All in a day's work: Leroy Lakamu the actor and builder
Leroy Lakamu is a 30-year-old actor and builder, and his typical day during Red Leap rehearsals involves a 7am start with a shakedown to a music track or yoga then a strength and fitness routine.
Once warmed up the cast practise the more vigorous and physical sections of the show. It’s rehearsals all day followed by a quick nap before either studying his building books or going to the gym.
Would he describe his diet as being typical to others with the same profession? “Yes I believe my diet is typical to others who are professionals in physical theatre. I make sure that I am eating the best foods for our strenuous days, for strength, stamina and recovery.”
A handful of cereal, usually containing cranberries or other superfruit in a bowl with fruit (usually banana, prunes and kiwi fruit) with soy milk.
95g flavoured tuna in a sandwich with salad and dressing, 1 Nice and Natural yogurt muesli bar, 2 pieces of fruit, a glass bottle of water containing chia seeds.
Usually consists of a small amount of meat, half a portion, vegetables and salad.
Nadia Lim’s nutrition quick fix
Your calorie intake appears to be quite low for the amount of physical activity you do.
On average, a 30-year-old male needs about 2500 calories per day. If you find yourself low in energy quite often, consider increasing the amount of healthy low glycaemic index (slow-releasing energy) carbohydrates you eat throughout the day; try quinoa, bulghur wheat, buckwheat, kumara, beans, lentils, chickpeas etc.
It’s important to keep your glycogen stores (your liver glucose energy stores) topped up when you are doing a lot of physical exercise. Other than that, you eat well and have a good fruit and vegetable intake.
Red Leap Theatre is taking place at the Maidment Theatre from for a limited season. Sea explores one of the last remaining mysteries of the civilized world — our “blue heart”, which the planet is entirely dependent on, yet is sometimes a life source that is neglected; be it overfishing, pollution or the prospect of deep-sea oil drilling. Given Red Leap’s penchant for incredible feats of physicality and puppetry, Sea looks set to be another theatrical adventure akin to their previous works, Paper Sky and The Arrival.
For more see redleaptheatre.co.nz.