I'm in Fresh meat still and trying to get in as much cross training as I can, mostly focused on getting my endurance up and losing weight so I don't have so much to haul around! I would love to skate more but the nearest roller rink is over an hour away! :( But I've been biking to work and back any day its not going to rain on me and been doing some pretty intense aqua fit classes at the local pool like boot camp, run fit, tethered, and kick boxing, three times a week. I"m not seeing much difference in my skating yet, but I'm feeling stronger and starting to loss the weight.
Pounds lost: 9.6
Fitness Minutes: (56,965) Posts: 2,083 5/1/12 5:30 P
I run and do Roller Derby and I can safely say that the two definatly complement each other. I also use running exercises recommended in various running magazines for strength and since doing them, I see the benefit.
You just need to find a form of exercise you can enjoy as much as Roller Derby to do on your none Derby days
I've been skating for 3 years and for 2 years fought the idea of crosstraining. Don't be like me. Now that I'm cross training I can visibly see the benefits and pay offs.
I have Practice Sunday, Monday & Wednesday. I cross train Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and use Friday as my full body day of rest.
So many girls think that skating is all in the legs, but building a strong core and upper body will not only help you hit harder. It also helps with your stability and agility. Cardio training helps your endurance levels. I learned the hard way that it's a beast you have to master if you want to be the best skater possible.
Valerie, I don't know how you manage the practice commute and the family, but I'm officially jealous. I've always been a derby junkie and would give an arm or two to get to actually play, but the 80mi each way commute has not been something that's been feasible at this point. I keep saying that at some point something will happen and it'll suddenly make sense and be doable... It just seems that driving almost 3hrs for an hour and a half of practice is insane (they also practice Wed&Thurs so it's 2 days in a row.) Although, that sounds silly because "sane" isn't generally a term that people attribute to me, HA! (The locals all pretty much think I'm bats--t crazy cos I skate five mornings a week at the community center for about 10hrs a week. They just don't get how much I really hate treadmilling...)
@REDMWC, I'm pseudo-related to Frak You. Recognized your uniform a mile away, lol!
Pounds lost: 52.4
Fitness Minutes: (830) Posts: 21 1/5/12 1:45 A
It's hard to get back into the swing of things after a holiday break. We had a two week break, but apparently some girls didn't get the memo and were at the warehouse per usual. Not me though! Between two jobs, getting sick, and moving, I couldn't find the time. I'm paying the price for it now!
Anyway, here's my current workout schedule since my life has finally calmed down for a moment:
~Every day I do 10 Sun Salutations to warm up the body, followed by Jillian Michaels Abs DVD. I love it because it's only 30 minutes, which I can spare in the morning.
Monday-team practice Tuesday-derby bootcamp Wednesday-coaching newbie nite Thursday & Friday-Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD Saturday & Sunday-Yoga & Belly Dance DVDs
Have a nice break! It can be a really great time to get your head together and just breathe. Hopefully, you'll be able to get some non-derby exercise going.
Our break is finally about to end! We have been done (with the exception of our annual scrimmage-a-thon) since Regionals. At first, I really enjoyed it. Then, I started losing my mind. Recently though, I'm having mixed feelings because of the commute (over an hour each way to practice).
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