FRS Healthy Performance is a line of energy and nutritional drinks with Quercetin, a natural flavonoid. I tried it at last year’s Cosmos Copa NYC, when I was sweating like Rush Limbaugh on a long line at the pharmacy. It worked wonders.
As many of our readers are preparing for tournaments like the 2012 Cosmos Copa NYC, the US Youth Soccer Region 1 Championships, and the Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, we thought we’d share these vital tips from Christie Rampone (courtesy of FRS). At 37, Rampone is captaining the US women’s national team in London this summer, hoping to earn her third Olympic gold medal.
Has your diet or eating patterns changed since you’ve been training for the Summer Games?
We have a strength coach/nutritionist that organizes our meals with the various hotels around the world. As a team, our diet consists of a salad bar, fruits, and a lot of protein and carbohydrates. Chicken, fish, red meat, pasta, and sweet potatoes are all common. We are together year-round so this is a normal routine for us.
What essentials can be found in your gym bag on a typical practice day?
Cleats, shin guards, sunscreen, FRS Chews, heart rate monitor, hair ties, phone, hotel room key…
What workout tips can you share with someone who is just starting to get into shape?
Start slow, don’t jump right in. The first couple weeks will be the hardest with soreness and being tired. Try your best to have a workout buddy or join classes. Make a schedule for yourself with a definitive time and you will have more success moving forward. Once you become consistent, make sure to change your workout routines/exercises to keep your body and mind fresh, eliminating the potential of getting bored or hitting a plateau. You want to get results!
What are your tips for staying energized?
Stay hydrated! It takes days to get properly hydrated so make sure you are mindful and consistently drinking water. The combination of FRS and water will help tremendously. Recovery is equally important as your actual workouts or competitions. Also, take the time to understand your heart rate and possibly use a heart rate monitor. By understanding your max heart rate, you can achieve a higher fitness level.