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Take a load off

Conventional weight training guidelines as they pertain to strength development and muscle gain, and our ego-driven need to manhandle heavy weights to prove our prowess, have created a gym culture where heavy weights dominate our approach to training.

Form first: Overhead squat

The biomechanics of this advanced squat variation make it difficult to perform properly under load as it requires good shoulder and hip mobility. It therefore requires perfect form and flawless execution.

Cover profile: Jaco Van Wyk

Jaco van Wyk is a rising star in the world of competitive fitness, and he has big ambitions, both for the stage and in business. We caught up with this full-time student who has, in a short period of time, achieved what many fail to accomplish in a lifetime.

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