Health & Fitness
Muscle Evolution

Muscle Evolution March - April 2015

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.
be your own brand!

About a month ago I posted a status on social media that shook the local bodybuilding and fitness industry a little. I said that, in 2015, I’m only going to work with those who treat themselves as brands, and those who seek to inspire and motivate others. I said this because I strongly believe that it’s only through giving to others, be it help, advice, motivation or inspiration, that we inevitably receive for ourselves, in the form of respect and admiration. Reaching out to people, to help and motivate them, also shows that you’re not solely focused on your own progress, and that you care about giving back to the community. Over 300 likes and 60 comments later, with not one negative comment or disagreement in response, it’s clear that…

3 min.
muscle news

CIPLA LAUNCHES CNLINK™ Cipla Nutrition recently launched CNLink™, a digital online sales platform designed to give certified personal trainers and sports coaches instant access to a full range of pharmaceutically developed nutritional supplements, and selected Cipla over the counter (OTC) products. The platform, which is mobile and tablet enabled, allows customers to order Cipla products directly from their personal trainer or sports coach, and they will receive the products at their home or office within three days. The platform is also unique in that it offers its exclusive members (personal trainers and sports coaches) a revenue share option. SA TO HOST 2015 WFF WORLD CHAMPS The WFF is pleased to announce that South Africa will host the 2015 World Championships, which will mark only the second occasion that the championship event has been…

1 min.
m.e people

M.E People is a forum for our readers to share their photos. Whether it has been your dream to see yourself in a bodybuilding magazine, you have some healthy competition with friends or simply need to keep yourself accountable, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the M.E People theme each edition. You have put in the hard work - now share it with likeminded people all over the country. This forum is where we give our readers a platform to communicate visually and be part of Team Muscle Evolution. Follow us on Twitter (@muscleevomag) and Facebook (muscleevolution-southafrica’snumber1bodybuildingmagazine) to be first to send your photos in for the next edition! The address to send photos is info@muscleevolution.co.za ALL PHOTOS, NAMES AND SPELLING AS SUPPLIED BY READERS. MUSCLE EVOLUTION ACCEPTS…

2 min.
tech gear

JABRA SPORT PULSE WIRELESS The Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless stereo earbuds offer an integrated heart rate monitor, and a compatible Sport Life App. This “all-in-one training solution” combines an in-ear biometric heart rate monitor built to withstand intense training. The premium Dolby-enhanced wireless sound experience includes sound and real-time voice coaching through the Sport Life App. The earphones are lightweight, and sweat-proof, and the “Ergonomic Audio Response Science” technology ensures a secure and comfortable fit. Available at a RRP of R2,399. 88 RUE DU RHONE MAD MEN WATCH Swiss luxury watchmaker, 88 Rue du Rhone, has created a limited edition Mad Men watch, to commemorate the final season of the hit TV series. The stainless steel casing surrounds a dark chocolate brown dial, with silver indexes and a flash of colour in the…

2 min.
ask m.e

PRE-WORKOUTS AND HEART HEALTH Q Thanks for all your valued advice. I would like to know your opinion on pre-workouts and heart murmurs. My girlfriend had a heart murmur when she was younger, but it has since improved. Can she use a pre-workout and, if so, would you suggest any specific products? Deon Oberholzer A To be honest, as I am not a medical doctor, and without any prior knowledge of your girlfriend’s medical history and current health status, particularly in terms of cardiovascular health, it would be irresponsible of me to offer an opinion. Without knowing if her previous heart murmurs were ‘innocent’ or ‘abnormal’ makes it extremely difficult to make recommendations, without the possibility of putting her health at risk. In general terms, most pre-workouts contain reasonably high levels of caffeine,…

6 min.
the science of conditioning

AT THE OUTSET I WOULD LIKE TO STATE THAT, ACCORDING TO AVAILABLE RESEARCH, FASTED-STATE TRAINING RESULTS IN GREATER GLYCOGEN RETENTION THAN TRAINING IN A FED-STATE. Yes, I know that discussions around the application of a highly aerobic and glycolyticdependent energy system used predominantly by endurance athletes may vary considerably in the context of bodybuilding, but the fact of the matter is that we all store carbohydrates in the same storage units. Accordingly, there are a few things we can learn from the endurance-based scientific literature, and we can apply many of those theories to our own approach to enhance physique development for the stage. MYTH BUSTING Contrary to the popular belief held by most people in endurance sport, it has been scientifically proven that fasted-state cardio is superior to fed-state cardio when it…