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Bodybuilding Shows for September

8 September – IBFF National Championships Where: Kaleideo Auditorium, 32 Fiskaal Street, Glen Marais, Kempton Park, Gauteng On this day the International Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (IBFF) will hold their national championships at the Kaleideo Auditorium in Kempton Park. Show promoter: Call Arnie Williams on 082 410 7858 13-16 September ...

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Iain Valliere – Olympia bound

Canadian bodybuilder Iain Valliere has qualified for the 2018 Mr. Olympia. After his victory at the recently held IFBB Bigman Weekend in Spain, the 27-year-old Valliere is on everyone’s radar for the Open weight division at the Mr. Olympia competition. “It’s really incredible how your mindset and attitude towards something ...

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Inactivity can trigger diabetes

Inactivity, even if it is just for two weeks, can have a dramatic impact on your health. Not only did an abrupt, brief period of inactivity hasten the onset of Type 2 diabetes and elevate blood sugar levels among pre-diabetic patients, but scientists reported that some study participants did not ...

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Juandre wins big at PCA Western Province champs

A rock hard Juandre Nel walked away with the honours at the first ever Physical Culture Association (PCA) Western Province championships held in Durbanville at the weekend. Juandre won the Junior and the Overall titles at the show and will definitely use the success on stage as momentum for the ...

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Heat therapy for muscles

Researchers have found that long-term heat therapy could boost the mitochondrial function in muscles. In the study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, scientists of the Brigham Young University in Utah in the United States applied two hours of shortwave diathermy – a type of heat therapy generated by ...

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The reason for food cravings

When activity in a certain part of our brain is suppressed our craving for high-calorie foods increases. Scientists have found that when they temporarily decreased activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex – the brain network responsible for self-control – participants in a study evaluated high-calorie snacks more positively, paid more ...

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Lessons from the Olympians

The title of Mr. Olympia is annually awarded to the best bodybuilder in the world. But what can we learn from the men who stood out among the best of the best? Only 13 men have won the coveted Sandow trophy in the history of the Mr. Olympia contest, the ...

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Can Big Ramy steal the show?

Egyptian Pro bodybuilder Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay is determined to nail his conditioning and to stop the reigning Mr. Olympia Phil Heath from winning his eighth Sandow. In new progress photos released by Bader Boodai, owner of Oxygen Gym in Kuwait, Big Ramy appeared to have put on additional size ...

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Claire wins Diva Extravaganza

A dazzling Claire Schrikker-Bowles was crowned the Overall winner of the Ms. Diva Extravaganza hosted by the Physical Culture Association (PCA) in Cape Town at the weekend. Claire first grabbed the attention of the judges with what can only adequately be described as a polished physique in the Toned Bikini ...

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Flex and Roelly team up for Olympia

With the Mr. Olympia contest only weeks away bodybuilders around the world are doing everything within their power to come in huge and shredded for this year’s muscle fest. Two world class competitors who are definitely amped for the battle on stage are Flex Lewis and Roelly Winklaar! Lewis, the ...

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