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What a day of eating sufficient protein actually looks like

Scientists at the McMaster University in Canada recently released of the findings of a meta-analysis that reviewed a total of 49 high-quality studies to determine the optimal level of protein intake a gym-goer needs to develop muscle. The analysis included a combined 1,863 participants, including both men and women across various age groups, and experienced weight lifters and novices. Finding ...

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5 reasons why your muscle growth has stalled

Building muscle is an intensive process that only occurs when a number of inter-related factors are applied diligently and consistently. In our quest to remain anabolic and promote muscle growth, there are often many simple elements that get overlooked. So stop hindering your gains in the gym by eliminating these mistakes through better awareness and a few simple insights. 1. Your ...

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2018 Multiply Adventure Challenge

Date: Saturday, 8 September 2018 The Multiply Adventure Challenge, in partnership with The Warrior Race, is back for its second year, and this time it’s going to be even more epic! The venue has changed to Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Knopjeslaagte in Midrand, so expect to complete your fast-paced 3.5km Obstacle Race with 25 obstacles in the picturesque beauty ...

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Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Dates: 15 & 16 September 2018 Mountain bikers taking part in the 4thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (The Retreat) can look forward to a MTB experience like no other. The action will kick off with the Fedhealth Kids MTB events on the Saturday. The MTB action continues on Sunday when the senior mountain bikers can ...

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Last Man Standing

Date: 27-29 September 2018 A multi-stage, multi-skilled, multi-day CrossFit event that will test the fitness and grit of competitors to the limit. The South African born and bred event comprises Beginner, Intermediate, Elite and Masters divisions; and this year’s venue at the prestigious Lost City at Sun Cit allows the organisers to bring new tests of fitness by including swimming, ...

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Rietvlei Zoo Farm events

Dates: September 2018 Rietvlei Zoo Farm is situated in the south of Johannesburg, and offers a wide range of recreation, education, family and outdoor sports activities and events, including mountain biking, walking, running, hiking and cross-country. The venue also plays host to a number of popular events: 9 Sept 2018 – Muddy Princess 16 Sept 2018 – Paws in the ...

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Your last chance to become a certified EMS trainer in 2018!

Dates: 1-2 September 2018 (Bedfordview) and 29-30 September 2018 (Cape Town) HFPA, the leading educational institution for the Southern African fitness industry, will be presenting their last EMS Licence Trainer Course for 2018. The EMS Licence Trainer Course will provide fitness professionals with the fundamental knowledge base and content relevant for working as a trainer or as a consultant in ...

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Gut health linked to mental well-being — study

A new global study has reinforced the link between mental health and gut bacteria and indicates that a diet rich in many different types of vegetables may contribute to improved health. The global crowd-sourced study by the University of California of over 11,000 participants found that those who ate more than 30 different plant types a week had gut microbiomes that were ...

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The Beast Challenge

Date: 15 September 2018 The Beast obstacle course race (OCR) combines trail running, with climbing, crawling and sliding across various obstacles designed by professional OCR athletes. It’s an exhilarating challenge with race options suitable for all fitness levels. Choose from three races: The Savage Beast (11–12km with 50 obstacles), the Wild Beast (8km with 30 obstacles) and the Tame Beast, ...

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Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #4

Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018 A highlight on SA’s Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) calendar, the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge will celebrate a decade of OCR fun at Wiesenhof Wildlife Park in Stellenbosch. A trail run with a twist, the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge is known for its beautiful trails and challenging but fun natural and manmade obstacles. Focusing on family involvement, healthy ...

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