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Proteins, Fats & Exercise: Your thoughts?

Posted on May 17th, 2012 by Andries Lodder

Proteins and Exercise When athletes do high intensity strength training, then they need extra protein. True (half true). Strenuous exercise causes low glutamine concentrations, which is important because glutamine comprises 60% of total amino acid (AA) pool. Prolonged strenuous exercise increases protein breakdown and also increases protein synthesis during recovery. Therefore protein stimulates muscle growth […]


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Herniated Disc

Posted on May 16th, 2012 by Andries Lodder

DescriptionYou’ve probably heard people say they have a “slipped” or “ruptured” disk in their neck or lower back. What they’re actually describing is a herniated disk, a common source of neck, or lower back and arm or leg pain.Disks are soft, rubbery pads found between the hard bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column. […]


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A Bitter Sweet SA Track Champs by Jean Spies

Posted on May 11th, 2012 by Andries Lodder

 I guess most people in life would not be bitter about a national champs where you dominate. But the question is am I normal? I highly doubt I am. This is my story about a 5 day “tour” of my national champs as well as tour Durban just put in for good measure. It all […]


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