • 11 min
There is a trend floating around social media where athletes are bragging about injuries to showcase the “sportiness” of cheer. Do you think cheer is a sport? No matter what your opinion is…in this episode we answer that exact question! —- This episode is…
“Too fat to tumble, too weak to stunt”…a parents’ words that CHANGED my life.
Aug 24 • 15 min
It was difficult to get this episode down in just a few takes. Sentences started, broken, deleted, redone. Blood pressure and frustration rising as I thought about the words that this cheer dad wrote to me. There are so many reasons our athletes deal with…
Highlights from the 2019 USASF National Meeting
Aug 8 • 26 min
It would be impossible to talk about EVERYTHING that was included in this content filled weekend, BUT, here are some of the things that were covered at the meeting and some of the HUGE changes in store for All Star…don’t miss it! —- This episode is…
Top five exercises you should be doing
Aug 2 • 31 min
It is no secret that our athletes or not always trained properly in strength and conditioning. Unortunately, this leads to many easily preventable injuries… In this episode we cover five exercises that you should be doing regularly to help create more…
Emma Headley and Matt Stephenson interview!
Jul 21 • 28 min
Emma Headley (@emmaxlillian) and Matt Stephenson (@ttutarzan) have some extremely impressive resumes. Between the two of them, they have cheered at the University of Kentucky, Navarro, Texas Tech, Texas State, and Team Canada. They give some insight to…
Top 7 tips for partner stunting
Jul 14 • 25 min
This past week, our athletes worked with Kollin Cockrell at a partnet stunt clinic. For those that are unfamiliar with Kollin, he is a 2x Team USA World Champion, 2x NCA Collegiate National Champion, UCA and NCA Collegiate Partner Stunt Champion, Utah…
Building trust in a stunt group and improving partner stunts without your partner
Jun 30 • 13 min
In this stunt heavy episode, we answer questions submitted by you guys! Our first question asks about building trust in your stunt group and our second question is from someone looking to get better at partner stunting without directly working with their…
Back tuck trouble? …and how to progress to higher skills?
Jun 16 • 16 min
Coach Chris Hendon and Dr. Travis Owens discuss ways to improve your back tuck and some important factors to consider when trying to progress to higher skills! www.thecheerdoc.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Top 5 tips for back spots, bases, and flyers
Jun 9 • 25 min
In this episode, we answer questions submitted by you including tips for first time bases, how to be a better back spot, and what things can you do to be the best flyer possible. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Better Coaches and How to Fix Little Girl Syndrome
May 19 • 23 min
In this episode, we answer a great question from a coach and we also tackle a difficult thing to fix…LITTLE GIRL SYNDROME. Additionally, if you haven’t already, please check out patreon.com/thecheerdoc for our exclusive members only site. —- This episode…
Controversy at WORLDS 2019
May 5 • 20 min
Did you know that there were some errors with scoring as well as some athletes that could potentially have caused their program to be stripped of medals? A lot happened behind the scenes and today we discuss it all! —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Special worlds week interview with USA world champion,Coach Chris Hendon
Apr 28 • 27 min
In this episode, Coach Chris Hendon gives us some insight as to his history in the sport as well as his 2012 I see you world championship. Also, he discusses the innerworkings of a successful all star program and tells us about what’s on the horizon for…
WORLDS and SUMMIT and standing fulls and flexibility!
Apr 21 • 31 min
In this episode we discuss how things to focus on when starting standing fulls and ways to continue improving flexibility when we feel we’ve maxed out. Also, check out patreon.com/thecheerdoc and become a patron to receive exclusive perks like free…
Toxic people in cheerleading
Mar 31 • 25 min
A touchy subject, but one that is important to discuss. At times during this podcast, I find myself at a loss for words because it’s a subject that isn’t always easy to be politically correct about. Toxic people can completely ruin the experience for…
The most overlooked part of standing tumbling and what to do after an injury
Mar 24 • 16 min
Backhand springs in back tux continue to be one of the most common things athletes struggle with. There may be one aspect that you were overlooking and we discuss it in this episode. Also, if you are coming back from an injury there is some vital…
My favorite exercises and how body fat affects athletic performance!
