What is a hurkey?

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A "hurkey" is a jump where one extended leg goes in front of you and one extended leg goes behind you. often used in gymnastics or Cheerleading. Info from:

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Picture of cheerleading hurkey?

See the related link for a picture of a hurkey in cheerleading.

What is a Hurkey jump?

A "hurkey" is a jump where one extended leg goes in front of you and one extended leg goes behind you.

In cheerleading what are the parts of a jump?

There are toe-touches or russians, left hurkey/hurdler, right hurkey/hurdler, left front, right front, and a pike

What rhymes with jerky?

Turkey, quirky, hurkey, murky, perky

Who is the hurkey named after?

Lawrence Herkimere. He is the person who invented the herkie jump. He named it after himself.

What are the top 10 dangerous cheerleading stunts?

69. wombat. spoom. hurkey jurkey......

Ok your right hurkey is pretty good but your left hurkey sucks you know you can do it its just your left leg wont turn right thefore it looks like and awful left hurdler what can you do to make it bet?

practice front splits starting with your left leg, and left extensions. Keep trying and use your leg muscles to pull up higher. keep practicing

How do you do a hurkey and pike for cheerleading?

okay so first off you must streatch for them *hurkey streatching* touch your toes on separate feet and circle your ankles. Do regular streatches like you do in gym. *Pike streatching* also do regular gym streaches but there is a GREAT streatch to do! it is called a pike sit down on the ground put both feet out together and point your toes then reach down and grab your arch in your feet and hold it there. *Tips* if you can't touch your toes then reach your hands up in the sky and inhale then reach for your toes as you exhale. OKAY SO NOW WE MOVE ON TO DOING THE JUMPS. *hurkey* while doing a right/left hurkey. your leg that you decide to use right/left is extended. then the other leg is bent backwords while in the air. If you have trouble getting height in your jump then do wolf jumps which are mini hurkeys or practice your hurkey on a trampoline if possible! *pike* when doing a pike, you are doing a pike streatch all over again exept you are keeping your hands in fists instead of on your feet. to get higher practice doing them non stop in the air without any perfection. just think about your height while you do this. Video taping yourself is also a helpful tip because then you know what it is you have to work on.! =) HELP- if you need more help I would visit if you have acess to that. Good Luck on your Jumps and I hope this helped! Don't worry about it if you can't get it right away! I am a cheerleader and it took me awile to learn these jumps too. so have fun!!!!!!! enjoy! Miss.Cheerleader

What should you know for cheerleading?

If you want to cheer, you can sign up to do All-star, and learn everything you need to know. For school, they will tell you what you need to know. here are some things most cheerleaders generally know. Jumps- Toe-Touch, Pike, Hurkey, Hurdler Stunts- Basic skills, such as preps extension, and basket tosses Motions Basic tumbling

What do have to know how to do be a cheer leader?

Usually to be a cheerleader there are some basic things to know, however every squad differs and you want to make sure what your future coach requires!(:Know basic cheerleading jumps (Toe-Touch, Pike, Hurkey)Know some tumblingBe able to preform a danceBe able to preform a cheerBe able to preform a chantBe able to do kicks & splitsBE LOUD!!!SMILE:D...A LOT!I really hope this helped(: Best Of Luck!!Cheerdancelove16

How do you do a hurkey in cheer-leading?

When doing a hurkey you might want to do a count of 8 and then start over you would end at 1 so it would be 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1. so on 1 2 you should make a clasp elbows in and hands firmly together. On 3 4 you should be i a clasp fully extended above your head, but a little in front of your head. Make sure you are hollow shoulders shrugged and butt and stomach in. On 5 6 you should have hands clinging to the sides of you and in fists. 7 8 you should be in the air doing your hurkey. and on one you should be back into the hands by your side position. Now that you have the counts, the hurkeys the tricky part. So you need to practice. practice kicking one leg out to the side and then bring your feet together and then bring the other leg behind you. do that three or 4 times to stratch out your legs and get the feel of it. then start diong your counts and do both motinos at the same time. =]I did this the first time and got it right. That was pure luck.The way we usually do it is the eight count way. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1. On 1 we are standing straight up with our feet together and hands at our sides. This is called set position. 1 2 are in set position. 3 4 have your hands clapped together, elbows in fingers NOT tucked together. 5 6 we do the jump and 7 8 we land. 1 we go back to set position. Remember to smile, it's contagious!

What are different cheerleading jumps?

Toe touchHerkieHurdler (side and front)PikeTuckAround The WorldDouble HookDouble JumpThe PencilSpread EagleDouble NinePower Jump