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Unlock stiff winter joints and relieve aches and pains
If you tend to feel inflexible during the colder months, or experience more aches and pains in your joints, you can counteract the effects the cold weather with a proactive and dynamic approach. It’s not the cold that stiffens joint structures, though, at least not directly. It’s actually a... Read more
Spotify launches personalised workout playlists
Consumers have embraced creative ways to stay active during lockdowns, from new workout environments and creative at-home workouts to taking advantage of the outdoors. And with the variety of workouts and outdoor activities available, people are looking for ways to replace their previous mainstay workout playlist to stay motivated... Read more
The dangers of training when sick
When active individuals get sick, it can seem tempting to keep training as normal so that you don’t lose any fitness. To determine if you can or should train when you start with those sniffles, it’s important to determine if it’s a cold or the flu. Discern winter diseases... Read more
Playing the gains game as an endurance athlete
Endurance athletes who want to improve their performance need to inject intensity into their training routines. Steady-paced training sessions that simply get progressively longer over time aren’t where the exponential performance gains are made. All about the intensity To boost cardiovascular fitness and increase your speed, your training should... Read more
NPL crowns transformation challenge winner
The NPL Thermo Cuts 12-week challenge started in January. Entrants received a free 12-week eating plan to use in conjunction with their NPL Thermo Cuts Black fat burner and set to work transforming their bodies and lifestyles. Three months later, two contestants emerged as the front-runners based on their... Read more
Avoid the winter workout rut
Are you using the weather as an excuse to miss those home workouts? Are you struggling to find your mojo when it’s cold? Training during winter is not always easy, but it is possible. Here are 6 ways to stay motivated and on track throughout the colder months: #1... Read more
Why your fitness tracker needs GPS
If you’re serious about your sporting performance or your fitness, then you need to get as much information as you can from your activity tracker or fitness device. Endurance athletes, in particular, can derive immense benefit from GPS-enabled devices as they accurately track variables such as distance, various speed... Read more
Does your workout need aminos?
Amino acids – the basic building blocks of complete proteins – have become one of the most pervasive ingredients in modern-day supplements. From pre-workouts and intra-workout products to energy drinks and recovery blends, you’re likely to find various combinations and ratios of essential amino acids (EAA) and branched-chain amino... Read more
Friends of Falke South Africa encourage you to stay fit at home
Falke, a locally designed and manufactured leading local sock brand available at select Dis-Chem stores, is encouraging endurance athletes to stay fit, healthy, and positive during the lockdown. We spoke to friends of the brand, Falke-sponsored athlete Natia Van Heerden and Falke ambassador Ziyaad Solomon for useful tips on... Read more
How SA’s Fittest Man is training through lockdown
Jason Smith is South Africa’s Fittest Man – he’s a multiple SA CrossFit champion and a three-time CrossFit Games athlete – the pinnacle of the sport globally. And with the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games, which are scheduled to go ahead from 29 July to 2 August, not yet cancelled... Read more