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10 ways to get stronger now
A stronger bodybuilder is generally a bigger bodybuilder. The ability to lift more weight stimulates a greater anabolic (muscle-building) response, when you follow the correct nutrition, supplementation and recovery techniques, of course. Here are 10 ways to increase your lifting capacity, which will help you build more muscle. 1.... Read more
4 reasons cyclists should focus on their hip flexors
Despite the important role they play in every pedal stroke, cyclists often neglect their hip flexors. And this lack of attention comes at a cost to your performance and, often, your general wellbeing. As the name suggests, the body contains a group of muscles that work together to produce... Read more
It is time to shift your training priorities
It was March 2020 when the rapidly-spreading coronavirus turned the global endurance event calendar on its head. And 2021 started in a similar vein. Organisers have already postponed major races like the Absa Cape Epic and IRONMAN African Championships, while iconic events like the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek... Read more
Call on collagen for bone and joint health
Collagen is a protein. In fact, it is the most abundant protein in the body making up a third of our body’s protein content. All proteins are made out of amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Collagen consists of the amino acids glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine. Collagen... 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
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
Survive the lockdown with these health & fitness apps
With gyms shut for the foreseeable future and a two-week extension to the nationwide lockdown announced, many fitness fanatics and health-conscious individuals are at a loss about how to stay active and healthy at home. If you’re looking for some guidance, a bit of extra motivation, or simply want... Read more
Optimise your performance through improved mobility
Forget the static stretching before a training session or race – it merely isolates individual muscles and does little to prepare the body for intense activity. Mobility and foam rolling are better ways to mobilise your joints and address your body as an integrated system to reduce your injury... Read more
Smart Cycling Jacket Prompts Riders to Turn, Shows Others When They Do
Finding the way through busy traffic on two wheels can be daunting for cyclists, especially for those who take their eyes off the road to glance at navigation apps. This can also increase risk – both for them and for other road users and pedestrians. A group of cycling-enthusiast... Read more