[Review] The HyperSphere

The one and only, vibrating fitness ball.

Hypershpere review by TheOneK

What is the HYPERSPHERE?

The HYPERSPHERE is the perfect recovery equipment for athletes and sports enthusiast on the go! Keeping the body’s soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia) loose is essential for maintaining flexibility and range of motion. While soft tissue balls can help the body stay loose, adding vibration with the intensity and frequency of The HYPERSPHERE takes the whole experience to another level.

The HYPERSPHERE has been used by the world’s best athletes to warm up and recover from training and competition. It can be used by anyone who wants to move better.
Hypershpere review by TheOneK

source

Dr. Mike Clark, CEO and founder of Fusionetics and Chairman of Hyperice’s Scientific Advisory Board had the following to say about the HYPERSPHERE;

“Performing functional upper body movements while balancing on a single leg with the HYPERSPHERE creates instability and forces the bodies balance (proprioceptive) mechanism and core stabilizers to activate. This enhances joint stability and overall neuromuscular control, and thereby can reduce injuries, optimize performance, and speed recovery”.

Hypershpere review by TheOneK

GIVING HYPERSPHERE A GO!

I recently took part in FNB Whines2Whales, the 3-day stage race from Somerset West to Hermanus. My full Race report to follow, but for more info about the Sido-1 I rode for W2W, read my post here.

I was lucky enough to take the HYPERSPHERE with me on race weekend. To me personally, the HYPERSPHERE is exactly what one would need for any stage race!

The HYPERSPHERE is small, compact and very efficient, so easy to pack. The battery is re-chargeable and this will usually be a concern, because of limited electricity points on these stage races. However, I fully charged the HYPERSPHERE just before we left for the weekend, and to give you an idea. I used the HYPERSPHERE at the end of every day after being on the bike for +5hours. Each session included about 30 minutes of stretching and simultaneously rolling out my muscles, especially upper thighs with the HYPERSPHERE on Level 2. The remaining battery power was more than 70% after the weekend.

The HYPERSPHERE has 3 different intensity levels; Level 1 being subtle, yet powerful. Whereas Level 3 is very intense and good for those big muscles surfaces and it will give you a proper deep tissue massage.

TO CONCLUDE:

The HYPERSPHERE is truly a magnificent little piece of equipment to assist in recovery when you need to recover quickly!  The vibrating assists with blood flow, which then assists with muscle recovery. Get in touch with Hyperice today to order your own HYPERSPHERE!

Hypershpere review by TheOneK

The HYPERSPHERE is an essential piece of equipment for localized soft tissue therapy for areas like Back | Hips | Glutes | Shoulders | Feet | Hamstrings, and more!

Hypershpere review by TheOneK

HYPERSPHERE SPECS AND FEATURES

  • Digital circuitry controls with 3 speeds setting
  • High-intensity vibrating core transfers maximum vibration to the body
  • Compact and portable, easy for travel and carry.
  • Textured rubber exterior targets vibration for more localized therapy
  • Rechargeable lithium ion batteries give over 2 hours of use per charge
  • HYPERSPHERE AC charger included

Hypershpere review by TheOneK

Disclaimer: This is my own personal views and not promoted or endorsed by any brand. However, this is a product review and this equipment in this post was sponsored. 

Nuy on the Hill

The weekend is around the corner, why not take a short roadtrip?
Nuy on the Hill by TheOneK

Nuy Valley turn-off is about 15km from Worcester en route to Robertson and 75 minutes drive from Cape Town.  So, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, we decided to take a drive out to Nuy on the Hill, situated on Nuy Winery.

Nuy on the Hill is only recently established in 2015, where as Nuy Winery however was founded in 1963. Nuy Winery was built on only one cornerstone:  Quality

Besides the winery and eatery, Nuy on the hill has its on MTB trail which, obviously, I wanted to go ride! 😉 Nuy on the Hill is the perfect spot for friends or family to take a break a spend a few hours, enjoy good food, wine and for the more adventurous, hit the trail.

