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Roller Derby Training: Make Yoga Work For You

As roller derby players, our bodies endure quite a bit of hard love. Not only do we skate hard, but we also hit each other hard. Between practice, cardio, plyometrics, and strength training, sometimes I feel like my body needs … Continue reading

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Just Do It: Why Your Derby Rituals Actually Matter

This weekend is our first WFTDA-sanctioned bout of the season. In mentally preparing for this bout, I reflected on some of the derby rituals I have developed over the years. Luckily, I don’t have any rituals that involve wearing stinky … Continue reading

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Use your Brain to Improve your Brawn

During a graduate school course, I read a myriad of scientific articles, most of which I have completely forgotten by this point. However, there was one article titled, “Mental Imagery Combined with Physical Practice of Approach Shots for Golf Beginners” … Continue reading

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