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When preparing for a marathon, your nutrition plan is as important as your training programme. An optimal nutrition plan will address energy requirements, replenishment needs and muscle recovery. Vital Health Foods, the nutrition sponsor for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, plays an indispensable role in helping runners with sound nutritional advice. Andrea du Plessis, nutrition expert for Vital Health Foods ...

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Benefits of Working Out Over Lunch

When you weigh up the pros and cons, getting your workout done during your lunch break actually makes more sense than exercising before or after work. Don’t agree? Read on to find out why it’s a practical option you can tailor to suit your schedule. It’s more time effective According to Ivana Buchanan, group training specialist at Zone Fitness, time ...

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Get Rolling!

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Who wouldn’t want a personal masseuse on hand to give your thighs a rub down? Well, foam rolling may be the solution. Foam rolling is fast becoming an essential part of many gym goers’ warm-downs and recovery routines, and for good reason. The foam cylinder is used to self-massage pressure points to relieve muscle tension and pain. The long-term benefits ...

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Skip Warm-ups, Cool-downs At Your Own Risk

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With our busy lifestyles, it is easy to rush through our exercise routine. If you only have 30 minutes or an hour in the gym, it might seem more efficient to skip the warm-up and cool-down, and head straight into the hard-core workout. While these pre- and post-workout sessions don’t always feel like ‘real’ exercise, they benefit long-term fitness and ...

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Technology Driven Training For All

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It is likely that most of us have, at some time, longed for a perfect physique, or at least wished that we were somewhat fitter than we actually are. When holiday time comes around and the kids can’t wait to enjoy some sand, sea and sun, you may find yourself envying the six-pack of some young Adonis, and the ease ...

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Gain Lean Muscle Faster With EMS Training

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Perhaps the single biggest obstacle that prevents most people from achieving the sort of body they would really like is the sheer volume of time and effort involved. Most will have seen the fitness fanatics at work, and are well aware of the dedication needed by those who embark on a programme of traditional exercise. What’s stopping you? For the ...

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The Squat Injury Threat

How real is the threat of injury when getting under a loaded bar? Barbell back squats form the cornerstone of a multitude of strength routines, and with good reason. It is seen as one of the best exercises to develop strength and power, improve mobility and flexibility, and it builds slabs of muscle as it incorporates over 200 muscles in ...

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Discover X Training at Planet Fitness

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One of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to their fitness regimen is repeating the same routine week after week. In fact, your body knows movements, not muscles. So, to continue to increase strength and fitness and reap the benefits of regular exercise, you need to keep your body guessing by varying your workouts, and mixing functional ...

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Get Fitter Faster With EMS

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If you’re one of the many millions of people who have attended a conventional gym in the hope that the abdominal crunches and weight training would transform you into an Adonis, only to drop out, you can be forgiven any cynicism regarding a possible quicker alternative. It is quite possible that you found that the main obstacle to your success ...

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The Difference Between Toning & Building Muscle

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There must be thousands of men who would love to possess an Arnold Schwarzenegger-like body. However, there at least as many who simply wish for a lean body in which the musculature is clearly defined, without the greatly increased bulk that is the ultimate goal of the dedicated bodybuilder. Naturally, depending on which of these apparently conflicting goals one may ...

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