Monthly Archives: July 2016

Train For Your Sport: Roller Derby Agility Workout

Roller derby requires a lot of twisting, turning, and torquing.  We are never just skating in a forward direction the whole time.  Therefore, we should incorporate non-linear workouts into our fitness routines.  These types of workouts will help build strength … Continue reading

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Do You Have to Be Crazy to Play Derby? Maybe a Little…

I was recently visiting a friend with a very cute cat. At one point in the evening, I was petting the cat when he suddenly started biting and clawing me. Instead of getting angry or pushing the cat away (which … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Wild Imagination

During an especially grueling (and delightful) workout at AX Fitness, we were running sprints while starting from a plank position.  The sprints were fine – a familiar pain – but the planks were becoming more and more intense as my … Continue reading

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Fixed or Growth: What’s Your Derby Mindset?

Sometimes when I am at practice, I get embarrassed and frustrated when I don’t do well.  Maybe I can’t get through a hard 4-wall, or maybe I fall during a relatively simple footwork drill.  During these moments, sometimes I realize the … Continue reading

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