What Don't You Know About NFL Cheerleaders?

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NFL cheerleaders are every bit the supreme athletes as the players in the game. Most squads typically practice at least two nights a week for three or four hours at a time, and most women stick to a fierce individual workout routine several times a week. NFL cheerleaders are incredibly well-conditioned, flexible, and fit, typically enduring a grueling boot camp and skilled in various types of dance.

For example, New England Patriots cheerleaders endure circuit-training drills with the players' equipment (medicine balls, stadium steps, heavy bags), while also incorporating prominent cheerleader equipment, like hand weights, balance boards and jump ropes.