In my last article I went over WHY strength training for Roller Derby is so important. Now we’re going to get into some of the specifics on the HOW of strength training for Roller Derby.
I met with and started a new client yesterday. Over the course of our initial consultation we talked about the usual stuff; His goals, past experiences, injury history, etc. We also talked a lot about how we do things at Relentless, our philosophies, and our system.
Now, this guy is a martial artist, but what I want to talk about today (the System) will be similar for a derby athlete.
When I talk to Derby athletes about strength training I hear everything from “I’m in the gym all the time” to “I do Zumba!”, but most often I hear from athletes who know they probably should train, but either have no idea how to get started or seem to get injured/nowhere whenever they do.