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Recover Like a Vegan

Dietitian Chandre Prangley explains recovery nutrition from the plant-based diet perspective. The goal? Get stronger – faster – after intense exercise.

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Endurance race recovery – some valuable observations

It always fascinates me listening and watching our bodies recover from endurance events. There seems to be distinct differences in the abilities of athletes to recuperate from races. Usually elite athletes recover the quickest from these long and demanding exertions, and often show remarkable powers to perform soon after big races. Two athletes who spring to mind in this regard are Raynard Tissink and the late great Benny Vansteelant. I count myself very fortunate to have trained […]

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Injury can strike at any time

Yolandi du Toit was seen as one of the race favourites for the South African Marathon Championships at Van Gaalens Cheese farm this year, but as it is with competitive sport, injuries can strike at the cruelest of times. Yolandi has had to pull out of one of the biggest races on the calendar during the week leading up to it, but what is great to see is how she puts a positive spin on things during […]

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Sleep Your Way… To Productivity!

March 14 was World Sleep Day and sadly most people were caught napping – it passed by unnoticed! I say ‘sadly’ because most of us could benefit from paying attention to our sleep habits. Too many of us are ignorant of the significant role that sleep plays in our ability to be productive, happy and healthy. How often have you heard someone say, “There will be plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead!”? Or, […]

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3 Training Mistakes You Must Avoid

Hi everyone! We’re human, we all make mistakes. However, by avoiding the three very common training blunders I’m going to share with you, you will: improve your performance, get fitter and faster in less time, avoid injury and get far more satisfaction from being fit and feeling in control of your life. I’m sure you’ll agree those are great results! So, here are the big bad Three Mistakes of Training… 1. Inconsistency I realise it […]

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Supplement Confessions From The Don

I read with fascination on Twitter and Facebook, both highly credible sources of information of course, athletes and weekend warriors espousing the benefits of their chosen supplement or energy potion. Now I am a big believer in correct, calculated and careful supplementation but let’s be honest here, most of you are getting a little carried away by the effect of your mootie. The key to a good supplement is in fact, to not feel anything. […]

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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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How Post-Exercise Alcohol Sets You Back

Cutting back or eliminating alcohol may help you more than you know. Picture the scene: There’s laughter aplenty and a great vibe at running clubs around the country after the weekly time trial. Runners congregate and drink a beer or wine while swopping war stories. It’s a perfect way to be social and it’s socially acceptable, especially since runners feel they’ve earned that drink through burning off the calories. But is it healthy? I have […]

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How much is enough? I’m not a Doctor so I’m sure there are better qualified people out there, who have dedicated their lives to understanding the impact the flu virus has on our bodies at a molecular level. I’m also sure that even those scientists would all agree that most people recover and respond to this virus differently. I’ve heard many people ask how long they need to allow for proper recovery after illness/injury/racing etc., […]

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