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Niel van der Walt wins PCA’s Destiny Classic

Niel van der Walt’s superb size and conditioning earned him the coveted Overall title at Destiny Classic, a Physical Culture Association (PCA) platform based show which is primarily focused on the development of novice athletes. A total of 47 athletes competed in the show which was held at the picturesque ...

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IFBB show to return to Kathu

The search for muscular perfection resumes this weekend with the return of the IFBB’s Kathu Classic to the iron ore capital of the Northern Cape province. The Kathu Classic officially kicks off the bodybuilding season in that region with more IFBB events set to follow around the country. There will ...

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PCA’s H&H Classic moved to July

The Physical Culture Association (PCA) South Africa is expanding at a phenomenal rate. The H&H Bodybuilding and Fitness Classic, in it’s eleventh year and a bodybuilding institution in Gauteng, now falls under the PCA and will be hosted on 6 and 7 July 2018 at the Kaleideo Auditorium in Kempton ...

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PCA Extreme Bodies at Rand Show

Athletes were eager to step on stage at the Physical Culture Association’s Extreme Bodies competition hosted at the Rand Show in Johannesburg at the weekend. With phenomenal prize money of up to R10, 000 per division and the opportunity to be selected to compete in the prestigious BodyPower event in ...

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Arnold is back!

Former seven-time Mr. Olympia champion and bodybuilding icon Arnold Schwarzenegger had open-heart surgery in California last week to replace an aging pulmonic valve. The 70-year-old’s first words after the operation were actually “I’m back”, a catchphrase associated with Arnold’s Terminator movie from 1984. The function of the pulmonary valve is ...

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Legends made at Elite Athlete Extravaganza

The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino was the chosen destination for 161 athletes who flexed for glory at the non-affiliated Elite Athlete Extravaganza in Johannesburg at the weekend. Legends were made on the stage in the second edition of the show in what was a day-long display of ...

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Bodybuilding Shows – March 2018

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March 16-18 – IFBB Arnold Classic Australia Where: The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia Promoter: Tony Doherty Any Arnold Classic is a big deal but the Arnold Classic in Australia is shaping up to be bigger than ever. Now in its fourth year the Arnold Classic in Australia will ...

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Stay away from ‘the dirty dozen’

You cannot eat junk food and expect good results in the bodybuilding arena. According to bodybuilding expert Tom Venuto the top twelve worst fat-storing foods an athlete should never eat are the following: Ice cream Fried foods Doughnuts and pastries Candy, chocolates and sweets Soda Fruit drinks and other sugar-sweetened ...

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Cut down on coffee to boost performance

Caffeine’s performance enhancing benefits are more evident if you are not a regular consumer. According to the team of researchers behind the latest study, athletes with high habitual caffeine consumption could hamper its performance-enhancing benefits when they need them most. As a central nervous system stimulator caffeine is known to ...

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Gym mistakes to avoid

Workouts can become routine and when you are in a rut you are most likely to get injured. This is the reason exercise physiologist Rachel Straub authored a book called ‘Weight Training Without Injury’ on how to stay safe when you lift weights. “People get bored; there are ten ways ...

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