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Master Your Swing: The Vital Role of Core Strength and Mobility for Golfers

Posted on April 9th, 2024 by Andries Lodder

By Kiara Fitzhenry Introduction: It is essential to recognise the critical role that core strength and mobility play in optimising performance on the golf course. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a weekend warrior, investing in your core strength and mobility can make a significant difference in your game. The Importance of Core Strength: The […]



Posted on October 17th, 2023 by Andries Lodder

By: Gcina Gumede Each cell in the human body has a nucleus that contains genetic material which is a code for inherited traits. Typically, the human nucleus contains 23 pairs (46 in total) of chromosomes with each parent donating one half of each pair, this makes up the genetic code of a human. In individuals […]


Stages of Overtraining

Posted on September 15th, 2023 by Andries Lodder

By Taygan Robson, Sport Scientist and Director of Pure Science The three 🔢 stages of overtraining can be identified as follows: During stage 1️⃣ , Individuals engage in overreaching, which refers to a period of intensified training that exceeds the individual’s normal training load.Increased fatigue, sleep disturbances, and sub-par performance characterise the initial stage of […]


Shoulder Stability in Overhead Sports

Posted on February 7th, 2023 by Andries

Shoulder stability and mobility should have a spot in any well thought-out training program for any athlete. Stability and mobility will help with soft tissue health, as well as allow an athlete to perform at his/her highest potential. Good mobility in the shoulder, thoracic and cervical spine can have a positive impact on athletic performance […]


Eccentric Exercises

Posted on November 22nd, 2022 by Andries Lodder

Eccentric exercise is the motion of the active muscle while it’s lengthening during a load. It focuses on slowing down the elongation of the muscle process in order to challenge the muscles, which can lead to stronger muscles, faster muscle repair and increasing metabolic rate. Eccentric movement provides a braking mechanism for muscle and tendon groups that are experiencing concentric […]


Balance and Stability in Sports

Posted on October 24th, 2022 by Andries Lodder

Balance and stability in sport, and everyday life, is essential to ones performances and well-being. Balance is our ability to keep our centre of mass within the limits of our base of support, whether this is static or dynamic. It is responsible for keeping us upright whether standing still or moving. Stability is the ability […]


Pad your body for Padel!

Posted on September 28th, 2022 by Andries Lodder

Padel is the latest up and coming for sport. I’ts great for fitness, co-ordination and overall fun! But jumping into any sport without practice and warming up brings its challenges. This article will share the most common movements, shots and injuries, followed by some exercises to help pad your body. According to a study in […]


The Final Stretch of the Year

Posted on August 25th, 2022 by Andries Lodder

By Daniel Sauer We are in the final quarter of the year, and our bodies may be feeling the effects of every day life. It may seem like there aren’t enough hours in a day to fit in exercise and stretching, or sometimes those meetings run a bit over time. As a result, our bodies […]


Chronic Pain Awareness

Posted on August 25th, 2022 by Andries Lodder

By Daniel Sauer Many chronic pain sufferers live without ongoing chronic pain solutions and, as a result, their quality of life diminishes progressively over time, including their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The medical definition of chronic pain is any pain lasting longer than 12 consecutive weeks. Unlike acute pain, which comes on suddenly for […]


Tendonitis and Overuse Injuries

Posted on March 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder

By Daniel Sauer Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Tendonitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury. There are many activities/movements that can cause tendinitis, such as: GardeningPaintingScrubbingTennisGolfThrowingBeginning exercise too quickly and over-loading your […]