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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 Arnold Classic Africa, placing 6th in a line-up of 24 athletes. “I feel disappointed in my placing, but that’s the nature of the beast. You need to be the best you can be,” says Bossie.

Never one to sit on his laurels, he continued training for the NABBA/WFF Pretoria Classic Pro Am and walked away with 2nd spot in the Open line-up. “I kept my shape and that is the reason I entered the shows. The only thing I found hard was to focus on both while also trying to bring my top condition to the stage. Training in your forties is a lot harder than in your twenties and thirties,” admits the 46-year-old, who works for Ascendis Health as a sales representative, focusing on mainly health and fitness supplementation.

Johan Boshoff shares some of his top tips and moves for building powerful pecs in the July/August issue of Muscle Evolution!

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