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Branch Chain Amino Acids

BCAA, if you're not using them you're not growing

If you’re not taking them, you’re not growing! The branch chain amino acids content of Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, are all essential amino acids that the body cannot produce. Of the nine essentials that are needed for building muscle, these BCAAs mentioned initially are often considered the most important three. ...

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Creating stage-ready wheels

Louis Bessinger Guest Blog

I recently had an operation on my leg; nothing serious though. When I got out of hospital I went to train chest and shoulders because I was not allowed to do leg training for two weeks. But you know how bodybuilders think, so I tried to train them shortly thereafter ...

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IFBB SA Championships 2015 – DAY 2

IFBB SA National Championships day 2

DAY 2 Athletes took to the stage at the Sandton Convention Centre for IFBB’s SA Championship on the second day of the show on Sunday. The conditioning of the competitors was on point with Mpumalanga’s Carmen Botha showing her quality as top contender in the Ladies Fitness Bikini 1.69m class ...

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IFBB SA Championships 2015 – DAY 1

IFBB SA Championships 2015 - Day 1

DAY 1 Athletes from all over the country, all top performers in their respective provinces, gathered at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg to chase glory at this year’s IFBB SA National Championships. With close to 400 athletes competing it was no surprise that the organisers divided the event, a ...

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Gym Etiquette

Gym Etiquette

A look at some of the spoken and unspoken laws in the gym By Devlin Brown A gym is a unique environment that has its own set of spoken and unspoken rules which all combine to make it the place we all love. Gym etiquette is the set of silent ...

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2014 IFBB SA’s at a glance

IFBB SA National Champs 2014 recap

Bodybuilding is not an easy journey in any way but looking back at all the rock hard bodies at last year’s IFBB SA National Championships it is one that is absolutely worth it. Aptly described as one of local bodybuilding’s biggest shows it is also an epic battle for the ...

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Arnold Classic coming to SA in 2016

Arnold Classic coming to South Africa in 2016

The Arnold Classic in Columbus Ohio has been a widely successful event, experiencing year-on-year growth over the past 26 years, to the point where it is one of the biggest sports festivals in the world. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his partners subsequently decided to expand internationally and host an Arnold Classic ...

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Protein before bed

Protein before bed

A paper, recently published in the Journal of Nutrition, shows the positive impact of protein ingestion before sleep on the increase of mass and strength when performing resistance exercise training. It was found that protein ingestion immediately prior to sleep has a beneficial effect on the increase of skeletal muscle ...

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Not switching exercises could keep you from making gains

Not switching exercises could keep you from making gains

Research published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research indicates that not switching up your exercises in the gym could be the reason you are not making any new muscle gains. The study entitled “Changes in exercises are more effective than in loading schemes to improve muscle strength” showed ...

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Steroid Profiles – Synthetic hGH

Steroid Profiles Volume 2

By Anthony Roberts While Muscle Evolution neither condones nor promotes the use of performance enhancing drugs and steroids, we want to foster a culture of safe and responsible use through education, which is why we regularly compile authoritative and trustworthy drug-related information. Synthetic Growth Hormone The injectable compound is technically ...

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