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Fix your form to squat heavy
You need to squat heavy to achieve serious gains in size and strength, but you also need to squat safely, using impeccable form and engaging the right muscles to avoid pain and injuries. If squatting has literally become a pain in major joints like the hips, knees or ankles,... Read more
Study shows creatine fuels and protects muscle
We know that creatine is a wonder product – there is extensive research to back up this claim. And creatine monohydrate is particularly effective due to its muscle uptake and ability to increase high-intensity exercise capacity. Not only does it increase power and strength, but it also boosts muscle... 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
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
Over the hill? This is how age affects your sporting performance
There is no question that age is a career-limiting factor among elite athletes, but for the rest of us, age simply slows us down, makes us hurt a bit more, and makes recovery a little bit harder. This is now factors associated with ageing can affect your sporting and... Read more
Is creatine the ultimate performance-enhancer?
The International Society of Sports Nutrition regards creatine monohydrate as the most effective ergogenic nutritional supplement currently available to athletes in terms of increasing high-intensity exercise capacity and lean body mass when used in conjunction with the appropriate training. Other scientific and sport research bodies drew similar conclusions. More... Read more
5 tips for hardcore hamstrings
When you delve into the topic of optimal human biomechanics, you soon realise how important hamstrings are – they play a vital role in hip extension and knee flexion, which fulfil primary mover functions and are integral in producing power during various activities. However, they are one of the... Read more
Become a better runner without more running
Most runners strictly adhere to the training principle of specificity, which broadly states that to improve you need to perform that specific skill or movement repeatedly. For this reason, most runners tend to progressively run more often, farther and faster to become better athletes. While this approach works to... Read more
Blake’s superhuman strongman stack
Becoming a strongman champion requires a real passion for the sport and unwavering dedication to training. NPL ambassador and SA u/105kg strongman champion, Blake Anthony Louwrens epitomises the dedication required to reach the pinnacle of the sport as he subjects his body to gruelling training on a regular basis.... Read more