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Postural specifics inherent in Triathletes

Postural specifics inherent in Triathletes The human posture is seen as the base from where one would start with any sports specific analysis. One’s posture is worn day-in day-out, and can’t simply be seen as a garment that can be put on or taken off as we desire. Our posture is affected by our every day life, the lifestyle each person follows and in this case, the sport we partake in.

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Are you inspired or motivated?

What motivates you? What inspires you? Is there a difference between the words? For me as an athlete and person, there is a subtle difference. When I read the word ‘inspire’, the first syllable tugs at me, winking and asking me to ‘Please, please notice me’ in a shy, unassuming and humble way! The In of Inspire tells me its Inside or Internal: That I am Inspired by the Inside of Me and what come […]

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Tips for the Merrell Eden Duo

Tips for the Merrell Eden Duo Guidelines to get you racing off the beaten track at the end of October 2010. Experience South Africa’s fabled Garden Route in all its splendour.

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Pricey perspective: are AR entry fees realistic?

Pricey perspective: entry fees Shelling out cold, hard-earned cash to participate in events is a fact of event participation. It is also a factor that limits participation because the entry fee is only part of the equation – there’s travel, food and accommodation to add on top of this.

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This pro’s energy gel mistake

Don’t spike yourself before your race by Hugh Pines South African triathlete Claude Eksteen committed a cardinal triathlon sin at the London round of the ITU triathlon WCS in July 2010. But hey, life is all about learning from our mistakes. 

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Hydration for Dummies

Drink Before Thirst to Avoid Dehydration When you compete in sports, you need to drink before you feel thirsty because you slow down and lose power long before you have any signals to tell you that you are dehydrated.

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Tips for Duesouth XTERRA Knysna

Tips for Duesouth XTERRA Knysna by Deon Braun First thing you should know is that it’s the only XTERRA in South Africa without a swim. The usual format is swim-MTB-run. Knysna’s event is run-MTB-run. The transition on the sublimely-named Field of Dreams is on the lee-side of the hill but it can get cold if the wind is pumping. 1. Team up. Even if you’re not a multisporter or particularly fit, a team is a […]

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Tips for Salomon Featherbed Trail Run

Tips for Salomon Featherbed Trail Run 1. Footwear. A good pair of trail shoes will make your run more secure underfoot. Salomon and other quality brands have a range. Fit them before buying and run in them at least twice to settle them. 2. Warm clothes. A plastic carrier bag is provided to you on the ferry. Rather be over-dressed and leave your kit in the bag than freeze. Remember, there’s no such thing as […]

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Knowing when you’ve recovered from racing

Respond to Recovery by Glenn Macnamara Last time I wrote about ensuring we are adequately recovered after major races. How do you KNOW if you have recovered properly? As a triathlete, I find the three sports have different rates of recovery.

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Back pain from exercise

Aw no, it’s back! by Dr Grant Harper Have you ever felt a sharp knife-like pain in your mid-upper back? The cause could be a dysfunctional rib joint that is most often due to bad postural habits. Office workers are not the only ones affected. We often see these types of injuries in cyclists (after spending hours hunched over the bars), in swimmers and paddlers (after excessive amount of trunk/body rotation).

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