What are your 3 non-negotiables when it comes to recovery during and after a competition weekend?
- Having my Beam ‘The One’ CBD Oil.
- My night time Beam Dream Blend, it’s so important to have restful sleep before and after and I’m always amped up.
- My Beam ‘The Fixer’ to rub over my muscles to help with blood flow and reduce any stiffness.
During a competition, I sleep as much as possible. as soon as my events are over for the day, I am in bed as quickly as possible, and I sleep in as late as possible, trying to get every last minute of sleep that I can.
I drink as much fluid as I can without getting too full before an event. I’m always glugging down bottles of water. And lastly, between events, I get as much time alone as I can. The competition field and warm up areas are super stimulating, and just being in that atmosphere without even competing can be draining, so I try to get as much alone time as I can.
How much sleep do you get on an average night?
I like to try and get around 8-9hours of sleep.
On an average night, I always strive for 10 hours, but most likely end up with 9.
What do you do to support quick muscle recovery after a big workout?
I eat wholesome foods that provide me a great source of Carbohydrates & Protein but at the start of the day I have my Beam Clarity blend, this helps me throughout the day.
Usually when at a competition, you don't have the normal resources you have at home, so the best route to go is usually just a couple minutes in the ice bath.
How do you like to wind down before you go to bed?
I love watching TV (no phones) & having my warm Dream by Beam night time blend.
I try to shut off the TV and phone 60-90 minutes before bed. Sometimes I read or play a card game with Sammy, but it is just time away from the blue light, then we each have a cup of dream and read a book in dim lighting until I start to feel tired.
What's your favourite post-workout meal?
Turkey club sandwich. I usually have 2-3 of them after my first session of training.
Do you take any supplements to support your recovery?
I like to take vitamins; fish oil, zinc, probiotic, multivitamin, magnesium, vitamin c.
I take a few supplements, but the only one I’d say that is aimed towards recovery is Beam dream. I use sleep as my number 1 recovery tool, and dream is a huge part of making sure I have a solid night sleep.