burpees for birthdays

Burpees for Birthdays

Every year since starting Roller Derby Athletics, I’ve done burpees on my birthday – one for each year. This year, for the first time, I actually felt like I had to train for the event (LOL… so many candles on that cake! That’s a LOT of burpees…

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crossover part 2

The Biggest Crossover Mistakes – Part 2

You're probably making at least one of these 4 big crossover mistakes. But they're easy to correct if you know what to change. So let's learn how to crossover more comfortably and confidently! In this video I identify the four biggest crossover mistakes …

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biggest crossover mistakes Part 1

The Biggest Crossover Mistakes – Part 1

You're probably making at least one of these 4 big crossover mistakes. But they're easy to correct if you know what to change. So let's learn how to crossover more comfortably and confidently! In this video I identify the four biggest crossover mistakes …

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Get Stronger Plow Stops for Derby

What are the two things we should practice the most in roller derby? Jam starts (cause they are guaranteed to happen every single jam), and... plow stops! You can use stronger plow stops about a hundred times per jam so it's a solid strategy to make sure…

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stability workout at home

Stability Workout At Home

Stability workouts are critical for derby! This kind of training makes us feel more solid on the track. It helps us absorb hits and stay in-bounds. It makes us stronger in a braced formation. AND - very important - it also helps us to avoid injuries. In …

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How to Master Single Leg Squats

Want to have better agility and explosive power? You need to start with single leg work - and single leg squats are the foundation. Think about it: every skating movement is a drive off one leg. It makes sense, then, that we should train one leg at a tim…

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No-kettlebell Swings for RYU One More Rep Challenge

Move THIS: No-Kettlebell Swings

RYU is trying to raise a million reps to help make mental health care more accessible in our communities. My friend Andi Struction tagged me to do the RYU One More Rep Challenge, so I'm taking this chance to show you how to do a "kettlebell" swing when …

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My Best Derby Training Tips of 2016

Just about everyone can agree, we're all super (DUPER) glad to be seeing 2016 in the rearview mirror. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, you crazy year! Nevertheless, there were a few good things to look back on. Perhaps you started pl…

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