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This is how EVOX fuels WP Rugby
The physical demands of professional rugby are immense. Completing multiple training sessions a day, along with intense weight training in the gym and high-impact games every weekend requires quality sustenance from food and supplements for optimal recovery and peak performance. And as a predominantly power-based sport, players need to... Read more
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
Support your recovery after training for optimal endurance performance
A popular saying among serious endurance athletes states: “today’s performance is only as good as yesterday’s recovery”. And a key component of any recovery plan is optimal nutrition. While a balanced diet that consists predominantly of whole foods should form the cornerstone of every recovery plan, the right combination... 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
Squeeze your way to better recovery with compression gear
Compression garments have become commonplace at endurance events, especially long-distance running races, multi-day cycling stage races and triathlons. In terms of efficacy, the principle by which compression garments work is sound and has, in fact, been used by top athletes for many years. Flushing the system Physiologically speaking, the... Read more
Can you power up your endurance with protein?
Serious endurance athletes are always looking for that extra edge, but sometimes it isn’t the latest bike or shoe technology that delivers that marginal performance gain. Most athletes already understand the importance of protein in their post-exercise nutrition and supplement regimens because the repair and recovery benefits are backed... 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
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
Put your best running foot forward
The optimal footstrike for runners remains a hotly debated topic, with minimalist running shoes often touted as the ideal option to get runners onto their mid-foot or forefoot. Minimalist advocates suggest this will help to reduce your injury risk while making you a more efficient athlete. Conversely, minimalist denialists... Read more
NPL supercharges its pre-workout range
Updated pre-workout products across the NPL range now include Alpha-GPC, a nootropic compound that delivers cognitive benefits and boosts mental performance. The substance may increase brain levels of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is important for sustained mental focus, in addition to memory and learning. Research also suggests that supplementing... Read more