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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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Mentally Prepare For Race Day

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Mental performance coach, Tom Dawson-Squibb, shares his views on the importance of mental strength as well as some tips on how to mentally prepare for a big race. Most people would agree that being able to get the best out of yourself requires your mind to help you out during training and on the day of the big race. Unmanaged ...

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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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