The next progression of stretch body positions is the free-stretch. This body position requires extreme amounts of muscle control for the flyer. Not only does the flyer need to maintain the position of the “pulled” leg near the head, but the flyer also must release any grip on their foot. Typically this body position is performed by pulling a bow-and-arrow, then releasing the grip and placing the arms in a Low-V position. The “pulled” leg will rest on the upper arm/shoulder of the flyer, but will remain locked out with toes pointed. Releasing the grip on the flyer’s “pulled” foot will cause the chest to drop, so engaging the core muscles to combat that from happening is crucial. Keeping the chest up, shoulders relaxed and neck elongated will create the perfect visual for this cheerleading body position.