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Avoid the summer flu – yes, it’s a thing!
Winter is over and, in South Africa, it feels like we’ve skipped right over spring and into summer! That means we’ll likely head poolside and spend more time outdoors, thankful that the dreaded winter flu season is behind us. But before you let your guard down, did you know... Read more
4 ways to pack in more protein
If you hit the weights hard in the gym to sculpt the ideal body, you need to eat more protein to support your muscle-building and recovery needs. But you don’t need to get bogged down in trying to include meat in every meal. With these handy tips, you can... Read more
Your guide to navigating the protein supplement aisle to your local Dis-Chem
A good protein supplement is a non-negotiable in everyone’s nutrition plan, whether your aim is to build a better body or improve your performance. At Dis-Chem, you’re spoilt for choice with the sheer number of brands and products available. For the uninformed, even choosing the best form of protein... Read more
What’s so essential about Essential Amino Acids?
Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) have become an extremely popular trend in the sports nutrition market. USN recently released All9™ Amino, for example. This complete sugar-free amino stack is ideal for hydration, stamina and muscle recovery. The product contains a 2:1:1 ratio of naturally fermented Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)... Read more
Limit muscle loss, boost recovery with a peri-workout supplement plan
The research behind post-workout nutrition is clear – highly bioavailable protein supplements aid recovery by boosting muscle repair and growth. But post-workout nutrition is just one element of a broader approach to performance nutrition. Find out why protein supplement timing matters to body composition. The notion that exercise-induced muscle... Read more
USN launches All9 Amino
USN All9™ Amino is a complete sugar-free amino stack for hydration, stamina and lean muscle recovery. The product contains a 2:1:1 ratio of naturally fermented BCAAs and additional Essential Amino Acids (EAAs). The AstraGin™ contained in the formulation is an exclusive absorption-enhancing ingredient that supports amino acid, vitamin and... Read more
Don’t skimp on recovery, it’s vital for peak sporting performance
It’s common to think that improved performance is a direct result of the time spent training out on the road or on the trails. The truth is that peak performance can only be achieved when we give our bodies enough time to rest, recuperate and regenerate. That’s when the... Read more
Whey your options: Your guide to buying the best whey for your goals
Yummy whey… it’s everyone’s favourite supplement. There are so many amazing flavours to choose from and it’s such an effective and functional product, which makes it a ‘must-have’ in the supplement cupboards. The main reason why whey is worth the investment is that it works! Whey has the highest... Read more
How Ulrica Stander lives her passion as an elite runner
South Africa is full of passionate and competitive endurance athletes, many of whom have to balance a full-time job, and family and social commitments with the demands of training to compete at the sharp end of the field. Ulrica Stander is the epitome of the elite non-professional athlete we... Read more
Next-level CrossFit recovery
Training for and competing in CrossFit competitions places significant physical stress on the body, which is why athletes need to pay special attention to their recovery requirements during the competitive season. The start of the year is always a busy time for competitive CrossFit athletes. After the build-up and... Read more