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#TeamME’s Top 3 Olympia Challengers

Muscle Evolutions top 3 Olympia challengers: Dexter Jackson (left), Shawn Rhoden (center), Dennis Wolf (right)

Team M.E. chooses their top three challengers to Phil Heath’s dominance at the ‘O’. With much of the focus in the lead up to the 2015 Mr. Olympia on Kai Greene and the reasons behind his withdrawal from the competition, the team at Muscle Evolution have decided to move forward ...

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Stomach bacteria determines which diet is best

Stomach bacteria's effect on diet

Diet advice based on our personal gut microbiome will lead to more success with weight loss. Recently biologists have, for the first time, successfully identified how some of our most common intestinal bacteria interact during metabolism. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, have developed a mathematical calculation platform ...

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Kai Greene is out!

Kai Greene is out of the Mr. Olympia 2015

2015 Mr. Olympia will be Kai-less Kai Greene, runner-up at the last three Mr. Olympia shows, has posted a video online announcing that he will not be participating in this weekend’s competition. Greene said he was not at liberty to divulge at this stage why he is out of the ...

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HIT is recommended, also for older men

High Intensity Training

University of Copenhagen researchers have found that older men also benefitted from High Intensity Training (HIT) when they compared it to what they have noted in younger men. The subjects were assigned to perform a regimen of high-intensity exercises three times per week for six weeks. Each session included five ...

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Is cutting carbs or fat more beneficial?

Is cutting carbs or fat more beneficial?

American researchers have recently shown that restricting dietary fat may lead to greater body fat loss in people than carbohydrate restriction. According to the study body fat loss with dietary fat restriction was greater compared with carbohydrate restriction, even though more fat was burned with the low-carb diet. However, over ...

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New competitive division announced for 2016

NPC Classic Physique - Justin Thacker

The Classic Physique division, a brand new class to the world of bodybuilding, was announced this week by National Physique Committee (NPC) and IFBB pro league president Jim Manion. The new competitive division is a bridge between Physique and open bodybuilding classes. Classic Physique will be for athletes who want ...

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Kai’s 2015 Olympia in doubt?

Kai Greene out of the Olympia?

The Internet is abuzz with news that 2014 Mr. Olympia runner-up Kai ‘The Predator’ Greene might not be competing in this year’s bodybuilding showpiece, which is now only a week away. Unofficial reports state that Greene apparently failed to sign his Mr. Olympia contract – a prerequisite to compete, Muscle ...

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Who will take the O?

Phil wins his 4th Mr. Olympia title

Will The Predator take the Sandow from The Gift’s hands? Excitement for the 2015 Mr. Olympia is mounting and along with it the question of who is going to walk away with the Sandow this year? Will there be a change of the guard or can current four-time champion Phil ...

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IFBB SA Championships 2015 – DAY 2

IFBB SA National Championships day 2

DAY 2 Athletes took to the stage at the Sandton Convention Centre for IFBB’s SA Championship on the second day of the show on Sunday. The conditioning of the competitors was on point with Mpumalanga’s Carmen Botha showing her quality as top contender in the Ladies Fitness Bikini 1.69m class ...

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IFBB SA Championships 2015 – DAY 1

IFBB SA Championships 2015 - Day 1

DAY 1 Athletes from all over the country, all top performers in their respective provinces, gathered at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg to chase glory at this year’s IFBB SA National Championships. With close to 400 athletes competing it was no surprise that the organisers divided the event, a ...

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