Health & Fitness
Muscle Evolution

Muscle Evolution Sept/Oct 2013

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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2 min.
learn from the best

You know what the best part of this job is? I know that the nine times out of 10 the person reading this letter loves training, wants to build muscle and wants as much bodybuilding information and motivation as possible. When this edition hits the shelves I will have been at Maverick Publishing Corporation for a year. And in that year I have had at my fingertips heaps and heaps of information related to success in bodybuilding and the science of building muscle. Before I was in this position I spent my free time reading Muscle Evolution and researching the Internet to try and find quotes from the pros and leading athletes. Now I put together Muscle Evolution and I get the quotes from the pros and leading athletes. It is my…

3 min.
live positively

This issue marks the official 11 year anniversary since our first magazine, 67 issues ago, in 2003. If I look back I’m really quite proud of where we’ve come as a sport and as an industry. I can safely say that there are more opportunities now in SA than ever before with respect to the federations available and the platforms that athletes have to promote themselves. More of SA’s best are now, more than ever before, heading overseas to compete around the world, and South Africa is making a big impression on the international stage. Bodybuilding is, and always will be, in our blood. It’s what we do, what we live for and what gives us purpose on a day to day basis, outside of the other important elements in our…

3 min.
muscle news

USN’S HARDCORE WHEY GH USN’s Hardcore Whey gH has not only been rebranded, but it now also offers a higher 26g protein value per serving (33g), making it a superior ultra-anabolic whey protein product. It has been formulated to include the acclaimed Crea-Grow Power Stack, Testobolic Z-Mag Stack and Hypervol Glycotrans System, which contains a stack of high impact compounds to further increase lean mass. The formulation has been specially developed as a post-workout supplement, ensuring the rapid transportation of vital muscle-building nutrients into the muscle cell to amplify the effects of recovery and the addition of new muscle mass. TRX OFFERS VERSATILE TRAINING SOLUTION Originally seen as a only as functional training tool in gyms, TRX says it can take hardcore training to another level. Designed by a Navy SEAL as a…

1 min.
check out some training 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 themed photos in for the next edition! The address to send photos is info@muscleevolution.co.za…

5 min.
ask m.e

CRAMP FRUSTRATION Q I’m getting a bit frustrated now. I’ve been training with weights for many years and am at the point where I would like to compete in my first show next year. The problem is that since I changed my programme to work on the finer details of my physique I’ve suffered from severe cramping. For example, when I do drop sets or pyramid training I experience serious, uncontrollable muscle cramps that are excruciatingly painful. My diet and supplementation is good, which means I take all the important minerals and vitamins like magnesium to help prevent cramping. I also drink a lot of water, but I still struggle with these cramps. I cramp mainly in my chest, biceps, triceps, hamstrings and forearms, and between my ribs. Could you please…

3 min.
tech gear

GARMIN FÉNIX 2 The Garmin fénix 2 is an adventure GPS watch with new fitness training options, updated with an easy-to-use interface and expanded smartphone connectivity. Where the original fénix focused on navigation and tracking functionality, the second generation now offers additional multi-sport and cross training capabilities. This makes it ideal for all active individuals as it can track running, climbing, riding, hiking or swimming. Advanced features include running dynamics, VO2 max and recovery advisor, as well as dedicated training modes like swim and ski to collect data and gauge efficiency. With ABC features like an altimeter, barometer and a 3-axis compass, as well as TracBack the fénix 2 also provides navigation functionality and guidance off the beaten path. The device also allows users to stay connected with smart notifications and…