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How to rescue a bad workout

Dylan Ridley Guest Blog

There is no better feeling, when you know it’s time to smash the weights at the gym, you feel stronger than usual, you feel your pre-workout kicking in and the only thing you need to do is to hook up with your training buddy to totally obliterate the weights. This ...

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Red Hot Siren – Natascha Oosthuizen

No stranger to the stage this energetic redhead brings all the elements together in an eye-catching package Natascha Oosthuizen, born and bred in Bloemfontein, exemplifies the perfect fitness competitor – and with good reason. She has that wow-factor that judges look for, which is something she honed from her days ...

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Beer not that bad after exercise

A beer after training may boost testosterone levels.

A  recent study by Jimenez-Pavon et al. examined whether beer consumed in moderation as part of rehydration had any negative impact on recovery following a short but dehydrating bout of exercise in high temperatures. Participants in the study performed two trials, 3 weeks apart, with different rehydration in a hot ...

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Post-contest rebound

Post-contest rebound: Ensure your post-contest rebound builds muscle not fat with a reverse dieting protocol

Ensure your post-contest rebound builds muscle not fat with a reverse dieting protocol Every competitive bodybuilders is faced with a choice the day after a show, one that will materially impact their physique and their ability to achieve peak conditioning in future. While most post-comp rituals will include a celebratory ...

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Pre-workout meals

Pre-workout Meals: Fuel your workouts with high octane food

Fuel your workouts with high octane food To get the most from every training session you need the right fuel to fire up your engine. While we’re fortunate to have access to a wide range of well-formulated and effective pre-workout products, when you’re training six days a week, 52 weeks ...

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Train like a boss

12 do's & don'ts of modern bodybuilding

12 do’s & don’ts of modern bodybuilding We all want to go balls-out, cut the BS and lift like demons to become the biggest in the room. Follow these do’s and don’ts and you will be one step closer to reaching the promised land of behemoth-ville. Do… set a number ...

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Stay ahead of the curve with betaine

Stay ahead of the curve with betaine

In the last few years studies conducted about the effect of betaine supplementation have shown that it can delay fatigue and allow bodybuilders to train harder and for longer in the gym. Betaine, also known as trimethylglycine or TMG, can lower levels of lactate which can delay muscular fatigue. Results ...

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Accuracy of wearables probed

American researchers recently examined five popular activity trackers defined as electronic devices that track everything from caloric expenditure to the quality of sleep.

American researchers recently examined five popular activity trackers defined as electronic devices that track everything from caloric expenditure to the quality of sleep. People use activity trackers, also known as fitness wearables, to stay on course and meet their fitness and health goals. In 2014 an estimated 19 million devices ...

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10 reasons why you’re not growing!

10 reasons why you're not growing!

When you take into consideration all the factors that bodybuilders need to apply to their daily lifestyles in order to stay anabolic and promote muscle growth, there are often many simple elements that get overlooked. So stop hindering your gains in the gym by eliminating these mistakes through better awareness ...

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