I've considered myself an 'athlete' since I started my journey into Roller Derby, and have at various stages dabbled with Nutrition to attempt to improve my performance, but I am not a nutritionist - I can be a keyboard scientist all I like but the internet is literally a bottomless pit of fad's, crap advice … Continue reading The last piece of the Puzzle – My Experience with Newbigin Nutrition & Coaching
I’ve been involved in roller derby for a good few years now, training 2-3 times a week, playing 3-5 games a year. Coaching, training, playing, organising, and initially I was at a loss. But in all honesty right now, I don’t miss it. Don't get me wrong, if we could start the sport again I'd … Continue reading I don’t miss Roller Derby – I do miss my Team #truthbomb
Body Confidence, Body Image, Body Positivity - we all see it hammered in our social feeds all the live long day. But is it realistic to have a constantly positive relationship with your body.... I’m speaking from my personal position and not for anyone else, you may or may not agree with my stance on … Continue reading Body Image – the fluctuating love/hate relationship and Self-Isolation’s impact….
The last post in this series is focusing on how I adapted and whether I had achieved successes within a game situation as a Blocker, which is a role I played at our game this past weekend. Humberstruck 2019 was Durham Roller Derby's first visit to Hull in a loooong time, we had been in … Continue reading Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 3
Following on from my previous blog post on this topic, I want to talk a little bit about the challenges that come with training in a different role/position within the team from both a physical and a mental game standpoint. So let's start with the physical challenges; specifically learning how your body has to adapt … Continue reading Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 2