This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with former CFL and BC Lions Player, Korey Banks. I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about Health, Fitness and Football. Here is what he had to say:
Q: You accomplished some great things in your career including being an 8 time CFL All Star and winning 2 Grey Cup Championship rings. What do you say was the greatest accomplishment of your career?
KB: My greatest individual accomplishment was being named to the all-decade team. My greatest as a team and player was winning the Grey Cup twice.
Q: You grew up in Florida, played college football in Mississippi and went on to have a successful career in the CFL. At what point in your life did you know that you wanted a career as a football player?
KB: I wanted to play pro football since the age of 5 watching Lawrence Taylor, Warren Moon and others...just to mention a few that paved the way for my love of the game.
Q: What was the best advice you were given as a young player?
KB: Become a "student" of the game, perfect my craft "daily"
Q: What advice would you give young players looking to have a career in sports?
KB: The only thing that this game owes you if you play on a higher level than high school is a way into someone's institution.
Q: During your time in the CFL, I'm sure your fitness routine was very intense. Now that you aren't playing, what do you do to stay fit?
KB: I cut meat out of my diet like 88% of the time and my workouts are short and demanding.
Q: An important part of health and fitness is to have a healthy diet. What is your daily diet like?
KB: Drinking lemon water all the time, only eat meat once a day and try to eat as much fruit and vegetables that aren't GMO... Doing plenty of cardio.
Q: Are there any foods you stay away from?
KB: Pork, sodas, junk food, etc. I'm pretty disciplined.
Q: So what's next for you? Is there any chance we will see you suited up on the field again?
KB: Never will I suit up again. I'm head coaching HS football in the state of Florida at the moment. I'm looking to make my mark in the coaching world.
There it is. You won't see Korey on the field as a player again, but you will definitely be seeing him on the sidelines.
Thanks Korey for taking the time out of your day to SLAY with Slay Magazine.