We all know that exercise is good for you, but why?


•Improved body shape - including muscle tone and posture •Strengthens bones and muscles •Reduces the chance of illness so increasing life expectancy •Improves endurance, flexibility and overall ...

Lead leg hurdle drill and trail leg hurdle drill


The aim is to run tall on the toes and aim to have a fast lead leg - slightly bent, not straight. The lead leg should come up fast and down fast with the athlete running tall, on toes with high hips.

About Shotput


In the case of the following linear technique the beginning is the stand and sit followed by the middle, the glide and turn, and the end is the delivery. For the rotational shot the beginning is t...

Diet and Sport


As well as thinking about having a balanced diet and getting all of the nutrients your body needs on a daily basis, athletes also have to think about what foods are going to benefit their sporting ...

Warm-up and Cool-down


The best way of preparing for both a good training session, and competition is by warming-up. This will help you to avoid injury and prepare you physically and mentally for exercise. •Body tempera...

Cardiovascular Fitness (Aerobic Fitness)


This type of fitness has enormous benefits to our lifestyle as it allows us to be active throughout the day, for example walking to the shops, climbing stairs or running to catch a bus. It also all...

How to Beat Side Stitches


The diaphragm, a sheet of muscle that extends across the bottom of the rib cage, plays an important role in breathing. Just like your leg muscles, your diaphragm can fatigue and cramp when put unde...

Importance of stretching


Runners following a training program tend to focus on building endurance and speed. Yet, a flexible body is more efficient, sees more gains in strength and endurance, enjoys more range of motion, i...

Growing older and training


When you reach around 35-40 years of age, it can be helpful to modify training to include fewer runs per week but run them at higher intensity. For instance, instead of running 5-6 days per week, t...

Kids need to have fun when they train


Discovery Vitality has announced South Africas results of the Healthy Active Kids Report Card 2014, which highlights the current state of South African childrens health. Ultra AC helps to combat t...