conquer anything HIIT workout

The Conquer Anything HIIT Workout

Sometimes you want to be invincible. Sometimes you need to feel like you can conquer anything! That's where high intensity interval training (HIIT) comes in. It's damn hard work, but in the end, you're ready to take on the world (and that scary blocke…

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Better Burpees, Eight Ways

Good news! Burpees are for winners! Bad news! You might not be doing them very well... Burpees can be a wonderful exercise, building strength, power, and endurance all in one delicious, muscle-burning move. But there are some mistakes to watch out fo…

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HIIT Workout - Hop in The Park

A Hop in the Park Interval Workout

It's a Hop in the Park, but it's no walk in the park...This gym-free interval workout means business. But when you can do it outside, or with your teammates, it takes the burn off, just a touch!  High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workouts should …

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2015 Best Roller Derby Advice

The Advice that Got 11,023 Skaters Talking in 2015

Could 2015 have been any more [insert spazzy word here!]?? I’m going to give you the hit list of my best advice of the year, but first, a quick rundown on what 2015 brought. It was shocking: Rollercon left the Riviera, Rose City won the Hydra, and …

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Roller Derby Athletics Bounce With Me HIIT Workout

All-Star Bounce With Me Workout

Hello,  All-Star!Is it time for a punch in the fitness? Does your regular gym routine need to drink an espresso and get a job? Can I get a What? What?Today's Bounce With Me workout will be short, sweet, and sweaty. It will pop, lock and roll, and defi…

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Roller Derby Athletics Bounce With Me HIIT Workout

Bounce With Me HIIT Workout

  Is it time for a punch in the fitness? Does your regular gym routine need to drink an espresso and get a job? Can I get a What? What? Today's Bounce With Me workout will be short, sweet, and sweaty. It will pop, lock and roll, and definitely g…

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Power Up with Plyo

Whether you want to punch through the scrum start the second the whistle blows, or have the power to move another blocker at will to create offensive opportunities, you'll want to power up with plyo to make it happen! What the heck is plyo anyway? Shor…

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The 25,000 Fan Pyramid Workout

What's got 25,000 thumbs and loves burpees?? Roller Derby Athletics' fans, that's what! That's right - this week I'm celebrating a milestone - 25,000 of you derby peeps have given the ol' thumbs up to the Roller Derby Athletics page on Facebook.  That…

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Jump Jive ‘n’ Roll Derby Workout

There was so much twisting, jumping, and rolling around in this workout, I couldn't resist completely punning up some classic swing music for you!  So get your victory rolls set and your saddle shoes tied up tight. This workout is going to have you ju…

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RDA Insider: Roller Derby World Cup

If you caught some of the action from the Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup last weekend, you saw how physically tough the game play was. How does one of the top roller derby teams in the world prepare for a four-day, seven-game tournament? I ca…

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Killer Core 251 All-Star Extras

Hi All-Star! Here’s your bonus material for the Killer Core 251 workout! Check out the printable PDF for modifications and suggestions. Here’s the full-length workout that you can follow along with! [rda_video video_url="//player.vimeo.com/video/…

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Killer Core 251 Workout

Once upon a time, not so long ago, a girl thought she’d make some workout videos for derby players. I’ll show them how to train for derby, she said. I’ll make them do cool workouts that are sport specific, she said. I’ll just buy a camera and lea…

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No Hands! All-Star Extras

Hello All-Stars! Here is your exclusive real-time version of this video - great for if you want to follow along step by step with me in doing this session!  [rda_video video_url="//player.vimeo.com/video/111579367"] Here is the abbreviated workout vid…

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No Hands Roller Derby Workout

Yay! It's Autumn! Leaves are falling, frost is crunching underfoot, Championals are over, and leagues all over North America are preparing for winter hibernation...  And yet. You are here. YOU, my friend, are not about to let cold, wet weather stop …

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Super-Plyo All-Star Extras

Hello All-Stars! Here is your exclusive real-time version of this video - great for if you want to follow along step by step with me in doing this session! Do note that you need a little bit of space for some of these - especially the frog hops in part 1…

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Super-Plyo Workout for Roller Derby

Plyo, aka plyometrics, is the key to building explosive speed in any sport. Deep knee bends followed by explosive high jumps will build fast-twitch muscles needed for quick accelerations and powerful hits. And we all love both of those things, no? In thi…

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Spring Cleaning HIIT Workout

Spring Cleaning! It's officially mid-may, so I say better late than never for some good ol' spring cleaning (as I swirl a glass of wine and avoid looking at the dust bunnies in the corner...) So it's a cardio clean-out-thecobwebs instead -  I have duste…

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Fast n Furious workout

Fast and Furious Derby Workout

You say ta-bay-ta, I say ta-bah-ta... Either way you slice it, Tabata is a great type of workout to try if you're pressed for time but want to make an impact. It takes only 4 minutes, but even a session as fast and furious as that can actually make a real…

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The Agility Sandwich Workout

The secret to improving your agility for roller derby, is that there's no one secret. Yes, like so many things in life, you can't just hit the bullseye with a single dart. Sometimes you need to come at things from multiple angles. I won't call it a shotgu…

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Feel The Burn Workout

Some days you just need to get out there and crank it out. No holds barred, no excuses, just burning muscles, sweat, and that euphoric feeling when you're done. I bring you, therefore, an AMRAP challenge workout! We are going to haul ass for 12 minutes s…

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Bring It! Time Challenge Workout

Some days you need to be truly ready to BRING IT. Today is one of those days. This workout means business! We are going to hit the deck with a whole lot of strength and cardio in this workout. Your upper body, lower body, and core will be feeling it, and…

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Ready For Battle Workout

There are many things in a roller derby bout that we have no control over. Officials, the other team, the floor surface... so it's critical to focus on the things we CAN control. A good attitude, resiliency in the face of challenges, and well-maintained …

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Give it A Hundred and Ten Workout

Want to kill it on your next fitness test? 32-plus laps in 5 minutes? Take a lickin' and keep on tickin' on the track against your toughest opponents? Just find a way to wedge this workout into your routine a couple times a week and you'll be well on your…

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The Biggest Mistakes You’re Making with your Workouts

If you ever feel like you're failing to make progress and get ahead, despite all the training you do for derby, it could be because you're making one of these classic and common training mistakes. 1. Not Taking Rest Days Over-training is a recipe for inju…

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Interval Love Workout

When coach sends you out 2 jams in a row, or you've got to jam twice with only one jam in between to rest, you need to recover from that intense exertion pretty darn quick. Your heart and lungs must be very efficient at returning to normal levels. Interva…

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It’s a Hot Mess Workout

Because sometimes you just need to burn off some shortbread cookies... I designed this workout to be super quick for the Holiday season. Running around from party to party it's not always easy to find time for your derby cross-training. The same goes for …

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Plyo Party Workout

This workout is pure, delicious plyo. What is a plyo, you ask? It's short for plyometrics... which is fancy fitness speak for explosive movements. There are two keys to plyo - #1 is the bending part (plier is French for 'to bend'...). #2 would be the jump…

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Skater’s Choice Workout

Today's workout** is an interval workout and it is going to be a whole body strength workout, very intense cardio, with a focus on improving our recovery time – the time it takes for our heart rates to return to a normal level after you go like hell. Th…

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