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3 steps to boost post-workout recovery for endurance athletes
There is hope for more mass participation events in the coming months. As training load and volume pick up after an 18-month hiatus, athletes should focus on optimising their recovery to get the most from their training. That’s because the perfect combination of training volume and intensity, properly periodised... Read more
This is how EVOX fuels WP Rugby
The physical demands of professional rugby are immense. Completing multiple training sessions a day, along with intense weight training in the gym and high-impact games every weekend requires quality sustenance from food and supplements for optimal recovery and peak performance. And as a predominantly power-based sport, players need to... Read more
Squeeze your way to better recovery with compression gear
Compression garments have become commonplace at endurance events, especially long-distance running races, multi-day cycling stage races and triathlons. In terms of efficacy, the principle by which compression garments work is sound and has, in fact, been used by top athletes for many years. Flushing the system Physiologically speaking, the... 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
Exercising while sick: Is it a good idea?
Another flu season has arrived and there are few things more frustrating than missing training due to illness. That’s why many of us often train despite feeling under the weather. While it is important to take it easy when our bodies are fighting an infection, there are instances when... Read more
Gyms reopen under adjusted level 4 restrictions
After President Cyril Ramaphosa flexed his lockdown muscle and closed gyms for 2 weeks amid the third Covid-19 infection wave, gym members received good news during the presidential address on Sunday night. Under updated adjusted level 4 regulations, gyms can reopen from Monday, 12 July 2021 under strict Covid... Read more
Love for sport launches fitness career for Simhle
Provincial hockey player and NPL ambassador Simhle Plaatjies has used the foundation that competitive sport created to build a thriving career as a fitness professional and industry influencer. Simhle’s sporting development started at an early age, after her mom enrolled her in Playball sessions, which helped to hone her... Read more
Mom loses 10 kilos in 12 weeks to earn top spot in transformation challenge
Pregnancy and motherhood are life-changing experiences but the demands they place on your life and body can also take their toll. Julette Cordier was 34 years old when her first daughter joined the family. “I gained 25kg over the course of my first pregnancy but managed to lose all... Read more
What’s the best product to get on the gain train? We discuss mass gainers vs MRPs
There’s no free ride on the gain train. Arriving at destination ‘muscle’ needs an intense weight training program built around the core compound lifts and a comprehensive nutrition and supplement plan that supports recovery and muscle growth. Supplement support Consuming sufficient calories is the cornerstone of any successful bulking plan.... Read more
Can you power up your endurance with protein?
Serious endurance athletes are always looking for that extra edge, but sometimes it isn’t the latest bike or shoe technology that delivers that marginal performance gain. Most athletes already understand the importance of protein in their post-exercise nutrition and supplement regimens because the repair and recovery benefits are backed... Read more