Health & Fitness
Muscle Evolution

Muscle Evolution Nov/Dec 2014

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.
beat the odds

I called up Shanti Mitchell from my cellphone while walking to the car about three weeks before the IFBB SAs. I said: “Shanti, I would like to do a workout shoot with you in two weeks.” He was amazed that I had called him, but obviously he made himself available for the shoot. Two weeks passed and he pitched up at the venue. A shy guy, clearly in incredible shape, and quite uncertain about what was about to unfold. I told him to relax and believe in himself, and that the photographer and I would guide him and that he would be great. Then he went to go get changed and walked back topless toward the weight rack where we were standing. I looked at him and said: “Shanti, you are…

3 min.
xpand your view

I’ve been privileged to be able to travel extensively throughout my life, and the one thing that never ceases to surprise me is how travel can broaden the mind. When you’re exposed to one place, one city, one suburb and the same urban fabric for too long, you become restricted in many ways, no matter how much you’ve travelled in the past. Your views become narrowed and your opinions quick and sharp. When this happens you tend to become conditioned to one routine and one way of seeing the things around you. This limits your ability to look beyond a great many things in your life and you slowly become closed off to what really lies beyond your line of sight. Travelling to unknown places and experiencing diverse cultures removes these blinkers, which…

3 min.
muscle news

BSN LAUNCHES NEW IMPROVED N.O.-XPLODE A decade ago BSN introduced their game-changing N.O.-Explode product into the supplement market. Never content with standing still, BSN’s team of pros have been hard at work to deliver the next evolution of preworkout supplements. The result is that the new N.O.-Xplode is designed to deliver explosive energy, maximum performance and enhanced endurance through a new formula called the Master Performance Blend, with maximum taste and first-rate mixability. Thermic Energy™ blend helps deliver explosive energy, enhancing the workout intensity from start to finish. Their Endura Shot™ blend, featuring a concentrated beta-alanine blend, helps enhance the workout capacity, giving the lifter the opportunity to exercise longer and their Myogenic Matrix™, featuring an advanced creatine blend, helps every athlete reach their goal of maximizing performance. The product is available…

1 min.
check out some shots from our readers!

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…

3 min.
ask m.e

A Thank you for the words of support - we are grateful that we have in some way contributed to your bodybuilding progress. We hope we can carry on inspiring and guiding you to fulfilling your health, fitness and bodybuilding goals. With regard to your question about “muscle bellies” and how some guys appear to have shorter muscles than others, this simply comes down to genetics. You see, some of us are born with higher (or lower) insertion points than others. Looking at the upper arm for example, your biceps attach to a tendon that runs down your arm. Most people’s muscle belly attaches to the tendon near the elbow joint, while some attach higher up (i.e. they have a higher insertion point), as you suggest yours do this, giving a…

2 min.
tech gear

GOPOLE ACCESSORIES The range of GoPole products makes it possible for anyone, from the professional photographer to the average GoPro users, to capture memorable moments from unique angles with ease. The GoPole range consists of the GoPole Arm, Bobber, Evo, Grenade and Reach. The GoPole Arm allows photographers to capture surroundings while being present in all the shots captured too. It's a two-piece extension that can be connected to any GoPro or GoPole mount. The GoPole Bobber contains multipurpose device functions, converting from handgrip to a floatation device to ensure better water resistance. The GoPole Evo is a transparent floating GoPro camera extension pole. The GoPole Reach extension pole makes it effortless to capture the action from various different angles. Available locally through A-tek Distribution at Incredible Connection. SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 4 The Samsung Galaxy…