Workout Quickies – Agility Dots Workout!

Agility We could all probably do with a bit more of it in our derby lives; to hippity hop your way up the inside line, to turn on a dime to bridge a jammer back and a million other scenarios. Luckily, agility workouts can be mega easy to do, don’t require much space and minimal equipment. In fact, keeping your workout …

Squats For People Who Can’t Squat (like me)

Squats are the bane of my gym-life. No matter how much I stretch I cannot bend the various joints at the correct angle to get a true parallel squat. You can keep telling me how good deep squats are for me, how I need to stand with my feet hip width apart, put the weight into my heels, break at …

Workout Quickies – Recreate Skates With Ankle Weights!

As you may have gathered from the title, this one’s about recreating the feeling of having skates on your feet by using ankle weights! I’ve been thinking about trying this for a while but was spurred on to give it a try after finding my new skates SO WEIRD and different from my football boots. I figured, if I want …

I Like Big Butts And I Cannot Lie – Create A Killer Derby Booty

Butts are awesome. I love bums in all shapes and sizes. Apparently so does Ginger Snap and The Internet.  You can often hear a spectator saying “Dat ass” when watching roller derby. But having junk in the trunk is not only good for filling out booty shorts, a strong money maker helps protect you from injuries and makes you powerful and …

Get Higher Baby – Jump For Roller Derby

Did you know part of your minimum skills involves jumping? Over cones?! And that jumping in derby is really important – jumping over fallen bodies or across  the apex for example? Thoughts of tripping, face-planting, landing on your arse, breaking bones and the high possibility of dying, are all things that can hold a n00b back when they are learning to jump. For …

Derby To The Core – Roller Derby Workout Video!

You probably already know this but Roller Derby requires a lot of core strength – to stay upright, give big hits and change direction quickly. You also need a strong core to do cool things like jump the apex. Having a nice strong core helps prevent things like back injures too. I don’t just mean rippling washboard abs when I …