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 …

Roller Derby Stamina & Endurance – Example Workouts

As promised, in case you were still a bit uninspired to create your own workouts from my last post about stamina and endurance, I’ve cobbled together a few examples. These are workouts are similar to ones I do myself or that I have done in the past. I’ve tried to use ones that require little to no equipment or gym …

Staying Power – How To Improve Stamina & Endurance For Roller Derby

I reckon, just like me, prior to attending your first Roller Derby training session you believed you were “pretty fit”. Then at the end of your first 27 in 5 you found yourself starfished on the floor, on the verge of puking and believing you were about to drop dead. “Wow, I’m really not as fit as I thought!” you breathily mutter …