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Mind over matter

Mental imagery is key in developing a healthy lifestyle. “There are strong links between chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes and behaviour, and imagery-based interventions offer an inexpensive, effective way of promoting healthy behaviour such as physical activity and healthy eating,” said Professor Martin Hagger, lead author in a ...

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Flex Lewis finished with 212

James ‘Flex’ Lewis will be defending his Mr. Olympia 212 title for the last time this year. The Welsh Dragon and six time Mr. Olympia 212 winner has announced in a recent interview that September will be the last time he will compete in the popular bodybuilding class. Lewis was ...

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‘I wish I could do what Ronnie did’ – Jay Cutler

Although he would eventually topple ‘The King’ and reign as Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler placed second to Ronnie Coleman for a number of years in one of the fiercest rivalries in the sport. In an extraordinary clip from the brand new bodybuilding documentary film, ‘Ronnie Coleman: The King’, Cutler admits ...

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Long-term benefits of lifting

The long-term benefits of lifting weights and the connection between the mind and the body are more significant than scientists initially thought. In a new study, involving more than 18,000 participants, researchers from the University of Texas found that people who lifted regularly from a young age were significantly less ...

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The PCA’s H&H: Who will climb the podium?

Bodybuilders from all over South Africa will convene at the Kaleideo Auditorium in Kempton Park this weekend to compete in the eleventh edition of the Physical Culture Association’s H&H Bodybuilding and Fitness Classic. The H&H promises to be bigger, better and bolder this year under the PCA’s banner. Hennie Kotze, ...

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Bodybuilding Shows – August

4 August – IBFF North West Classic Provincial Show Where: Klerksdorp Auditorium, Cnr of Oliver Tambo and Kock Streets, Klerksdorp, North West This is a show you cannot miss! Come support your local athletes – all in the name of the development of the sport. The categories at the event, ...

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Lee Priest speaks his mind!

Never one to shy away from controversy, former IFBB Pro bodybuilder Lee Priest recently predicted that Classic Physique will surpass the Open Bodybuilding division. Priest, who finished 6th at the Mr. Olympia in 2002, shared his opinion on Instagram: “Out on a limb here but I think the Mr. Olympia will ...

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‘The Diamond’ wins his Pro Card

In a truly mind-blowing display of talent Lusindiso ‘The Diamond’ Danster became the youngest ever Physical Culture Association (PCA) Bodybuilding Pro when he won the Overall title at the sixth edition of the Battle of the Titans in Cape Town. Lusindiso’s condition was impeccable in an exhilarating show with a ...

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Bro splits versus full-body routines

An age-old question in gym corridors is whether it is best to follow full-body or split routines to build muscle? A full-body workout consists of doing exercises where you train your entire body. A split muscle group schedule, also known as the bro split, on the other hand, targets one ...

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Exercise: How much is enough?

To produce real results during your gym sessions you have to train consistently. According to exercise physiologist Chris Jordan you have to at least exercise four to five times a week to improve your health. “You have to commit to doing it regularly,” says Jordan. His view is supported by ...

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