Herkie Sentence Examples
Herkie jumps are named after Lawrence Herkimer, a male cheerleader whose nickname was "Herkie".
Herkie did much more than simply create this one jump named after him.
He started a uniform company for cheerleaders, invented pom poms, spirit sticks and, of course, the Herkie jump.
There was even a candy bar named after him at one time, the Herkie Bar.
Lawrence Herkimer actually invented Herkie jumps by accident.Advertisement
The jump was comfortable for Herkie who would naturally swing one arm out as he prepared to jump, so he began adding the jump to all his routines.
The Herkie is sometimes spelled as "Herky" and often misspelled as "Hurkie" or "Hurky".
Herkie jumps can be performed on either side.
In a Right Herkie, the right leg is straight out to the side in the toe touch position, while the left leg is bent.
In a Left Herkie, the left leg is straight out to the side in the same position, while the right leg is bent.Advertisement
There are some things you can do to increase the height and power behind your Herkie jumps.
This is especially important in a Herkie where so many different elements come into play at one time, and the stronger leg must go to one side in a toe touch move.
This will allow you to get your leg further out in the toe touch position and make for a stronger Herkie jump.
A good Herkie should essentially look effortless with one movement flowing into the next.
This allows the strong leg to stretch out further to the side and makes for a more visually appealing Herkie.Advertisement