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Degenerative Disc Disease

Posted on July 13th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


 By Jennifer SteeleWe all know how important our spine is. It is our back bone, it protects the spinal cord and allows us to bend, twist and bears the weight of the body. Back pain can affect many people, of many ages and for many reasons. This means identifying the exact cause of the pain […]

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Everything you need to know about ACL Injuries

Posted on July 2nd, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleBasic Anatomy:Your ACL or Anterior Cruciate Ligament is found in your knee joint.It is one of the most important ligaments of the knee as it prevents the anterior translation or movement of the tibia against the femur. In other words, it stops your shin bone moving forward. It also assists in the general […]

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To Train or Not To Train??

Posted on June 19th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleIts that time of year, cold and flu season is officially upon us. If you are an athlete or even just training for a specific event getting the dreaded flu can really put a spanner in your training program. One of the biggest frustrations that comes along with the flu, is deciding when […]

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Cross Training for Runners

Posted on June 4th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleWhat is Cross Training?Cross training refers to the inclusion of different and varied exercises, that supplement and differ from the exercise or event for which you are specifically training for.When speaking specifically in term of running, cross training then refers to cycling, swimming or strength training. When these varied exercises are included it […]

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The Multiply Fitness Assessment

Posted on June 4th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


What is the Fitness Assessment:A Multiply fitness assessment is an alternative to getting Active Dayz™ for members who live an active lifestyle but are unable to track it. You will earn points towards your Multiply status for completing a Multiply fitness assessment through the Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA). Multiply members pay only R192 for a fitness assessment. […]

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Chronic and Overuse injuries

Posted on May 22nd, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleTypes of InjuiresThe majority of injuries sustained through exercise and sports can be categorized into two groups, acute injuries and chronic overuse injuries. In simple terms acute injuries occur suddenly and usually because of a traumatic or specific incident, while chronic overuse injuries occur over time, there is no sudden onset and they […]

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Overtraining

Posted on May 2nd, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleSo many athletes suffer from overtraining syndrome, especially when training for big events and competitions. Previously we have spoken about the importance of including rest and recovery sessions in their training programs. However, there are still those that fail to do so and train longer and harder without increasing their recovery time. For […]

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The Importance of Rest and Recovery

Posted on April 20th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleIn today’s world of competitive sports all athletes are searching for a competitive edge. Some spend an extra few hours in the gym or practicing their techniques. Others ensure their training is as sports specific as possible. However, how many are optimizing their recovery sessions and rest time?Rest and recovery are seen as […]

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), here’s what you need to know!

Posted on March 28th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?By Xavier Mc CreanorThoracic Outlet Syndrome is a term used for several different conditions that can occur when nerves and blood vessels in the thoracic outlet are compressed or irritated. The thoracic outlet is the narrow space between your collarbone and first rib. Blood vessels, nerves, and muscles that extend from the back […]

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The Importance of Core Stability

Posted on March 26th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer SteeleWhen speaking in terms of the human body, stability refers to a person’s ability to control the movement and position of their muscles, joints and limbs. With greater stability comes greater control. So, with this in mind, core stability refers to the individual’s ability to control and move their core with or without […]

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