An Interview with Michael Jamieson – Olympic Athlete

We’re delighted to be supporting Michael Jamieson as he prepares for the Olympic Games 2016. Jamieson takes a range of our superfod powders to help keep him in top health. Jamieson kindly took a few minutes out of his busy training schedule to talk to Roxy and answer some questions about his diet and training and why he loves Marvellous Superfood.

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  •  What is you training schedule in the run up to the 2016 games?

I’m just back from a great training camp in Perth & Melbourne! The camp was really productive & it’s always nice to get away from the wind & rain at home!

From now – I have a few races throughout March in Marseille & Barcelona, to tune up for the Olympic Trials in April. That’s when I’ll be racing for my place in Rio. There are 2 qualification berths per event. In my event, the 200m Breaststroke, there are currently 4 guys ranked inside the top 10 in the world so it’s really competitive! It’s an exciting but nerve wracking time – 4 years of training since the last Games are on the line as I go for selection.

  •  When will you travel to Rio ahead of the games?

Team GB will have an official holding camp in Brazil a few weeks before the Games when we will train & build relationships within the team. After this, we will travel to Rio & into the Olympic Village which is an amazing experience. Every athlete inside the village has been through their own journey to become an ‘Olympian’. It’s real celebration of sport!

  • What’s a typical days diet in the life of Michael Jamieson?

I can eat up to 6,000 calories a day when training volume is at its highest! During these periods, it feels like I never stop eating!

Currently though, as we approach competition season, there’s more structure to the daily diet. I always have a healthy portion of porridge before morning training with plenty of fruit & my marvellous products! Super protein or Cacao! I eat a lot of fish, try to avoid too much grilled meat & have 7-9 pieces of fruit & veg per day!

  • What’s your guilty pleasure?

I love sweets! I try not to have too many but there’s always a bag or two in the house!

  •  Which physical aspect of yourself are you most proud of?

Being a breaststroke swimmer, it’s a leg dominant stroke so I spend a lot of time developing power & strength in them through squatting, jumping & explosive movements.

  •  What first attracted you to Marvellous Superfood products?

Diet & nutrition is a key area in elite sport & I felt the products offered by Marvellous could give me an added benefit to training through accelerated recovery & having more energy to train!

  • Which is your favourite product from the range?

The super protein is great – being a mix of the best ingredients but the cacao powder & coconut blossom sugar are really versatile – you can add them to almost anything.

  • How do you take your favourite product?

I add the products to my porridge every morning & also in a nutribullet shake that I have once per day, packed with fruit & vegetables!

  • Do you feel that superfoods have boosted your performance?

Yes, I think they help vary your diet, great additives to help spice up your meals & shakes. I’ve also been working to reduce overall body fat so the products can really help with that too.

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