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    DescriptionRoller derby is a unique, fast-paced, female-dominated sport that is taking the world by storm. It originated in the USA in the 1930s but it is the revival that began in 2001 that has inspired this new book. Roller derby has become one of the world's fastest-growing new sports and there are now more than 1000 leagues worldwide - in the USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Latin America and Asia - with new adherents coming to the sport all the time. As the popularity of roller derby has grown, the demand for information about the sport and how to play it has grown too. As leagues become more experienced, and players more advance, tactics and game play have grown in sophistication. There are many online forums and social networking sites devoted to training, tactics, fitness and nutrition, but up till now, no single source which gathered all the information together. This new book is the first to cover roller derby from a practical sports perspective and offer advice on tactics, fitness, training, injury-prevention and nutrition. Chapters include: An introduction to the game, its history and rules. How to play the game - strategy and tactics Fitness requirements - strength, endurance, and plyometric exercises for balance Training - practical training programmes both on and off skates Nutrition - what to eat before and after training, meal suggestions and supplements The female athlete - specific training advice for women Profiles of well-known roller derby players who share their top tips in all the above categories. The introduction has been written by Suzy Hotrod, one of roller derby's most renowned players and there is plentiful advice from many of the sports leading players.


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    Title
    The Roller Derby Athlete
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ellen Parnavelas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 491 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408832394
    ISBN 10: 1408832399
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SPO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.4
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BIC subject category V2: WSR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27320
    BISAC V2.8: SPO034000
    DC23: 796.21
    Illustrations note
    100+ full colour photos and artworks
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    01 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ellen Parnevelas writes the popular roller derby blog secretdiaryofarookierollergirl.com. She has written Flat Track Fashion: The Roller Derby Look Book for the Visual Arts list (March 2012). She plays for London Rollergirls Recreational League. Ellen also writes for the UK roller derby magazine Inside Line.