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Let’s talk golf

South Africa is a dream-come-true for golf lovers because you can play golf all year round. If you have not taken advantage of that fact yet, perhaps it is time to grab a set of golfing clubs and head to the nearest golf course! At this point, you might …

Experience tandem skydiving

Have you always dreamed of flying like a bird, with nothing between you and the surrounding air? Do you yearn for an adrenaline rush? Are you ready to do something out of the ordinary? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, skydiving …

Get fabulous arms and shoulders

Would you like to flaunt well-defined arms and shoulders this summer? Getting the look is not all that difficult! All you need is some space at your home, a full-length mirror and several pairs of different weight dumbbells. You need a full-length …

Cycling safety tips

The first rule of cycling safety is to find where the brakes are before mounting. I learned that lesson the hard way. In brief, I backpedalled to stop on a gently descending slope, panicked when nothing happened, and realised that the bike only had manual …

Comrades Marathon 2018

On a fine and mild to warm Tuesday in 1921, outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall, 34 runners began what was to become the largest ultra marathon in the world. Mention the word “Comrades” to any runner to see human emotion in its most raw form. From …

The right exercise for the right muscle: Abs

Everywhere I go people want washboard abs. Male or female, if you take a look at your standard action hero or model they have abs. Abs, abs, abs. It would be awesome if exercise alone could lead to a washboard stomach, but diet is the key for building a …

The right exercise for the right muscle: Chest

Ever met a gym bro? They are surprisingly simple to identify; How much you bench? is the classic gym-bro giveaway. And the answer reveals a lot about a lifter in general, including strength level and training history. The bench press is also an excellent …

The right exercise for the right muscle: Legs

Blessed is he that skippeth not the day of legs. - Random Internet Personality. Leg day. If there is a day feared by gym-goers, it is this day. A man cannot hide from the squat rack, and the deadlift threatens to expose you for the puny weakling you …

The right exercise for the right muscle: Shoulders

The human body is a well-oiled machine, able to adapt to a range of movement patterns. One look at the modern sporting scene reveals the diversity in body types and musculature - all the result of a quest for physical efficiency. Using modern technology …

Smile to boost your workout

“...and smile!” That’s what our yoga instructor would say to us as we gritted our teeth while trying to get into a particularly challenging pose. Smile?! Who can even think of something like that at the time like this, I used to think. However, it …