Sunday, March 22, 2015

Body By Derby: Nashville Rollergirls

Body By Derby is a figure study of active derby athletes to show the different body types of active skaters and the physical effects derby has on the players. This entry features skaters from Nashville Rollergirls. More pictures can be found at Cory's website. Get future updates on Facebook by following The Rollergirl Project.

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From Left: Cole Hearted, Phantom Power, Gnarley Quinn, Fleur de Lethal, Jigglewatts, Lady Fury, Suzy Ho'maker, Seam Ripper, Duncan GoNutz, and Tear o'Bite

 

BBD-1566 Name Cole Hearted
Age 30
Children 3 (Ages 12,10,7)
Height 5' 7"
Weight 152 lbs
Weight before derby 164 lbs
Started Fall 2010
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 7 to 10 hours
Other Workout All things gym, other sports(volleyball & softball)
Diet I actually just try to watch what I eat... Trying not to over eat and not to consume too much crap. Protein shakes and meal in a cup(smoothies) for replacement meals. I love food, so the harder I work the more variety I get. I also enjoy a beer or 2 when I want.
Laps in 5 minutes 32 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I have always done sports. I am an extremely active person. Love to see what the outdoors has to offer. State parks, hiking and all things in between.

 

BBD-1718 Name Phantom Power
Age 24
Children None
Height 5' 7"
Weight 145 lbs
Weight before derby 155 lbs
Started May 2011
Key Position Jammer
Practice time per week 17 to 19 hours
Other Workout TRX, Kettle Bell. Free Weights. Some running and outdoor skating.
Diet No, I just try to make sure I carb before exercising and protein after.
Laps in 5 minutes 33 1/2 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Volleyball mostly, indoor and sand

 

BBD-1502 Name Gnarley Quinn
Age 26
Children Jovi, a Cavalier King Charles who is my world!
Height 5' 6"
Weight 170 lbs
Weight before derby 211 lbs
Started Rec league for about 6 months in 2012, and passed my skills test September 23rd, 2012
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 8.5 to 10.5 hours a week
Other Workout Kettle bell, weight training, the occasional kickboxing/MMA class when we don't have practice
Diet Mostly fresh salads and sandwiches. No fried or greasy food, and no fast food. A protein shake with almond milk most mornings and usually a tablespoon or two of peanut butter every night.
Laps in 5 minutes 30 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Volleyball and basketball in Jr High and High School.

 

BBD-1474 Name Fleur de Lethal
Age 29
Children None
Height 5' 4"
Weight 135 lbs
Weight before derby 155 lbs
Started Started going to Rec League in June of 2013, passed the skills test in September of 2013 but didn't get to participate in my first scrimmage until February 2014
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 8 to 9 hours
Other Workout I do high intensity interval training (HIIT) stuff like tabata, some cardio, lift weights, circuit training and go to kickboxing classes periodically. My favorite is a class I just recently started going to. It's an hour long kickboxing class that incorporates circuit training in the workout. It involves more aggression and intensity than the other workouts I do, which I hope will eventually translate onto the track.
Diet

I don't follow this strictly or perfectly, but I try to eat mostly whole, natural foods and complex carbs and stay away from refined sugars and processed foods. My largest meals are in the morning, and get smaller throughout the day. I also don't drink sodas. Only water, almond milk, and fresh fruit juice.
It's been difficult, because the way I grew up eating was so different. I'm from Lake Charles, LA, in the southwestern part of the state. Corn and rice were considered vegetables and meals commonly consisted of things like seafood stuffed into meat which might be stuffed into another meat, fried and served over rice with some type of sauce or gravy. Being in the derby community around so many fit, athletic women has really inspired me to be more careful about what I put in my body.

Laps in 5 minutes 31 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Played soccer in high school and rugby for a little while in college. I didn't stick with either of those as long as I've stuck with roller derby however, I also did marching band in high school and college (10 years total). Does that count?

