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Muscle Evolution January - February 2018

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Muscle Evolution is South Africa's leading resource for weight training, competition news and reviews, supplementation and nutrition. Established in 2003, Muscle Evolution has built a loyal following among the passionate local bodybuilding community. Muscle Evolution offers locally relevant, in-depth and informative content in innovative, progressively-designed features that are written by SA’s top bodybuilders, coaches and industry experts, to deliver a comprehensive and compelling read for competitive and aspiring bodybuilders, and serious gym-goers alike.

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3 min.
the quit button

“The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.” This quote from Olympic swimming coach Eddie Reese can easily be applied to bodybuilding. In the early ‘90s I failed to place at my first bodybuilding show. This was, however, not where my relationship with weights and the gym ended. I re-assessed my strengths and weaknesses and focused on rather building up power for the game of rugby. Most of us are not competitive bodybuilders, but as lifters we often hear the term “to failure” in the gym. But what does to failure really mean? Failure is…

2 min.
a year of change

“AS AMATEURS YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPLORE, DABBLE, TRY OUT AND TEST ALL THE FEDERATIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU TO FIND THE ONE WHERE YOU FEEL MOST COMFORTABLE.” If over the past few months you’ve taken note of the evolution of various federations and the new directions they’re going in, you’ll know that 2018 is going to be nothing like last year. And you know what? I’m excited. The landscape of the sport globally is constantly changing and there are so many new and exciting opportunities now that competitive athletes have become spoilt for choice. There’s a saying by one of my favourite entrepreneurs, Gary Vaynerchuck that I absolutely love. He states: “If you’re romantic about the way things have always been, then you’re going to lose.” In a nutshell, the sport,…

8 min.
muscle news

TNT MERCURY TITANIUM WHEY Titanium Whey boasts an isolate-dominant blend of whey proteins, with additional high levels of whey hydrolysates and added Essential Amino Acids. It has been designed specifically for athletes who require a clean whey protein free from unnecessary fillers or sugars. Available in a 1,7kg tub. NPL ORGAN SUPPORT Formulated with carefully selected ingredients for athletes and individuals looking for optimum organ health and protection. By supporting and reducing stress to vital organs such as the liver, heart, prostate and skin, they are able to function more efficiently, making training goals easier to reach. This makes NPL Organ Support an essential products in any comprehensive supplement regimen. USN SUPER RATIO BCAA 12:1:1 USN’s BCAA 12:1:1 contains a super ratio of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), including 5100mg of Leucine, 400mg of Isoleucine,…

3 min.
the latest gear

DENON HEOS SOUNDBAR Delivers exceptional performance to enhance the sound from your TV or Blu-ray player, while retaining the elegance of a slimline soundbar – and the ability to act as an audio streaming solution. Whether you place it on a sideboard or mount it on your wall, the HEOS Bar lets you experience thrilling HD home cinema and sensational music streaming. The HEOS Bar delivers exceptional performance with state-of-the-art signal processing, amplification and 9 high-performance drivers. Four 4K-compatible HDMIs let you use the HEOS Bar even with multi-source AV set-ups, while HEOS integration allows you to enjoy all your music wirelessly. Call Homemation on 011-781 8887, or visit www.homemation.co.za for stockist info. DENON AH-C160W SPORTS HEADPHONES Push harder while you work out with the combination of a design built for comfort, durability…

4 min.
ask m.e

ENERGY SYSTEMS EXPLAINED Q In what way does exercise benefit us individually and how can I improve my fitness levels? Riaan from Parys A If you want to develop your physical fitness effectively you need to train all three metabolic energy systems that fuel your body. In addition to the complexities of the human body’s metabolism we also have different energy systems to fuel our performance. They are the phosphagen, glycolytic, and oxidative systems. Each energy system affects our muscle building and fat loss in a specific manner, and each produces health benefits The three different energy systems are: THE PHOSPHAGEN SYSTEM supports brief, high-intensity activities such as lifting the heaviest weight you possibly can for reps or sprinting as fast as you can for 50-100m within a short period of time before repeating the…

1 min.
gear up for your best workout yet!