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Earl on top of the world

At 1.72m and weighing around 100kg, Earl 'The Beast' Abrahams packs a solid punch when he steps on a bodybuilding stage.

At 1.72m and weighing around 100kg, Earl ‘The Beast’ Abrahams packs a solid punch when he steps on a bodybuilding stage, which he clearly demonstrated at Africa’s inaugural Arnold Classic where he won the Heavyweight class and the Overall Amateur title. With an athletic background in cricket, rugby and swimming, ...

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Quick Q & A with Gerhard Nel

Quick Q & A with amateur bodybuilder Gerhard Nel ahead of the Arnold Classic Africa

Quick Q & A with amateur bodybuilder Gerhard Nel ahead of the Arnold Classic Africa Overall winner of the IFBB Millennium Gold Plate Gerhard Nel is prepping hard for our first Arnold Classic to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 27 to 29 May. Muscle Evolution ...

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Dexter ‘The Blade’ Jackson

Dexter 'The Blade' Jackson

Cutting through all the opposition Although small in stature (1.68m), the 46-year-old veteran Dexter Jackson has solidified himself as one of the best bodybuilders in the world and proved that you don’t have to be biggest man on stage to hang with the big boys – you only need to ...

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Jay Cutler: A cut above the rest

Jay Cutler: A cut above the rest

The man who toppled Ronnie Coleman Four-time Mr. Olympia winner Jay Cutler can be aptly described as one of the most persistent bodybuilders of the modern era. Cutler established himself as one of bodybuilding’s icons by placing either first or second in the majority of contests he entered in a ...

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Big Ron – Godzilla of the iron game

Ronnie Coleman - Greatest of all time

Ronnie Coleman – Greatest of all time Ronnie Dean Coleman was born on 13 May 1964 in Louisiana. Coleman is regarded by many as the greatest bodybuilder of all time. He became a true Godzilla of the iron game who was known for pushing his body beyond its limits. At ...

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The Shadow – Dorian Yates

Dorian Yates - Setting a new standard for freaky mass

Setting a new standard for freaky mass Although his nickname was ‘The Shadow’ for his tendency to unexpectedly appear at bodybuilding shows and then win, Dorian Yates was everything but a shadow and set a new standard for freaky mass. Yates won the coveted Sandow trophy six consecutive times from ...

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