How do I prepare my body for derby — and strength training — to help reduce my chances of injury?
The Stability & Mobility Program comes from my years of working as a Fresh Meat/New Skater Trainer. There’s always such a huge focus on the on-skates skills, that skaters and trainers often forget to emphasize something equally important: preparing our bodies to be athletic.
Roller derby attracts a lot of people that don’t consider themselves particularly “athletic.” It’s often a place where several of your teammates could truthfully say that they’ve never played a sport before in their lives. (In fact, maybe that’s you!)