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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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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Make Push-Ups Easier | Roller Derby Athletics

Four Hacks to Make Push-Ups Easier

Push-Ups. Love them or hate them, they’re here to stay. They are an excellent, equipment free way to train multiple muscle groups simultaneously, which is why trainers like me like them so much! Plus, with all the bracing going on in roller derby today,…

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“Cardio Circuit Situation” Workout

Workout Focus: Full Body, Endurance You Need: a timer or stopwatch, step/bench/chair. OPTIONAL: dumbbells, skipping rope. Suggested Warmup: 50 jumping jacks | 20 half squats | 20 wall push-ups | 20 good mornings | 20 full squats | 20 walking lunges | 2…

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The Power Jam Workout

Workout Focus: Full Body, Endurance You Need: a timer or stopwatch Stability training: Cool down with 60s of Bird Dogs. Suggested Warmup: 50 jumping jacks | 20 half squats | 20 wall push-ups | 20 good mornings | 20 full squats | 20 walking lunges | 20…

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Turkey Trot Workout

Workout Focus: Full Body, Endurance You Need: a chair; a timer or stopwatch Stability Training: none today! Suggested Warmup: 50 jumping jacks | 20 x half squats | 20 x wall push-ups | 20 x good mornings | 20 x full squats | 20 walking lunges | 20 arm…

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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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The Gun Show Workout

Like taxes and rain on your holidays, lower body injuries are both incredibly irritating, and almost inevitable. After eight years of roller derby, I recently found myself rocking a set of crutches for the first time ever, and searching for some ways that…

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The Gun Show – All-Star extras

 Hi All-Stars!Your printable handout is here! [rda_video video_url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bVv_9UpwTgc"] …

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How To Reduce Concussions in Roller Derby

PreHab: How to Reduce Concussions

Despite our helmets and our mouthguards, concussions are among the most frequent, and most traumatic of roller derby injuries. Anyone who's suffered a concussion in derby can tell you how crappy the experience can be, on many levels. From the initial, ac…

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Basic Training - Roller Derby Athletics

“Basic Training” Derby Strength Workout

Everyone wants to be a superstar on the track. Unfortunately, not that many people want to legitimately work towards being a superstar. Of the remainder, a good chunk of people ARE super motivated, but they aren't sure where to focus that energy to get …

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Loving it Low Workout

By popular request, this week's workout is - first and foremost - for anyone who is looking for a strength workout and a good full body sweaty-time. But this one is especially great for those of you who are recovering from an injury. You want to keep yo…

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Core Crush Workout

Unless it's a day that doesn't end in -y, it's almost always a great day to work on your core strength! I mean, as long as you want better balance, agility, harder hits and those kinds of things... So with that in mind, I bring you another Core Strength …

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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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Dynamic Warmup (dryland)

Here is a warmup you can do that follows the theory of dynamic stretching: warming up and lengthening your muscles in preparation for athletics, without using sustained stretching. For more background on dynamic warmups and the reason they're good, check …

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