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  • Cross Training for Runners

    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 […]


  • What is strength training and why is it important?

    By Nicole Harran What is strength training? Strength training is a component of physical exercise, focusing on using resistance to induce a contractile force to inevitably increase a muscles strength, anaerobic endurance and size. When doing strength training, it causes microscopic damage to the muscle fibers (catabolism – breakdown of muscle fibers). The body’s natural […]


  • Performance Enhancement Training Part 2: Core Stability Training

    In last month’s issue we discussed in depth about Sport Specificity as the first part of performance enhancement training. We realised that we have to achieve equilibrium through integration of optimal functional strength, power, core stability, balance, proprioception, reaction time, agility, decision making and technique and that only when the body is at total equilibrium, […]


  • Keeping Injury Free this Holiday Season

      By Jennifer Steele     It’s officially holiday season and so our routines are thrown out the window. The number of Christmas parties start to increase, the servings of pudding go up. While on the opposite side of the scale the exercise programs get put on the back burner. This is all normal. However, […]


  • Chronic and Overuse injuries

    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 […]


  • ILIOTIBIAL BAND FRICTION SYNDROME

    Iliotibial Band Friction SyndromeBy Andries Lodder As a Biokineticist, I know that one of the most commonly occurring injuries among athletes injuries is Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS).What is it really?The ITB is the connective tissue band that runs down the lateral side of the thigh and attaches on the lateral surface of the tibial condyle […]


  • Pedal Power

    By Andrew Savvides, Qualified Physiotherapist With summer on our doorstep and days getting longer and warmer, many people are taking to the outdoors to find their fitness fix. And, what better way to enjoy this country’s spectacular natural areas and climate than through mountain biking or cycling. Many have set the annual 94.7 Cycle Challenge […]


  • Fitness Testing; VO2Max and More

    By Jennifer Steele Fitness Tests: Fitness tests can be used to measure certain abilities of the human body. Every fitness test has a specific outcome or value that it aims to measure. This outcome then becomes an athletes baseline value. Future tests and results can then be compared with this baseline and it can be […]


  • Cardiovascular Endurance with Injuries

    By Fathima Jeewa One of the most common phrases we often hear is “you need to improve your fitness levels” …But what does that mean?! Cardiovascular endurance is also known as aerobic capacity. This is the body’s ability to sustain submaximal exercise over an extended period of time. This ability depends on the competence of […]


  • Neck Pain

    By Nicole Harran Neck pain is becoming an increasing problem amongst the population. Various factors are contributing towards neck pain which will be discussed and some tips will be provided on how to prevent and deal with it. The Neck: The neck is made up of a series of vertebrae which extend down from the […]


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