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Stronger people have healthier brains, says science

The brain-boosting benefits of exercise and regular physical activity are well known and documented. We’ve written extensively about them in previous issues, but much of the scientific research into the cognitive improvements experienced, such as enhanced memory, information processing, mood and learning, relate to aerobic exercise. These research studies generally attribute the ability of physical exercise to benefit the brain ...

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Research Supports Performance-Enhancing Benefits Of Beta-Alanine

In the supplement industry’s on-going quest to help (legally) enhance the performance of athletes, research continues to affirm the efficacy of beta (β)-alanine. This non-essential amino acid is the only naturally-occurring beta-amino acid andit serves as a building block of carnosine, a dipeptide that helps to buffer the effect of exercise metabolites that build-up during physical exertion and can limit ...

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Survey Explores The Lives And Minds Of Committed Athletes

As part of Oakley’s One Obsession campaign, which encourages everyday athletes to make room for their sporting passions, the company conducted a survey among 508 committed athletes to examine their behaviours and lifestyles to find true insights into what drives them. What has emerged is a very real, not always glamourous picture of what is required to pursue a sporting ...

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Performance Purist Opens Its Doors

Performance Purist, a new gym in Bryanston focused on strength and conditioning, opened its doors to the public on 5 February 2018. It offers its members an atmosphere of proficiency and high quality coaching and training. “We are excited to bring this platform of elite level coaching to the heart of Bryanston and surrounding Jozi,” says Joshua Capazorio, head coach ...

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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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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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