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Support your recovery after training for optimal endurance performance
A popular saying among serious endurance athletes states: “today’s performance is only as good as yesterday’s recovery”. And a key component of any recovery plan is optimal nutrition. While a balanced diet that consists predominantly of whole foods should form the cornerstone of every recovery plan, the right combination... Read more
Give your body the perfect ‘wake-up’ call before training
Everyone knows we should warm up before intense physical activity but few of us do so properly, or at all. Even those who engage in some light cardio and a few stretches miss the mark in terms of an adequate warm-up, particularly when we want to perform at our... Read more
Squeeze your way to better recovery with compression gear
Compression garments have become commonplace at endurance events, especially long-distance running races, multi-day cycling stage races and triathlons. In terms of efficacy, the principle by which compression garments work is sound and has, in fact, been used by top athletes for many years. Flushing the system Physiologically speaking, the... Read more
Limited 2022 IRONMAN African Championship entries now available
Don’t miss your opportunity to work towards a new goal and compete in South Africa’s most iconic triathlon, the Biogen-sponsored IRONMAN African Championship. Organisers have made a limited number of entries available for the 2022 event before registrations close until a later date, which takes place on Sunday, 3... Read more
The link between exercise and immunity
Athletes beware! Strenuous exercise can raise your risk of infection. Post-exercise immunosuppression (PEIS) is a physiological response to large training loads or strenuous exercise, which generally happens due to a rise in stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. Load and intensity Research affirms that intense exercise causes immunosuppression.... Read more
Fire up your fitness with winter training
Exercising in winter isn’t always pleasant but heading out into the cold to train can be beneficial for your health and your fitness. It may seem counterintuitive to head outdoors, braving those icy mornings or those cold, dark early evenings to exercise when the mercury plummets when you can... Read more
Planet Fitness helps get riders ready for 947 Ride Joburg
If you’ve committed to tackling the challenge posed by the 947 Ride Joburg road race, but are feeling worried about your training and preparation for the big day, then Planet Fitness and Coopetto have got your back! Train Joburg is a 947 Ride Joburg initiative to get riders fit... Read more
Can you power up your endurance with protein?
Serious endurance athletes are always looking for that extra edge, but sometimes it isn’t the latest bike or shoe technology that delivers that marginal performance gain. Most athletes already understand the importance of protein in their post-exercise nutrition and supplement regimens because the repair and recovery benefits are backed... Read more
A beginner’s guide to trail running
Lockdown cabin fever prompted many of us to literally head for the hills. The desire to get outdoors and reconnect with nature meant hiking trails around major cities experienced a boom in foot traffic when lockdown restrictions eased as hikers and runners took to the single track. As these... Read more
4 reasons cyclists should focus on their hip flexors
Despite the important role they play in every pedal stroke, cyclists often neglect their hip flexors. And this lack of attention comes at a cost to your performance and, often, your general wellbeing. As the name suggests, the body contains a group of muscles that work together to produce... Read more