GUEST POST BY: KAREN WEBB
Masters Athlete / Massage Therapist / Wife and Mother of 2
Getting the best people to help you achieve your goals is an important part of making you the best athlete you can be.
My Coach, Ross Hayter Cycling NSW Level 2 Coach is the man behind my programs, also guides me in the right direction, listens to my complaining, drives me long distances to compete at State and National Championships, helps me set goals, pumps my tyres and preps my bike and mind before big races.
There is a lot more to a coach than just a program. Getting the right coach is the first step to a successful athlete.
My personal trainer, Colette Gutch-Berry, the German master in inflicting pain, sometimes just her accent scares me! Colette has been the key to getting my aging body in shape, working on my week areas, from boxing to bootcamp sessions to just getting in my head to help me achieve my goals on the bike.
Having a great relationship with your trainer is very important.
Nutrition, which is one of the most important, starts first thing in the morning with a daily dose of Good Green stuff and for recovery I'm using Clean Lean Protein powder. I'm also working with Nutritionist Mel Boucher, she has been amazing. I have battled to keep the kilos off after turning 40 and we have made a few changes and bingo the weight is coming off!! I'm also adding a few vegetarian meals to my week and have been really enjoying them.
Last but not least, my Physio Ryan Kennedy from Hunter Performance Physic. He has helped me strengthen my aging body! Also incorporating dry needling into my treatment, painful but affective!
As a busy mother of 2 I could not have achieved what I have without the above people.
CHECK OUT KAREN'S FAVOURITE PROTEIN BALL RECIPE BELOW
- 1 1/2 cups Walnuts
- 1 cup Almonds
- 1 cup Dates (pitted)
- 2 scoops of Nuzest Rich Chocolate Clean Lean Protein
- 2 teaspoons of Almond milk
Been the almonds first, then add all ingredients in the food processor. Then simply roll into balls.
Pop them in a sealed container in the fridge