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DMAA: Is it worth the risk?

DMAA, also known as methylhexanamine or 1,3-dimethylamylamine, is structurally similar to amphetamine and often used in pre-workout products. As part owner of a supplement company, I recently had to make a decision whether to include it in our range of products. What is DMAA? 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is an aliphatic amine ...

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Multi-angle back attack

In bodybuilding circles, it’s common knowledge that shows are won from the back. Developing this large key area is therefore crucial in your ongoing quest for the ultimate physique. Henk van Tonder, dubbed by his training buddies as ‘Tjokkie’ because of his slight stature, knew he had to develop an ...

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Make way for Big G

SA has a new World Champ Gareth Scheepers received an early birthday present – he turns 23 in January – when he flexed his way to glory, winning the Junior Men’s Bodybuilding U/23 Over 75kg title, before also picking up the coveted Junior Men’s Overall trophy at the IFBB World ...

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Reverse dieting

Turn your diet upside down At the start of a new contest season the last thing on a competitor’s mind is what to do when the curtain falls on a show. It’s common practice to jump overnight from a calorie deficit to a surplus, but ideally a short transitional period ...

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A champion’s mindset

Nothing good ever comes easy. Anyone who achieves success without a fight is probably not that great. This also applies to bodybuilding. Iconic musclemen like Phil Heath, Jay Cutler and Ronnie Coleman are often seen as having a certain killer instinct which they used to their advantage to achieve the ...

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Bring the pain: It’s leg day!

Building impressive wheels demands immense physical exertion in the gym, even if they’re your strongest body part. When the hurt creeps into your sets and reps, it is a signal for local champs like Gibson Makhosana to totally obliterate them! So, nut up, dig deep and make it happen! Gibson ...

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Chanel Erwee

Don’t let her down-to-earth demeanor fool you. Our Muscle Evolution Babe, brand new IFBB Elite Pro athlete and NPL ambassador Chanel Erwee, is a tough-as-nails hottie. Not only does she exude absolute gorgeousness, but she is also mentally and physically strong and determined to achieve her goals – be it ...

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WFF Pro: Rudolf’s rise to the top

The allure of intense training and competition has steered Rudolf Koen to pursue bodybuilding with unyielding fortitude. Starting out as a stringy 69kg weakling, he grew to a rock-solid 96kg in what can only be described as a dramatic transformation. Now, as a newly crowned World Fitness Federation (WFF) World ...

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Getting ripped: what not to do

It’s no secret that competitive bodybuilders are among the most successful dieters on the planet. If you’re planning to compete this year, or even if you just want to get ripped, you don’t have to look any further than the next few paragraphs, where we outline some of the most ...

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The stage is set…

Shows to look out for in 2018 The stage is the rocket ship to the stars for bodybuilders. And there’s never been a better time to shine than at this very moment as show promoters and federations are falling over each other to build the sport’s capacity and presence across ...

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