quickfire

Talking with Amber Keegan-Stobbs

Amber loved her time with us that she came back for more over Christmas; while she was with us, we asked her some quick fire questions...

What does your ultimate pre/post training meal look like?

"My pre-training meal would be.. carb loading... I love carbs... and I like to use up my energy... brown pasta, brown rice, but I'm a brown pasta kinda girl"

What one food or ingredient ado you always have in your fridge?

"Avocado. Getting' the good fats in!"

How do you stay calm before playing?

"I always listen to music... depends what kind of mood I am in, or how far I am from Kick-Off... favourite song? It has to be something with a beat..."

What is your cheat meal?

"ummm... maybe, like, an American Breakfast... pancakes, bacon, eggs, sausage...."

Smoothies or Juices?

"Smoothies"

 

 

Chatting with Laviai Neilsen

While we had the incredibly lovely & talented Laviai with us in the studio, we put some quickfire questions to her. Watch the 2 minute interview here

Q. What does your ultimate pre or post training meal look like?

"ummm It would be, probably... I love salmon, so anything with salmon, rice and veggies"

Q. What one food or ingredient do you always have in your fridge? 

"Bananas... I always carry one with me and I don't want it to be too warm"

Q. Do you have any tips to stay calm before a race?

"So one time someone told me that if you take 10 deep breaths, then your mind decides which path it should take... so I just take 10 deep breaths, and then my mind will say 'yeah you're ready... you're gonna smash this'"

Q. What is your indulgent cheat day meal?

"red wine [laughs]... I love it"

Q. Smoothies or Juices?

"Smoothies"

 

Quickfire Q&A with Tayo Ogedengbe

Tayo Ogedengbe, captain of the Surrey Scorchers was in our studio, and we grabbed him for a quick Q&A... watch the Q&A on our youtube channel here, and watch his full episode here

Q. What does your ultimate pre/post training meal look like?

".... it would be similar to what I've made today [in the Performance Kitchen], so some sweet potato, with some sea bass & just a side salad.. something light & not too heavy because I've got to run and I've got to jump, and do a lot of movement so I try to get some fish in... not too much meat, just so my stomach is nice and light"

[For post-training as well?]

"post... immediately [after a game],  I try to get some carbs in straight away just to refuel. So it could be pasta... but depending on the time [too], if it's not too late just pasta, could be some rice... get that on as soon as I can... that just helps me recover quicker"

Q. One one food or ingredient are you always guaranteed to have in your fridge? 

"At the moment... I'm pretty hooked on cooking with coconut oil.. so it might be a bit of a fad, but I'm hooked on it... just because I like coconut, and I love the smell of it as well while I'm cooking... and it's nice and simple to use

Q. What ways or tips do you have for staying calm & focused before competing?

"I tend to visualise what I am going to do in the game, before I play.. so for example, if it's going to the basket, or making a move, I'll visualise myself doing that... not too intensely... nothing too crazy... but just visualise yourself having a good game, performing well, and being the best you can be"

Q. If you're having a day off from training, what is your indulgent or cheat meal?

"On a cheat day...? Well I'm a big meat-eater, so ribs, burgers... I also like slow cooked food, so a slow-cooked Jamaican Oxtail... I'm Nigerian as well, so a nice Jollof rice... stuff like that"

Q. Smoothies or Juices?

"Probably juice... smoothies tend to be a little bit thick"

Quickfire Q&A with Katy Sexton MBE

We grabbed Katy Sexton MBE for a cheeky question & answer session while we had her in the studio. Watch Katy's full episode here and see her Q&A here.

Q. What does your ultimate pre/post training meal look like?

".... probably before training it would be a bowl of cereal or toast, I love that... it's probably be porridge... or shreddies.. just anything [laughs]"

Q. One one food or ingredient are you always guaranteed to have in your fridge? 

"Cheese... and probably milk... a nice cheddar"

Q. What ways or tips do you have for staying calm & focused before competing?

"Breathing... because I think, if you're in the zone, you need to just focus... [so] just a few deep breaths. I always used to get nervous, so just a few deep breaths would calm everything down"

Q. If you're having a day off from training, what is your indulgent or cheat meal?

"Chocolate. White [laughs]"

Q. Smoothies or Juices?

"Smoothies... probably a banana smoothie"