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Andrew Musgrave is perhaps not the "domestic god" he makes out on his Youtube cooking videos - it's about creating as much mess as possible

A day in the life of an Olympic athlete

I usually get up at about 7ish. The first thing I do is to get some porridge on the go. I used to think that porridge was boring, but since moving to Norway I’ve decided that it is actually very good. Probably because it’s really cheap, in a country where everything is expensive!


Once I’ve got breakfast out of the way it's time to sort out equipment for training. If it's winter then I will head down to the garage and wax my skis. I usually end up doing this in a hurry because I usually running late (I tend to spend much too much time on Facebook).


Once my skis are sorted I jump into the car and head off to the ski trails to meet up for the morning's session. Depending on the day, I will either be out for a longer endurance session or a shorter light intensity session.


Session over, feeling pretty tired and hungry, I head back home for lunch - I love eggs. Lunch usually consists of a couple slices of bread with lots of poached eggs and ketchup. If I am lucky then I won't have any lectures at University right after lunch. I’ll then chill out, and maybe take a nap. After, I usually do a bit of uni-work at home or if I have a lecture then I’ll head to university.


The day’s second training session usually starts at around 4pm. This is either a second session skiing or a strength session. The gym is about 5minutes drive, so I get in the car and head off. I get my strength program from the Scottish Institute of Sport, it changes depending on when in the season it is, but I quite often have squats, cleans, dips, pull and some core exercises on the program and I’ll finish off the session by doing some stretching. I’m pretty much the world's most inflexible person, so I reckon stretching is probably quite useful for me.


After strength, I head back home for dinner. Some friends and I will usually eat together. If it is my turn to cook then I will try and make as much mess as possible because it is the others turn to do the washing up. If the others are cooking then I will stand around complaining about how much mess they are making in the vain hope that they will feel bad and offer to do the washing-up (this never works.. but it doesn't stop me trying!)


Once dinner over, I’ll watch some TV, read a book or do anything most normal person do in the evening. I normally go to bed about 11ish for a good 8 hours sleep!

Andrew trains twice a day which he fits in around his University studies

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