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How to train like an athlete: Christine Roper, Rowing

CIBC Author: Elle Canada Credits: CIBC

Health & Fitness

How to train like an athlete: Christine Roper, Rowing

1. What's your fitness moto?

Champions are made when no one is watching!

2. How to motivate yourself when you're feeling sluggish?

I usually try to think about my teammates. They work just as hard as I do everyday and I don’t want to let them down.

3. Workout song that revs you up:

“Bangarang” by Skrillex

4. Song that helps you chill: 

Any Ed Sheeran song

5. Technique you use for relaxing:

I usually try to concentrate on my breathing. Slow deep breaths help.

6. Best training advice you've ever been given:

That it’s okay to be a little selfish sometimes. There is nothing wrong with taking the time you need when you need it.

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7. What you eat first thing in the morning:

A bowl of oatmeal with honey and bananas

8. What you eat before a workout:

We train in the morning so its usually that oatmeal bowl.

9. What you eat after a workout:

An omelette with potatoes and toast!

10. What you wash your face or body with post-workout?

I really love using St. Ives Apricot scrub. We train outside and it is great for removing sunscreen and sweat.

11. How many glasses of water do you drink a day?

I drink about three litres during practice and then about 6 glasses of water outside of that.

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12. How do you style your hair during a workout?

Ever since I cut my hair I love just putting it up into a high ponytail. 

13. Favourite thing to do on during your downtime?

Like any girl I love shopping and spending time with friends.

14. Biggest food indulgence?

Anything with cheese!

Christine Roper is part of the CIBC Team Next, a program created by CIBC, lead partner at the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

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