I get to see a solar eclipse from my deck tomorrow.
DON’T WORRY. I have appropriate eye protection.
I’m pretty excited. But I’m also prepared.
by Eric Hageman/Breaking Muscle
It’s time to understand what the value of low-intensity training is for playing a high-intensity sport. HIIT is only one side of the cardio coin. You need to make sure you are working your heart in low-intensity bursts, too. As the article says: “Few sports demand just a single explosive effort. Most depend on an athlete’s ability to be explosive repeatedly. A better aerobic system means less anaerobic activity is required to produce energy, resulting in a fresher, more effective athlete in the later stages of competition.”
by Dr. John Rusin/T-Nation
Ever been blocking that jammer with your hips turning in one direction while your shoulders turn in the other? Or trying to leap the apex while also twisting through the air? That’s why rotational training is important! Your hips and shoulders need to be strong, of course, but so does the piece that connects them. So quick tips for hip rehab AND strengthening the muscles you need for dynamic play.
by Eric Bach/Bach Performance
Do you really need me to tell you why to read this?
I think not.
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Still to be determined
I’m relinquishing my control on the #rollerderbybookclub at the end of this month (which is probably a good thing). It’s now going to be a group of roller derby athletes reading ANY BOOK THEY WANT!
If you want to join the coolest book club around, with people that play roller derby just like you, head over and join now.