The horrors that I see on the floor of the weights room never cease to amaze me. You’d think that with information so readily available on the internet, people would try to find out a little more about what they are supposed to be doing in the gym, instead of just copying the other patrons […]
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Before I even stepped foot in a gym, my first exercise love was cycling. In Cape Town, where I live, there is an annual cycling event call the Argus Cycle Tour. It’s the pinnacle of the local cycling calendar and covers 109km of gruelling terrain around the Cape Peninsula. The event attracts over 35 000 […]
There seems to be a lot of confusion about when we should be stretching and what type of stretching to do.
The benefits of stretching cannot be ignored. A lack of flexibility seems to play a role in the development of chronic injuries such as patella-femoral syndrome (knee pain), low back pain and shoulder pain. In […]
There are so many sites out there promising the best nutrition and training advice, but very few who actually deliver on that promise. Wadding through all that information can become daunting, especially when everybody seems to disagree. With that in mind, I have compiled a list of 7 reliable resources that I regularly use myself. […]
It is a common misconception that light weights performed for a high number of repetitions will tone the body or add definition to muscles without adding a lot of bulky muscle. For this reason, most ladies you see who have been brave enough to enter the weights room will work out with the pink Barbie […]
I guess I owe everybody a belated merry Christmas and a happy new year. As you may have been able to tell, I took a well deserved two week break over the holidays. I put a couple of posts on auto-post, but otherwise I’ve been blog free for a while and never got the chance […]
Today, I Stumbled Upon a post by Jonathan Fields entitled How To Make Exercise More Fun Than Sex. Well, that definitely got my attention! Full marks for the post title. In the article, Jonathan talks about how to overcome the challenges of getting people to exercise by taking out the boredom factor. I see this […]
If it’s a nice day outside, do you ever get the feeling that you should be training in the fresh air instead of breathing the chlorinated stale air of your local gym? If you do, then maybe you should give sprint training a try.
The Cheetah: This guy does his sprint training.
It’s summer here in South […]
When last did you make any real progress in the gym? If you’re just starting out, chances are you’re progressing in leaps and bounds, but anybody who’s stuck with an exercise program for a good length of time will tell you, that progress inevitably comes to a screeching halt. How many people do you see […]
Have you ever noticed how athletes in power sports tend to have the best looking bodies? Think of gymnasts performing the crucifix on the Olympic rings, 100 metre sprinters, track and field athletes, martial artists and boxers. These athletes are often quite big and muscular, but somehow manage to pull it off a lot better […]