Five fun questions to get to know Luis Moreira
How do you work to achieve your daily goals?
I write in my journal quite often. I break down my goals into phases. I create a backwards timeline and focus on 1 week at a time. Meditation is something I practice, as well. I envision myself achieving my goals and try to think about what it will feel like to actually accomplish them. I keep these thoughts to myself, but try to project them daily. I prefer to always stay motivated and confident.
What is your favorite workout or fitness trend?
I love the "old school" steak and potatoes of lifting weights. Heavy squats and big power cleans are my favorite. I don't have a favorite workout per se, I just absolutely love leaving it all on the platform or track. I enjoy process of showing up to the weight room with a mind set and a goal weight to tackle that day. Going through the routine and conquering my lifts is what I live for.
Who do you socialize with most within your sport or any sport?
My fellow push athletes. We train together, we eat together, we live together and explore the beautiful nature Lake Placid has to offer together. We have a close group of friends and it is really special to be a part of. It has filled the void of being in the military. In the 82nd Airborne, I had a brotherhood, a camaraderie and a whole lot of adrenaline from regularly jumping out of perfectly good air planes. The sport of bobsled certainly fills that void.
Within your sport, who has been your greatest influence and why?
Steven Langton. He got me into the sport and has been one of my best friends for 20 years. He has excelled in this sport and has motivated me, coach me, and inspired me to make this team. Without him this wouldn't have been possible.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I whistle better than anyone on earth. My teammates get sick of it sometimes haha. I am always whistling. I get it from my grandfather. My dad is exceptional, as well, but I surpassed him in my early teenage years.