I also had concerns about how hard I was pushing my cardio. At some point on the very first day, we jumped into stunting. At this point, they hadn't noticed my bizarre injury. We were supposed to be doing our entire routine full out, since it was five days before our biggest competition. Up to then, my entire life hinged on keeping my heart safe.
Daleyza. Age: 26.
I loved the thrill of flying through the air, but with every landing came the jolting thought that, if I was not caught correctly, I could suffer a life-threatening injury.
Aminah. Age: 29.
Kansas University cheerleaders forced to strip naked as part of ‘humiliating’ initiation ceremony
We mostly got it on our arms when we were catching her in the cradle. In case you haven't binged the docuseries yet and Reese Witherspoon recommends you do , filmmaker Greg Whiteley follows Navarro College's ultra-competitive cheerleading team as they train to defend their title at the National Cheerleading Championship. Kelsey McDowell tonirayephoto. I looked on the floor and it wasn't there. After each routine, you literally feel as if you are going to die—but you're told to get up and do it again.