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Is Your Exercise An Unhealthy Addiction?

South Africa is a country that seems to thrive on sporting extremes. Think of the Cape Epic, Two Oceans, Comrades, Dusi Canoe Marathon, Midmar Mile, Puffer, joBerg2c, Skyrun, Totalsports Challenge and many more. When I moved to this wonderful country from the UK five years ago, I was totally amazed at how fixated people were with exercise volume. I met people who were spending three hours in the gym daily, runners who did 30-40km pack […]

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Seven Summer Maxims For Multisport Improvement

There are seven ways to improve your multisport fitness this season. Anyone wanting to maximise their fitness, personal, intellectual and development goals should take note. It applies to a single sport as much as it does to several. 1. Eat smart There are so many guidelines and theories as to how you can lose weight the quickest, get the leanest build the fastest and shed body fat in just a few days… In my opinion […]

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Seven Vital Things You Must Do To Taper For Your Best Event Yet

One of the fundamental aspects of your race preparation is tapering your training to peak on race day. Athletes use the term peaking to describe being in the absolute best condition (physically, emotionally and mentally) at a specific time for an event. Peaking is not always easy to perfect and requires experience and planning. This article could save you costly errors and disappointment. Pro triathlete and Olympian Kate Roberts has learned the science of peaking […]

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Chalupsky’s fitness “exceptional” as he leaves for Molokai Challenge

Surfski ace Oscar Chalupsky (50) was put through his paces at the Prime Human Performance Institute just hours before he jetted off to Hawaii for the defence of his title in the gruelling Molokai Challenge, with the sport medicine experts agreeing that he is in remarkable shape for an athlete entering his sixth decade. Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts collated the data from a stringent set of tests and concluded that Chalupsky was at a […]

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How Liezel van der Westhuizen stays fit

TV and radio personality, model and MC, Liezel van der Westhuizen has a demanding career. But that’s just one side of the former M-Net Idols presenter’s life. The other side is her passion for staying fit. She’s not afraid to try new ways of doing so. Beginnings “One of the first sporting activities I took part in as a youngster in Pretoria was swimming. I remember my first lesson and how much I loved it. […]

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Choose Healthy. Things we learn from kids’ parties

Parties are interesting. Stuff happens. Four-year-old parties are more interesting. More stuff happens. Fascinating stuff. Recently I got to watch, at terrifyingly close range, how one stout chap used a tissue in multiple ways. It was during the cake cutting and gift opening part of the party.

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Finis Swimsense

Finis Swimsense Most fitness swimmers arrive poolside with only a vague idea of what they’re trying to improve. At the novice end they think of completing a set number of laps. As experience increases, they start wanting to do sets because they realise that their technique needs training too. Unless you’ve put a structured programme onto paper and laminated it, it’s tricky to keep track of how many 50s, 100s and 200s you have swum […]

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