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2017 Toyota Warrior Powered by Reebok Overall Series Winners Crowned

The winners of 2017 Toyota WARRIOR powered by Reebok have been announced. The prestigious title of South Africa’s largest obstacle course racing (OCR) series is greatly sought after and comes with the reward of R25,000 in prize money. Taking centre stage is power couple Claude and Trish Eksteen, who have been crowned the 2017 Black Ops Elite Champions in their categories. Trish ...

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Puma School Of Speed Returns For Fastest Season Ever

Entries are officially open for the PUMA School of Speed 2018. Long jump and high jump events have been added to the programme for this exhilarating nationwide series, which open to athletes in the U14, U15, U16, U17 and U19 categories. The first meet takes place in Potchefstroom on Saturday 20 January 2018. A need for speed Launched in November ...

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IMPI Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #4 Cape Town

Dates: 18, 19 November 2017 Venue: Wiesenhof Wildlife Park, Stellenbosch The IMPI Challenge is a spectacular trail run that features fun, but challenging obstacles. Although challenging, all obstacles are safe making the IMPI Challenge ideal for entrants of all ages. For more info, email info@impichallenge.co.za or visit www.impichallenge.co.za Photo credit: Mark Sampson

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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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Indoor Training To Become A Better Outdoor Athlete

If you’re preparing to run your socks off in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in September, or in any other long distance event, biokineticist Richard Woolrich advises that the road is not the only place where you should be training. Woolrich, who is also an award-winning personal trainer at Virgin Active, has five key reasons to use your health club ...

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Remain Disciplined During Training

Former Sharks, Stormers and Ajax Cape Town Mental Performance Coach, Tom Dawson-Squibb, offers advice on how to remain disciplined during training. Follow Squibb’s top 4 tips  to ensure you’re ready to chase your goals and perform at your finest. 1. Define it The crucial thing to remember when it comes to discipline is that it is very subjective and therefore, it is ...

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HFPA EMS Licence Trainer Courses

Leading educational institution for the Southern African fitness industry, HFPA will be presenting their EMS Licence Trainer Course on 19-20 August 2017 in Bedfordview and on 2-3 September at their Cape Town Campus. EMS training is a time-saving, highly effective training method which trains 90% of the skeletal musculature, including the deep lying layers, all at the same time. A ...

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Give Joints The Attention They Deserve

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World Bone and Joint week takes place from 12 to 20 October 2017, offering the opportunity to give your joints the attention they deserve. Joints are the connections between the bones that allow you to bend, walk and sit. Therefore making sure that your joints are kept in tip-top shape should be a priority. “Joints should be tendered to as ...

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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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