How to get the best running results

9 Tips For Better Running Results

When it comes to long-distance running – whether you are running for yourself, or professionally – not everyone is naturally a great runner. Being a great runner has a lot to do with genetics, the make-up of your muscle fibres (slow versus fast twitch), and of course personal training and nutrition. Some of these key […]

Nutrition principles for life

The 8 nutrition rules to live by

For any head sports coach at a top level, one of the most key components to holistic player development is to provide nutrition education to the players/athletes. Years of research and study have proved that proper nutrition will lead to better performance. Many top-level sports teams will employ the skills of a qualified nutritionist with […]

Food to help you get a good night’s rest

Tips to eating your way to a good night’s rest

It’s been said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, we think this phrase should be adapted slightly. A good night’s rest is an often overlooked, underrated activity that directly affects your mental and physical health. Our energy levels, focus, productivity, creativity, to name a few, are all directly linked to and […]

Stay fit and healthy on holiday

How to stay in shape, active and healthy on holiday

Staying fit and healthy is a year-round commitment. Unfortunately, that seems to wane around this time of year… Guest author, Mariska du Plessis – of mariskafit.com – shares her top tips to staying in shape this silly season. Let’s be honest, we tend to let go a bit and pick up a few cms around the […]

workout foods

The best pre- and post-workout foods

You work out like a gladiator. But are you eating the right workout foods? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of the best foods to eat before and after your workout. Four super pre-workout foods Before your workout, you want foods that’ll give your muscles fuel but won’t slow you down. Don’t over eat on […]

What are simple and complex carbohydrates

The most important difference between simple and complex carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are not made equal. They come in two forms: simple and complex. And essentially, the difference between the two lies in the way each is digested and absorbed by your body. Understanding the difference between the two means you’re able to make better choices about your nutrition. Let’s take a closer look. Simple carbohydrates […]

How get six-pack abs

Here’s the reason why you can’t seem to get six-pack abs

Walk into any gym, and you’ll likely see someone doing crunches. Because crunches are the only way to get six-pack abs, right? Wrong!  So how do you get amazing abs? Simple: You need to make your body – especially your belly – as lean and strong as possible. Your abdominal muscles sit behind a layer of […]

Dangers of too much exercise

Dangers of too much exercise

If you are a hard core fitness junkie, you will most likely feel that unless you kill every workout, each day – if not twice a day – you are just not doing it right. With the growing popularity of high-intensity exercise, there is an increasing number of people joining in bootcamps, crossfit and other […]

Samanth Wonfor

Samantha Wonfor, #TrifocusBrandAmbassador, tells us why she entered the Face of Fitness competition

The final 32 competitors for the USN Face of Fitness competition will be announced tomorrow. Our very own #TrifocusBrandAmbassador, Samantha Wonfor, has entered this competition. We caught up with her before the big reveal. I have always loved sport Samantha Wonfor has always loved competing in different sports and fitness was just a natural progression […]

Why walking is better than running

Five reasons why walking is better than running

Aerobic cardiovascular exercise, like running, is a winner for a lot reasons: It’s an excellent way to lose weight and boost your energy levels. It beats down diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. It controls your blood pressure and tackles stress. And done right, it leaves you feeling exhilarated and content! The thing is, […]

worst fitness trends out

4 of the Worst trends ever to hit the fitness and nutrition industry

It’s no secret that there are some fitness atrocities that have reared their heads over the last 30 years, which would make any self-respecting personal trainer cringe . These movements gathered masses of followers in the hope of attaining beautiful bodies, better health or just to be in with what’s ‘trendy’. Why do we still […]

What you didn't know about sushi

Why sushi isn’t good for you

Sushi’s healthy, right? It’s good for your nutrition? Wrong! Yes, the fresh fish used is good for you: the tuna and salmon usually used are packed with omegas. However, as a general rule, sushi isn’t a good choice if you’re trying to follow a healthy diet – one that’s focused on low-GI carbohydrates, healthy lean […]

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