 

BBD-1657 Name Jigglewatts
Age 27
Children None
Height 5' 2''
Weight 145 lbs
Weight before derby 133 lbs
Started 2012
Key Position Jammer & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 9 hours
Other Workout I lift weights twice a week and do some type of cardio at least once a week. I also do yoga when I'm feeling stressed out.
Diet I try to eat mainly whole foods and vegetables twice a day. I try to stay away from processed foods and keep my added sugars to a minimum.
Laps in 5 minutes Record is 30 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience None. I played one semester of intramural softball in college. I was particularly bad at it.

 

BBD-1749 Name Lady Fury
Age 32
Children None
Height 5' 3"
Weight 118-120 lbs
Weight before derby 156 lbs
Started March 2006
Key Position Jammer, Offensive  & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 9 hours
Other Workout I love kettle bell, TRX, and interval training!! I am up for anything active though and I love learning new things! I am a personal trainer and the head trainer at a fitness studio called Orangetheory Fitness. I teach the classes and take them myself 3-4 times a week. They are hour long classes with cardio, rowing, and an assortment of weight goodies. TRX straps, bosu, dumbells, medicine balls, etc. Its interval heart rate training and I attribute the majority of my strength to this philosophy!!
Diet

I try and keep it "Clean and Lean"... most of the time. I try and eat as much protein and veggies as possible!! The less processed the better!!! I never, ever skip breakfast its the most important meal of the day, although it is usually in the form of a protein (30g) shake with spinach + a boiled egg. That gets the metabolism going, and I eat healthy snacks just about every two hours. I usually have an actual meal for dinner chicken, tuna, veggies, and quinoa is a good example of a typical dinner at home. I must admit I am a foodie, so I definitely indulge out here and there... so its even more important to keep up with my fitness regime!!!
I am also a big supplement fan. I takes tons to help my body get nutrients I may not get from food.

Laps in 5 minutes 33.75 - 34 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience Not a whole lot. I played on a couple church teams as a teenager. Soccer and volleyball. I was more of a theater gal... then I found derby. It changed my life. I lost weight, got super fit, and learned how to take care of my body!! Now my entire life is around fitness and athletics!! I’m feeling the best I have ever felt and plan on keeping it up so I'm healthy, stronger, fit, and smarter... for longer!!!

 

BBD-1692 Name Suzy Ho'maker
Age 44
Children Ages 10, 13 and 16
Height 5' 3"
Weight 160 lbs
Weight before derby ?
Started Summer 2008
Key Position Offensive & Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 6½ hours Also coach juniors 2 times a week
Other Workout I do kettlebell
Diet Everything I like in moderation.
Laps in 5 minutes 29½ laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience None

 

BBD-1520 Name Seam Ripper
Age 22
Children None
Height 5' 4"
Weight 155 lbs
Weight before derby 140 lbs
Started August 2014
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 10 hours
Other Workout Minimal weights. Working on doing more.
Diet I practically never eat out. But when i do it's never fast food.
Laps in 5 minutes 28.5 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience None. I worked at a skating rink for 4 years. But I've never participated in a sport or anything athletic before derby.

 

BBD-1601 Name Duncan GoNutz
Age 33
Children 2 daugters, ages 2 and 8
Height 5' 6”
Weight 220 lbs
Weight before derby 240 lbs
Started 6/9/2013
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 15+ hours
Other Workout I lift weights 3-4 times a week for 1 hour each time. If the weather allows I outdoor Nature skate 8 miles in 1.25 hrs.
Diet I have Celiac sprue, which is the bad celiac. So I follow a strict gluten free diet. I'm particular about my food sources as well so it's mostly seasonal local organic GMO free.
Laps in 5 minutes 27 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience I was a cheerleader in high school for one semester, and that is all the "sports" I've participated in. Was never an athlete or one to run or work out. I took a weights class in high school and loved it. But hadn't done any weight training prior to derby since high school.

 

BBD-1425 Name Tear o'Bite
Age 33
Children None
Height 5’ 8”
Weight 175 lbs
Weight before derby 185 lbs
Started 2011
Key Position Defensive Blocker
Practice time per week 11 hours
Other Workout Weights and dynamic movement.
Diet If food tastes good I eat it.
Laps in 5 minutes 31 laps in 5 minutes
Previous Athletic Experience 9 years of martial arts

 

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1 comment:

  1. all very awesome people, i love NRG! :)

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