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Incredible line-up at Arnold Classic Africa

Three of South Africa’s most successful bodybuilders since Gary Strydom will be lining up with the best of the best at the inaugural Arnold Classic Africa to be held in Johannesburg in the month of May. The IFBB Pro division is an invite only competition and it has shaped up ...

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Strength and muscle on display at Rand Show

Strength and muscle on display at Rand Show

The Rand Show is looking for the most talented, most beautiful, strongest, most buff, and most toned people around. The closing weekend of the Rand Show will include the SA’s Strongest Man 2016 competition, taking place on 2 April from 10h00 to 16h00, and 3 April from 11h00 to 16h00. ...

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A mirror for squats

Researchers from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago recently examined how preferential loading is affected when performing a squat with and without the help of a mirror.

Researchers from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago recently examined how preferential loading is affected when performing a squat with and without the help of a mirror. Participants in the study were requested to stand with their feet on two different force plates which allowed the researchers to determine the amount ...

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Nocturnal protein shake boosts muscle growth

Dutch nutritionists confirmed that a protein shake taken before turning in for the night can pack on extra muscle.

Dutch nutritionists confirmed that a protein shake taken before turning in for the night can pack on extra muscle. In a scientific study done on the effect of a nocturnal protein shake on muscles, scientists found the intake of extra casein protein led to an increase in muscle protein synthesis ...

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Herbal Cocktail for Bigger Muscles

Herbal Cocktail for Bigger Muscles

Japanese researchers found a herbal supplement called Kamishimotsuto has the potential of activating muscle anabolism (Herbal supplement Kamishimotsuto augments resistance exercise-induced mTORC1 signalling in rat skeletal muscle by Kido et al 2016). Scientists gave male rats a daily 500 mg Kamishimotsuto per kg bodyweight for a period of seven days ...

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Viva Gym opens at The Zone @ Rosebank

Viva Gym opens at The Zone @ Rosebank

Viva Gym, a low-cost fitness franchise, opened its fourth club in October 2015 at The Zone @ Rosebank. This further expands the popular fitness centre’s offering to customers in the heart of Johannesburg’s most cosmopolitan commercial and residential suburb. Viva Gym, which offers month-to-month contracts and 90 minutes’ free underground ...

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Authorities seize 90 000 bottles of dietary supplements

U.S. Marshals have seized almost 90 000 bottles of dietary supplements labeled as containing kratom in South Beloit, Illinois

U.S. Marshals  have seized almost 90 000 bottles of dietary supplements labeled as containing kratom in South Beloit, Illinois at the request of the  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to it posing a health risk from its stimulant and narcotic-like properties. The seizure is part of ongoing efforts by ...

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Can ecdysterone boost muscle size?

Can ecdysterone boost muscle size?

In a recent study scientists tested the effects of ecdysterone on the fiber sizes of the soleus muscle of rodents and found it to be stronger than well characterized anabolic substances metandienone (dianabol), estradienedione (trenbolox) and SARM S-1 (Parr et al. “Ecdysteroids: A novel class of anabolic agents?” 2015). All ...

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Decisive action against unlawful supplements continues

Federal authorities in the United States are equipping field agents with equipment to adequately screen supplements and send flagged products to laboratories for further analysis.

Federal authorities in the United States are equipping field agents with equipment to adequately screen supplements and send flagged products to laboratories for further analysis. This follows in the wake of a large probe at the end of last year by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aimed at stemming ...

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