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Life as a pro vs life as an amateur

Andrew Hudson Guest Blog

Andrew Hudson If you asked me a year ago if I would be where I am today I honestly would’ve laughed. I mean, I’m an IFBB pro bodybuilder now (I still have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming). I earn a living doing what I want to ...

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Looking back, and moving forward

John Leslie Guest Blog

John ‘The Terminator’ Leslie If I’m honest, 2014 wasn’t really a highlight in my bodybuilding career. I had plans to compete again as a pro in November, but I picked up a bicep tendon injury – tendonitis from all the training. I tried to work through it, but my training ...

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Reps vs. Weight

Chris Fitzpatrick Guest Blog

Chris Fitzpatrick There is a continual debate of heavy weights vs high reps. I have tried the “heavy weights” programme for a long time, and I assume this gave me a good foundation for the muscle I have today. But this is not a sustainable protocol, there is too much ...

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5 Tweaks that will get you ripped

A few small changes to your diet can make a big difference Many people make the mistake of making radical dietary changes in their quest for a better and healthier body. However, a few simple, smart nutritional changes can have a radical impact on how you look and feel. Tweak ...

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Cramping your stage style

Hennie Kotze Guest Blog

Hennie Kotze Cramping on stage is a common occurrence for many bodybuilders. However, I feel that it is unnecessary and avoidable in many instances. The main reason for cramping on stage is an imbalance of sodium and potassium caused by the practice of sodium loading that some athletes and coaches ...

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Bodybuilding on a budget

John Leslie Guest Blog

John “The Terminator” Leslie When it comes to body building on a budget, you need to break your approach down into the most important elements. First and foremost it is important to have a budget and a plan. Walking into a shop without a shopping list is a sure-fire way ...

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A Beer After Training Boosts Testosterone

A beer after training may boost testosterone levels.

The news just about every man has been waiting for… By Anthony Roberts How bad is it to have a beer after training? Some would (and have) argued that it’s going to put a hold on your gains, citing studies on rehydration, muscle glycogen, etc. (usually these people pick the ...

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The 5 worst things to do after training

Optimise recovery from exercise with these simple yet often overlooked practices  1. Skipping your post-exercise recovery meal Exercise is a stimulus that causes muscle breakdown (catabolism), but it also initiates a number of processes that help to repair and rebuild this damage. First and foremost, it initiates an anabolic hormonal ...

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Taking stock ahead of 2016

Louis Bessinger Guest Blog

Louis Bessinger So many people have been emailing and phoning me asking what my next move is – what am I preparing for next. There comes a time when one must step back and assess where you are, and tweak your goals and rediscover that passion that got you to ...

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Managing food costs at the elite level

Andrew Hudson Guest Blog

Andrew Hudson Many of the younger guys tell me that they can’t compete or get into good shape because it’s too expensive. When I ask them what is so expensive they always tell me it is the food or supplements that they can’t afford. If that was the case why ...

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