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Bright future for SA’s Sifiso

Sifiso Thabete – Image by: Igor Kopcek, Eastlabs Team

South African bodybuilder Sifiso Thabete, known for his acrobatic moves on the bodybuilding stage, conquered the recently held IFBB World Juniors and Masters Championships in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Not only did the Durban-based youngster won his category – the Junior Men’s Bodybuilding 16 to 23 years, up ...

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Underrated exercises

We often fall into a rut of repeating and constantly rotating exercises in our arsenal of tried-and-true moves. Your body however adopts to anything you throw at it – so today I am giving you some alternatives you can try so that you can break out of your current comfort ...

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Move of the Week: The Lat Pulldown

The Lat Pulldown, which typically requires a resistance machine with an overhead cable attachment, can maximize your lat growth!

Spread your wings! The Lat Pulldown, which typically requires a resistance machine with an overhead cable attachment, can maximize your lat growth and can be done with multiple variations: Wide-grip Pulldowns to the front Reverse-grip Pulldowns Behind-the-neck Pulldowns Unilateral Lat Pulldowns It is one of the most popular movements in ...

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Bodybuilder jailed for posting selfies

A female bodybuilder, who has not been named, was arrested after publishing revealing photos of herself on social media this week.

A female bodybuilder, who has not been named, was arrested after publishing revealing photos of herself on social media this week. According to Iranian media the athlete was not able to post a $50 000 (47 000 euros) bail and was subsequently jailed by the Islamic Republic where the term ...

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Energy drink blamed for death of teen

Monster Energy is being sued following the death of an American teenager in 2015.

Monster Energy is being sued following the death of an American teenager in 2015. The father of 19-year-old Dustin Hood is saying the company’s flagship drink caused his son’s fatal cardiac arrhythmia. He has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages. According to the lawsuit, Hood drank three-and-a-half of the large ...

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Move of the Week: Incline Barbell Press

The Incline Barbell Press is The tried-and-tested compound move that has built a million upper chests!

The tried-and-tested compound move that has built a million upper chests Who does not want a chest like Arnold? Training the upper chest is extremely important if your goal is overall balance in the upper body. The Incline Barbell Bench is one of the most common exercises to hit the ...

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Unravel the chain

Muscle Evolution editor Werner Beukes stands with local bodybuilder Johnny Lucas

When you hit panic stations the last thing you need is a ‘Keep Calm And Lift’ meme. Taking a step back and looking at what is reasonable is a great way of unravelling the chain of events that you view as catastrophic for your future. Let’s say for example that ...

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Arnold Classic Africa Promo 2017

IFBB South Africa are excited and hope you will be too as they are expanding this year to almost 60 different sporting codes and are expecting 60,000 visitors – 2017 is going to be massive! Besides the Sandton Convention Centre they have added the complete Ellis Park Precinct to this ...

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Clash of bodybuilding giants – 2016, a year in review!

The year 2016 brought us some of the most exciting bodybuilding shows south of the equator

The year 2016 brought us some of the most exciting bodybuilding shows south of the equator The two most prominent ones were our first Arnold Classic Africa in Johannesburg and the IFBB South African Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships held in Durban. Arnold Classic Africa The much-awaited Arnold Classic, where our ...

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The Beast invited to Arnold Classic Australia

South Africa's newest IFBB Pro bodybuilder Earl 'The Beast' Abrahams received an invitation to compete against big names such as Dallas McCarver, Lionel Beyeke and Cedric McMillan at the 3rd Arnold Classic in Australia scheduled for 17 to 19 March 2017.

South Africa’s newest IFBB Pro bodybuilder Earl ‘The Beast’ Abrahams received an invitation to compete against big names such as Dallas McCarver, Lionel Beyeke and Cedric McMillan at the 3rd Arnold Classic in Australia scheduled for 17 to 19 March 2017. Earl won his Pro Card at last year’s inaugural ...

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