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Classic shoulder builders

How to develop cannonball delts! No great physique was ever built that didn’t feature some impressive shoulder development. It’s all about combining quantity and quality, rather than choosing between them, if you want to stand out from the crowd. The type of training that has to be done to achieve ...

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Roar, Young Lion, Roar!

Master Roderick is known as ‘The Lion’ among family and friends because of his never-say-die resilience, which is an attribute that helped him when he traded poses with the best to clinch an IFBB Elite Pro Card at this year’s Arnold Classic Africa. Muscle Evolution spoke to this 27-year-old rising ...

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No-meat muscle

Nutrition for bodybuilding is almost always exclusively tweaked for animal eaters. But is it possible to kick ass in the gym when you’re not eating huge amounts of steak? What does a bodybuilding diet characterised by an absence of meat really look like and, more importantly, does it work? Bigger ...

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Arnold prep plans

The road to the Arnold Classic 2018 Curtis Howells (47) Multiple ACA competitor| Placings: 3rd, Masters Bodybuilding 40-49 Open & 4th, Men’s Bodybuilding O/95kg Experience: This was my fourth Arnolds (I competed in Ohio) and in my opinion there is no event in this country that has the same vibe ...

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EEAs over BCAAs?

As someone who finds himself in the gym on a daily basis, you must have at some point heard the debate about EAAs over BCAAs. Among amino acid aficionados there exists a divergence of views as to which product is better, and if the other is actually worth an additional ...

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Anri De Jongh

In the extremely competitive world of fitness, where many have attempted to make their mark but few have succeeded, it takes a special kind of person like the absolutely gorgeous Anri de Jongh to make an unforgettable impact on stage. And she did just that by earning her World Fitness ...

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Fix your training hangover

If you feel totally smashed and have to psyche yourself up every time you enter the gym, you’re undoubtedly heading for a workout hangover… Training too hard too often has led to this undesirable state of affairs. And gulping down a pre-workout won’t make the “I just got hit by ...

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The mass appeal of SARMs

If you ask anyone about SARMs you’ll likely get statements like “safer than steroids” or “a solid alternative to ‘roids”. But that’s overly simplifying the matter, so let’s explore this contentious subject in more depth… Experimental drugs The acronym SARM stands for selective androgen receptor modulator. SARMS are non-steroidal drugs ...

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Show reports

All the latest show results and pictures! • Arnold Classic Africa • WFF Pretoria Classic Pro-Am • IFBB Millennium Gold Plate All the latest show results and pictures in the May/June edition of Muscle Evolution!  

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Get your bulk on

Exclusive insights from local Pros Are there specific exercises that can take you from a pencil-neck to mass monster? How important is consistency and are protein powders the secret to 3D muscle? We posed a couple of questions to three of South Africa’s most prominent Pro bodybuilders: Carlos ‘The Champ’ ...

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