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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 …

Premier League: The race for second?

A record breaking 18-game winning streak came to an end as Liverpool edged Manchester City 4-3 in an iconic game for all who appreciate attacking football. Now that all the Arsenal fans can breathe easily because their “Invincibles” record will …

What (not) to wear to gym

We all know what we want from our gym outfit. We want to feel good in it. And look good too. But how does one achieve these lofty aims? The tips below are tailor-made to save you at least some of the angst that so often accompanies shopping for the perfect …

Getting Fit: Fitness tips

This series is dedicated to an overview of the equipment you can use in the comfort of your home to shape the body of your dreams. Series entries:   Barbells Dumbbells Kettlebells Resistance bands Exercise balls Boxing Rope …

Getting fit: Rope skipping

This series is dedicated to an overview of the equipment you can use in the comfort of your home to shape the body of your dreams. Series entries:   Barbells Dumbbells Kettlebells Resistance bands Exercise balls Boxing Rope …