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Iconic showdown

It's Olympia-time in Las Vegas again on September 16/17 and everyone has an opinion about reigning champion Phil 'The Gift' Heath's chances of winning a sixth title.

It’s Olympia-time in Las Vegas again on September 16/17 and everyone has an opinion about reigning champion Phil ‘The Gift’ Heath’s chances of winning a sixth title, legendary Kevin Levrone’s comeback to the competitive stage and the age-defying Dexter ‘The Blade’ Jackson taking a second Sandow. I believe Heath will ...

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Agent of change

When I was still covering news for the mainstream media I would often come across the description ‘bloody agent’ as part of the political narrative at the time. The specific choice of words made me think about how unique bodybuilding is. You can essentially become your own personal agent of ...

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Keep lifting and learning

Muscle Evolution Editor, Werner Beukes

In our journey through all things heavy we often come across what I call muscle tips Hands-on experience can make a world of difference and turn a mediocre training session in to a productive one because the body will always try to find the easiest way to lift weights. It’s ...

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The illusion of predictability

Charles Mazibuko, Werner Beukes and Nhlanhla Mathebula

Every time we step into the weight room we face a world of uncertainty We want to conquer the world of weights every time we set foot in the gym. Anything less and we will only be spinning our wheels. We want to rule the weights and have the last ...

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A better version

Super Deltoid Demolition

When I played rugby my coach told me that if it was easy, everybody would be good at it The same can be said about lifting weights and building better bodies. If you want something badly enough in life you never had before you must be willing to do something ...

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Men of might and strength

Men of might and strength – Eugene Sandow

Some people realise early on in life why they are placed on this earth Not just to wander around but to inspire the masses. They conquer mountains yet never forget their roots. Although in this day and age we are repeatedly crushed by a new information tsunami washing over the ...

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Greater long-term gains

I think most lifters who follow this blog don’t go to the gym and say: “Let’s do something easy today.” We go to the gym to train the body with intensity and then give it time to recuperate. We don’t want to only build big arms but we want to build ...

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Learn from others

Experience is that thing that enable you to recognize a mistake before you make it again

Experience is that thing that enables you to recognize a mistake before you make it again. The sentiment in today’s fast paced environment though is to quickly move from one thing to the next new thing without figuring out what went wrong and how to fix it. We tend to ...

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Study: Are leaders bigger?

Study: Are leaders bigger?

A study conducted by the University of California has shown that a muscular physique is an important attribute when it comes to judging a person’s leadership potential. The paper, “The role of physical formidability in human social status allocation”, was recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. ...

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A few fundamentals

Muscle Evolution Editor, Werner Beukes

Although I have seen plenty of interesting training techniques over the last few decades I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing new under the sun. While we are easily confused by new truths we need to focus on a few fundamentals that apply to everyone. In that ...

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