Originally written September 06, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:

From Larry Brown Sports:

Whether you consider cheerleading a sport or not, I think we can all agree that NFL cheerleaders are required to be in impressive physical condition in order to earn a spot on the squad. Their workouts must be strenuous, but I'm going to go out on a limb and assume Vikings cheerleader Kaylee Munson is slightly confused about just how strenuous.

In a feature about the Vikings cheerleading squad that was published in the Star Tribune earlier this week, Munson compared a cheerleader's workout routine to that of someone in the military.

"A lot of people hear 'cheerleader' and think pageant girl or bimbo, but we are so different than that," Munson explained. "This is the hardest workout I've ever done in my life. On game days we're moving for three hours straight -- dancing every break and trying to get the crowd involved. As part of our military performance tours, I've worked out with the Navy and Marines and those were all tough workouts but, no offense guys, I have to say that our cheerleading workouts are harder!"

Does she really think the Navy and Marines put the cheerleaders through the same exact workouts that would be taking place if they weren't there? I'm not saying NFL cheerleaders are bimbos, but let's find some middle ground here. I've never heard of any grandmothers trying to join the Navy or Marines, yet we saw this 55-year-old try out to be an NFL cheerleader.

 

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2 Comments:
  • Cheerleader...not exactly known as Mensa material! There is a reason they aren't allowed to talk...just dance.
  • I served in the Navy for many years but not as a Seal or Specops, those guys are in a another leauge compared to your average working stiff squid who spends the majority of his work hours maintaining the million upon millions of dollars of equipment, aircraft, gunmounts, power plants ect ect ect that it takes to keep a force of its nature haze grey and underway. The basic navy work out was almost nonexistent so I would say the Chearleader is probably on point compared to regular navy... its a shame but its probably true. I did get to work out with Marines on occassion and those guys have some very physical routines (ooooorahh you grunts)not to mention some hard contact stuff that at least used to be a regular parts of the rut. My point is and I don't mean this as a slight to the regular navy guys and gals but I bet the pro chearleaders regular workout is harder. I'm not willing to make that bet against The Corp or the Specops community.
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