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Avoid the winter workout rut
Are you using the weather as an excuse to miss those home workouts? Are you struggling to find your mojo when it’s cold? Training during winter is not always easy, but it is possible. Here are 6 ways to stay motivated and on track throughout the colder months: #1... Read more
What makes a good fat burner?
Fat burners are a popular supplement category with numerous different products available today. But with so many options, how should you go about choosing the right fat burner? The fat burner’s role Fat burners are designed to increase your metabolism and boost energy, which will increase the number of... Read more
Better together: Creatine and HMB
HMB, or Beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl-butyric acid, first hit supplement store shelves in the 1990s. Back then it was touted as a breakthrough product that could increase muscle and decrease body fat. However, the science needed to affirm these claims were thin on the ground. Researchers have for years been divided on... Read more
A beginner’s guide to fat-loss supplements
With your new, calorie-controlled eating plan and intense exercise program well entrenched into your healthier lifestyle, it’s probably time to add a new dimension to your fat-loss and body transformation efforts. While many people buy supplements in the hope that they will deliver a ‘magic pill’ solution to their... Read more
Why many consider L-carnitine a super supplement
Not everyone can tolerate the stimulants found in thermogenic fat burners. And those who can, can’t use them indefinitely. A natural alternative that can offer significant support, both from a physique enhancement and a health perspective, is an amino acid called L-carnitine. READ MORE: Boost your fat-loss efforts by... Read more
Does your workout need aminos?
Amino acids – the basic building blocks of complete proteins – have become one of the most pervasive ingredients in modern-day supplements. From pre-workouts and intra-workout products to energy drinks and recovery blends, you’re likely to find various combinations and ratios of essential amino acids (EAA) and branched-chain amino... Read more
The importance of an intra-workout supplement
We all know how important that post-workout protein shake is – it stops muscle tissue breakdown and kickstarts the anabolic (muscle-building) process. But why wait until after your workout to give your muscles a beneficial boost of amino acids? A potent combination of ingredients Research suggests that drinking a... Read more
A Pro bodybuilder’s tips on training at home
Based on the latest lockdown regulations, it seems unlikely that gyms will reopen anytime before July. For physique-conscious gym-goers, this is a sobering reality. After all, you need heavy weights to build serious muscle. So, should the more muscular among us resign ourselves to this new reality, where a... Read more
How SA’s Fittest Man is training through lockdown
Jason Smith is South Africa’s Fittest Man – he’s a multiple SA CrossFit champion and a three-time CrossFit Games athlete – the pinnacle of the sport globally. And with the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games, which are scheduled to go ahead from 29 July to 2 August, not yet cancelled... Read more
4 moves for a full-body stretch
With gyms closed and outdoor exercise banned during the 5-week lockdown, we’re all moving less than usual. Faced with this new normal, it’s vital to work in set periods of activity to break up all that time spent sitting at your makeshift workspace at home, or the hours spent... Read more