IT'S THE S#*T

The Wildest Trek (yet)

Read part 2 of Robyn’s awesome adventure race experience in Patagonia where she, along with her teammates, walked/hiked 76km in complete isolation crossing into grassland, forest and mountain slopes.

CrampNot: It’s the S#*T

Ours is the even better go getter generation. We work harder and play harder than ever before. Though we might have the drive to push further every time, our bodies sometimes kick back.

Nowhere else is this more evident than with exercise associated muscle cramps. Although muscle cramps are extremely common in both amateur and professional sports, effective treatment has been a bit of a mystery to science…UP UNTIL NOW.

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Better Late Than Never

So it has been a while since we have actually posted another one of our Top 3 sporting moments of the week, so it was time for another one of these. Again, many sports fans could not get their a** up from their couches and their eyes off of their TV screens. With the winter approaching rather swiftly and epic fixtures such as Spain’s biggest football rivalry and a World T20 Final being scheduled, there was not much enticing needed to gain the attention of sports fanatics.

Let alone the fact that Lionel Messi was sitting on 499 career goals. That, already on its own was enough for any true football supporter to make sure that nothing came between him/her and the television screen from the first blow of the whistle…So, you sort of get why it was a big deal.  Read More

The week of the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016 was an exciting week for the Best 4 Sports Team, as it saw the unveiling of CrampNot to the Johannesburg and Capetonian public. The 100% natural and world’s first commercially available neuromuscular supplement had received a fantastic response from a diverse crowd representing various sporting codes, as well many who are well known within the medical and pharmaceutical fraternities.

Thus, leaving us with great excitement going into our first Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo where we had given the cyclists the opportunity to try out our neuromuscular supplement for muscle cramps, as we had handed out samples. The response was exactly what we were expecting, as many of the participants of the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016 had shown interest in the new magical concoction that had helped many paddlers at the Dusi Canoe Marathon earlier this year.  Read More

CrampNot: The Answer to your cramping Prayers

Today, there is no such thing as friendly competition; whether it is the FIFA World Cup Final at the iconic Maracanã or an impromptu 3-on-3 game in the middle of the road of your neighbourhood, you still want to come out on top and to be the best! With that goal in sight, you go hard and all out. Pushing beyond your limits and playing your heart out…perhaps, a little too hard…and no matter how hard, how long or how often you train, you are still prone to the inevitable, dreadful involuntary and uncontrollable muscle contractions.

Despite hydrating well and constantly replenishing your electrolytes, the probability of muscle cramps occurring is still ever so likely…Well, at least not up until now.

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You are pedalling along one of the world’s most beautiful cycling routes with the breathtaking views of the glistening Indian and Atlantic Ocean. It is views such as these that distracts you momentarily, making your mind forget that you are enduring the blistering heat while sudden ferocious gusts of wind hits you from all directions. It is as if all of the Anemoi (Greek gods of wind), are putting up a collective effort to prevent you from finishing the world’s largest timed event.

However, you have proved that your strength and perserverence can be matched with any of the other 35 000 participants. But then you reach the beginning of Chapman’s Peak Drive feeling like you could do with a beer…”You’ve done well enough to get this far.”, whispers a voice in your head as you stare at the the peak of the hill while resting on your handle bars.

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An aerial shot of Chapman’s Peak Drive. (exodus.co.uk)

 

At this point, you can feel the incessant thumping of your heart against your chest as you begin to gasp for air more frequently. Your head under your helmet begins to reach boiling point while every drop of sweat begins to cascade down your exhausted body like a waterfall.

The voice in your head that you heard earlier suddenly becomes louder. The whispers become cries that you cannot ignore. Cries of “You are tired! You must stop!”, begin to creep in your mind, yet your physique shuns those commands until you realise you are nearing the top.

Every minuscule and fatigued muscle fibre in your body continues to exert force on your pedals allowing you to be within reach of the top of ‘Chappies’. Moments later you begin to visualise your descent, which excites you, not only because it will be adrenaline-fueled, but also because you know how valiantly you have worked for it.

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Cyclists at the 2013 edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour  (http-//www.capetown.travel)

Before you have even peaked, the inevitable happens…your quadriceps begin to stiffen, leaving you immobile and in excruciating pain. Out of agony you reach for your water bottle and your energy drink, gulping as much as you can in one go desperately wanting the pain to subside. You then commence to pour water over your head and on your upper legs, which does cool you down but virtually nothing for the pain.

It appears that you have suffered from a debilitating muscle cramp. Despite having replenished your hydration and electrolytes that your body requires, it had only relieved the cramp slightly. However, the pain and stiffness does not quite subside, leaving you with a bitter taste of disappointment in your mouth, as you are unable to finish.

The above scenario that was painted is a common occurrence in seasoned athletes and your so-called weekend warriors. Regardless of your fitness level and what conventional science tells you, whatever you seem to do does not quite work.

But what if we told you that, you do not need to have a similar experience this Sunday at the Cape Town Cycle Tour?

We can spare you from all of the disappointment, pain and agony by introducing you to CrampNot!

Best 4 Sports has created the world’s 1st commercially available neuromuscular supplement for Exercise Associated Muscle Cramps (EAMC). CrampNot is an innovative 100% natural product that utilises non-conventional science in order to prevent a cramp from occurring. If in the case that one begins to cramp, CrampNot can also be utilised as a treatment.

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This is it! The answer to all of your problems…at least to all of your cramp-related ones.

If you have any interest in hearing more about CrampNot and the science regarding our cramp supplement, please feel free to attend one of our product launches.

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Furthermore, if you are in Cape Town on 3rd-5th March 2016, we will be present at the Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo at the Cape Town Stadium. There, we will be handing out samples and answering any questions that you may have in relation to CrampNot.

So, come check us out!

The 2016 edition of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon saw nearly 1300 brave or insane paddlers, whichever way you see it, battle their way through 120 kilometers along the Msunduzi River from the 18th-20th February.

Andy Birkett and Lance Kime came out as victors in the Men’s race, as they had asserted their dominance over the pack throughout the three days. Meanwhile in the Women’s race, Abby Solms and Anna Kožíšková obliterated the field from the word go, as they had a 14-minute lead over second place, which they’ve maintained comfortably to finish first.

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Registration at the Natal Canoe Club in Pietermaritzburg on 17 February 2016.

For those of you that aren’t too familiar with the Dusi, it is a canoe race that requires sheer determination, Samson-like strength, intricate and agile maneuvering skills, a rock solid ability to focus for long periods on end and the heart of a lion.

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Love, Lust and Broken Hearts: Valentine’s Weekend

Love, Lust and Broken Hearts: Valentine’s Weekend

It was a drama-filled Valentine’s weekend as far as all sporting codes were concerned. We witnessed some heart-breaking moments as well as sheer brilliance leaving some fans with an overwhelming sense of euphoria. Needless to say, all sports supporters were left satisfied by the weekend’s biggest fixtures, where all of the drama fittingly unfolded on Valentine’s Day.

It was not an easy choice to pick the top 3 moments of the weekend, as there was an abundance of options to choose from, ranging from the NBA All-Star weekend to the Winter X-Games. However, we have come to a decision that was influenced by Cupid’s fickle arrow, as the knockout blows were appropriately delivered on the day of love. Read More

Well, before we tell you what our blog is all about, let’s tell you a bit ourselves! We, at Best 4™ Sports, comprise of dynamic experienced athletes, medical and pharmaceutical specialists, including doctors, biochemists, pharmacists and nutritionists, whose purpose is to explore and check out anything and everything that is sports-related. Read More