LifeMax together with our international partner Customed and Heinz Lowis specialist in Cardiac Rehabilitation, hosted our first Cardiac Rehabilitation workshop. We welcomed an enthusiastic group from different parts of Southern Africa. Thank you to all of those that joined us and we hope to see you all again soon!
The Woodway Curve is not only a treadmill used for speed performance and training, but can be used for rehabilitation as getting the correct movement pattern is vital. These non-motorised treadmills were recently installed at Virgin Active Point in Cape Town.
The Woodway Curve is the original non-motorized treadmill that puts you in total control of your workout. This ensures that your workout is performed with good technique throughout and allows you to train smarter at Virgin Active Moreletta Park.
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing provides an assessment of the integrative exercise responses involving the pulmonary, cardiovascular, haematopoietic, neuropsychological, and skeletal muscle systems.
Routine assessment and screening is a useful tool in monitoring an athletes physiological, psychological status and wellbeing and therefore assisting the coach or professional to highlight potential overtraining or fluctuations in performance
The non-motorized Curve treadmill offers a fitness challenge to everyone along with distinct training advantages Compared to a conventional treadmill.
VO2 max is the gold standard for determining aerobic fitness and cardiovascular endurance. Since muscles need oxygenated blood for intense and/or prolonged exercise, the heart must pump enough blood through the circulatory system to meet the demands of intense exercise.
As many young athletes are involved in a variety of different sporting and extra mural activities over and above the array of social and environmental stressors. Overtraining is becoming a real threat to the balanced development of the child athlete and it is increasingly more important to monitor them.
Skinfold testing, also known as calliper testing is a commonly used method to determine a client’s body fat percentage. This method involves the use of a caliper device to “pinch” the skin at various predetermined sites on the body.
A curved treadmill is a new type of self-powered running machine that requires no electricity and the curved running surface places a greater demand on the user compared to a traditional motorised treadmill.
Plyometric training is an effective and research validated method of training to improve explosive power and speed and should be incorporated into the strength and conditioning programs of athletes participating in sports requiring rapid, explosive force production.
This form of training typically uses technology such as linear position transducers to measure movement velocity during an exercise.
Body composition is simply the amount of lean body mass and body fat that makes up total body weight. The lean body mass includes bones, muscles, water, connective and organ tissues. Body fat includes both essential and non-essential fat stores. Essential fat includes organs and tissues such as nerves, lungs, liver, brain, and mammary glands. The non-essential fat stores are primarily in the adipose tissue.