Hoërskool Noordheuwel First and u/16 Boys Hockey Teams to receive Flexband Training
Hoërskool Noordheuwel First and u/16 Boys Hockey Teams, sponsored by PAY EXCHANGE (pty) Ltd, each received 2 JSSA Flexbands and a stretch chart. They will all receive 3 x two-hour sessions with JSSA Flex band trainer, Pierre Assor, to assist with conditioning and prevention of injuries. These are the first sports teams at the school to train with Flexbands.
Sue Dempsey suffered serious injury to her left ankle. With broken bones and torn ligaments, she pent 13 weeks on crutches and was preparing for a long road to full recovery. However, following a recovery program using Flexbands, she can walking normally again – after only five weeks! During rehabilitation, Flex Bands® offer a safe and effective method for restoring strength. The range of motion can be changed easily to isolate specific muscles and to vary stimulus on the muscle, promoting muscle growth and thereby increase muscular strength without overloading or damaging joints.
Heinrich Carstens (16) now entered the advanced 12 week program of the JSSA Warrior challenge. Day five of this tough program involved pyramids of 1 to 10 and then back down 10 to 1. (This means pull-up x 1, push ups x , sit ups x 3 , followed by pull ups x 2, push ups x 3, sit ups x 4 etc, amounting to a staggering total of 110 pull ups, 220 push ups and 330 sit ups in just under 50 minutes! This was followed by 10 x 8 count body blasters and 2 minutes each max pull ups, push ups and sit ups with a 3 minute recovery in between each.
With Heinrich is CJ Botes, grade 11 in Monument, who has now also embarked on the JSSA warrior challenge as part of his rehabilitation program, after injuring both knees in rugby.
Since starting the program, Heinrich has seen an incredible increase in strength and speed, enabling him to cut the time it takes him to an cycle 20km by half and drastically improving hie speed and power in karate!