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Lifting one of the best exercises ever

Have you ever wondered what types of workouts are the best ever for a healthy body? Scientists at the Harvard Medical School released a paper outlining the only five exercises we need to practice to get the best outcome for our bodies. Strength training is on the list and viewed ...

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Exercise curbs depression

Lifting weights just one hour a week can curb symptoms of depression. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry researchers found that adults who exercised at least an hour a week had success in staving off depressive symptoms. “We’ve known for some time that exercise ...

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A link between sugar and cancer

A nine-year research project has led to a breakthrough in cancer research. Researchers have determined how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth. The new study, published in leading academic journal Nature Communications, clarifies the link between sugar and cancer. According ...

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PCA athletes in perfect form

A team of 19 athletes from South Africa were out to show off their physiques at the recent Physical Culture Association (PCA) Xplosive Ape competition hosted in the historic town hall in Birmingham, England. PCA South African athletes who competed were Sonnette Ehlers, Alfred Bethani, Anna Marie Barnard, Ashley Masson, ...

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USN’s Creatine HCL – A must-have!

Creatine monohydrate has been a staple in the cupboard of countless bodybuilders over the years. Creatine represents an endogenous amino acid produced in the body and can be obtained through dietary sources such as fish and meat but only in small amounts. Taking creatine as an ergogenic aid can give ...

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Arnold Classic hosted on five continents in 2018

Kai takes home third Arnold Classic title

The Arnold Sports Festival will hold multi-sport festivals on five continents in 2018. The Arnold Sports Festival USA will be held in Columbus, Ohio in March, followed by events in Melbourne, Australia; São Paulo, Brazil; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Barcelona, Spain. The festivals in the USA and Australia will affiliate ...

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Ex-Olympia promoter joins IFBB Amateur ranks

Wayne DeMilia is the head of the new IFBB Amateur Division in America. DeMilia, a bodybuilding show promoter since 1975, was appointed by IFBB International President Rafael Santonja to lead the way for the IFBB Amateur League in the USA. After parting ways with the National Physique Committee (NPC) and ...

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List of banned substances for 2018

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released a list of prohibited substances which will go into effect on 1 January 2018. The list designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition; and, which substances are banned in particular sports. According to WADA President Craig Reedie the list ...

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IBFF athletes shine in Italy

The bulging muscles and sculpted bodies of some of South Africa’s best athletes have stolen the show at the International Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (IBFF) Mister & Miss Universe and Mr. Galaxy hosted in Taranto, Italy over the weekend. Every member of the IBFF SA Team  came home with some ...

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The future of the Arnold Classic Africa

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Questions about the future of the Arnold Classic Africa have been raised by local athletes since the break-up between the IFBB Pro League/National Physique Committee (NPC) and the IFBB International. According to Wayne Price, IFBB President in South Africa, the Arnold Classic Africa will remain with the IFBB International and ...

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