Athletic Eating Hall of Fame
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Sport: Road Cycling
Level of competition (local/state/national/international) International
Training History (how long have you been in the sport) I have been riding since I was 12 and have been racing in Europe since 2009.
Current goal: 'Tokyo Olympics
What has been the biggest change to your nutrition habits in the last 6 months: after realising that trying to look after my nutrition I went out and got some professional help. I started tracking my calorie intake for the first time in November and with help started to continually tweak how much of what I was eating. I was stoked to learn that I could eat way more carbs than I ever thought I could! What it really came down to was a few key things; firstly trying to regulate my calorie intake so it was more linear rather than having huge spikes and then restricting to make up for it. A lot of this came down to changing my attitude towards food and trying to get rid of the guilt I felt around eating.
Favourite Food: Darrell Lea Chocolate Bullets
Biggest sporting achievement to date: 2018 Commonwealth Games Champion
Sport: Strongman/Highland Games
Level of competition: I compete in all tiers of competition in Australia culminating in the Arnolds Classic in Melbourne
Training History: I have been competing in strongman and highland games for around 3 years and before that rugby union
Current goal: Defend My NSW strongest man u105 and qualify for the 2019 Arnolds in Melbourne
What has been the biggest change to your nutrition habits in the last 6 months:
Mind frame change that eating more does not always lead to weight gain.
Favourite Food: Pizza Pasta Please (whist technically not a food this place is amazing)
Biggest sporting achievement to date: 2017 NSW strongest man u105kg
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Sport: Olympic Weightlifting
Level of competition (local/state/national/international) - National
Training History (how long have you been in the sport) – trained in the sport for 8mths prior to competition
Current goal: to transition in to being a well rounded AFL athlete
What has been the biggest change to your nutrition habits in the last 6 months: the education I have gained through working with professionals on how to manipulate diets in order to achieve particular results. Over the last 6mths I have invested in learning from some of the best in the business to cut down to a weight class, and return to a stable baseline with minimal, if any, compromise in strength and performance. I now use this knowledge and skills learnt to manipulate my diet to achieve smaller goals.
Favourite Food: Got to love a good sourdough.
Biggest sporting achievement to date: Racing as a professional cyclist for the Faren Honda Team in 2012, Placing 4th in the u58 National Australian Weightlifting Championships 2017 and now playing first grade club AFL in Canberra. I’m am most proud of the level I’ve been able to compete at in a variety of sports.