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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.

Using JSSA Flexbands is paying off for Springbok rugby players.

Teboho "Oupa" Mohoje practising for his debut in the Springbok Team
Teboho “Oupa” Mohoje practising for his debut in the Springbok Team

IT HAS been a “dream” few weeks for Teboho “Oupa” Mohoje as he continues his meteoric rise.

The dream peaked on Tuesday when Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer told the flanker that he would be part of the Springbok match-day squad against on Saturday.

Just last year the 23-year-old was playing Varsity Cup rugby as captain of the University of Free State Shimlas side.

Now the lock-cum-flanker is on the brink of making his Bok debut should coach Meyer bring him on this weekend.

PIERRE SPIES WORKING HARD TO RETURN FULLY FIT IN 2015

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In the mean time, Pierre Spies, Bulls captain and Springbok  No 8, wants to make a strong impact when he returns fully fit in 2015, which could be his final season in South Africa.

Spies has had a nightmare run with injuries in recent years, with thumb and bicep surgeries forcing the Springbok and Bulls No 8 to spend long spells on the sidelines.

“I’m about halfway through with my recovery plan. I should be ready to play by the start of the 2015 Super Rugby campaign.”

Spies knows it won’t be an easy return to the Springbok fold with the tough competition among the loose forwards. He is using JSSA Flexbands as part of his rehabilitation program and he believes this will motivate him to make a stronger comeback.

BOKKE with JSSA Flexbands down under

The Springbokke took their Flexbands with them in preparation of their big game down under.
The Springbokke took their Flexbands with them in preparation of their big game down under.

SARU has long ago realised the value of Variable Isotonic Resistance training and uses Flexbands as part of their players’ functional conditioning programme, as is evident from this image captured during the Bokke-preparation in Australia. Pierre Assor from JSSA regularly assists with injury rehabilitation and conditioning of SARU rugby players.

JSSA demonstrates how Flexbands can be used to improve speed and power in karate

On Saturday, 9 August, Pierre Assor from JSSA demonstrated the potential benefits of Flexband training to a JSKA  karate Training Squad . The variable isotonic resistance encountered with Flexband training as well as the ability to focus on training specific movements offers incredible benefits to practitioners of all martial arts where flexibility, balance, speed and power are crucial to good performance.

Karate demands strength, agility, flexibility and balance, which must all be developed from a young age.
Karate demands strength, agility, flexibility and balance, which must all be developed from a young age.

As Flexbands support muscle and joints during exercise, this is a safe and effective way of training even young karateka with very little risk of injury.

Shoulder presses with a Flexband requires control throughout the entire movement,  forcing the engagement of core muscles to maintain balance, while building shoulder and upper body strength.
Shoulder presses with a Flexband requires control throughout the entire movement, forcing the engagement of core muscles to maintain balance, while building shoulder and upper body strength.
Pulling against each other, challenges balance and forces all participants to engage core muscles while at the same time building upper body strength with push ups.
Pulling against each other, challenges balance and forces all participants to engage core muscles while at the same time building upper body strength with push ups.

JSSA Warrior Program: Conditioning & building muscles without risk of injury

Heinrich Carstens (16), is following the JSSA Warrior Fit preparation program to increase his strength and fitness for karate and adventure racing and to develop upper-body muscles in a manner that is safe for a still-growing teen.

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Heinrich stretches his back muscles after Warrior drills to prevent stiff muscles
Back stretch
A deep stretch for back and shoulder muscles after a hectic set of Warrior drills

The program consists of a 4 week beginner phase, 4 week intermediate phase and a 12 week final phase. Heinrich successfully completed the beginner phase and is now in week 2 of the intermediate phase, and the results are showing:

  • 7cm increase in chest circumference
  • 1,25 increase in biceps
  • 1cm increase in thigh

Heinrich completed week 1 of the Intermediate program which included, among other exercises,

  • 220 pull-ups
  • 300 push ups
  • 600 sit ups
  • 100 JSSA warrior drills
  • as well as 9km running

ALL done in just 2 days. Hooya Heinrich! Visit this site again tofollow his progress