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Disc-Chem Living Fit
Unlock fat-fuelled energy with ketones
Burning fat for fuel offers endurance athletes numerous benefits because it’s a denser energy source. That means you get more calories per gram for sustained energy without spiking insulin levels. The other benefit is that fats can help maximise glycogen utilisation, which is a finite resource due to limited... Read more
[SEPT] 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa
Date: 5 September 2021 Entries for the Biogen-backed 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa, which takes place in Buffalo City, East London, will be limited to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and regulations. What hasn’t changed is the challenging course, which includes a one-loop 1.9km ocean swim, 90km out-and-back bike course... Read more
Support your sports recovery with dairy
No matter your sporting code or level of proficiency, peak performance relies on optimal recovery. Nutrition plays a vital role in how well and how quickly you recover following athletic exertion. And as training loads ramp up in the summer months, a basic understanding of an athlete’s nutritional requirements... Read more
The Dreyer family #9PeaksChallenge adventure
Living fit is about more than just that 45-minute gym session each day. It’s about a lifestyle filled with activity, a zest for life and a spirit for adventure. And few families embody that ideal more than the Dreyers. Dad Martin and mom Jeannie are legendary South African ultra-endurance... Read more
Trail runners take to the beach in wet KZN
Rain-soaked forests and muddy trails were no deterrent for the 400+ trail runners who flocked to Zululami Coastal Estate in Sheffield Beach on Sunday, 1 November, for the finale of the KZN Trail Running ‘Coastal Series’. For the majority of participants, the Zululami run was the first real race... Read more
Edward Mothibi defers marathon dream to become Comrades champ
Sometimes life doesn’t pan out the way we planned. Edward Mothibi dreamed of competing against the world’s best marathoners over the challenging 42.2km race distance, but his career didn’t pan out that way. But rather than give up on his dream, this father of three from Magogoe Koikoi village... Read more
Pro nutrition: Profiling the supplements elite athletes use
Elite athletes need to fuel their bodies for optimal performance during hard training sessions and racing and get the most from their efforts. We took a peek into the nutrition pouches, pockets and bottles of 6 South African elite endurance athletes to find out their favourite high octane fuel... Read more
Shaun-Nick Bester: A cyclist for all seasons
Shaun-Nick Bester is one of South Africa’s most formidable pro cyclists. During his decade-long career, he has raced all over the world on both road and mountain bikes and has lined up at World Championships, World Cups and UCI races in both disciplines. He now also helps other cyclists... Read more
IRONMAN launches virtual Kona training and racing experience
Building on the success of the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing Series and in celebration of the IRONMAN World Championship®, IRONMAN has launched a five-week-long IRONMAN VR Kona Series. The series will take athletes on a training journey that culminates in a virtual full-distance IRONMAN race, to be held as part... Read more
UP’s SEMLI launches research study on returning to sport after COVID-19
The Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) in association with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre of South Africa have launched a study on the effects of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections on athletes returning to training and competition. The Athletes... Read more