Nuy on the Hill by TheOneK

THE FOOD

Nuy on the Hill has a good variety of items on the menu. Rumour has it that their Vin Rough burger is a must! The Vin Rough has a 150g homemade beef patty with red wine marmalade, freshly sliced avocado and top with biltong served with homemade mayo & garlic aioli and chips.

Nuy on the Hill by TheOneK

We opted for the tapas this time, just because there are so many tapas to choose from. One thing is for sure, you get value for money and the food is freshly prepared.

THE VENUE

The new building was built and completed in 2015. If you have a special event, birthday or wedding coming up. Consider Nuy on the Hill for with its modern barnyard feel and spectacular views.
Nuy on the Hill by TheOneK

Nuy on the Hill by TheOneK

Nuy on the Hill by TheOneK

THE WINE

Nuy on the Hill sales and stock Nuy wines . The wine tasting areas is beautifully lit and for a small fee, you can taste varies wines from the Nuy collection.

Nuy on the Hill by TheOneK

Nuy on the Hill by TheOneK

Nuy Winery purposely run a small operation in order to ensure that every part of the winemaking process is done under a watchful, experienced eye. Due to the location of the vineyards near the Langeberg Mountains, temperatures remain relatively low and this promotes slower growth of the grapes and results in “healthy, flavourful fruit.”

The Ride

Nuy on the Hill by TheOneK

The Nuy on the Hill Mountain bike route is not a route for the hardcore technical MTB rider, but rather for a weekend warrior family affair.

Expect to ride for 23km (it is promoted as 30km) but it is a fair challenge where if you want to push the pace, you can very easily ride past markers without noticing them (oops, guilty..)

First off, you start next to the restaurant and ride on a mixed single and jeep track adjacent to the R60 between Worcester and Robertson riding on farms giving permission to riders doing the route.

Nuy on the Hill by TheOneKThen you turn away from the familiar road and venture onto the farms with a view of the local scenery, beautiful in it’s own right. Once you reach the end of the farm roads you head back to the restaurant for a quick shower, (Yes shower facilities at the restaurant) and then a nice brunch or lunch, if you’ve made a booking as they get busy real quick!

There are several small technical climbs giving your tyres a good test on the loose stones and sand, but nothing to fear, just a good solid ride.

This will give you a good workout if you want a short punchy ride. This route has a great advantage though, in that it has many beautiful dams with great photo opps and it is best enjoyed with a loved one for great memories.

Nuy on the Hill by TheOneK

Check in with Nuy on the Hill on their Facebook page.

STBB 2Keep-a-breast MTB Challenge 2017

STBB MTB

More about this event

This year’s STBB 2Keep-a-Breast MTB Challenge and Family Day will be taking place on 22 October 2016 at Overgaauw Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The aim of this event is to raise funds to combat breast cancer, and all proceeds are donated to CANSA.

STBB MTB 2016

source: STBB MTB Instagram

This has become known as one of the “must-do” events on the MTB calendar. Our routes are enjoyable, challenging and well marked, our marshals are on the ball, we have the best water tables in the industry, and we are told that ours is one of the best organised MTB races in South Africa. Unbelievable prizes from our generous sponsors, plus loads of lucky draws.

After the race, chill out in Bedouin tents, eat, relax and take in the view. Enjoy the food market, artisan beers and wine tasting, plus a jumping castle and arts and crafts for the kids.

In support of Breast cancer awareness

STBB MTB 2016 source: STBB MTB Instagram

All proceeds from the ticket sales are donated to CANSA and they will also be present on the day to interact with the public and to do free health screenings and give advice.

Come join me as I will be riding the 60km to help raise awareness around Breast Cancer!

ENTRY NOW!

Quick!! Entries closed tomorrow, 18 October. Go to Quicket and ENTER NOW!

MTB ROUTES

  • 60km – Start: 07h00 (Cost R320)
  • 45kmStart: 07h30 (Cost R270)
  • 30km Start: 08h00 (Cost R200)
  • 12km Start: 08h05 (Cost R80)
  • 5km Start: 08h10 (Cost R50)

STBB MTB 2016

source: STBB MTB Instagram