While training constantly in extreme climate conditions, how do you take care of your skin and hair?
Taking care of my hair as an athlete who sweats heavily in humid weather means protective styles (braids, passion twists, crochet dreads) that keep me from constantly manipulating my hair through heat or touching it every day. As far as my skin, I have an everyday goal of at least 3 litres of water, as well as establishing a routine of wash, toner, and oil moisturizer. Exfoliation at least twice a week and making sure to have facial wipes to wipe my face after practice and weights.
Who has been your biggest motivator in your career? Name your role model.
I would say my mother. She has told me I was the best and could be the best even before I achieved my personal goals or the top. I would say my role model would be Jesse Owens and Harrison Dillard. What they achieved and overcame is inspirational.
Share with us your HIIT home workout that works great for an athlete’s body? 5 stretches that must be done before training or final performance.
(30 seconds on/30 secs off/60-90 secs rest after all 5 exercises)
- Squat jumps
- Walking lunges
- High knees with medium to lightweight object, hold it overhead
- Bicycles (abs)
- Plank (abs)
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