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Archive for February, 2012

Importance of VO2max and Lactate Testing

Posted on February 6th, 2012 by Andries


By Andries Lodder for TriathleteSA Magazine Dec|Jan 2012 Issue Is your training weakening your aerobic metabolism? Blood pressure (BP) and cholesterol are used as predictors of potential disease, whereas fitness is a predictor of health. The healthier you are, the less chances you have of cardiovascular or respiratory diseases. We get our BP and cholesterol […]

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Ask an Expert: Backwards Running

Posted on February 6th, 2012 by Andries


By Andries Lodder for Modern Athlete Magazine Feb 2012 Issue Backwards Running: Fact or Fiction? Question: I have heard so much about Backwards Running, but I’m not even sure what it is and if it is a fact or fiction. Answer: During locomotion the most involved joint of the lower body is the patello-femoral joint. […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

Posted on February 2nd, 2012 by Andries


What’s that pain? When your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause severe pain in the heel of your foot, you may have plantar fasciitis. It is one of the most common foot problems. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation due to repeated overstretching of the plantar fascia ligament, usually at the point where […]

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