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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
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
Muscle Junkie drops new Psycho pre-workout flavour
Muscle Junkie’s stacked Psycho pre-workout is now available in a new Cherry Blast flavour. You’ll still find all the same potent pump- and energy-inducing ingredients in the Muscle Junkie Psycho formulation, including creatine, 1500 mg of Beta-Alanine, Citrulline Malate, Glycine, 500 mg of Tyrosine and a 300 mg dose... Read more
Potent USN pre-workout gets the Qhush treatment
The success of the Qhush Spike x300 energy drink range has prompted USN to transfer these popular flavours to its potent XTS Hyperdrive pre-workout. Every serving of USN XTS Hyperdrive delivers a powerful energy surge without the crash for longer-lasting endurance and greater peak strength with: 1,000 mg of... Read more
Shaun-Nick Bester: A cyclist for all seasons
Shaun-Nick Bester is one of South Africa’s most formidable pro cyclists. During his decade-long career, he has raced all over the world on both road and mountain bikes and has lined up at World Championships, World Cups and UCI races in both disciplines. He now also helps other cyclists... Read more
Amplify your workout with Biogen’s new RAGE Pump NOS
Biogen’s new RAGE Pump NOS is an updated supercharged pre-workout. True to its #beyourbest mantra, #TeamRed has developed another premium formulation to unleash energy, focus, performance, endurance and immense muscle pumps. Potent ingredients The new formula includes GlycerSize® – a trademarked ingredient that supports improved hydration and nutrient absorption... Read more
Why the ‘iron’ game is so important for endurance athletes
While weight training is highly beneficial for endurance athletes, that’s not the iron game we’re discussing in this article. Instead, we’re going to focus on the importance of iron the mineral. A lack of this important mineral can severely affect your health and performance. Without adequate iron levels, athletes... Read more
Beat the bonk and boost your endurance
Just about every endurance athlete knows what “hitting the wall” feels like. It’s probably one of the most descriptive terms used by athletes as it precisely expresses the physical sensation experienced. The dreaded ‘bonk’ When an athlete reaches this point, they lose all power to working muscles. You feel... 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