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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
Up your gainz game with NPL’s expanded range
NPL’s Series Black range is designed to provide precise doses of the highest quality ingredients to deliver the best gainz possible. The updated Series Black range now includes NPL Muscle Armour, which will rapidly increase muscle recovery after training, and protects your hard-earned lean muscle gains. View this post... Read more
Power up your session with intra-workout supplements
The right intra-workout product feeds and builds muscle and boosts endurance and strength during a hard training session. After your intense workout, a well-formulated intra-workout supplement can also: Stimulate muscle protein synthesis Reduce muscle soreness and stiffness Help speed up recovery. Incorporating an intra-workout into your daily supplement plan... Read more
Meet Busisiwe Mmotla, the fresh face ready to take fitness into a new era
For more than a decade, the annual USN Face of Fitness cover model search has provided a platform to uncover new talent, outside of conventional industry showcases like Bikini competitions and sporting events. Every year, the competition is inundated with entries from aspiring fitness models, hopeful fitness enthusiasts and... Read more
Robbi Crafford is leading the #NPLarmy to victory
Robbi Crafford is a seasoned campaigner. This NPL-sponsored bodybuilder, who also works as the company’s brand manager, first hit the stage in 2010 as a 23-year-old with huge potential. After discovering his passion for bodybuilding, he boarded the gain train and has spent that last decade building body, his... Read more
Maintain your training momentum at home with an online personal trainer
As more gyms close to contain potential Covid-19 contamination and transmission, dedicated gym members will have to resort to training at home or outdoors. Thankfully, advances in Internet-based technology means we can access professional advice and guidance at home from virtual trainers via our smart TVs, PCs, tablets or... Read more
Gym and the coronavirus – training amid a global health pandemic
The government wants to contain the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and self-isolation. To this effect, President Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster which, among other measures, seeks to limit gatherings of 100 people or more. And there are few places, other than corporate offices, where people are... Read more
Find the perfect CrossFit box
If you plan to join a CrossFit box, you’re spoilt for choice. According to CrossFit HQ, in 2019 there were over 130 affiliates operating in South Africa. While location is an obvious factor in your decision, if you live in a major city you probably have access to numerous... Read more
Fire up your workouts with Citrulline Malate – the fatigue fighter
Move over creatine, Citrulline Malate (CitM) might be the next big breakthrough in performance supplementation. It’s a combination of the amino acid citrulline and the organic salt malate, and is described as a promising non-essential amino acid that acts as a fatigue fighter, although medical experts have used it... Read more
Escalating Density Training: Add “big picture” thinking to your workout
In today’s time-strapped world, high-intensity training has become extremely popular. From Tabatas to other metcon workouts, we’re constantly hunting for new ways to boost our effectiveness in the gym. To this end, it might be worth revisiting a training protocol that was first developed more than a decade ago.... Read more