Monday, April 15, 2024

Review: Roxy’s Yoga Conditioning Total Body Workout – Fit for Life Series

Hockey is a great game but it does some strange things to your body. Playing a crouched-over running game does take its toll over the years – just listen to the groans and gripes in the average vets changing room.

I have always paid heed to all the regulation warm-up and warm-down stretches but always felt I should be doing something more to avoid joining the sigh-when-sitting-down-and-groan-when-getting-up crew.

Yoga has crossed my mind a few times and I have even made the odd short-lived start at it – mainly from books or articles, so when I came across this new DVD ‘Roxy’s Yoga Conditioning’ I thought it would be a chance to try again.

I have to confess I didn’t know who Roxy Shahidi was, not being an Emmerdale fan, so I definitely wasn’t starstruck. But what I found was a well-produced, unobtrusive DVD with no chatter, just nice clear instructions.

It is tough! The three workouts – core, lower body and full body – are all going to be testing, but not out-of-reach for the averagely fit hockey player. The DVD is also a bit less frantic than some, giving you time to learn the movements correctly.

After a month of near daily sessions my flexibility is definitely improving and I am noticing it on the field in things like low slap-hits. I am also far less sore the day after games. The 45-minute sessions are a substantial time commitment but yoga fits in well on recovery days.

Expect to pay: £12 

Total Hockey


Most Popular


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More from Author

Eat like a hockey pro: Banana oat muffins recipe

Muffins don’t have to be high carbohydrate and high fat cake-like...

2014 Hockey World Cup review: England expected … well much more

The Hockey Paper looks back to England's campaigns at the 2014...

Teamer​ ​acquires​ ​UK​ ​sports​ ​competition​ ​platform​ ​FixturesLive

Sports technology company Teamer has announced it has acquired FixturesLive Limited, the...

SMMEX Coming To Wembley Stadium

Held within the iconic Wembley Stadium, SMMEX is back for the...

- A word from our sponsors -