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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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Get Fit Quicker and with Less Effort

Almost everyone, at some stage in his life, has probably expressed a desire to be fitter and healthier. Some may even need to get fitter for medical reasons. In practice, however, it’s a great deal easier to recommend diet and exercise than it is for the average individual to embark on and to adhere to the recommended regimen for long ...

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A Quicker Way to Gain Muscle?

By Bertus Albertse, managing director at Body20 Most men have at some point in their lives looked in the mirror and thought to themselves, “I need to gain more muscle”. Although their reaction may have been instant, it’s likely that they were not as quick to take the required action. In fact, their inaction is, to a large extent, quite ...

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6 Ways to Get Stronger Now!

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Whether you merely want to move more efficiently and perform your daily tasks with ease, or you aim to lift more to build more muscle, get faster, improve your WOD benchmark, increase your lifting capacity or improve your one rep max, here are 6 tips to help you increase your strength right now. 1. Warm up properly We’re all strapped for ...

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Assault AirRunner

The premier running machine that packs an intense workout into a small package Whether you’re looking for a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) run or simply want a great addition to your WOD to shake up your normal routine, the Assault AirRunner is the latest evolution in cardio equipment, from the team that brought you the Assault AirBike. The name says ...

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