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Disc-Chem Living Fit
Why your fitness tracker needs GPS
If you’re serious about your sporting performance or your fitness, then you need to get as much information as you can from your activity tracker or fitness device. Endurance athletes, in particular, can derive immense benefit from GPS-enabled devices as they accurately track variables such as distance, various speed... Read more
Local pro triathlete shares his virtual racing experience
Kyle Buckingham is a double Ironman Champion and one of South Africa’s most successful pro triathletes. Based in the spiritual home of local triathlon, Port Elizabeth, Kyle has become renowned the world over for his potent bike leg and his strength on the run. Kyle attributes these strengths to... Read more
5 reasons to start running
With no immediate end in sight to lockdown restrictions, we’ll all need to find new ways to stay fit and active. So rather than becoming frustrated by being cooped up indoors, why not take to the streets and join all those walkers and runners for some fresh air and... Read more
Lockdown is the ideal time to focus on fat adaption
With no races on the horizon for the foreseeable future, now is the perfect time for endurance athletes to work on becoming fat adapted. Here’s how you can use the lockdown to help your body shift from its reliance on carbs to create a fat-fuelled endurance machine. The need... Read more
Give your endurance performance a caffeine kick
There are numerous ways endurance athletes choose to get their caffeine fix, and its prominence is growing in the nutrition and supplement regimens of those on the hunt for performance gains. Whether your preference is coffee, gels, energy drinks or tablets, caffeine’s stimulatory effects are widely revered for its... Read more
Living fit in lockdown: 6 weeks to your first 5km
Gyms remain closed and those bodyweight home workouts are probably starting to feel a bit stale. So what’s a fitness fanatic in lockdown supposed to do? Well, we now have a short window of opportunity every morning to fit in some outdoor exercise. Why not use it to finally... Read more
Garmin data reveals how lockdowns impact active lifestyles
The global COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdowns have resulted in seismic shifts in the way we stay fit and active. Garmin has tracked these shifts from data uploaded to its platform by its global community, which has revealed remarkable changes in the types of sports and exercises which people... Read more
Friends of Falke South Africa encourage you to stay fit at home
Falke, a locally designed and manufactured leading local sock brand available at select Dis-Chem stores, is encouraging endurance athletes to stay fit, healthy, and positive during the lockdown. We spoke to friends of the brand, Falke-sponsored athlete Natia Van Heerden and Falke ambassador Ziyaad Solomon for useful tips on... Read more
New Rock ‘n’ Roll® Virtual Running™ series launches globally
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, a part of The IRONMAN Group, today announced the addition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Virtual Running™ (VR™) series to its portfolio of events. This innovative virtual running club platform gives walkers and runners a start line from anywhere in the world with... Read more
Endurance experts share their best strength exercises
Are you looking to add more variety to your lockdown training? Perhaps you want to use this time to become a stronger athlete or work on any strength imbalances. We spoke to two leading local endurance specialists – Adrian Saffy from Pure Adventures and sports scientist and coach Adrian... Read more