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Intermittent dieting can help weight loss

Taking a break during a diet may improve losing fat. In recent findings published by researchers from the University of Tasmania breaks during dieting can help with weight loss and even keep the kilos off. The study, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, probed the ...

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Sit less, move more

People who sit down for extended periods of time are at almost double the risk of dying younger, a new study suggests. A desk-bound lifestyle Researchers at the Columbia University found that people with desk jobs are at risk of dying younger. The study, of nearly 8,000 adults aged 45 ...

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Bodybuilder dies of malaria

Members of the South African bodybuilding community were shocked at yet another death of a popular athlete this week. Bodybuilder Joao Celestino died on Monday, 25 September after he contracted cerebral malaria, a severe form of the mosquito-borne infectious disease, in the Ivory Coast. Celestino had just won the 90kg ...

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RIP Monique van Emmenis

The local bodybuilding community lost another athlete this past weekend. Monique van Emmenis from Sedibeng, who recently won the Mixed Couples category with Rudie Fourie at the IFBB National Championships, has passed away on Sunday, 24 September. Monique was not only regarded as a top competitor but also served as ...

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Bodybuilding power struggle continues

The latest news in the ongoing saga between the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) and the NPC (National Physique Committee) is a rumour about the launch of a new Pro Division for Bodybuilding and Fitness worldwide by IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja. New Pro concept? The IFBB is ...

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How to get big?

John Leslie

How to add muscle is one of the questions I get asked on a regular basis. Bodybuilding, for me, is about building quality muscle. Ask any hardcore bodybuilder and you will get the same answer. Everything starts with building a foundation with the tried-and-tested exercises. Compound movements that build the most ...

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An excuse to skip gym?

You might have a valid excuse to not train legs today. In some people, exercise can trigger an allergy attack. Doctors call it exercise-induced anaphylaxis where a reaction to an allergen happens in conjunction with exercise. First discovered in the 1970s the condition affects around 50 in every 100,000 people. ...

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IFBB/NPC fight: A new era in bodybuilding?

Jim Manion, President of the NPC (National Physique Committee) and the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) Pro League has announced a split between the NPC and the IFBB Amateur League. This follows a dispute over judging duties between the IFBB and the NPC/IFBB Pro League at the Olympia weekend. ...

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IFBB suspends NPC

There was a battle off the stage at the 2017 Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas. There was a dispute between the NPC (National Physique Committee) and the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) with the latter refusing their judges to participate in the 2017 Amateur Olympia, held at the ...

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The Gift equals The Oak’s record

Phil ‘The Gift’ Heath is still the best bodybuilder in the world. Muscle phenomenon The man who earned the nickname ‘The Gift’ because of his exceptional bodybuilding genes has been winning the Mr. Olympia contest since 2011. The 37-year-old Heath now equals Arnold ‘The Oak’ Schwarzenegger’s Olympia record after being ...

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