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SA athletes shine at IFBB World Fitness Championships

SA athletes shine at IFBB World Fitness Championships

Photo: Members of Team SA meet Bob Lorimer, President of the Arnold Classic Productions at the IFBB World Championships in Hungary. South Africans represented their country proudly at the IFBB World Fitness Championships held from 13 to 16 November 2015 in Hungary’s capital Budapest. With over 600 athletes from 54 ...

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Crack down on supplement makers

Criminal action will be taken by the U.S. Justice Department against supplement company USPlabs LLC suspected of selling a product that could cause liver damage.

Criminal action will be taken by the U.S. Justice Department against supplement company USPlabs LLC suspected of selling a product that could cause liver damage. Federal prosecutors said the action was part of a nationwide sweep aimed at illegal marketing in supplements industry. According to Benjamin C. Mizer of the Justice Department ...

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South Africans flex their way to the top

South Africans flex their way to the top

Team SA (From L to R): Bernard Groenewald (IFBB South Africa Chief Judge), Gawie Steyn (Team Manager), Morne van den Berg, Buntu Kato, Pieter Janse van Rensburg, Earl Abrahams, Louis Bessinger, Andre Fourie, Zanovuyo Vanda, Shanti Mitchell, Chris Pillay, Eugene van Schalkwyk (IFBB South Africa Head Judge), Justin Thacker and ...

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Taking a break won’t hurt your progress

Japanese researchers observed in a recent study that intelligently scheduled breaks in your training routine will not hurt your progress. Young men were divided into two groups while they were asked to perform bench presses over a period of 6 months. One group trained continuously for the full 24 weeks ...

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Hitting deltoids with these classic exercises

Hitting delts with these classic exercises

American researchers have recently compiled a list of 10 of the most productive exercises performed by bodybuilders and athletes and those most commonly prescribed by coaches. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse then tested subjects to find out which exercises on this list were the most effective for targeting  shoulder ...

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Resistance exercise alters mitochondrial function in muscles

In a recent study scientists at the University of Texas (Porter C, et al.) examined the effect of a 12-week resistance exercise training on skeletal muscle mitochondrial function in young, healthy men. They wanted to find out whether the participation in traditional resistance training can improve the function of skeletal ...

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Arnold 2.0. to pose at WFF Pro World Champs

WFF Pro Calum von Moger

Current three-time WFF Mr. Universe Pro Calum von Moger, who has been dubbed Arnold Schwarzenegger 2.0 because of his similar physique and appearance to the famous bodybuilder, will be doing a fitness seminar and workshop on Friday, 6 November 2015 and guest posing at the World Fitness Federation (WFF)/Nabba Pro ...

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Exercise can help with irregular heartbeat

Exercise can help with irregular heartbeat

Exercise could help control an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation in obese people. The study, led by Dr. Prashanthan Sanders from the University of Adelaide in Australia, adds to a growing body of evidence that aggressive risk factor management with increased physical activity should be an integral part of management of atrial ...

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