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The F word

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Sunday, June 13, 2010, In : Training 
 

The choice of training has been narrowed down a lot by research and science. Do your workouts fast and with intensity and then you don't have to spend hours in the gym. This is a nice concept, especially with all our time constraints in our lives. Now that we are slowly but surely embracing faster, higher intensity workouts we also need to embrace the right way to approach speed training, specifically running...


Speed training for us normal gym goers are usually also called interval tra...


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Wonderful wheatgrass?

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Wednesday, November 25, 2009, In : Nutrition 

It has been around since the early 1960’s. When it first came onto the scene, it was discussed with great passion. Good or bad, healthy or unhealthy or is it yet again another fad? When all the dust settled, it was agreed that wheat grass is one of the super foods known to humans and a lot of people have adapted to consume this wonder food on a daily basis.

 

First of all, it has an extremely high nutrient content. The high levels of chlorophyll (the basis of all plant life) in the ...


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What is the big hype about warming up?

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, In : November 2009 

What do most of us do when we walk into any training facility? We run straight for our favorite machine and start pounding out the reps. Fantastic. The workout started with a bang and is probably going to end in a bang. One that is not going to end well for you though. Injuries in the general training public occur mostly when the fitness enthusiast do not warm up properly. The body needs to be prepared for a strenuous workout and if we fail to do so, we will never reap the benefits and reward...


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