Dusting off your Takkies, Exercising & Masks… What’s the Deal?

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The birds are chirping a little earlier, a few hopeful shoots and leaves have started sprouting; we’re in the last month of winter! And as you can’t have a drink on Friday evenings anymore, you can easily get up early and train on Saturday! While the days get a little longer and warmer, we’d like to salute our frontline medical staff for their continued effort in fighting the pandemic and…

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Is Taping/Strapping just a Fad?
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Is Taping/Strapping just a Fad?

We have all seen someone, whether it be an Olympic athlete on TV, or a fellow trainer in the gym, brightly decorated with various coloured tapes on different muscle groups. Naturally, you would think that “if the top athletes are using it, it must be legitimately backed by science and evidence for them to be using it..right?”. So let’s ask the fundamental question: Is taping/strapping one big fad or is there…

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Groin Pain Is NO Game!
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Groin Pain Is NO Game!

"Our Pelvic Area is the center of our universe, if the muscles aren't working we can't move forwards" - Trevllyn Murray While this may seem a little dramatic, the theory stands. The pelvic muscles are all necessary to move the legs in a walking motion. Amongst them, the adductors, hip flexors and rectus femoris (one of the quads) are most often associated with groin pain and injuries. While it is…

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Alcohol is a regular after sports drink and or celebration. A beer after a training run, a few beers after a game win or loss, a few drinks just for “team spirit”. Alcohol regularly affects sleep, decreases recovery from injury causes dehydration, headaches and negatively affects production of hormones for muscle growth and repair. Sleep: Alcohol is shown to disrupt sleep cycles throughout the night. This has a negative effect…

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