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Kids' fitness

  • Fat and fit? You bet!

    Fat and fit? You bet!

    Many world champions would never make it to the cover of a Men’s health magazine. Hammer throwers, weightlifters, sumo wrestlers, shot put throwers… they don’t fit our stereotypes of athletes. Archery, golf, curling, bowling, etc… do they even have a...
  • Body type vs sport talent

    Body type vs sport talent

    Big massive hammer throwers. Slim and muscular jumpers. Tall for basketball, sturdy for rugby. These are just some archetypes of the bodies which  fit a certain sport. Is predestination real - and even if it’s the case - does it...
  • Gains for self-made athletes

    Gains for self-made athletes

    What’s the link between sports success and money spent? Some sports are expensive from the get-go. If you see ponies, laser boats or 125cc go-karts on your kids’ wish list, it's a red flag. That's the firing shot for a...
  • Love your feet!

    Love your feet!

    The Team Magnus motto is sports injure, sofas kill. Your body is perfectly equipped to restore itself after injuries. But one risk zone happens to be away from our line of vision.... Man vs cheetah Human feet are complex, composed...
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Junior sports

  • IG myths exploded:  Swimming as miracle cure

    IG myths exploded: Swimming as miracle cure

    Now this is a sport I love! I competed in swimming galas for years. I have to be objective though, people bang on about swimming as a type of miracle training which fixes any kind of injury. That’s not true...
  • Girls’ sports potential unpacked

    Girls’ sports potential unpacked

    When one 17 year old girl compares notes with one 17 year old boy who has the same activity level as her, then the male is a little stronger than the female. But that does not translate into the potential...
  • Insane PED stories

    Insane PED stories

    Strap your seatbelts for a short history of substance abuse in sports. It’s hard to believe what’s been seen as performance-enhancing over the years. Famously Dorando Pietri was disqualified after crossing the London 1908 marathon finish line first, because he...
  • Highs and lows of cannabis in sport

    Highs and lows of cannabis in sport

    If you imagine a drowsy and relaxed cannabis-smoker, then you’re probably not thinking of a pro athlete. Your stereotype is partly true, but moderate dosage and willpower can overcome some side effects - especially for the personality type which becomes...
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Motivating kids

  • Team sports and social skills

    Team sports and social skills

    Sure, team sports are great for fitness, skills, competitiveness and new experiences. But they also offer kids an awesome workshop for social skills. To show why playing in a team with your peer greep is so valuable, first of all...
  • Vegan diets for kids and teens

    Vegan diets for kids and teens

    It takes elite resolve to cut animal products from your diet. If you’ve already taken this step, you have my admiration. Of course, eliminating meat doesn’t mean you are automatically healthy. You can stuff yourself with takeaways, French fries and...
  • Tokyo 2020 - sport is a bet that always pays off

    Tokyo 2020 - sport is a bet that always pays off

    The 2020 Olympics - these super humans have endured the hardest training sessions, made the ultimate sacrifices, and gone through dizzying highs and lows.  A lot more people will place 10th or 20th than on the podium. Some had to...
  • Sleep for teenagers - the science

    Sleep for teenagers - the science

    You have a tonne going on and your sleep deficit is building up. Sounds familiar? Yet you make it to school, to training and you have time for shows, games and friends. Are the late nights really a problem? Turns...
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Outdoor apparel

  • Kids' wetsuits for cold water - the science

    Kids' wetsuits for cold water - the science

    Nothing beats a refreshing dive into a crystal clear lake!  But remember, all the conventional ways in which our amazing bodies regulate their body temperature are extremely inhibited in water. They’re almost nullified. That jeopardises how alert and strong you...
  • Winter Sportswear & Apparel Guide for Kids

    Winter Sportswear & Apparel Guide for Kids

    The right kit keeps kids outside for longer. Regardless of the activity, you’re likely to go at a slower pace than you would do without kids, assuming they are beginners. So make sure your own patience isn’t impacted by cold...
  • Summer Sportswear & Apparel Guide for Kids

    Summer Sportswear & Apparel Guide for Kids

    Even in milder weather parents need to plan. Beach play, full-on water sports or long bike rides all require back-up changes of clothes. But don't let that stop you! Life is more fun when you’re not scared of getting wet...
  • Base layers for kids

    Base layers for kids

    Many people solve winter with chunky overcoats. This works if your idea of a great day out is standing at bus-stops. But kids love a good run-around any time of year. And the younger they are, the more time they...
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Active living

  • IG myths exploded - the keto diet

    IG myths exploded - the keto diet

    If you want to achieve health gains through diets, you will have heard of keto or the ketogenic diet. If you’ve seen a lot of influencers push it, then maybe pause to consider the whole picture. Ketones Ketones form one...
  • IG myths exploded - active or sporty?

    IG myths exploded - active or sporty?

    When thinking about the human body it’s hard to separate health and movement, just as it is hard to separate being unhealthy and sedentary. But we need to make an important distinction: being active doesn’t mean being sporty. Over in...
  • IG myths exploded: Sweat & weight loss

    IG myths exploded: Sweat & weight loss

    Many people mix up heavy sweating and weight loss and I suspect this myth originated in combat sports. There are strict weight categories to fall within for boxers and wrestlers. On the day of the fight, the athlete can reduce...
  • IG myths exploded: Diets

    IG myths exploded: Diets

    Search up stuff related to your favourite sports and fitness hacks, chances are Instagram will bombard you with related paid posts. It’s in their nature to post for immediate interaction, not your long-term health gains. I’m starting 2022 by dispelling...
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