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Train hard, recover harder to optimise performance
Today’s performance is only as good as yesterday’s recovery, yet many athletes fail to apply the same level of focus and dedication they invest in their training to their recovery efforts. This can limit gains in fitness and strength because the body isn’t given the time, fuel and opportunity... Read more
Pure grit: When simply getting to the start line is the biggest challenge
Patrick Liwonde, a gardener from Freimersheim, worked harder to get to his favourite race than he had worked to complete it. His dream had always been to compete in the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen and 2019 was the year he finally he did it. A dream... Read more
Fuel your Ironman 70.3 like James Cunnama
Elite triathlete James Cunnama, who returned to winning ways in 2019 with a win at Ironman France-Nice in June, relies on Biogen’s quality supplements to fuel his racing performances and support his recovery demands. “I was very impressed with the Biogen range after testing their products. The range ticks... Read more
South Africa’s top sports star, swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker is an athlete to watch in 2020
Double Commonwealth gold medalist and African record holder, Tatjana Schoenmaker won the coveted title of Sports Star of the Year at the 2019 SA Sports Awards. The 22-year-old swimmer also bagged the Sportswoman of the Year award following her breakthrough performances in 2018 and 2019. View this post on... Read more
Run your first half marathon in 2020! (FREE PDF GUIDE INCLUDED)
Hit the road running this new year. Here’s a comprehensive how-to guide on running your first half marathon. South Africans love to run. The country has a rich running history with iconic global events like the Comrades and Two Oceans ultra marathons, which year after year captivate the imaginations... Read more
Trailblazing with Nicolette Griffioen
SA trail champion and K-Way athlete Nicolette Griffioen continues to dominate ultra trail races since bursting onto the scene in 2014 when she won the 100km Ultra-Trail Cape Town (UTCT). She continued her winning streak through 2015 with numerous victories, including the Ultra Trail Mount Moodie (87km), achieving both... Read more
3 ways medium hyperbaric oxygen therapy benefits recovery from injury
Every physically active individual or athlete aims to stay injury-free so that they can consistently follow their training regimen and achieve their goals. “Unfortunately, avoiding injury is almost impossible for people who follow an active lifestyle,” explains medium hyperbaric oxygen therapy (mHBOT) practitioner, Joseph Winer. “Thankfully, when injury strikes,... Read more
Savanna Origin of Trails MTB routes revealed
The 7th annual Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience is set to take the City of Oaks by storm from 30 November to 1 December and will treat mountain bikers to a 2-day experience like no other. Stage One overview Stage One will start in Die Laan (Stellenbosch) and... Read more
Coach’s corner: The beginner’s guide to becoming a triathlete
 If Hobbo’s journey from the couch to the 2019 Standard Bank Half Ironman Durban finish line has inspired you to compete, we’ve got top tips from a leading local triathlete coach about how best to start your own journey to endurance sport success! Dedication is the secret ingredient Claire Horner... Read more
Hobbo successfully completes his #BiogenJourney
The #BiogenJourney of James ‘Hobbo’ Hobson – an unbelievable transformation from being 130kg to completing a triathlon, in just 9 months! He was 32 years old, constantly out of breath, which was an indication that he had hit rock bottom. Hobbo knew he needed to do something about his... Read more