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NANBF NATURAL IOWA SPONSOR PROFILE: MUSCLEEGG

NANBF NATURAL IOWA SPONSOR PROFILE: MUSCLEEGG

We wanted to highlight longtime NANBF Natural Iowa sponsor MuscleEgg! This stuff is awesome, having personally tried it, the taste is amazing for this high quality protein!  Certainly you can drink it, but it is also a great way to improve the consistency, flavor and obviously protein content on whatever meal you have.  Yes, you […]

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NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Profile: Rachel Overton

NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Profile: Rachel Overton

I am a 44 year old wife and mom of 2 teenagers who has always been active and invested in fitness.  In my 20s and 30s I competed in many running races and triathlons and taught various fitness classes at local gyms.  A few years ago a friend told me about her experience competing in […]

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2017 NANBF Natural Iowa Open Figure and IPE Pro Card Winner

Kelsie Eckdahl is the 2017 NANBF Natural Iowa Open Figure overall champion and IPE Pro Card winner. Below is her insight when asked about her prep for the 2017 Natural Iowa. What made you decide to compete? Bodybuilding started out as one my bucket list items that sounded kind of cool but I thought I […]

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Competitor Profile for Beau Craig

Beau is the 2017 NANBF Natural Iowa Open Bodybuilding Champion and IPE Pro Card winner. Below is his insight when asked about his prep for the 2017 Natural Iowa. 1. What made you decide to compete? I have enjoyed lifting weights ever since I began back in high school in 2009. Back then, I never […]

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NANBF Natural Iowa Championship Sponsors

We would like to give a shout out to one of our sponsors, Beef Cake Fuel! They are a locally owned and operated restaurant and meal prep company located in Des Moines, dedicated to bringing you healthy, delicious meals at an affordable price. In the gym, at work and life in general, their goal is to […]

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NANBF Natural Iowa Sponsors

Are you getting ready to compete this fall??? One of the NANBF Natural Iowa sponsors from this year has a great opportunity for you! Statuesque make your memories last forever! They offer complete 3D renderings of you! These sculptures can be a small 2″ size (great for a Christmas tree or desk) or a large 14″ sculpture! […]

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2017 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

2017 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

2017 marks the 23rd anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and the competition lived up to it’s reputation!!  With competitors from all over the country, there was some amazing physiques that was on the stage at Hoyt Sherman Place in downtown Des Moines.  There were 7 open and 3 masters IPE pro cards awarded to […]

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25 years of consistency

25 years of consistency

Today marks 25 years of when I decided to pick up a barbell and become a bodybuilder. I remember this day clearly; I approached my parents in the evening after wrestling practice towards the end of the season and made the declaration that I wanted to become a bodybuilder. I knew at the time that […]

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Emotions are Powerful

Emotions are powerful, YOUR emotions are power. They drive you to do great hinges and maybe some not so great things. This is a truth: we all have them, we all manage them and they impact our lives greatly.  My question to you is, who (or what) are you letting control them?? You see, emotions […]

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6 Steps to Track and Reach Your Goals

The New Year is here and everyone is off to the races to achieve their big goals they set on January 1st!  How to set goals is another whole topic that I address in many different spots, but this post is more for the journey on the way to achieve your big goals.  Most people […]

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