Being one of Team Rockin’ Refuel’s bloggers, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Kansas City Chiefs’ running back, Peyton Hillis – who is also a part of Team Rockin’ Refuel.
Rockin’ Refuel is 100% REAL milk and 20 grams of protein, which helps athletes rebuild depleted muscles after exercise. Being a pro NFL football player, Peyton definitely needs to recover and replenish his nutrients after his intense workouts for the football season. So it’s no surprise that he teamed up with Rockin’ Refuel. He says:
“I believe in the product. It’s not only nutritious but it tastes good, and I know what type of results it does for me on a daily basis.”
And a daily must-have for the athlete is putting it lightly, he even has Rockin’ Refuel twice a day
“Definitely in the morning when I wake up and definitely after a workout. Just because you need all that nutrition and fuel for a workout, and then 15 minutes post-workout to replenish the muscles.”
His favorite Rockin’ Refuel flavor?
Fun fact: Peyton likes to pull tractors and SUV’s for a full body workout.
“It started in high school. My buddy, came with me one day and thought it might be a neat training method. I thought it would be crazy at first, but once I started doing it I realized how good of a total body workout it was, and as my career time expanded people started taking interest to it and wanted to know more and more about it. It’s just something that came along time ago, and I’ve been doing it ever since.”
And apparently his tractor pulling workout is something his wife can take part in too! No, she’s not pulling a tractor alongside him. hehe. Instead she’s in the driver’s seat steering the vehicle. Think about a stalled car, and when you push you need someone to steer.
But pulling tractors isn’t the only thing Peyton does to stay super-fit. His training methods are:
“Mostly I love to swim just because it keeps up my cardio and your body fat down. In the months of the off-season, like right before we go back, I make sure I do a lot of squats and lunges to keep my legs built. I run three miles a day long distance. I like to do that every day because I like to [shake] my body up and do different things – for a guy my size, its kind of rare if we have to run long distance – and a lot of training drills like sprints and cardiovascular workouts.”
With intense workouts like those and being obviously human, Peyton has to have his “off days” too right? You can’t be 100% in the mood to workout everyday. So I asked Peyton how he stays mentally focused whether it’s in a game or during a training session when he doesn’t feel so “in-it”.
“I try to think about the ultimate goal, at the end of the day what I’m working for, and ’cause that’s the thing that really matters. Even though the season is a few months away, I have to build my body up to that point if I want to succeed during the season, and so you got to keep that in mind and know what you want.”
And for for fun I asked what Peyton would be if he wasn’t an athlete:
“I would be a fish and wildlife officer. I love to fish and I love animals.”
Peyton was a sweetheart with his Arkansas accent, and Fit Celeb wishes him the best of luck during the football season!