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Qualifiers for the Arnold Classic Africa announced

The IFBB in South Africa has released the dates of all the amateur bodybuilding shows for 2018 where athletes can qualify to compete in the prestigious Arnold Classic Africa. The shows are: 24 March – Champions Arise – Helena Calitz 082 903 3799 14 April – Millennium Gold Plate – ...

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Muscle Mulisha Grand Prix III

Who wants to see what true power really looks like? Show organisers Garron and Candice Whitehead will host the third edition of the Muscle Mulisha Grand Prix on the weekend of the 26 and 27 October 2018 at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg. With superheroes as the main ...

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Can Cedric do it again?

Cedric McMillan will be one of the IFBB Pro bodybuilders who will battle it out for gold at the Arnold Classic as part of the Arnold Sports Festival to be hosted in Columbus in Ohio in March. McMillan, who stands 1.85m tall and weighs 118kg in competition shape, won the ...

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Obese to benefit the most from dieting

People with a higher genetic risk for obesity benefit more from clean eating than those with a lower genetic risk. Although the latest study on dieting was observational, the findings highlight the importance of sticking to a healthy diet when you are fat and out of shape. In fact, the ...

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Never too late to start exercising

Scientists have found that two years of consistent exercise can reverse the damage caused by years of sedentary non-active life. According to Dr. Benjamin Levine, lead author of the study which was published in the latest issue of the journal Circulation, “the right dose of exercise, at the right time ...

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Whole eggs better than egg whites

Researchers in a new study have found the post-workout muscle-building response to eating whole eggs is greater than consuming an equivalent amount of protein from egg whites. “Eating protein within its most natural food matrix tends to be more beneficial to our muscles as opposed to getting one’s protein from ...

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Top bodybuilding hacks for 2018

With over 30 years of lifting experience, we at Muscle Evolution were recently fortunate enough to interview renowned exercise physiologist Scott Stevenson (PhD) who offered our readers practical ways to improve their training. Get the January/February 2018 edition of Muscle Evolution, available at retail outlets, for the full interview with Dr. Scott ...

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Bodybuilding Calendar for 2018

Fans are in for a treat with all the different shows on offer by bodybuilding and physique federations this year. March 1 to 4 – IFBB Arnold Classic USA 2 & 3 – PCA SA’s Biggest Development Show 16 to 18 – IFBB Arnold Classic Australia 23 & 24 – ...

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Arnold Classic to celebrate 30 years

Kai takes home third Arnold Classic title

The annual multi-sports extravaganza bearing 7-time Mr. Olympia winner Arnold Schwarzenegger’s name will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year with more than 75 sports, events and of course, bodybuilding. The Arnold Sports Festival, hosted in Ohio, USA from the 1st to the 4th of March, will attract an estimated 200,000 ...

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Big-gain hunting for 2018

Muscle Evolution editor, Werner Beukes posing inside Body Conscious gym

Talk to any successful competitive bodybuilder about what mental shifts occur when they are about to start their prep for a contest and you are bound to get the same answer: “A switch turns on and you just know it’s go time!” As we find ourselves at the start of ...

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A link between food and mood

You are what you eat. In fact, your mood depends on the food you eat. Researchers from Binghamton University in New York have found that mood in young adults (18-29) seems to be dependent on food that increases the availability of neurotransmitter precursors and concentrations in the brain such as ...

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Are we maxed out?

Have we as human species reached our maximum limit for physical performance? In a review, a first of its kind spanning 120 years worth of information, scientists have considered the effects of both genetic and environmental parameters. According to scientist Jean-Francois Toussaint, who was part of the research team that ...

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Build cannonball delts!

One body part you cannot overdevelop is your shoulders. A dynamic pair of delts will add width that will give a more pronounced appearance of depth and thickness to your physique that will make any competitor standing next to you on show day run for the backstage to hide! How ...

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Exercise and heart health

One training session at the gym can cause clinically relevant protection against cardiovascular disease. The results of a new study led by Professor Dick Thijssen have shown that between one and three training sessions per week can provide strong protection for the heart. According to Thijssen even a single workout ...

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Is a low-carb diet superior to a low-fat one?

In a new long-term diet study where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) imaging technology was used for the first time scientists found low-carbohydrate diets to be superior to low-fat diets. “Weighing patients or using blood tests to detect changes, hasn’t, until now, given us accurate pictures, literally, of how different fat ...

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