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Plyometric Training

Plyometric training is based on agility drills and jumps. The aim of this conditioning is to improve explosive power as well as reaction time, whilst decreasing the occurrence of...

Its An Uphill Battle!

Repeat after me, the mountain is your friend. Treat your friend with respect and the benefits will be endless! Many runners dread going up hills,...

Breathing Techniques to Enhance Performance

As runners we often overlook simple things such as breathing and posture, which can be a much cheaper fix than new running gear. Starting...

Exercise: Why It’s the Best Antioxidant

We hear about them everywhere these days: antioxidant-rich beverages and supplements are all the rage. But what do antioxidants even do for...

Natural Energy Foods – Eggs

Eggs used to be shunned as the cholesterol culprit, but nutrition experts now acknowledge that eggs should be part of a healthy, balanced diet....

Running super fuel – Honey

The ultimate running fuel, honey's natural unrefined sugars are easily absorbed by the body. These simple carbohydrates are a great source of energy and...

Tips, Technique & Safety

Running With Blisters

Blisters are a common problem amongst runners and can often be very disabling. Blisters are caused...

Knowing When to Quit

How hard should we push, how hard is too hard? This is quite a difficult...

Some Things Every Trail Runner Should Know

If you are new to trail running, don’t be intimidated by the sport or what...

UTCT – Race week next week – what’s on and where to support

Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon, which is now part of the Ultra Trail...

Breathing Techniques to Enhance Performance

As runners we often overlook simple things such as breathing and posture, which can be...

Health & Wellness

“Honey, does this make my butt look fat?”

Does this sound familiar? It is funny how we all want a good looking buttock,...

Prevent Cramping

An early morning run sometimes is the only opportunity we get to hit the trails....

Power Of The Theraband

Training logs often just consist of the amount of kilometers run per week or month and very seldom...

Carbo-Loading The Right Way

Carbo-loading is not the same as “eat-as-much-as-you-can”. It is important to select high carbohydrate, low...

Shins and Compartment Syndrome – Part 1

Great confusion exists about the difference between shin splints and compartment syndrome amongst runners. Shin splints...