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New Year, New You

So it is the new year, and we all know what that means.... New Year’s resolutions have been set, and as it is past the middle of the second month, they are starting to waiver. Just keep in mind that progress is progress, whether you have improved by an inch or a mile, you have still improved. You have still become better than you were yesterday. Don’t give up! Here are a couple of things to keep in mind to keep you going. So ... Read more

Overtraining, to train or not to train

Highly motivated athletes can easily overtrain. Overtraining is a process of placing to much strain on your body and also demanding too much  over a period of time. If your training time is more than 5 hours a week and your training is becoming a borderline addiction even at the expense of possibly doing more harm than good, it would probably time to reassess your goals. The ideal position would be, if you have the assistance of an experienced personal trainer that would ... Read more

Read your food label

The prudent dietary guidelines for healthy living suggest that our total daily energy intake should consist of approximately 50-60% carbohydrates, 30% fat (not hydrogenated as this should be eliminated from the diet) and 10-12% protein. Sugar (a carbohydrate) replaces valuable nutrients (like vitamins and minerals) in the diet and should be limited to 10% of total energy per day. When we look at food labels, we should try to choose foods that fall within the above-mentioned guidelines. Always check the nutritional information per 100 ... Read more

Hardcore Abs defined

Core stability and core strength is of utmost importance to any recreational or proffessional athlete. To know the core you need to understand the core and the muscles that is involved. The ‘core’ is made up of so many more muscles than just the TA (transverse abdominus) or six pack as we all know it. The Transverse Abdominus include amongst others: The Erector Spinae: A large group of back muscles that are prime movers of extension, lateral flexion, and rotation of the spine. The Obliques and ... Read more

FAD Dieting

Nowadays there are all kinds of fad diets and quick exercise routines. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the moment something seems too good to be true it usually is. The moment someone promises you that you can get washboard abs in only 60 seconds a days, or you can eat however much you want of something and you will lose weight, there is always a catch. Many of these promises hide the fine print very well, you can ... Read more

Total Body Transformation

Quickly a little background, I was born in South Africa but moved to the United Arab Emirates with my parents when I turned 12. In the Middle East fast food places are either the same price or cheaper then fresh produce as all fresh produce has to be imported. The convenience of fast food is also very appealing as they are open almost 24/7. Falling victim to the expat syndrome I started gaining weight, and even though I participated in all ... Read more

Raw Bar for fuel

Snack bars can be handy when you are on the go and require a quick pick me up.This might be an issue for the health conscious as some energy bars are nothing more than candy in disguise.  Bars that contain corn syrup, sugars and trans fat (heated oils) can be detrimental to your weight loss plan and won’t make a positive contribution to your daily nutrition. Healthy snacks are vital to balance blood sugar and rev up your metabolism. If you are the type of person that sabotage ... Read more

Challenge – Achilles Mile Quest

  We are proud to be involved in this great event. The Achilles Mile Quest is a fun obstacle fitness challenge of 1 Mile. Do not under estimate the distance, as there will be 15 gruelling obstacles to overcome. Join in the fun, eventful day and test your limits... Happening on the 11 October 2014 at Mykonos, Langebaan. For more information or to enquire about entry, do it here! Read more

Dates… Good or Bad

I've grown-up with dates always in the house.My grandmother used them in cake, that is if I left her any to use... :) Here's some interesting facts about Dates as a snack! Source www.howstuffworks.com |  Dates are among the most ancient of fruits, growing along the Nile as early as the 5th century B.C. Perhaps the Egyptians knew dates' sweetness hit a bounty of nutrients. Dates are nuggets of nutrition that satisfy a sweet tooth, making them ideal snacks to stave off hunger. ... Read more

To Spot or NOT to Spot

Spotting, some term the gym junkies use. Question is…do I know what it really means? Maybe one day you’ll be asked to spot, and then you’ll be glad you kept reading this! Here’s the scenario; You’re in the area where the guys bench, and you see a barbell stocked with the amount of weights that could dock a small boat. You see the chap wanting to lift this business and you think to yourself this guy is insane!! As he positions himself under ... Read more
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