Hennie Kotze

Muscle Men


Being a bodybuilder the natural way

The sport of bodybuilding is probably one of the sports that are the most stereotyped, for example, bodybuilders are all aggressive and most of them use steroids. The reality is however, and fortunately, different. This is not to say that there aren’t athletes who resort to illegal substances to reach their health goals. There is however an increased focus on the natural bodybuilder.

The definition of the natural bodybuilder is an athlete who focuses on their innate abilities without using illegal substances like anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Natural bodybuilders can however use nutritional supplements that are classified legal by the various bodies that govern the sport.

The reason some athletes use illegal substances is to increase their testosterone levels. Testosterone is a steroid hormone and it has anabolic and androgenic qualities. It’s the main hormone that is responsible for the increase in lean muscle tissue, higher libido levels as well as energy, bone and immune function.

The level of testosterone in men range between 350 and 1 000 nanograms per decilitre (ng/dl) and after the age of 40, this level drops by about 1% a year.

In 1897 he opened the Institute of Physical Culture, an early gymnasium for bodybuilders. He hosted the first major bodybuilding content at the Royal Albert Hall in 1901 and called it the ‘Great Competition’. Interest in this contest was so great that many potential muscle men had to be turned away.  

Sandow’s impact on the muscle men industry has been cemented with the trophy of the Mr Olympia competition being a bronze statue of Sandow.  

If you want to become one of the muscle men of the world, Hennie Kotze will be able to help you. As a multi-winning bodybuilder and professional trainer, he knows everything there is to know to get you into perfect shape. If you want to change your life, get into contact with Hennie today.


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