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Polarised training – slow down and get faster!

Putting your all into training with few race results to prove it? Perhaps it’s time to slow down and get faster! That may sound completely irrational, but polarised training has become a ground-breaking revelation for athletes in desperate need of real results.  Jonah Young is an intern biokineticist and physiologist of the South African Rowing team. He has witnessed first-hand the benefits of polarised training, not only through the athletes in his field, but as an […]

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Obstacle Course Racing, OCR, The Warrior Race 2016, obstacles, trail running

The ultimate South African guide to starting OCR

Obstacle course racing (OCR) challenges an athlete to complete a set course by foot, which involves overcoming carefully chosen challenges that are in the form of obstacles. It has been deemed as the fastest growing sport in the world and over the past three years has captured the hearts South African adventure seekers. Thousands of participants sign up not only to test their athleticism, but their sense of grit. So what’s the big deal?  “Being […]

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Mastering tough conditions in a mountain bike stage race

Team PYGA Euro Steel’s Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys have conquered technical terrain in the heat and muddy conditions in the cold, and offer mountain bike stage racing tips for the tough times!

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Is Sitting The New Smoking?

Lower back pain is among the top reasons why patients visit their healthcare professional. While each patient is a unique being, we all share certain repetitive bad habits that allow us to fall back into pain mode and require some kind of intervention. Follow these health tips to avoid the negatives of sitting, and increase your odds of 
not ending up on the surgeon’s and suffering a lifetime of pain and disability.

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Developing mental fortitude for endurance sport

After winning the 400km Munga Trail, Bennie Roux shares key advice about developing mental fortitude.

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Team Cyanosis: nine winning lessons from Expedición Guaraní

Clinton Mackintosh shares more about their victory in Paraguay and offers useful tips for South African adventurers.

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Secret that sets Hanneké Dannhauser apart

Interview with Hanneké Dannhauser as she reveals the secret to the past two years of winning success.

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10 Top multisport lessons to raise your game

One of South Africa’s top multisporters, Stuart Marais, shares his advice for athletes who are focusing on one sport, or multisports.

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Why warm up and cool down?

You’re not alone, a large majority of people don’t warm up or cool down. But here’s four reasons why you should.

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Four optimal shoe lacing techniques

Improve the fit of a shoe by adjusting the lacing techniques you use. Get started with four simple techniques.

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