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Throwback Interview: Jaco Venter

In Muscle Evolution’s edition of July/August 2015 we interviewed Jaco Venter, one of South Africa’s most consistent bodybuilders. With multiple bodybuilding titles under his belt and still competing on the circuit, Jaco is as passionate about the sport as when he landed a spot on the cover of our magazine. ...

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Neglected classics

Modern-day lifters can still learn from the blasters of the past about packing on some serious size. In the forgotten era of weight lifting the contestants in a bodybuilding show had to show their strength by cleaning and pressing Olympic-style lifts. The bodybuilders of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s took ...

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A sport of extremes

Muscle Evolution editor, Werner Beukes posing inside Body Conscious gym

I have always found bodybuilding interesting. It was a strange territory with its own discipline that I got introduced to as a teen when I started lifting weights to become bigger and stronger for the game of rugby. Looking from the outside bodybuilders were often, at the time, perceived as ...

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Can Hunter Labrada follow in his dad’s footsteps?

Like father, like son. Or so it would seem for Hunter, son of former IFBB Pro bodybuilder Lee Labrada. Hunter achieved 1st place in the recent NPC Junior USA Championships. After winning both the Open Super heavyweight division as well as the Men’s Open Overall title at the Dallas Europa Sports ...

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Train your weaknesses first

Got a lagging or stubborn muscle group? In his latest newsletter Neil ‘Yoda’ Hill, founder of the world class training system Y3T, touches on the prioritisation of your weaker muscles to bring them up to speed with the rest of your physique. There are many things you can do to ...

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Regan surprises fans at NY Pro

Bodybuilding fans who expected Regan Grimes to compete in the Open Bodybuilding division at the IFBB New York Pro were pleasantly surprised when he decided to rather flex in the Classic Physique line-up in one of the most prestigious professional bodybuilding shows in the world. Each year dozens of competitors ...

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Eat your eggs

People who consume an egg a day could significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who don’t eat any eggs. This was a finding in a study carried out in China and published in the journal ‘Heart’. A team of scientists led by Professor Liming Li and ...

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Arnold Classic Africa makes history

The Elite Pro championships at the Arnold Classic Africa made history as the first event with nine different professional categories. The newly established Elite Pro division has grown in leaps and bounds since the split between the IFBB International and the IFBB Pro League at the end of last year. ...

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Power quotes from all the Mr. Olympias

There were only 13 men who could win the coveted Sandow trophy, the most prestigious title in the world of bodybuilding. If you are feeling a little demotivated, check out these inspiring quotes from the Mr. Olympia champions: Larry Scott (1965 and 1966) “I spent so much time at the ...

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