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Think About Your Training Methodology

By Hennie Kotze, IFBB Pro bodybuilder When an athlete starts working with me they would often ask me why I use a lot of repetitions in my workouts. My answer is always: “Because it works!” I previously had the wonderful privilege of working with IFBB Pro bodybuilder Gary Strydom and ...

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In our blood

The past weekend I attended the birth of a new show at Gold Reef City called Elite Athlete Extravaganza If the show is a window on the future we are in good hands. It was great mingling with bodybuilding enthusiasts, the athletes (both new and old), coaches and judges. In ...

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Bench the Reg Park way

Reg Park, in most gym circles regarded as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, was a gifted bench presser

Reg Park, in most gym circles regarded as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, was a gifted bench presser With the Powerlifting Championships currently taking place in Potchefstroom we thought it well to include how Park trained to improve his bench press. Park, who won the Mr. Universe ...

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A matter of attitude

I read an article recently on things that have disappeared in the modern world

I read an article recently on things that have disappeared in the modern world Before streaming services and DVDs took prominence there was the video tape and I can still remember how, as a youngster, I used to jump on my BMX and cycle to a video store over a ...

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Ways to incinerate fat for a show

X John "The Terminator" Leslie – Blog

Getting ready for a bodybuilding show means that you have to do whatever it takes to get yourself into a totally shredded condition. There are more ways than one to skin a cat! Training twice a day to get into shape for a show is not for everybody. I think ...

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Train for yourself

Go back in time before there was anything resembling bodybuilding Our ancestors lifted heavy stones for strength and muscularity happened as a result. No one lifted heavy stuff to pose under lights on a stage, they basically trained to get stronger. Fast forward to the present day and muscle size ...

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Add some volume

If you are currently following a typical bro split where you hit each body part once a week, increasing the frequency of your workouts can speed up your results under the right circumstances.

If you are currently following a typical bro split where you hit each body part once a week, increasing the frequency of your workouts can speed up your results under the right circumstances. If you are ready for a change in pace switch to a classic push/pull/legs split where you ...

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A jacked back

We tend to fall prey to the notion of only training the muscles we can see in the mirror and relegate the so-called out of sight body parts to second-class status.

We tend to fall prey to the notion of only training the muscles we can see in the mirror and relegate the so-called out of sight body parts to second-class status. Especially on back day. People walk around, camp out at the water fountain and talk to anyone who will ...

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Get what you need

I believe lifting weights fills the mind with a purpose. It definitely sets the tone for the day.

The clock said 03:50 am as I heard my 14-year-old son getting out of bed He was setting a mark for the less brave, wrapped in the arms of slumber, that surrounded us. We were about to take the all-too-familiar route to our local gym in the neighbourhood for some ...

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