Mar 19 • 11 min
A couple of great questions submitted by you guys… We talk about my favorite exercises not only for cheerleaders but for people in general and we discuss how changing your body fat percentage can affect your athletic performance! —- This episode is…
How to help a ligament injury heal faster and why the way you warm up may be causing injuries
Mar 11 • 19 min
In this episode, we talk about why the way you warm up maybe causing injuries and also information on how to help ligament injuries heal faster! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
Confidence after an ankle sprain and how to fix a common issues with backhand springs
Mar 5 • 19 min
First of all, congratulations to all of the teams and their amazing performances in Dallas this past weekend. As we get close to wrapping up our season, stress levels get higher as we work to clean up our routines. In this episode we cover ways to clean…
Winners’ steps leading up to Summit and Worlds
Feb 24 • 22 min
In this episode, we share the most important things athletes, coaches, and parents can be focusing on as we head into the final weeks of our season. With the biggest competitions of the year fast approaching in a sport where fractions are HUGE, you must…
Scholarships to cheer in COLLEGE!
Feb 10 • 26 min
We introduce you to two visionaries with a goal of connecting cheer athletes with colleges that are ready to give scholarships! Do not miss this episode if you have dreams of being a collegiate cheerleader! For more information and to become a beta tester…
An Interview with the PRETTIEST MONSTER.
Feb 3 • 80 min
This is a bit of a different interview than we typically have. Coach LS McClain has arguably one of the coolest histories in our sport. He is currently a cheer coach at TX State and is also a competitive powerlifter. We pick his brain on strength and…
Standing out to a new coach and how to improve tumbling without classes
Jan 28 • 21 min
In this episode answer two amazing questions submitted by you guys! 1. How can I stand out to a new coach at a tryout 2. What can I work on to improve my tumbling if I cannot afford tumbling classes? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
LOWERING deductions for stunts, better back tucks, and CONGRATS!
Jan 20 • 19 min
In this episode we teach about how to lower your deductions for stunts as well as quick ways to improve standing tucks! Also, we congratulate some big victories…don’t miss it! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Collegiate National Champ, Coach at multiple Universities, Varsity State Director- Keegan Hubbard
Jan 7 • 45 min
In this episode, we interview the Cheer Coach from Grand Canyon University and current Varsity State Director from Arizona, Coach Keegan Hubbard. GCU-Instagram: @gcucheerleaders UCA & NCA Signing up for Summer camps in Arizona 2019 Email:…
If you could achieve anything, what would it be?
Jan 3 • 33 min
A failure to plan is a plan to fail…in this episode we discuss how to ensure that you reach your goals for this year! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
Homework for flyers and…do your knees cave in stunts?
Dec 22, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode we discuss ways for flyers to improve their skills at home as well as teach why knees can cave when stunting…check it out! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
Tumbling after a growth spurt & neck and upper back pain
Dec 19, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode we discuss the challenges and solutions to tumbling after a growth spurt as well as some quick fixes to neck and upper back pain! To contribute to The Cheer Doc Scholarship, check out anchor.fm/cheerleading —- This episode is sponsored by…
Higher vertical jumps, homemade tool for stunt, cheer after college
Dec 9, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode we cover ways to increase the vertical max which helps with ALL cheer activities. We also teach how to create a tool that will help if you’re looking to get a higher toss with partner stunting, and lastly…how can I cheer after college? —-…
Working through MENTAL BLOCKS
Dec 3, 2018 • 20 min
The most requested topic on all of our platforms…we dive into MENTAL BLOCKS. To become a contributor to the podcast and help generate scholarships for cheer athletes, check out anchor.fm/cheerleading www.thecheerdoc.com —- Support this podcast:…
Straight legs for flyers, back pain with BHS, Hand to Hands…and a SURPRISE!
