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Who’s ready to rumble?

There was no shortage of unforeseeable placings in last year’s bodybuilding battles onstage and 2018 is already shaping up along similar lines. Let’s take a closer look at some of the leading contenders in this year’s rumble for glory. Read more about the top athletes in the March/April edition of ...

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Annihilate your chest

It’s Monday, otherwise known as International Chest Day in the majority of gyms across the world. You get underneath the barbell at your usual bench press spot, do your set and talk to your training buddy before going back for another set. Wait a minute! Are you about to do ...

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The cardio conundrum

What to do when you struggle with fatigue and weakness “Cardio eats muscle.” This is a view commonly held by competitors who seem to fight a losing battle in their attempts to hold on to muscle when they cut calories to ultra-low levels before a competition. Get the latest information ...

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Fight the fat phobia

Fat for many is something that must be banished from their diets. However, in recent years the advice to eat a low-fat diet has increasingly been called into question. Despite limiting fatty foods for decades, populations in many countries have only become fatter and fatter. Now it seems as if ...

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Drop sets for size gains

What science has to say about weight stripping There are some innovative training techniques out there, but stripping (no, it’s not what you think it is!) remains one of the most popular ways to revive a stale workout and shock your muscles. All-out to failure Like it or not, your ...

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Myostatin inhibition: What’s next?

Researchers have succeeded in removing myostatin in lab mice From a very young age I’ve always wanted to have freaky cartoonish-like muscles, like Superman, Mr. America or The Incredible Hulk. But despite many hard sessions in the gym the cartoon character appearance eluded me. Fast forward a couple of years ...

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Shifting muscle fibre types

As bodybuilder or powerlifter your efforts in the gym gravitate toward building strength and power by increasing your force output as much as possible. Whether you move weight to build muscle to lift a bodybuilding trophy, or smash a powerlifting record it’s pertinent to consider how to train your muscles ...

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Whatever happened to… Quentin Fong

Over the past two years Muscle Evolution periodically featured some of the legendary local bodybuilders who have left an indelible mark on the sport, including Nelson Benjamin, Chris Pillay, André van der Mescht, Conrad Nagel, Shameen Adams, Kevin McNamara and even the flawless Frenchman Francis Benfatto, who resides in Cape ...

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Boost T-levels

Can DAA make you bigger & stronger? A key determinant in the bodybuilding and strength community when it comes to muscular gains is testosterone. The importance of this anabolic hormone lies in its ability to improve strength and muscle mass. As such, various testosterone boosters have appeared on the sports ...

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To plyo or not to plyo?

  If you take a bodybuilder who can leg press 360kg and a kick-boxer who can only leg press 180kg and let them kick a training bag, the kick-boxer would exhibit greater power and apply more force to the bag than the bodybuilder. Why? While the bodybuilder may have more ...

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