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Johan Boshoff: No retreat, no surrender

Fighting competitors and age with superhuman staying power in one of the world’s hardest sports Johan “Bossie” Boshoff is still reaching for new physical frontiers, even after what seems like a lifetime in the sport. The Pretoria-based bodybuilder recently competed in the Over 40 Over 80kg division at the 2017 ...

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Pose perfectly!

A complete posing guide for NABBA athletes Developing a physique to showcase is a competition in its own right. Although there is no substitute for a fantastic and well-balanced physique, an exceptional posing routine can often be the difference between first and second place at a show. There are plenty ...

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Morné van den Berg: Locked & loaded

Etch in detail, get veins popping and induce massive pumps! It’s refreshing to see a young, amateur bodybuilder of MornÈ van den Bergís calibre making such monumental gains in the sport of bodybuilding. Morné, who recently came 2nd in the under 80kg bodybuilding division at the Arnold Classic Africa, has ...

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Whey flavour revolution

Whey protein is, without a doubt, the most competitive product category in the supplement market. That means margins are tight as manufacturers compete on price, and on protein content and quality. Consumers therefore tend to fall into one of two categories – those who are willing to pay a premium ...

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The rise of the Muz Monster

His journey from a weight packer at his local gym to bodybuilding champion At this year’s Arnold Classic Africa, Bhekumuzi “Muzi” Maluleke stood proud, filled with a sense of purpose and worth on one of the biggest bodybuilding stages in the world. It might be nothing more than yet another ...

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The importance of steroid sterility

It has been quite some time since we last spoke to “Mr. X”, a main role player in the local steroid black market. On this occasion he spoke about what he felt needed more emphasis in the world of bodybuilding and steroids: Sterility. Disclaimer: This is part of an ongoing ...

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Gym science

What the data says you should do to get the best results. Bodybuilders and strength athletes have through the ages always relied on scientific evidence to get as jacked and as strong as possible. How then can you use all the information that is out there to your advantage? Don’t ...

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Building longevity

Stop your lifting from going downhill Creaking, aching joints and a plateau in strength as you age may lead you to think that weight training is best left to the young and virile, but nothing could be further from the truth. • Loss of muscle • Turning back the hands ...

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Taking a break

Will you lose more than just training time? As lifters we often train too much, too hard and too often. Ask anyone who is passionate about lifting and they will tell you that they hate skipping the weights, especially when they are in the middle of an important training cycle ...

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IFBB Arnold Classic Africa 2017

Fierce competition is alive and well on the local bodybuilding stage. I witnessed this first hand when I was privileged enough to attend both the Pro and Amateur shows at the 2nd edition of the Arnold Classic Africa, hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Get all the Pro ...

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