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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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Fix your squat: 6 ways you’re doing it wrong!

The importance of proper form during compound lifts cannot be overstated – it reduces your risk of injury and ensures that the exercise stress is being imposed on the targeted muscles to maximise the adaptive response. This will ultimately deliver more muscle and greater gains in performance over time. And if there’s one exercise that is performed with poor or ...

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66% Of South Africans Struggle To Balance Work & Exercise

Research commissioned by bag and computer accessory manufacturer Targus South Africa announced reveals that two thirds (65%) of South Africans find it hard to fit in exercise around their working lives. The survey, conducted by OnePoll and carried out in seven countries across the Europe (EMEA) region, uncovered the key factors restricting people from living more active lifestyles, with respondents ...

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Deadlift Like a Boss with Joshua Capazorio

Joshua Capazorio, head coach and co-owner at Performance Purist, a new gym in Bryanston focused on strength and conditioning, shares his expert tips on perfecting the deadlift – arguably the quintessential measure of strength in the gym. It’s also an exercise that develops your body’s major movers. “While many gym goers have attempted a deadlift, they maybe don’t feel as ...

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Swim For Your Life

Swimming is an easy, low-intensity way to tone up and to manage your weight says Ceri Hannan, National Product Development Manager at Virgin Active South Africa. He says that “a session in the pool is as beneficial to mental wellbeing as it is to physical fitness and everyone should consider including a 30-minute swim in their exercise routines”. Hannan says ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Running

Running offers an amazing range of benefits, from improved health and fitness, stress relief, and anxiety management, to increased vitality and effective weight management. These benefits make it one of the most popular sporting disciplines in the world. Step 1: Visit a physio or biokineticist for an assessment to identify any underlying biomechanical issues or weaknesses that may be made worse by running. ...

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Eccentric Training now at SSISA

The Sports Science Institute of SA (SSISA) now offers a Grucox eccentric training programme for runners, an effective tool for reduced injury-risk and better performance for runners. Those keen to run injury-free, with renewed strength and improved performance should consider this form of training. A recent spot survey conducted on runners by the SSISA found that more than half of ...

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Debunking Fitness Trends: Fit Facts On What Works Best

Whether you’re 10km-a-day fitness fundi or more of a novice, understanding the latest health and fitness trends can get confusing. How on earth do you know which type of workout is right for you, or whether you’re doing it right for that matter? TomTom shares insight into some of the latest fitness trends to help you understand a little more ...

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Your 2018 quick-start workout guide – 6 week programme

10 moves to a better body

THIS PROGRAM HAS STARTED, but you can still jump in and sign-up to receive these weekly workouts.  View the workouts here; Week 1: Circuits Week 2: Supersets Week 3: Pyramids  Week 4: EMOM (Launching 5 February) Week 5: AMRAP (Launching 12 February) Week 6: Tabata (Launching 19 February) Get the 6 week programme… Here’s what you need to know… This quick-start workout guide is developed with 10 of the most effective ...

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