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Bodybuilding power struggle continues

The latest news in the ongoing saga between the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) and the NPC (National Physique Committee) is a rumour about the launch of a new Pro Division for Bodybuilding and Fitness worldwide by IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja. New Pro concept? The IFBB is ...

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How to get big?

John Leslie

How to add muscle is one of the questions I get asked on a regular basis. Bodybuilding, for me, is about building quality muscle. Ask any hardcore bodybuilder and you will get the same answer. Everything starts with building a foundation with the tried-and-tested exercises. Compound movements that build the most ...

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An excuse to skip gym?

You might have a valid excuse to not train legs today. In some people, exercise can trigger an allergy attack. Doctors call it exercise-induced anaphylaxis where a reaction to an allergen happens in conjunction with exercise. First discovered in the 1970s the condition affects around 50 in every 100,000 people. ...

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IFBB/NPC fight: A new era in bodybuilding?

Jim Manion, President of the NPC (National Physique Committee) and the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) Pro League has announced a split between the NPC and the IFBB Amateur League. This follows a dispute over judging duties between the IFBB and the NPC/IFBB Pro League at the Olympia weekend. ...

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IFBB suspends NPC

There was a battle off the stage at the 2017 Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas. There was a dispute between the NPC (National Physique Committee) and the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) with the latter refusing their judges to participate in the 2017 Amateur Olympia, held at the ...

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Big prize money at Gentle Giant Classic

Touted as the biggest money show in the bodybuilding industry, the Gentle Giant Classic will be held at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena in eastern Johannesburg on Saturday, 16 September. An amazing R500,000 in prize money will be up for grabs at this IFBB sanctioned and Arnold Classic Africa 2018 ...

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The impact of TRT

Scientists found that replacement therapy improved the quality of life in men diagnosed with testosterone deficiency. Well-tolerated “It is thought that testosterone treatment in men may increase prostate size and worsen lower urinary tract symptoms,” said Abdulmaged Traish, PhD, professor of urology. He discovered there were fewer urinary symptoms such ...

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Can women outlast men in the gym?

Researchers in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Canada have determined that women are considerably less exhausted after exercising than men of similar age and athletic ability. “We’ve known for some time that women are less fatiguable than men during isometric muscle ...

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Bodybuilding’s Super Bowl is here!

Olympia weekend, from 14 to 17 September, is fast approaching and thousands of bodybuilding fans from all over the world are getting ready for the action. Not only will top names in the IFBB Pro League such as Josh Lenartowicz, Brandon Curry, Shawn Rhoden and Dexter Jackson be competing for ...

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Support IBFF Nationals this weekend

The best athletes in the country will trade poses for local recognition at the National Championships hosted by the International Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (IBFF) this weekend. The contest is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 9 September at the Kaleideo Auditorium situated at 32 Fiskaal Street, Glen Marais in Kempton Park. ...

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