10 May, 2011

For Crying Out Loud

I am finding out that roller derby is a bit different than any other sport that I have worked with up to this point. Mind blowing right? What I mean is that it is both refreshing and frustrating to deal with athletes who live there sport from the time they wake to the time they sleep. More often than not, at the highest level of a sport, there is a hierarchy that sets up guidelines for when an athlete can compete or when they are to injured to play. Many times this adds up to a bureaucracy of bullshit but it also can help athletes heal and be at their very best for game times. Roller derby is not the same this way. The sport is demanding, and I get it, but sometimes you have to take the time to let your body heal. Derby schedules are not terribly conducive for this, not to mention that these are some of the most rabid players I have ever seen and are nearly impossible to keep off of skates. Please, if you are injured, for the sake of your bodies and in the long run your team, let your bodies heal! You don't have to do nothing to improve... you just shouldn't go through two hours of intense scrimmage followed by conditioning.

The workout today is cardio and we are going to go for 60 min of moderate intensity movement. Keep in mind that this doesn't have to be running or elliptical training. Break dance fighting, deep house cleaning, or anything else that will raise your heart rate and make you break a sweat still counts!

Have a great day!


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