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Brown rice protein delivers comparable results to whey, study finds
For decades, dairy-derived whey protein has reigned supreme as the standard by which all other protein is measured. It has, therefore, become a supplement staple in the cupboards of anyone who is serious about adding muscle, or for athletes who want to optimise recovery. However, a study conducted on... Read more
Pre-load, re-load and recover: 4 supplements to power up your workouts
What you eat and drink before, during and after your workout matters! No matter what time of day you exercise, the key is to back up your training with the right nutrition from meals and supplements to help your muscles recover and replenish spent energy stores. For the best... Read more
10 essential foods to maximise muscle mass
Eating for mass can be exhausting. Physically consuming the volume of food required to hit your daily calorie target is often the hardest part of a mass gainer’s diet. But even when you have to hit those lofty macros and calorie intakes, quality remains more important than outright quantity.... Read more
How to set up the perfect home gym
The Covid-19 pandemic forced more of us to exercise at home, either alone, with family or by joining online classes, and it seems most of us really liked it. The world has experienced a home workout revolution over the last 18 months and more health and fitness-conscious people plan... Read more
Intensify home workouts with a kettlebell
It’s time to ring the changes to your home workouts with an innovative and versatile Dis-Chem Living Fit adjustable ‘bell. With the ability to perform a full-body workout using a single tool, a ‘bell (commonly known as a kettlebell) is the ultimate at-home training companion. A kettlebell is an... Read more
Expert tips to ward off winter weight gain
Winter is synonymous with less exercise and more food. Consuming more comfort foods, participating in fewer outdoor activities, and generally spending more inactive time indoors are major contributors to winter weight gain. This combination of factors tends to have a devastating impact on our waistlines, but there is no... Read more
Love for sport launches fitness career for Simhle
Provincial hockey player and NPL ambassador Simhle Plaatjies has used the foundation that competitive sport created to build a thriving career as a fitness professional and industry influencer. Simhle’s sporting development started at an early age, after her mom enrolled her in Playball sessions, which helped to hone her... Read more
Answering the weight training versus cardio debate
The great cardio versus weight training debate has raged on for decades and still continues today. But what, exactly, is better for weight loss? Among women especially, there is a commonly held belief that cardio is best to lose weight, while weight training is often sidelined as many feel... Read more
Meet the classic kid who’s painting the local bodybuilding scene RED!
Andrew Edward Pretorius is 23 years young, brimming with potential and hungry for success! And he’s also the latest #TeamRED recruit. Watch this space! Everybody starts somewhere Naturally athletic, Andrew enjoyed playing sports in high school but was also encouraged to place his focus on his studies. At age... Read more
Mom loses 10 kilos in 12 weeks to earn top spot in transformation challenge
Pregnancy and motherhood are life-changing experiences but the demands they place on your life and body can also take their toll. Julette Cordier was 34 years old when her first daughter joined the family. “I gained 25kg over the course of my first pregnancy but managed to lose all... Read more