Nov 18, 2018 • 20 min
The biggest announcement to date is in this episode…Please forgive me for the audio, we had some technical issues but the content is SO IMPORTANT. To become a contributor to the podcast and to The Cheer Doc Scholarship click here :…
D1 vs D2, how to fix piking in fulls, and how to stop arching backs
Nov 11, 2018 • 14 min
For this episode, we are in San Juan Puerto Rico! We discuss the differences between D1 and D2 programs; we also cover how to clean up a running full and lastly how to stop bases from arching their backs.| Episode 30!! —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Getting skills quickly, connecting round offs and BHS, & stunt partner motivation
Nov 4, 2018 • 14 min
Thank you to our supporters for helping to make the podcast possible! Big thanks to He Huang for your donation to the show! If you would like to become a supporter, check out www.anchor.fm/cheerleading. On this episode, we talk about how to get skills…
Full up stunts, cheerleading vs. other sports, and body awareness issues
Oct 29, 2018 • 16 min
In this episode we are live from Primal Strength where I train and film alot of our content. We discuss all girl and coed stunting, cheerleading vs. other sports, and how to improve body awareness in athletes that seem a little disconnected. Check it out…
Is school cheerleading a sport, partner stunting, and tumbling like a PRO!
Oct 21, 2018 • 10 min
THIS is our FIRST EVER live podcast and was made at the new home of The Cheer Experience, Stars Athletic Complex in Schertz Texas. In this episode, we discuss how to get stronger at partner stunting as well as tumbling…additionally we answer the…
Weak ankles, keeping feet together in BHS, and how to rehab injuries
Oct 15, 2018 • 22 min
This episode is the first one since Hurricane Michael hit last week. It has been a whirlwind of emotions and is far from over…but we are back. In this episode, we discuss how to strengthen weak ankles and prevent injuries. Additionally, we go over a few…
Surprise interview…back where it ALL BEGAN.
Oct 7, 2018 • 18 min
One of the most important things anyone can do is remember where they came from and the influential people in their life. If we are lucky, we can continue to call on these people well into the future. On this episode, I get to introduce you all to where I…
ACL Rehab, School vs. All-Star, Muscle Soreness & Injuries
Sep 30, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode we cover your questions about returning to cheer after an ACL injury. Also, we talk about the difference between school and all-star cheer and ways to make the transition. Lastly, when it comes to injury and muscle soreness prevention,…
Sports Science, Handsprings, and Body Positions
Sep 23, 2018 • 16 min
In this episode we discuss the sports science aspect of cheerleading and where we could put some focus for research for our sport. Additionally, we answer questions about how to improve shoulder strength for handsprings as well as how to fix uneven hips…
Partner Stunting, Shoulder Health, Growing the sport
Sep 16, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode we discuss how to improve on toss stunts and walk in stunts as well as shoulder health tactics to use before practice. Lastly, we cover a VERY IMPORTANT topic which is…how do we grow Cheerleading in countries where it isn’t very…
Interview with Maui from Moana…
Sep 9, 2018 • 54 min
We get to sit down with Team USA Gold Medalist and Olympic weightlifting champion, Kollin Cockrell. As arguably one of the top male athletes in the sport, we get to pick his brain about strength in cheerleading, his goals, and his history in the sport…the…
Basket Tosses, Motivation, and Coed Stunting
Sep 1, 2018 • 20 min
On this episode we discuss proper hand placement for the back spot on a basket toss, how to increase motivation for athletes and teams, and some tips on how to get a higher toss when coed partner stunting. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
Nervous athletes, back tucks, and running tumbling
Aug 26, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode we discuss overcoming nerves during competition, standing back tuck tips, and linking together skills during running tumbling! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
Cheerleading and CrossFit with Coach Mekel Zapico
Aug 10, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode we interview Coach Mekel Zapico, a Navy Veteran and Level 2 CrossFit instructor. We discuss the similarities between our two sports and find ways to positively impact cheer athletes using the CrossFit philosophy. Coach Mekel currently…
Overcoming Mental Blocks
Aug 2, 2018 • 12 min
There are a million things that can cause an athlete to have a mental block and it could take years to figure out the EXACT reason, in all of its complexity. However, no matter what the cause, we can begin to overcome mental blocks even without knowing…
Shin Pain
Jul 23, 2018 • 9 min
If you’ve ever experience pain in the front of your lower leg, you have have heard the term “shin splints”. There are conditions that can cause pain in the shin and in this episode we discuss ways to address it! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
Scared to tell my coach…
Jul 15, 2018 • 11 min
Far too often athletes suffer from serious injury that stems from an earlier smaller problem. Due to the fear of telling their coach, they hide their pain until it becomes unbearable…and for some, it can be career ending. In this episode we discuss how…
Patellar Tendon Pain | Jumper’s Knee
Jul 6, 2018 • 10 min
Many athletes of all sports suffer with patellar tendon pain. Typically caused by an imbalance of some sort, fixing this problem for good is simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily “easy”. It takes some effort, but if you have pain in the front of…
ACL Injuries | Cheerleading
Jun 29, 2018 • 19 min
One of the most common knee injuries in all sports…and cheerleading is no exception. There are some big names in the sport that have reported injuries to the ACL and it is something that coaches, parents, and athletes should be concerned about. Learn…
Are you doing the right kind of conditioning?
