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IFBB show to return to Kathu

The search for muscular perfection resumes this weekend with the return of the IFBB’s Kathu Classic to the iron ore capital of the Northern Cape province. The Kathu Classic officially kicks off the bodybuilding season in that region with more IFBB events set to follow around the country. There will ...

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Pose with real IFBB Pro’s for free

Show promoters Garron and Candice Whitehead have joined forces with local IFBB Professional League athletes Earl Abrahams, Shannon Atkinson, Caroly Botha, Joe Manjoo and Odette de Winnaar to present an exciting national tour comprising of free seminars and workshops known as ‘Pose with the Pro’s 3’ in three of South ...

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PCA’s H&H Classic moved to July

The Physical Culture Association (PCA) South Africa is expanding at a phenomenal rate. The H&H Bodybuilding and Fitness Classic, in it’s eleventh year and a bodybuilding institution in Gauteng, now falls under the PCA and will be hosted on 6 and 7 July 2018 at the Kaleideo Auditorium in Kempton ...

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Restoring muscle mass

Researchers have found a compound that restores muscle growth in elderly mice by up to 80 percent. “We’ll have to see if this plays out in people, but you may actually be able to rescue muscle mass in an aging population,” says Leonard Guarente, a member of the team of scientists ...

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PCA Extreme Bodies at Rand Show

Athletes were eager to step on stage at the Physical Culture Association’s Extreme Bodies competition hosted at the Rand Show in Johannesburg at the weekend. With phenomenal prize money of up to R10, 000 per division and the opportunity to be selected to compete in the prestigious BodyPower event in ...

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Arnold is back!

Former seven-time Mr. Olympia champion and bodybuilding icon Arnold Schwarzenegger had open-heart surgery in California last week to replace an aging pulmonic valve. The 70-year-old’s first words after the operation were actually “I’m back”, a catchphrase associated with Arnold’s Terminator movie from 1984. The function of the pulmonary valve is ...

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Flex in new BBC documentary

Welsh IFBB Pro and 212 Mr. Olympia champion James ‘Flex’ Lewis has starred in a BBC documentary about his journey to the pinnacle of the sport of bodybuilding. In ‘Flex Lewis: Superstar Bodybuilder’ a BBC film crew followed Lewis in the run-up to his sixth Mr. Olympia competition. Born in ...

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Stopping exercise can increase depression

Do you get depro if you stop lifting weights? According to the latest mental health research from the University of Adelaide in Australia adequate physical activity and exercise are important for both physical and mental health and stopping your weightlifting routine could result in an increase of depressive symptoms. “In some ...

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Support the PCA’s Rand Show Extreme Bodies

Unique trophies, medals and some great prizes are up for grabs at the forthcoming Physical Culture Association’s Rand Show Extreme Bodies competition. The event is hosted by the PCA’s David Smith at the Rand Show in Gauteng on Saturday, 31 March 2018 and will comprise of the following divisions: Ladies ...

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New Ronnie Coleman film

A soon to be released film called ‘Ronnie Coleman: The King’ will feature the 8-time Mr. Olympia winner Ronnie Coleman detailing his bodybuilding accomplishments and recent efforts to recover from spinal surgery. Directed by Vlad Yudin, who also released bodybuilding documentaries Generation Iron I and II, the film explores the cost of becoming ...

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