Heather Jackson, sponsored by Herbalife, has a dedication to nutrition and fitness that has allowed her to enjoy a successful career as a professional triathlete. Since turning pro in 2009, she has taken 2nd Place at the 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, set a course record at the 2014 Wildflower Long Course Triathlon and taken 3rd Place at the 2015 Ironman 70.3 Pucon, among other achievements. From her training camp in Bend, Oregon, she recently participated in a live webinar hosted by Herbalife Senior Director of Sports and Fitness, John Heiss, Ph.D., where she answered questions from fans about her nutrition, training and competitive racing. Below is an edited transcript of some of her comments.
Which event are you preparing for right now and what is your training regimen like?
I have the 70.3 World Championships coming up in six weeks, so I’m making the final push in terms of the second half of the season. I’m putting in a lot of base miles and building back after an injury. I’m really working on getting my speed back on my run. I just had a swim and I’m heading out for a little ride after this. And I have a big training weekend ahead. It’s 95 degrees in Bend right now, which is playing an important factor in my hydration and caloric intake. We’re at about 4,000 feet here, which factors in as well. Read more »
Peruvian professional surfer Gabriel Villarán stands out as one of South America’s most versatile surfers. He’s known for his remarkable barrel-riding style and has a passion for big waves.
“Big waves are a rush, and it’s amazing when you can adjust to the ocean’s energy,” says Villarán. “I am also the kind of surfer that really pushes the rail a lot, carving and power surfing.”
Villarán knows that he has to be on top of his game to compete at the professional level. He prepares by hitting the gym, swimming and/or surfing every day, as well as focusing on good nutrition. Read more »
Three-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo believes that good nutrition is essential for performance and that’s why he’s teamed up with Herbalife.
Blessed with strength, speed, power and grace, Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is always looking for a competitive edge. That’s why he focuses on a rigorous training regimen and effective sports nutrition.
“I see my body as a weapon, it gives me a significant advantage on the field when it’s finely tuned, and a big part of my job as a player is to make sure that I’m always in top physical form,” says Ronaldo. “Putting the extra effort into enhancing what I have makes all the difference during the competition.”
He approaches his pre-workout, workout and recovery routines with absolute focus. Read more »
Herbalife sponsored the Colombia Men’s National Team during international soccer competition in 2014. The team was headlined by stars Mario Alberto Yepes, David Ospina and Faryd Mondragón.
“We’ve been training hard this year and we’re thrilled to be in competition,” says team captain Yepes.
Yepes, known to his fans and teammates as “Super Mario,” started his career as a forward before becoming a defender. He has earned championships playing for Colombia, France and Italy. Read more »
Cristiano Ronaldo, soccer start for Real Madrid, is the 2013 FIFA* Ballon d’Or. The award for the best player in the world goes to Ronaldo for the second time in his illustrious career. The prestigious award is presented each year to the best soccer player, as voted on by coaches, team captains and journalists from around the world.
Ronaldo had a sensational 2013, where he netted 62 goals in 52 games for his club and the Portuguese National Team. Read more »