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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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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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It’s all about the kick

I ask myself the question constantly: “What do I know about triathlons and endurance events?” I’ve been doing them for close to 20 years and before that, I ran at an elite level. In multisport I’ve competed as an elite in 10 world champs, numerous points race, and in total close to 40 major international races around the globe. Yet, I ask myself the question above repeatedly. I see so many triathletes training in the […]

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The roller-coaster ride of a multisport athlete

The highs and lows in a multisport athlete’s life and training are comparable to a roller-coaster: up-down, fast-slow. We all have that moment: we question our training our goals and possibly at times the point of going for the run, cycle or swim session. We find an excuse, justify not doing it for some reason or flat out feel we don’t have the energy. This is a normal problem. Unless you are taking something that […]

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Do you need a coach?

Is getting a coach for you? How will a coach help? The Myth Only the pros need coaching The Reality You do not need to be a pro athlete to have a coach. In fact, there is probably more need for the non-pro to have a coach, than the pro! The Dilemma Over-training, under-training, peaking and injuries – bumps that become hurdles that become walls in any athlete’s running career Let’s look at a runner’s […]

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What if your pee turns pink?

Have you ever come back from a great training session or even a race, went to the bathroom and noticed the colour of your urine was distinctly pink or red? You know you didn’t eat beetroot either! If so, did your heart skip a few beats? I know my heart did. Good news is you are not alone. This condition is known as Haematuria. I’ve experienced it very seldom in all my years of duathlon […]

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Become a triathlete this winter

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! For serious athletes, winter is when the hard work is done: thousands of kilometres on the bike and lap upon lap of a heated pool, not to mention several pairs of running shoes worn out. If you are new to the multisport tribe and have decided to take […]

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Trekking is the decider in adventure racing

Trekking is one of adventure racing’s foundation disciplines and arguably is the one that should be given the highest respect. Strengthening your feet, doing the endurance training for the demands of trekking and developing strong navigation skills are key to successful trekking – whether the stage takes two or 36 hours. All three elements should be trained and trained again. As adventure racing legend Ian Adamson says in his book, Runner’s World Guide to Adventure […]

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