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Muscle Evolution November - December 2017

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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.
whatever it takes

People are quick to discredit something they don’t understand. In the wake of the recent passing of Dallas McCarver and Rich Piana, certain individuals could not wait to bash the sport of bodybuilding. All of a sudden we were hit by a massive shit storm propelled by social media. Bodybuilders were described as “walking pharmacies” and called “chemically engineered science experiments” in a slew of posts online. In one of the more intelligent comments, IFBB Pro John Meadows blamed the state of bodybuilding on inexperienced coaches who turn to chemical warfare to push through boundaries. He even quoted absurd drug stacks that are commonly used to compete in shows. While I cannot discount the extremity that exists, I believe competitors do have the responsibility to educate themselves so that they can make informed decisions…

4 min.
old ways won’t open new doors

“THE IFBB ELITE PRO LEAGUE PROMISES TO BRING BACK THE AESTHETIC SHOWCASED BY ZANE, ARNOLD, LABRADA AND BENFATTO. I’M EXCITED TO SEE WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS AND HOW THIS IMPACTS BODYBUILDING AS A WHOLE.” There’s an old saying by Socrates that goes: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new.” The world of pro and amateur bodybuilding was recently rocked – literally, shook in half – as the long-term spat between the IFBB and NPC finally came to a head. The end result is that both sides have taken off in different directions. The IFBB Elite Pro League was formed, which includes a completely new Pro Division that has yet to earn its bodybuilding stripes. This means that if you,…

1 min.
movie about bodybuilding pioneers

Award-winning producer Steve Lee Jones and director George Gallo have already started filming Bigger: The Joe Weider Story, the first ever mainstream, scripted, theatrical feature film about the sport of bodybuilding. “It’s beyond inspirational, and will resonate with not only the massive crowd of those who have found the balance of body and mind as essential for a healthy life, but also the throngs of people that were inspired by Joe and his Mr. Olympia events,” Gallo said in a media statement. The movie tells the story of the pioneers of the bodybuilding movement, Canadian brothers Joe and Ben Weider, who overcame a life of poverty to build a global fitness empire and inspire future generations. Spanning from the 1920s to the 1970s, the screen version was adapted from the Weider…

5 min.
muscle news

USN LAUNCHES BARONE® WHEY FLAVOUR USN’s innovative BlueLab™ 100% Whey Protein range has once again met the demands of health-conscious and fitness-focused consumers by launching a new BarOne® flavoured product. This delicious new flavour variant will satisfy any discerning chocolate-lover’s sweet tooth, without the guilt, as it contains only 3g of carbs and 1.8g of sugar per serving. BlueLab™ 100% Whey Protein products contain premium quality whey, which is digested and absorbed quickly to boost muscle recovery and maintain lean muscle. TNT MERCURY KEVLAR RELOAD TNT’s all-new Kevlar Reload offers customers the same kick-ass recovery stack in a new mega 1,3kg value pack. This product boasts the same patented Vitargo and whey protein blend that improves recovery during the post-workout anabolic window, but now also includes insulin-potentiating uptake agents to speed up the…

4 min.
ask m.e

“THERE ARE ADVANTAGES TO NUTRIENT TIMING, ESPECIALLY PROTEIN CONSUMPTION TOWARDS THE END OF THE DAY TO ENSURE AN INFLUX OF NUTRIENTS TO AID RECOVERY DURING SLEEP.” QADDING OR REDUCING CALORIES I’m considering changing my diet to improve my conditioning. What should my diet look like when I’m training hard in the gym? Craig from Stellenbosch A There are numerous options. It all depends on you as an individual and your particular goals in the gym. One’s diet should definitely be coordinated with the rigors of training. Some people need to eat more, while others should eat less to help them drop body fat. Guys who are sensitive to high carbohydrate intakes (low insulin sensitivity) can rotate between high and low carb days. Others, who are leaner, can further facilitate recovery from strenuous workouts…

2 min.
the latest gear

2017 YAMAHA MT-10 SP HYPER NAKED Forming part of Yamaha’s Hyper Naked segment, the 2017 MT-10 SP is the most sophisticated model in the range. Boasting YZF-R1M Supersport technology and Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS), and dedicated Silver Blu Carbon colouring, the new MT-10 SP represents the ultimate expression of power, control and aggression. Offers a crossplane technology inline 4-cylinder engine and a lightweight short-wheelbase aluminium Deltabox chassis, in addition to YZF-R1M type multifunction LCD Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrumentation that enables the rider to view a wide of range information on a superior high definition, full-colour display. Riders can also select dark or light backgrounds to suit day-time or night-time riding. HUAWEI WATCH 2 The latest smartwatch from Huawei integrates health and fitness, message notifications, voice calls, voice services, and mobile payments…