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Weight limits in Classic Physique

The IFBB Professional League/National Physique Committee has recently announced new weight limits in the Men’s Classic Physique division. According to IFBB Pro League/NPC President Jim Manion the Classic Physique, first launched in 2016, is perceived as the middle ground between the Bodybuilding and the Men’s Physique categories. It highlights symmetry ...

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Study finds mislabeling in online drug trade

In a new study researchers tested 44 products marketed as non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) and found that only about half contained ingredients advertised on the labels. “Our findings show that people should be extremely careful about using these unapproved drugs purchased over the internet not only because these ...

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Arnold: Bigger and better

Kai takes home third Arnold Classic title

The largest multi-sport event in the world, the Arnold Sports Festival, will grow even larger when an estimated 20,000 athletes from 80 nations across the globe compete in a record 75 sports and events from 1 to 4 March 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. IFBB Professional League Bodybuilding and Strongman competitions ...

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McCarver’s autopsy report released

The autopsy report conducted after the untimely death of IFBB Pro Dallas McCarver was released this week. The 26-year-old bodybuilding star died on 22 August 2017 when training partner and fellow IFBB Pro Josh Lenartowicz found him on the floor in his living room after a cardio session at the ...

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Pumping iron beats cardio

Lifting weights might be the way to go, especially when you get older. A new study suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass in older individuals that can be otherwise lost through cardiovascular workouts. “A lot of older adults will walk as their exercise ...

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NABBA/WFF SA show dates for 2018

NABBA/WFF South Africa has released their show dates for 2018. In South Africa the National Amateur Body Building Association (NABBA) and the World Fitness Federation (WFF) functions as a dual federation under the guidance of Alet Lemmer and Bev Scott. Private Shows: 14 April – Muscle Dynamix Classic – Mohammed ...

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Mveliso becomes SA’s first IFBB Elite Pro

Buffalo City bodybuilder Mveliso Tapi has been awarded his International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Elite Pro Card. Mveliso, also known among fans as ‘The Giant Killer of Mdantsane’, defeated a host of top contenders at the 2017 IFBB South African National Championships hosted in September to take the ...

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Curry wins Ferrigno Legacy

Top IFBB Pro bodybuilders travelled to California this past weekend to compete in the 2017 edition of the Ferrigno Legacy. Named after former Mr. Universe, the legendary Lou Ferrigno, the show is one of the largest IFBB Pro League competitions in the world. The Incredible Hulk TV star is also ...

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New direction for Pro athletes

  The Physical Culture Association (PCA) South Africa has welcomed WFF Pro Wiehann Mentz and IFBB Pro Cobus van der Merwe to their ranks. This follows the recent announcement by former IFBB Pro bodybuilder, coach and show promoter Hennie Kotze that he will be joining the PCA. At the recent ...

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PCA welcomes former IFBB Pro

Physical Culture Association (PCA) South Africa has welcomed former IFBB Pro bodybuilder, coach and show promoter Hennie Kotze to their ranks. The H&H Bodybuilding and Fitness Classic will now fall under the PCA in 2018. In a statement on social media Kotze, one of only a few South Africans who ...

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