Jun 14, 2018 • 12 min
If we look at how energy is created in the body, we recognize that theres a good chance MANY PROGRAMS are not conditioning properly. Knowing that championships are won by only tenths of a point…do you want conditioning to be the ONE THING that keeps a…
Return to Cheerleading after serious injury
Jun 2, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode we answer an athlete submitted question about returning to cheer after a broken arm. We are joined by our guest, Dr. Nick Askey from Broken 2 Unbroken, who shares insight into what happens when we have broken bones, how they heal, and how…
Cheerleading and Nutrition made EASY!
May 28, 2018 • 16 min
This episode we dive into something everyone loves…FOOD! Whether you want to change the way you look or change the way your perform (or both), food can be one of the biggest factors. If you would like a free consultation to discuss nutrition for a single…
All Inclusive Cheerleading Team
May 13, 2018 • 13 min
A team in East Hanover New Jersey has come under fire for making their team all inclusive. Athletes were very unhappy when they learned that their hard work was essentially for nothing, as the Athletic Director made it to where anyone could join the team.…
22 Cheerleading National Championships!
Apr 30, 2018 • 55 min
Meet the coaches of the University of West Georgia, Nicole and Brian Nichols. From UCA Core Staff, to creating a dynasty cheerleading program, to building a beautiful family…take an inside look at one of the most successful programs (and married couples)…
Cheerleading Worlds 2018
Apr 26, 2018 • 5 min
USASF Cheerleading Worlds and ICU competitions are happening this week! We are heading down to watch and to meet and greet with you guys, big milestone with social media, and the release of our conditioning eBook…FREE for a limited time. Check out…
The Strongest Cheerleader!
Apr 16, 2018 • 35 min
UCA Collegiate National Champion, Former UCA Staff, record holding powerlifter, natural body builder, strength and conditioning/nutrition specialist…puppy saver. One of my oldest cheer friends tells us about his history in the sport and how it changed his…
Brothers in cheerleading…who’s better?
Apr 8, 2018 • 28 min
We interview a brother duo that are making waves in the all star world. They are members of one of the top programs in the country in both coaching and athlete roles. Learn about their history in cheer and how they motivate each other to achieve…
Lower Back Pain
Apr 1, 2018 • 10 min
The second most common injury in cheerleading is spinal pain. Check out the most important things to know when it comes to lower back pain! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
Team USA Cheer Team Captain
Mar 25, 2018 • 25 min
She began her cheer career as an alternate on a small little known team in the Northeast. Driven by the pursuit to be better, she eventually became a 5x Team USA Cheer captain and 5x ICU gold medalist. Hear more about her amazing cheer career and get to…
Overcoming fear when tumbling and more…
Mar 17, 2018 • 12 min
4 ways to overcome fear when tumbling. Also, we discuss the free gift coming your way! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cheerleading/support
Welcome! Our First Episode!
Mar 14, 2018 • 8 min
We briefly introduce the podcast as well as touch on flexibility AND we have a couple of surprise for you guys including a free gift coming very soon! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…