Diddly Squat – Squat To Get Lower In Derby Stance

I’m sure you are already fed up of everyone saying to you “Bend your knees!” “Get low” “Get LOWER” “LOWER I SAID!” “FOR THE LOVE OF GOT GET LOWEEEERRRRRR!” and you’re probably ready to metaphorically punch the next person who says it in the face. But getting’ low low low is important in Roller Derby for a few reasons: 1. If/when …

Should I Train Through The Pain?

No doubt you’ve started Derby and caught the bug. You’re addicted and you want to workout as much as possible off skates to become some kind of Derby Machine! You’ve gone hell for leather, running, lifting weights, squatting like your life depends on it and now OHMYGOD are you sore. So what’s a girl to do? Train through the pain …

What To Do When You Get Hurt In Roller Derby – Acute Injuries

As I mentioned in a previous post, the average career length of a Roller Girl is apparently only 3.5 seasons, which sounds awfully short to me. I reckon its probably down to the fact so many of us pick up injuries that end up causing us to have to leave the sport. This makes me sad. So as soon as …

What To Do When You Get Hurt In Roller Derby – Bruises

It’s inevitable. You are going to get hurt practicing and playing Roller Derby. You will fall over, you will land funny and you will get bruises. In fact, when we get our first Buddy-Bruise – a bruise you sustain after a particularly sweet hit from a teammate – we wear it with pride! In fact, we Roller Girls are so be-speckled …

10 Exercises To Strengthen Your Confidence Muscle

Feeling like crap at the moment, as if everyone who started at the same time as you has overtaken you, both figuratively and literally? Do you come away from practice feeling like you are never going to be good enough? Does it seem like skating comes so easily to everyone else whilst you are spending more time in your ass than …

7 Leg Strengthening Exercises For Total Noobs

As I mentioned in an earlier post, there are a few lovely ladies out there that don’t feel like they are fit or strong enough to even start Fresh Meat training with their local Roller Derby Team. This makes me sad so I have decided to compile some back-to-basics exercises for girls who have never worked out before in their …