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Weight limits in Classic Physique

The IFBB Professional League/National Physique Committee has recently announced new weight limits in the Men’s Classic Physique division. According to IFBB Pro League/NPC President Jim Manion the Classic Physique, first launched in 2016, is perceived as the middle ground between the Bodybuilding and the Men’s Physique categories. It highlights symmetry ...

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2018 IFBB Show Calendar

Bodybuilding South Africa (BBSA) which is affiliated to the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) has released their show dates for 2018. Athletes are definitely spoiled for choice with all the different shows on offer locally. These dates are tentative and subject to change. Contact Ellmari Wroe on 083 ...

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Study finds mislabeling in online drug trade

In a new study researchers tested 44 products marketed as non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) and found that only about half contained ingredients advertised on the labels. “Our findings show that people should be extremely careful about using these unapproved drugs purchased over the internet not only because these ...

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Gym can boost your willpower

Exercise may be a simple if unexpected way to increase our willpower and help us avoid making impulsive choices that we will later regret. A lack of self-control can often contribute to problems like weight gain, depression and even addiction. Given these effects, scientists have been interested in finding ways ...

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Exercise alone does not achieve weight loss

New research has revealed that exercise without dieting does not cause weight loss. Masking the impact of exercise After up to eight weeks of intensive cardio training three times a week, participants in the study, conducted by scientists at the Bangor University in the United Kingdom, experience no significant change ...

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Arnold: Bigger and better

Kai takes home third Arnold Classic title

The largest multi-sport event in the world, the Arnold Sports Festival, will grow even larger when an estimated 20,000 athletes from 80 nations across the globe compete in a record 75 sports and events from 1 to 4 March 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. IFBB Professional League Bodybuilding and Strongman competitions ...

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McCarver’s autopsy report released

The autopsy report conducted after the untimely death of IFBB Pro Dallas McCarver was released this week. The 26-year-old bodybuilding star died on 22 August 2017 when training partner and fellow IFBB Pro Josh Lenartowicz found him on the floor in his living room after a cardio session at the ...

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How to save muscle while dieting

Combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss. “Eighty percent of people who lose weight by dieting gain all of it back in a four- to five-year period,” says University of Alabama researcher Eric Plaisance who was involved ...

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New drug highly promising for weight loss

A newly developed fat loss drug might be the answer to your shredding woes. On average, subjects in a study conducted by scientists at the University of Leeds in England, dropped 5kg over a 12-week period after receiving weekly doses of semaglutide, a drug currently in development by a Danish pharmaceutical ...

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Pumping iron beats cardio

Lifting weights might be the way to go, especially when you get older. A new study suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass in older individuals that can be otherwise lost through cardiovascular workouts. “A lot of older adults will walk as their exercise ...

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