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Can you get a Rooibos boost?

Can your cup of Rooibos tea give you a performance boost? Scientists at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the Prime Human Performance Institute in Durban are trying to find out! Already known for its many health benefits, scientists will test home-grown Rooibos to determine the extent to which the tea could aid sportsmen and women. Established benefits ...

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Can Caffeine Make You Run Faster?

Synonymous with the morning ‘pick-me-up’, caffeine was once a restricted substance for athletes – thought to cause dehydration. However, recent research shows a shot of caffeine might actually help you nail that race-time! Caffeine actually has various hidden endurance benefits – so much so that many of the world’s athletes include it as a vital part of their pre-race preparations. ...

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Night-time Nutrition

Night-time Nutrition

Spare muscle tissue by limiting overnight catabolism with proper nutrition and supplementation By Pedro van Gaalen, Managing Editor Quality sleep is essential for optimal growth as this is the time when a number of biological process work to repair the damage caused during training, and daily life. It’s during REM sleep when our bodies enter a heightened anabolic state, which ...

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Pre-workout meals

Pre-workout Meals: Fuel your workouts with high octane food

Fuel your workouts with high octane food To get the most from every training session you need the right fuel to fire up your engine. While we’re fortunate to have access to a wide range of well-formulated and effective pre-workout products, when you’re training six days a week, 52 weeks a year, using supplements before, during and after training can ...

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