Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have selected a sport which is a team sport and requires a lot of cohesiveness and family feeling between the players of the side to finally succeed, how do you achieve that?
Ms. Ellen Hoog: We spend a lot of time together so quite naturally we become friends. When you spend time with each other daily you become to know each others ins and outs.
You learn to respect all of sorts of personalities. With all our different qualities en personalities we make each other stronger.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine you shall like to share?
Ms. Ellen Hoog: Our training program is very diverse, but all hockey related. An example-training week for me could be: two fitness sessions, two endurance sessions, five hockey training sessions and one match. One of my favorite exercise in the gym is the deep barbell squat where I put my feet wider than my shoulders.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Ellen Hoog: I try to eat as natural as possible. Lots of greens, fruit and whole grain products. Im blessed with a low body fat percentage so I dont have to follow a diet, but healthy food gives me lots of energy which I need for the sport. Before a match I always drink beet juice, which gives me extra power.
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