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Muscle Evolution July-August 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.
use only that which works

In the world of bodybuilding there are countless examples of freaks who defy logic. Take Ronnie Coleman as the perfect example. I believe no one in history delivered more muscle lines with more authority than the former policeman from Arlington, Texas. Ronnie manhandled weights that could have blown out his knees and reduced his Mr. Olympia ambitions to zero, but he dominated the line-ups for years with his style of training, which can best be described as relentless. Sure, Big Ron is now paying the price with consecutive back surgeries, but he will always be considered an absolute freak by bodybuilders all over the world. Another example of an unorthodox champion is Franco Columbu, Arnold’s loyal friend and confidante. Although slightly bow legged, the Sardinian strongman nevertheless snatched a Sandow from…

3 min.
adapt or die

It’s been an interesting year so far. Some big competitions took place and our local bodybuilding and fitness talent continues to push further and harder. The split between the IFBB Pro League and the IFBB Amateur League resulted in the establishment of the IFBB Elite Pro series. In one respect this has been positive, giving athletes an opportunity to turn Pro under the IFBB Elite banner. However, many promising athletes who are destined for the IFBB Pro League have chosen to stay away from recent big competitions in the hope that a year off will help them improve in 2019. As a consequence, only when the opportunity to become an IFBB Pro League Pro emerges closer to home soil will we see the return of some of the country’s finest athletes,…

1 min.
generation iron 3 coming soon

Generation Iron 3 is currently being filmed around the world and is expected to be released in October. Much like its predecessors, Generation Iron 1 and 2, the third documentary will give another insider perspective on the bodybuilding and fitness industry. The director of the Generation Iron trilogy, Vlad Yudin, described the original as “the re-introduction of professional bodybuilding to the masses”, in a similar way as the classic bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron did in the 1970s. The second Generation Iron focused “on the progression and expansion of the fitness industry”. The upcoming Generation Iron 3 will be “a journey through the world of bodybuilding in search of the perfect physique”. The film is also set to have much more of an international storyline, featuring different countries and continents including…

3 min.
muscle news

USN FLAVOUR EXPLOSION Home-grown global supplement brand, USN continues to deliver industry-leading innovations in product flavouring, with a range of new flavours across multiple products hitting supplement store shelves recently. Discerning supplement buyers of the brand’s Hardcore range can now get Hardcore Whey gH in a Tex flavour, 3XT Pump in a Cherry Cola flavour, and USN’s BCAA 12:1:1 in Tropical Thunder, or Sour Cherry Rascals flavours. USN’s other potent pre-workout, B4Bomb2 is now also available in Candy Cola flavour. Visit www.usn.co.za for more info. 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.…

1 min.
alethea earns her pro card

Body Fitness athlete Alethea Borman was awarded her Elite Pro Card after a top podium finish at the Arnold Classic Africa, which was recently hosted in Johannesburg by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness. With the newly acquired professional status, the Swakopmund-based legal adviser has realised a lifelong dream of becoming the first bodybuilder in the IFBB Elite Pro ranks who represents Namibia. “I’ve been involved with bodybuilding since the age of 14. So that’s about 25 years of nothing but love,” says the mother of three children. According to Alethea, success in the sport comes down to the sheer determination, consistency and sacrifice of any athlete who is looking to step on stage. As part of her prep for the Arnold this year Alethea trained with weights twice a…

1 min.
a million reasons to enter the gentle giant classic

• Juniors U/23: Under 75kg and Over 75kg. • Masters Over 40: Under 80kg and Over 80kg. • Senior Classic Bodybuilding: Up to 1.71m, Up to 1.75m, Up to 1.80m and Over 1.80m. • Senior Men Bodybuilding: Up to 70kg, Up to 80kg, Up to 90kg, Up to 100kg and Over 100kg. • Men’s Muscular Physique: One line-up. • Mixed Couples: One line-up. • Men’s Athletic Physique: Junior U/23, Up to 1.63m, Up to 1.76m, Up to 1.79m, Over 1.79m and Masters. • Beach Bikini: Junior U/23, Up to 1.63m and Over 1.63m • Women’s Wellness: One line-up. • Women’s Physique: One line-up. • Bikini Fitness: Up to 1.60m, Up to 1.66m, Up to 1.72m, Over 1.72m and Over 35 years. • Body Fitness: Up to 1.68m and Over 1.68m. No points or qualification criteria are needed to enter the show. The…