So all too often we have many people offering opinions in the way things work within the SA Bodybuilding industry. But we hardly hear from those that matter. This is part of a series of interviews that I hope to do to get behind the lines. What better way to kick it off than the man behind the largest fitness and bodybuilding mags in the country! Ladies and Gentleman...."The Maverick"... Mr Andrew Carruthers!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2E3GWeXwl0

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Our contributor of this recipe is Avinesh Luckhan (#RippedChefInTheMaking) the owner and head pastry chef at his website Decadence 247 located in Kyalami. Check him out of Facebook as well at Decadence 247                Allow me to introduce you to my healthy version of millionaires shortbread.  My version of millionaires shortbread are refined sugar free, dairy free and gluten free. Now that doesn’t sound great but hold on – eating healthy doesn’t mean we have to give up the pleasures of life. These are just as insanely delicious, are a much healthier version of traditional millionaires shortbread and is a great treat that we should not feel guilty about…   They are quick and easy to make and you will have most of the ingredients lying around at home (OK, not lying around but kept in your pantry cupboards). They keep for a long time, both in the freezer and in the fridge, which is handy as ...

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So we have finally kicked off the 2016 competitive year. Yes we have had a novice show here and there, but the Millennium Gold Plate (MGP) was the first serious open show for the year. Let me tell you, however you cut it this show was MASSIVE! Roughly 420 individual entries/athletes massive! There are a few things to address which appeal to my pedantic nature and I will get to it but let me get to the day of the event. As always I seem to have some young bodybuilder sleeping over the night before a show. I have no idea why this happens. Debs has called our house the halfway house for bodybuilders as we… ok ok “I” have an open door policy when it comes to this kind of thing. As a result you could say the Bassa household is in the process of becoming somewhat of thoroughfare for ...

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<<...Previous Entry   22 March 2016 “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ― Bruce Lee It’s been 6 days since my last entry. If the Inboxes and Whatsapps I have received are anything to go by, I am pretty sure that I last left you most likely feeling some sort of pity for me. Firstly to all of those who contacted me, whether we know each other personally or not, YOU are appreciated! ...

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