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Health & Fitness
Muscle Evolution

Muscle Evolution May - June 2016

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.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Muscle Evolution cc
Frequency:
Back issues only
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2 min.
fast & furious

“IN THE END IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT LIFTING WEIGHTS. IT IS ABOUT BREATHING, HAND, HEAD AND EYE COORDINATION AND FOOT PLACEMENT.” Lifts in silence mean more than social media bravado. People of today are perpetually glued to some kind of screen 24/7. Even between sets in the gym, mini-feats of strength are feverishly recorded on iPads, laptops and phones and sent off, criss-crossing the planet to find an army of likes. We have too many options and are too easily distracted. This is not good when everything spins out of control like a merry-go-round on steroids. A quick fix for many gym-goers today is more important than a slow and steady approach. These are the days of the fast and the furious. Fast because we want results in the gym…

4 min.
the golden thread to success

13 years ago when I started this magazine our industry was completely different. Some of you hadn’t even picked up a dumbbell or done your first bench press yet. The guys now running the shows were the champions of the day and most of the athletes competing now were just starting to work their way through the junior ranks. Back then it was a free for all and athletes could move and compete freely between the different federations that were available at that time. Today things are very different. There are more opportunities available to athletes and amateurs hoping to compete in the world of bodybuilding and fitness. World Championships, amateur Olympias and now the Arnold Classic Africa are also giving amateurs access to those dreams called “Pro Cards”. In…

10 min.
muscle news

SSN BCAA 3:1:1 The scientific literature is clear: 3:1:1 BCAA ratios have been shown to optimally promote muscle tissue growth and recovery, far beyond any other ratio available. You’re methodical about each rep, each set, and each meal, so why be any different with your performance nutrition? SSN BCAA 3:1:1 has been developed using real science to promote muscle protein synthesis, improve training output and maximise fatigue resistance, ensuring that you get the best out of each training day. USN ANAVOL INTRAGRO This all-in-one intra-workout product contains 22g of carbs per serving, with 50% derived from the patented Vitargo® This provides faster muscle glycogen restoration and an improved insulin response that helps kickstart muscle growth. To help promote growth and decrease fatigue, it also contains 3500mg of BCAAs and 3500mg of Beta Alanine.…

3 min.
tech gear

LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO To mark the 100th birthday of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Italian marque has built a limited-production supercar, the Centenario LP 770-4. Limited to only 20 coupe units and 20 roadsters, all 40 units were sold before the car went into production. With yellow accents on the front and rear splitters and side skirts, and a wide black carbon-fibre body, the Centenario harks back to the quintessential aggressive styling that became synonymous with Lamborghinis of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. A triple exhaust outlet sits in the middle of the diffuser, and the arrow-shaped taillights cut an imposing figure from the rear. The Centenario is powered by a naturally-aspirated V12 engine that offers up 770 horsepower and revs up to 8,600 rpm. This power is transferred to the road via…

6 min.
ask m.e

“IF YOU TRAIN IN A BODYBUILDING SENSE AND USE IT ON LEG DAY, SUDDENLY DOING BACK THE FOLLOWING DAY IS NOT A GOOD IDEA BECAUSE YOUR BACK WILL ALREADY HAVE HAD A SERIOUS WORKOUT. THE POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATED FATIGUE AND OVER-TRAINING BECOMES MUCH HIGHER.”“THE DEADLIFT IS ULTIMATELY A VERY VERSATILE EXERCISE, AND IS EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE. IF YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE IT TO DERIVE THE FULL BENEFIT TO BOTH LEGS AND BACK YOU’LL REAP SOME SERIOUS REWARDS IN THE GYM.” DEAD-LIFTING ON LEG DAY Q I know that the deadlift is a great compound exercise for developing serious strength and overall muscle size in both the back and the legs. So, should I include it with back training or leg training? James via Facebook A That’s an important question, the answer to which hinges…

4 min.
lighten the load

“A DE-LOAD SHOULD OCCUR EVERY 4 TO 6 WEEKS. SOME INDIVIDUALS MAY NEED RECOVERY MORE OFTEN.” DE-LOADING IS AN OFTEN OVERLOOKED CONCEPT IN TODAY’S WORLD OF ALL-OR-NOTHING WEIGHT TRAINING. Bodybuilders are known to be associated with obsessive-compulsive behaviour, never missing a workout because taking a break from training does not gel with the “go hard or go home” ethos of the iron game. TELL-TALE SIGNS WHEN YOU NEED A CHANGE OF PACE An inability to increase weight on most lifts. You feel irritated, tired and permanently fatigued. Loss of motivation and the desire to train. Going through the motions and not training at maximum intensity. Your joints feel stiff and they ache during lifts. You struggle to recuperate from your previous workouts. PRINCIPLES OF A DE-LOAD Reduce your volume and intensity by 60% of what you would do in a…