Rocco'S FUEL TO VICTORY
Tell us a bit about yourself. What do you do for a living and what are you interests?
I am a full time athlete and do a lot of coaching at schools in the Western Cape (mainly in Cape Town). I love seeing children develop and learn and get excited about it.
I also did some religious studies (3 years of Bible School and a Ministry Training Programme) from 2011-2013 and might one day go into full time ministry.
How and when did you get involved in Javelin?
I always played rugby and did athletics in school until Javelin started to stand out in 2009 (I had the 3rd best Distance in the world u/17 at 77.38m with 700g javelin). I love the athletics culture despite all of its challenges.
How do you prep for competition?
I train very hard until about 1 week from the competition and then just rest and do some easier training and rhythm exercises so that I can be on my best on the day of competition.
How important are supplements in your eating plan?
Very! I put my body through heavy training and as a result naturally it is constantly under pressure. Adding the correct supplementation into your diet ensures not only that you get the correct nutrients but also aids in your recovery and even lifts up your emotional state.
What does your Evox Advanced Nutrition daily supplement plan look like?
- Evox Synergy Protein MP-5 - Evox 3DT2
- Evox Ultra-Pure Creatine Monohydrate
- Evox Ultra-Pure L Glutamine
- Evox BCAA Stack
What training tips do you think are most relevant to guys?
Get to know your body, what it can and cannot handle so that you are on your limits, but not overdo it and injure yourself.
What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
Do not be selfish or materialistic, enjoy a balanced life and love others.
-South African Junior champion 2010 and 2011
-African Junior Champion 2011 (75.72m)
-6th in final at World Junior Championships in Canada 2010 (74.13m)
- SA Senior Championships 2nd (77.38m)
- SA Senior Open Champs 1st (77.19m)
- Commonwealth Games 6th in the Final. (77.59m)
-SA Senior Champion (77.98m)
-SA Open Champion (80.59m)
-Western Province Record with 85.39m at ASA invitational meet Greenpoint Stadium.
-IAAF Diamond League Rome 7th (80.33m)
-IAAF World Championships China 14th in heat 1.
World ranking 15th and SA all time ranking 4th.
Favourite music to train to? Contemporary Gospel music.
Favourite form or cardio? Cycling
Favourite cheat meal? Beef burger with at least 10 toppings.
What do you do to relax? Spending quality time with my wife and doing something outdoorsy.
How can fans make contact with you?
Facebook- Rocco Bosman van Rooyen
Facebook Page- Rocco van Rooyen
Instagram – Roccozulu