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Plate-loaded Workout: Building Pure Strength

Plate-loaded Workout: Building Pure Strength

Have dumbbells and bars met their match? Written by Pedro van Gaalen, Managing Editor The argument against using weight machines in the gym has always been based on the facts that they limit your range of motion (ROM) and that the stronger side of your body always dominates the movement. ...

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Progressive overload

Progressive overload, the key to muscle adaptation

By Jack “Jackpot” Lotter, Personal Trainer, WBFF Pro and Coach (www.sherifftraining.co.za) A pet hate of mine is seeing the same individuals in the gym doing the same routine over and over again, for weeks on end, and months thereafter. Their rep and set schemes, and the order in which exercises are ...

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Get a Grip!

Get a grip

Shift the emphasis of an exercise with the simple flick of your wrists The way in which you grip a dumbbell or a bar can have a significant impact on the effectiveness of an exercise as it determines which muscles are targeted and how the force is applied. However, many ...

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5 Moves For A Beastly Back

Louis and Freddie

Building a beastly back with Freddie Klopper and Louis Bessinger Muscle Evolution wanted to see what would happen if they got two of SA’s most exciting bodybuilders under the same roof and said: “Right guys, let’s train back.” And so, without any hesitation, we got Freddie Klopper and Louis Bessinger ...

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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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Balancing Bodybuilding Extremes

Operate successfully within the spectrum By Sean Johnson, Bowen Practitioner and Instructor (www.bowentechnique.co.za) If you stop for a moment, in between training, dieting and expanding your bodybuilding knowledge, and become more aware of the world around you, you will eventually come to notice the dualistic nature of the world we ...

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An Isolated Incident

Don’t write off isolation training as this form of exercise is the cornerstone of bodybuilding training By Andrew Carruthers, Editor-In-Chief Since the dawn of bodybuilding athletes have been driven by one thing, and one thing alone – the desire to sculpt the ultimate physique. We all know that multiple joint, ...

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The Meat Makers

Raise the bar for maximum muscle gains By Pedro van Gaalen, Managing Editor Photography by Slade – Pure Studio The core compound lifts, which include the squat, deadlift, bench press and military press, should form the cornerstone of every bodybuilding programme. Compound movements are the best at adding serious muscle ...

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Spot The Difference In Your Training

A training partner who knows the correct spotting techniques can be the key to taking your training to the next level By Pedro van Gaalen, Managing Editor As athletes who hit the gym to constantly push our physical limits, by lifting the heaviest weights possible for each and every rep, ...

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Freddie Klopper’s Killer Quad Workout

Welcome to the first workout of Muscle Evolution’s Elite Training Series, where we give you an exclusive look at the training regimens that have sculpted the bodies of our top athletes. Over the coming months we will speak to the cream of South Africa’s bodybuilding community to showcase their tried ...

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