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Ramping up fat loss

With thyroid hormones When you are a competitive bodybuilder you can never be lean enough. In this regard, the thyroid regulates your metabolism and therefore plays a prominent role in weight management. This is the reason some athletes use exogenous dosages of the thyroid hormones, T3 or T4, as part ...

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The power of visualisation

If you can see it and believe it, you can achieve it… Visualisation has been used for many years as a valuable tool to gain a competitive edge. Head-strong Mr. Olympia winners of the past such as Ronnie Coleman, Dorian Yates and Arnold Schwarzenegger all used the power of visualisation ...

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Life as Pro

With Earl ‘The Beast’ Abrahams Pro athletes don’t get to the top by accident. It takes time, dedication and almost superhuman effort to do what is needed to achieve success. When the pain becomes unbearable in the gym, a Pro like Earl Abrahams is just getting started. What follows is ...

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Jessica Lovett

Packing a 1-2 combo of strength and beauty Winter is at its end and hot summer days will soon abound. In the meantime, why not heat things up with Jessica Lovett, our new Muscle Evolution Babe, who is a gorgeous, self-confessed exercise junkie who can quite easily punch your lights ...

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Insulin

Friend or foe? You are what you eat. Bodybuilders and strength athletes preoccupied with performance are today more concious about what they put in their bodies than ever before in history. Amidst the backdrop of this hypercritical look at modern-day diets, there seems to be no end in sight for ...

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Show report

All the latest action from the competitive bodybuilding stage • IFBB Boksburg Classic • IFBB H&H Classic • IFBB Muscle Mulisha GP 2 • IBFF Welkom Classic • IFBB SA Xtreme • Garden Route Classic • Rise of the Phoenix 3.0 Get all the latest show information in the September/October ...

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Mobile muscle

A matter of flexibility Flexibility and mobility has an uncomfortable CrossFit-ring to it, doesn’t it? If you agree to this statement you must be one of the those people who have gotten the first half of the memo about the importance of strength in the gym, but the part that ...

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Learning from ‘The Shadow’

Max Watermeyer had the opportunity to train with the original mass monster Dorian Yates When Max Watermeyer bought a muscle magazine in 1994 that had a blond bodybuilder of behemoth proportions on the cover, he would never have guessed that he would travel to the other side of the world ...

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Killer hams & calves

Are your hams and calves lagging behind other body parts? Want to add an extra inch or two? top bodybuilder John Leslie’s programme worked for him and it can help you, too. John Leslie’s upward trajectory in the bodybuilding arena continued unabated this year with yet another Overall victory at ...

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Raw power

Take your strength to the next level with SA’s strongest One undeniable truth that can save you hours of wasted effort is to train using the basics to become bigger and stronger. Muscle Evolution caught up with three of South Africa’s strongest athletes to find out how they use compound ...

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