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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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Give Something Back

HenkSmith

By WFF Pro bodybuilder Henk ‘The Tank’ Smith I have been asked on a number of occasions how I started bodybuilding. Almost always the question takes me back to that 65kg youngster who wanted to put on some serious size for rugby. Back then I was too shy to approach ...

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Heavy and light training

John Leslie

I don’t have so-called heavy or light days but a basic way of training. I start my workout with a compound movement such as barbell squat, bench press, military press or any other multi-joint exercise that will require the most weight. I believe in always using heavy poundages when I ...

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Growth is much greater with Y3T

  By Hennie Kotze, IFBB Pro Bodybuilder In my previous blog I discussed the training principles of legendary bodybuilder Neil Hill’s Y3T system. Y3T breakdown Y3T works over a three-week cycle which is broken down in the following segments: Week 1: You perform between 6 to 10 reps per set, ...

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The right mindset

HenkSmith

By WFF Pro bodybuilder Henk “The Tank” Smith I usually write about training and nutrition but today I would like to touch on another aspect of bodybuilding that is equally as important: The right mindset. As a coach it is easy to convince people to train like this and eat ...

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Make Stubborn Calves Grow!

john leslie

Calves are a muscle group many guys tend to struggle with in the gym. Not only are they an extremely stubborn muscle group to grow but people tend to get lazy when they need to train them hard or they follow the wrong approach. To get your calves to grow ...

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When to Train. Morning vs Evening

HenkSmith

By WFF Pro bodybuilder Henk ‘The Tank’ Smith People often debate whether training in the morning or evening is best for you. Most people prefer to get it done and out of the way in the morning. Others like to blow off steam in the evenings after work. Important considerations ...

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Think About Your Training Methodology

By Hennie Kotze, IFBB Pro bodybuilder When an athlete starts working with me they would often ask me why I use a lot of repetitions in my workouts. My answer is always: “Because it works!” I previously had the wonderful privilege of working with IFBB Pro bodybuilder Gary Strydom and ...

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In our blood

The past weekend I attended the birth of a new show at Gold Reef City called Elite Athlete Extravaganza If the show is a window on the future we are in good hands. It was great mingling with bodybuilding enthusiasts, the athletes (both new and old), coaches and judges. In ...

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