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Adjustable dumbbells: Versatile and easy to use

There are two main types of adjustable dumbbells on the market: Traditional adjustable dumbbells come with a bar, weight plates and collars to fasten the weights to the bar. You remove the weight plates by taking off the spin on collar, pulling the weight plates off and then sliding new ...

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The cardio versus weights debate

Researchers recently measured weight lifting versus cardiovascular exercise to determine which was best for weight loss. They found that cardio burns more calories and is best for reducing fat mass but excessive cardio can lead to a loss in muscle. Not a good thing when you are a bodybuilder! On the ...

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Exercise rejuvenates cells

By strengthening our muscles we can improve our lifespan. American researchers have found that exercise helps the body to keep the cells in the muscles strong and healthy. According to scientist Zhen Yan exercise improves muscle health by rejuvenating its cellular powerhouse, the mitochondria. “Whether muscle is healthy or not ...

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Can women outlast men in the gym?

Researchers in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Canada have determined that women are considerably less exhausted after exercising than men of similar age and athletic ability. “We’ve known for some time that women are less fatiguable than men during isometric muscle ...

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Anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth

A new study suggests the long-term use of over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth in young athletes who lift weights. “The results are extremely interesting since the use of anti-inflammatory drugs is so globally widespread, not least amongst elite athletes and recreationally active individuals,” said researcher Tommy Lundberg of ...

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HIT can boost brain power

Hit

A new study suggests as little as ten minutes of high-intensity training can have an impact on learning. Research, conducted by a group of scientists at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, has shown potential benefits of shorter training sessions on memory, information, processing and behaviour in adults and ...

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Stay active to prevent obesity

obesity

There is heightened concern that exercise deficits are contributing to the growing obesity epidemic among the young and the old across the globe. New study A new study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore in the United States found that physical activity, ...

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Don’t lift and run!

Don't lift and run

Sports scientists in Australia have urged athletes to separate their weight training sessions from endurance activity after conducting tests on, what is known in the industry, as concurrent training. According to researcher Kenji Doma from the James Cook University in Queensland the physiological stress caused by lifting weights can continue for several ...

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Heavy and light training

John Leslie

I don’t have so-called heavy or light days but a basic way of training. I start my workout with a compound movement such as barbell squat, bench press, military press or any other multi-joint exercise that will require the most weight. I believe in always using heavy poundages when I ...

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IBFF Classic in Welkom

Welkom Classic

The Free State will play host to the Welkom Classic this weekend in yet another golden opportunity for local athletes to show off the results of their hard work and dedication. At the competition, hosted at the Ferdi Meyer Hall in Welkom on Saturday, 29 July, a team will also ...

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