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Happy & Healthy Hips.

It’s all in the Hips. Elvis knew it, and it’s time that we learn it too: it’s all in the hips.  If you take the body in ‘machine’ terms, you have 4 main sections, they are your: Head  – computer. … Continue reading

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Heart Rate Training – Part 4 – Burning the Fat.

If you have not read parts 1-3 of the series on heart rate training, you can click on the following links: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Most of us are familiar with the concept of braaing or barbecuing, for … Continue reading

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Heart Rate Training – Part 3

Getting your heart rate right when training and racing can be the difference between success and failure. If you have not read Heart Rate Training 1  and Heart Rate Training 2 then click on these before proceeding. By now you should … Continue reading

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The Mighty Psoas.

Your psoas muscle plays an incredibly important role. It is a hidden muscle tucked behind your abdomen and so it is a bit more difficult to envisage than other muscles that you can see and palpate. There are a number … Continue reading

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An Appeal – Save the Rhino

On 13 and 14th of February this year, I will be swimming all 8 Midmar Miles for the 8 Mile Club. There is a charity element to these swims, and I will be swimming for the “Save the Rhino” foundation. … Continue reading

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High Hamstring Tendinopathy Injuries.

Push your leg backwards so that the movement happens from the hip – among other muscles, your hamstrings are now in action. Now, with your knee hanging down, pull your foot up toward your glutes – your hamstrings are in … Continue reading

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Pain – Understanding what we all want to Avoid.

We spend most of our lives trying to avoid pain, and when it does come along we don’t really know what to do with it. As an athlete you need to have a good understanding of pain. Pain is your … Continue reading

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Benefits of Physical Excercise.

A study was recently published with the rather ungainly title, “Longitudinal Gains in Self-Regulation from Regular Exercise”. – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17032494 – Some of these studies have titles that are almost impossible to understand, however, stick with me for a moment, because the … Continue reading

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Dealing with Water Stations while on a Run.

Let’s face it, if there is ever a moment when you are going to make a real fool of yourself while running in a race, it’s at the drinks table. Here are some tips as to how to look like … Continue reading

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