Back to basics: Paleo exercise

You know all about Paleo eating, but what is Paleo exercise? ‘If cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either.’ The Paleo diet is certainly one of the most popular eating plans of the past decade, seeing devotees consuming only fresh and whole foods, and avoiding anything processed – just as people in ancient times did. […]

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This is Tabata!

Got four minutes? They’ll be the most intense of your life, but you’ll burn fat like never before. SHORT … BUT NOT SO SWEET. That’s the best way to describe the super high-intensity workout that is Tabata. A type of HIIT, Tabata requires you to push – and we mean push! – yourself to the […]

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How to get out of a workout rut

Whether you’re bored, have lost motivation or (gasp!) stopped seeing them gains, there are ways to inject new life into your exercise routine. WE GET IT, the end of the year is an awkward time to keep up with your workout routine. You’re tired (it’s been a long year). You’re demotivated (beachside cocktails sound waaaaaay […]

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Candice Swanepoel: Train like an Angel

Do you have to be a supermodel to get your pre-baby body back in just a few months? No, says Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel. It takes a lot of hard work and self-care – just like for us mere mortals. THERE’S A PERCEPTION that models are either genetically blessed with a lightning-fast metabolism, or […]

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Reboot your workout goals

Don’t let your fitness goals fizzle once the excitement of the new year has passed. Ah, January! New year, new beginnings, new goals and … hordes of people at the gym? Urgh! Whether you let your fitness routine slip for the holidays or you’ve been saying ‘Next year I’ll start’ for the past four years, […]

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Are you exercising too much?

Hitting the gym daily, but not seeing the results? You may be overtraining. Here’s how to tell if you need to slow your roll. MEET REFILWE*. Refilwe started an intense training regime just over three years ago. ‘I started at a CrossFit gym because I wanted to get in shape and lead a healthier life,’ […]

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Come back stronger after a fitness setback

Turn a setback into a comeback and push through when your fitness routine takes a knock. You made a firm commitment to living a healthy lifestyle: working out regularly, eating a well-balanced diet, staying hydrated, getting plenty of rest – but then, BAM! Injury, illness … life happens, derailing your fitness efforts and setting you […]

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13 ways to future-proof your body

Getting older may be inevitable, but ageing is not. Here’s what you can do now to set yourself up for ideal physical and mental health in your golden years. The trick to warding off the effects of ageing does not lie in a nip here, an injection there and fad-dieting until you give up and fill your closet with sweatpants. […]

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Metcon training

In Top Condition Unlock new levels of awesome with metabolic-conditioning training. The fitness world is full of confusing jargon and acronyms. Nowhere more so than in CrossFit. It’s all WODs, EMOMs and AMRAPs, and can sometimes make CrossFit newbie’s and regular gym-goer’s heads spin. But whatever your feelings are on the Sport of Fitness, the […]

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