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Buttock to leg pain in athletes

Piriformis / sciatica in athletes Fat wallet syndrome is no joke Sciatica is the name for pain in the buttock that radiates down the leg. One possible cause of sciatica is piriformis syndrome. Patients often complain of bizarre symptoms anywhere from LBP (low back pain), groin, buttock, hip pain and even pain in the perineum (nether regions). This article assists you with managing and preventing the condition. There are three basic components to piriformis syndrome: […]

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Become a triathlete this winter

Become a triathlete this winter by Ian Craig Winter is typically a time when most sporting activities SHIFT into reverse GEAR and PLAY SECOND FIDDLE TO the TV and X-box. BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO ROLL OVER SO EASILY!

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Tips to choose your first bike

If you’re in the market for a bike – your first one – you probably find the choice absolutely bewildering. Before you spend the amount time I have researching the advice of experts and wannabes on the internet, as well as talking to the good folks at real bike shops, take a read through this short article. The tips to choose your first bicycle are bound to clarify things for you, and narrow your choices. […]

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Fat myths

Fat or Fiction? by Lisa Raleigh Just a small percentage of South Africans take up a sport to win medals or beat their rivals. For most people, it’s about looking and feeling better. But how factual and scientific is some of the gym locker-room advice regarding fat?

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Immunity boost

Boost your Immunity by Keri Strachan Looking at the bigger picture, a robust immune system will also go a long way to protecting you against bigger health issues such as arthritis and certain types of cancer. Good nutrition is essential to maintaining the immune system’s ability to function at optimal levels. Ensure a healthy immunity by choosing a variety of nutrient-rich foods every day.

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Forearm overuse injuries

Avoiding and healing forearm sport injuries by Dr Grant Harper Recently I had the opportunity to treat a top paddler and her injury inspired me to write this article on over-use injuries of the wrist and forearm. Over-use injuries are common amongst multisporters especially in those who are putting in serious training in preparation for race day whether it’s mountain biking or paddling. This article provides general information on reducing discomfort and healing the condition.

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Your nutrition strategy

Develop a structured nutrition strategy by Keri Strachan Just like your training, a nutrition strategy needs to be constantly adapting to different training demands daily. It needs to take into account your specific goals. Do you want to lose fat, gain muscle, or maintain weight?

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Pain in the arms? Look to your neck

Pain in the arms by Dr Grant Harper Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or TOS is the compression of the big nerve trunk and blood vessels in the neck by muscles around the first rib and collarbone. Many moons ago I remember one of our current top surfski paddlers suffering from this syndrome.

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trekking in adventure racing lisa de speville location

Location, location, location in adventure racing

I’m not crazy about the wet and cold and my constitution doesn’t hold up to rolling swell on the open ocean; this explains why you are unlikely to find me doing a race in a wintery Scotland and I hesitate to enter a local event on the Wild Coast if it features a large sea kayaking leg. Race location is an important participation decider as it sets the seasonal, climatic (temperature, humidity, weather condition – […]

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