Interview with Murray Carter


Manitoba’s Murray Carter has participated in elite level sport for about a dozen years. His need for speed is satisfied in summer with cycling and running; in winter it’s ski racing cross-country. Among his accomplishments are a first place finish in the 2011 50km Pepsi Challenge Classic, and maintaining his grip on being the top Manitoban in the sprints for three years running: 2009, 2010 and 2011. But that’s just the serious competition! For recreation Carter plays hockey, and lately he’s become quite enamoured with triathlon, so swimming has been added to the mix.

Currently Carter, a full-time teacher, trains a mere 15 hours per week, significantly less than the 30-35 hours he trained when competing full time. During the summer when he has more time, he will increase his training sessions to at least 20 hours per week, including two or three high intensity workouts.

All this activity is rooted in Carter's belief that staying fit will offer a better life and a longer future. "I like to stay fit and healthy," he said, "If you look after yourself you'll have a better life."

Carter also believes in Genki Bar. First introduced to the bar by his ski team when he returned from a trip to Australia, he immediately saw the many nutritional benefits of the bar. "It's healthy food. Unlike so many other bars, it's not sweet, and it caters to performance with lasting effects. Most other bars don't have that staying power. Genki Bar does," stated Carter, who usually eats a bar prior to training. He finds it provides a feeling of satisfaction without the discomfort of fullness. "I find my body feels balanced. I just feel ready to go: I have the energy stores without the peaks and valleys you get with so many other training supplements. It just feels right." continued Carter.

cid_image004_jpg01cc09f6Carter recommends Genki Bar to anyone in training but suggests they can be beneficial for the average person as well. While the bar is not a meal replacement they can provide balanced nourishment until the next meal. “Real food is always best, but there are times when you can't eat a full meal and that's the time for Genki Bar. They are especially effective for recovery," continued Carter. "Ideally, you should replenish your energy stores within about fifteen to twenty minutes after a race or intense workout. It's not always possible to have a proper meal in that time frame, but a single Genki Bar can provide all the recuperative nourishment your body needs until you can eat a full meal."

"I've tried a lot of bars and none of them are of the quality of Genki Bar. There are no fillers or preservatives and the small amount of sugar they contain is from natural sources,” concluded Carter. "I would recommend this bar to anyone."

Murray Carter