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  • Muscle memory demystified

    Total Recall

    As muscle adapts to training, the subsequent changes form a part of its muscle memory as the muscles...

  • Tricep Dips for a stronger upper body

    Training Guide: Tricep Dips

    Dips are the way to go if you want to gain overall power, strength and muscle. Most gyms have a dip ...

  • Five training techniques to kick your training up a gear and boost your results

    Intensity Boosters

    Tired of the same old routine or 3 to 4 sets of 8 to 12 reps? Then why not give one of these high in...

  • winter wakeup

    Get Fit To Survive Winter Wake Ups

    Winter is most definitely here! Those icy mornings can make it difficult to wake up as leaving the w...

  • Training splits probed - Full body vs body-split routines

    Training splits probed

    Some athletes swear by total-body routines that allow you to train a muscle as frequently as possibl...

Rest Between Sets

Rest between sets

Learn more about this integral, yet often overlooked element of your training programme By Pedro Van Gaalen, Editor During training our muscles derive the energy they need to contract from different energy systems, depending on the load, intensity and duration of the specific exercise. All of these factors combine to ‘overload’ and impose a certain degree of stress on the ...

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Build your base

One of the key elements of a proper periodised training programme commonly followed by elite and professional athletes is a preparatory period of exercise called base training.

One of the key elements of a proper periodised training programme commonly followed by elite and professional athletes is a preparatory period of exercise called base training.

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The school of CrossFit

CrossFit is an interesting phenomenon. It has so many positive qualities and influences on the people who do it, as well as those who are influenced by CrossFitters, be they competitive or merely recreational athletes.

CrossFit is an interesting phenomenon. It has so many positive qualities and influences on the people who do it, as well as those who are influenced by CrossFitters, be they competitive or merely recreational athletes.

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