HPDI’s sponsored pro cyclist Irena Ossola is training and racing in Canada under coach Miroslaw Mazur. In June, she finished 1st in the Tour of Waterloo 133 km race (14th including men) and 3rd place in the Kitchener Twilight Crit. We post an update from her on the role nutritional supplements and superfoods play in her training regimen.
RACING ON REJUVENATE! SUPERFOODS
The past few weeks I have been going through the hardest training of my life, but I have also been recovering and feel the best I ever have. Multiple times a day I am on my bike, whether it is an easy spin, a hard workout, or racing in the area.
I am currently in Ontario, Canada, to train and race in an area where many Olympic level cyclists have developed. The first week here I was adjusting and felt the fatigue, and my body was continuously tired.
But I made sure to stay on top of my vitamin supplements and taking Rejuvenate! superfood after every exercise session, and because of this I have surprised my coach and myself.
Sometimes in everyday life we are unable to judge or know how something like food, activity, or stress affects our body. But, as a professional athlete, being on a strict, clean diet and controlled lifestyle of exercise and rest I am able to see how very small and specific changes affect me. I am able to recover quickly and feel renewed energy every day to get back out and work hard to get stronger.
This controlled lifestyle has helped me see how the products of Health Products Distributors have helped me develop and succeed in cycling.
By drinking a shake after my workout that includes Rejuvenate! (PLUS, Berries & Herbs, and/or Original), almond milk, chia seeds, ground flax seed, and protein powder, I feel my body recover much quicker then it normally would.
When traveling it can be difficult to schedule or remember to take supplements. But getting into a routine of timing early in the day or before bed can be a key to get or keep your body on point.
As an example, when I first wake up I take 2 Myo-Mag (magnesium), then another 2 before I workout. In the evening before bed, I take 2 Ultimate Protector (Nrf2 activator), 2 Omega Plus (EFA, includes fish oil and borage oil), 4 Mighty Multi-Vite! (multivitamin), and another 2 Myo-Mag.
I am excited for the rest of this racing season about how I am able to perform after such hard training that has gone well – thanks especially to Rejuvenate! superfoods.
Learn more about Irena Ossola: www.OssolaSport.com
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