What has been your credo in life that helps you overcome each challenge?
My greatest motivation in life is God and my family. Every day we face challenges, adversity, tough times, crucial decisions... But when we have God close, when we believe in him, we stop being overwhelmed by the concern, because we fully trust that whatever happens to you is the best for those who love without a doubt, because "a leaf from a tree doesn’t move without his willing." With this expression of faith and with the unconditional support given by my family, I can overcome any challenge I face.
Can you share some of your training tips to perform better?
Physical performance is undoubtedly one of the most difficult tasks that an amateur athlete faces, as the performance is linked to many things, not only to your physical condition and endurance, but also to your mental preparation. In all sport I think there are three very important factors:
- Physical preparation
- Mental preparation
These three factors play an important role for me as an athlete. Maintain discipline in these three areas: be consistent with your training, eat healthy (this doesn’t mean dieting), and control your emotions and thoughts in key moments when you are subjected to your greatest physical wear. That's why my main advice for training is to control your mind; our mind can lead us to give up on a competition, to reach the goal or elevate our ego - and don’t give up even if you are injured. Learn that you train your body but you need to train your mind as well.
What advantages or benefits has the COMPEX Wireless brought to your performance?
Post-training recovery is critical. We should not underestimate this phase, and since I’ve gotten to know Compex, it has been my staunchest ally. Compex has given me everything I need to recover after training allowing a much faster recovery, and my injuries have decreased since the vast majority of my injuries came as a result of not doing adequate recovery stretching. The word that describes the Wireless versions is sensational - it is convenient to transport, simple to use and above all comfortable... giving a gigantic leap versus competitors’ devices that end up being cumbersome, complex and difficult to use.
What are your preferred programmes and when do you use them?
I use all the programmes, but the ones I use the most are POST-COMPETITION RECOVERY and RELAXING MASSAGE.
What is your ultimate goal in your career?
My ultimate goal is to do an Ironman 70.3. I’m an amateur athlete and I enjoy the sport beyond seeing it as a competition. My competition is everyday with myself, to overcome my boundaries and to become a better version of myself.