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Bodybuilding Shows for October

13 October – IFBB Tshwane Extravaganza, a 2019 Arnold Classic Africa Qualifier Where: Bambo Cares, Pretoria North Visit www.ifbbsa.co.za or contact Gloria Mashigo on 079 877 9062 20 October – IFBB XFE Classic, a 2019 Arnold Classic Africa Qualifier Visit www.ifbbsa.co.za or contact Helena Calitz on 082 903 3799 20 October – IFBB OR Tambo ...

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SA’s Top 15 Bodybuilders

Over the past 15 years we’ve witnessed what is arguably the golden era of local bodybuilding. A string of phenomenal athletes have flexed their impressive physiques on bodybuilding stages around the world, with a number of them tasting success at the highest level. As part of Muscle Evolution’s 15th anniversary ...

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Man versus Iron

Constantly striving to lift more is what bodybuilding is all about. It’s about the challenge of pushing yourself to the limit week after week in a war against the weights. On these pages, experts offer valuable tips and tricks to train more effectively. Get the September/October edition of Muscle Evolution ...

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From scrawny to superhero

We chat to new PCA Pro, The Marvel We live in an era when superheroes with massive shoulders, V-shaped torsos and rippling abs save the day by stopping locomotives and jumping over buildings in comic book-inspired movies. Having just attained his Physical Culture Association (PCA) Pro Card, KwaZulu-Natal’s Nkululeko Cele ...

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Our most insane workouts

As perennial observers of the construction of prodigious muscle mass over the years, we at Muscle Evolution have witnessed how a ton of weight was moved in gyms to build better bodies. In this issue we take a look back at some of the bodybuilding industry’s hardest training athletes, milking ...

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Caffeine: Helpful or a scam?

Let’s turn back the clock to an era without pre-workouts. It was a time when lifters didn’t race to their tog bags, or the locker room to get their hands on ‘the good stuff’. Back then, a great gym session didn’t depend entirely on the consumption of a pre-workout consumed ...

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The heart of a lifter

Heart disease, often triggered by an unhealthy lifestyle, is one of the leading causes of death around the globe. Does lifting also tick the box of possibly sending you to an early grave? Many lifters push their bodies to the absolute physiological limit. Take the bench press as an example. ...

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Exertion load

All reps aren’t created equal in the gym. Reps you grind out are obviously more fatiguing than the ones you do when you’re further from failure. So, when exactly should you go all-out by increasing the poundage, and when should you stay at the same weight? Get the September/October edition ...

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5 reasons why your muscle growth has stalled

Building muscle is an intensive process that can only occur when a number of interrelated factors are fastidiously applied in your daily life. The primary focus of each is either to limit muscle breakdown (catabolism) or optimise muscle growth (anabolism). Omit any from your plan and your progress will likely ...

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Protein Timing

Protein supplement timing matters to body composition We all know the importance of a well formulated protein supplement when it comes to building muscle and aiding recovery. We also know the two most important times of day for the consumption of a whey protein supplement are first thing in the ...

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Potent steroids & powerful stacks

Steroid use pervades both the competitive stage and the gym environment as athletes and recreational lifters alike search for that magic combination of size and strength. But not all steroids are created equal. In this special review, expert Anthony Roberts, who has written extensively about the subject over the years ...

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Sascha van Wyk

Super hot Sascha van Wyk is a self-admitted gym junkie from Pretoria. She isn’t scared of a killer workout because the feeling of satisfaction she experiences at the end of a sweat session, be it cardio or weights, is her motivation to continue improving her already gorgeous body. Jaw-dropping is ...

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Creatine: both fuels & protects muscle tissue

Recent research adds further impetus for the inclusion of creatine in the muscle-building supplement stacks of serious athletes According to the International Society of Sports Nutrition’s position stand, “creatine monohydrate is the most effective ergogenic nutritional supplement currently available to athletes in terms of increasing high-intensity exercise capacity and lean ...

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Show reports

All the latest show results and pictures! • PCA Battle of the Titans VI • IFBB Boksburg Classic • PCA H&H Bodybuilding and Fitness Classic All the latest show results and pictures in the September/October edition of Muscle Evolution!

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The big O preview

Who is competing and, more importantly, who will win? Breaking records is what sport is all about. Just like in the vast majority of sports where players will work incredibly hard to surpass others, the planet’s best bodybuilder is about to write his name in the history books… Get the ...

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