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Olympic athletes get a boost from Planet Fitness
Planet Fitness has given the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the South African Olympic and Paralympic teams a major boost with a R15-million investment for team fitness and high-performance training. Over 260 Team South Africa (SA) athletes will gain access to 47 Planet Fitness clubs... Read more
Fix your form to squat heavy
You need to squat heavy to achieve serious gains in size and strength, but you also need to squat safely, using impeccable form and engaging the right muscles to avoid pain and injuries. If squatting has literally become a pain in major joints like the hips, knees or ankles,... 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
5 tips for hardcore hamstrings
When you delve into the topic of optimal human biomechanics, you soon realise how important hamstrings are – they play a vital role in hip extension and knee flexion, which fulfil primary mover functions and are integral in producing power during various activities. However, they are one of the... Read more
Become a better runner without more running
Most runners strictly adhere to the training principle of specificity, which broadly states that to improve you need to perform that specific skill or movement repeatedly. For this reason, most runners tend to progressively run more often, farther and faster to become better athletes. While this approach works to... Read more
Master the move: Two-arm overhead kettlebell squat
The two-arm overhead kettlebell squat is one of the most functional exercises you can perform at home or in the gym. This advanced squat variation will develop overall functional strength, particularly in the lower back, glutes and quads. It also improves your flexibility and increases thoracic, hip and shoulder... Read more