The focus on building back and shoulder muscles is often lost in the hyper focus on leg speed and strength, but after years of hard contact & speed skating stance, you'll need them to be strong to keep neck, shoulder, and back injuries at bay. Back pain during endurance drills is because the muscles are *over stretched* due to good derby form. Make them strong, and the pain will stop. :D // Derby
"How to Foam-Roll like a pro!" I love to foam roll... it is pretty much my favorite post-workout ritual. It's like having my own personal masseuse! Foam rolling massages your muscles and helps you recover better after a workout:) My favorite thing to foam roll: my IT bands... it hurts SO MUCH the first few days you do it, but man do your muscles start feeling more loose afterwards!!