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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
Intensify home workouts with a kettlebell
It’s time to ring the changes to your home workouts with an innovative and versatile Dis-Chem Living Fit adjustable ‘bell. With the ability to perform a full-body workout using a single tool, a ‘bell (commonly known as a kettlebell) is the ultimate at-home training companion. A kettlebell is an... 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
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
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