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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
SA trail running duo break world record on Table Mountain
Local trail runners AJ Calitz and Biogen-sponsored athlete Christiaan Greyling wrote their names into the record books with a gutsy ascent of Table Mountain’s fabled Platteklip Gorge. The pair beat the previous record of 13 ascents in 24 hours by completing a gruelling 14 ascents in 20 hours, climbing... Read more
Joel Stransky pedals with passion & purpose
What does life hold for professional athletes after retirement? For South Africa’s 1995 World Cup-winning flyhalf, Joel Stransky, it’s a life filled with epic adventure and serious tests of endurance. Joel worked hard to maintain an active lifestyle when he hung up his Springbok jersey and entered the corporate... Read more
It is time to shift your training priorities
It was March 2020 when the rapidly-spreading coronavirus turned the global endurance event calendar on its head. And 2021 started in a similar vein. Organisers have already postponed major races like the Absa Cape Epic and IRONMAN African Championships, while iconic events like the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek... Read more
Steyn breaks SA marathon record
Despite cold, windy and wet conditions, reigning Comrades and Two Oceans champion Gerda Steyn managed to break Coleen de Reuck’s long-standing national marathon record on Sunday in Sienna, Italy. Racing at the Xiamen Sienna Tuscany Elite Marathon, Steyn’s phenomenal tenacity and her sustained training through the global lockdown ensured... Read more
Make the right choice, HIIT or LSD?
Endurance athletes know that a combination of short, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), with higher volume, long, slow duration/distance (LSD) sessions is best for fitness. However, the debate tends to get more polarised when discussed in the context of fat and weight loss and improved health. READ MORE: Cardio revolution:... Read more