Ok so Day 1 was a real treat. Finishing on a high, Day 2 had some big shoes to fill. The big boys and girls would be coming out to play. So without any further ado let’s get to it.   Select the link below to navigate to the category you are interested in: Masters Bodybuilding Over 40yrs Masters Bodybuilding Over 50yrs Masters Bodybuilding Overall Women’s Fitness Men’s Fitness Women’s Physique up to 163cm Women’s Physique over 163cm Women’s Physique Overall Bodyfitness up to 158cm Bodyfitness up to 163cm Bodyfitness up to 168cm Bodyfitness over 168cm Bodyfitness Overall Bikini Fitness up to 160cm Bikini Fitness up to 163cm Bikini Fitness up to 166cm Bikini Fitness up to 169cm Bikini Fitness up to 172cm Bikini Fitness over 172cm Bikini Fitness Overall Bodybuilding up to/incl 65kg Bodybuilding up to/incl 70kg Bodybuilding up to/incl 75kg Bodybuilding up to/incl 80kg Bodybuilding up to/incl 85kg Bodybuilding up to/incl ...

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This year we were presented with a unique opportunity in the form of the ACA2016. A few lucky… no not lucky… a few hard working and deserving athletes would have had the opportunity to apply for Pro card status had they won their overall lineups at the amateur show. I truly felt the level of the amateur show of the highest I have ever seen in SA. This means that the selection process was really spot on. As athletes you guys and girls really brought you’re A-game and I believe that very few just came to learn. The stakes were at the highest they could possibly be. Though I saw the triumph of two great friends. It was in the loss of other top athletes that I truly understood the gravity of having the Arnolds in SA. After the Saturday amateur show while walking out the convention centre with Earl, Michael Adonis ...

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So it’s Sunday morning. I am sitting on my porch as I write. It is a beautiful Jozi winters day. Maya and Debs are playing in the background and the birds around my house seem to be in a particularly chirpy mood. All in all it makes me feel really happy with my life at the moment. In fact just this morning Debbie asked me if I am happy with my life. I replied to her that I would say I couldn’t be happier at the moment. As my reader you may ask me why I am so happy. You have been on various journeys with me reviewing shows and my personal struggles with health issues and trying to get on stage. Yes I am a bodybuilding and fitness fan but what on earth could be making me happy enough to make a statement like I made to Debbie this morning. ...

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Arnold Classic Africa 2016 Preview Ok so we are finally here. It’s Thursday the 26th May 2016. Officials and organisers have been preparing for the Arnolds weekend for a long time. I am going to do a retrospective next week of the entire weekend but for now let’s look at the journey to get here to the day of registration. I feel that I have positives and negatives to cover so let’s dive right in. I have been monitoring social media as much as humanly possible in the last year leading up to today. From the day the Arnolds was announced it seems that there were those who seemed dead set on discrediting it. Whether it was through Facebook smear campaigns, or gross exaggerations of the cost of entry. Comments like “It doesn’t even seem like Arnolds is going to happen” and “There will never be a Pro show” or “The expo ...

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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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