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2017 Natural Iowa Information

2017 Natural Iowa Information

The 23rd annual Natural Iowa is set for May 13th, 2017 in Des Moines, IA at the Hoyt Sherman Place! Online entry form will be up soon! Mark your calendars for one of the longest running natural pro-qualifying physique competitions in the Midwest!

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All In – Bodybuilding, Coaching, Motivation, Goals

I read an article long ago that when a group of highly successful people were examined, one thing that was found common between the achievers was that they wrote their goals down and posted them up.  Notice that it wasn’t the process of setting goals, but rather it was putting them on display that was […]

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Bodybuilding contest prep update

Bodybuilding contest prep update

Back in May I began my contest diet for preparing to compete in bodybuilding this fall.  10 weeks later, I figured it was time for a progress update.  Certainly I am checking things daily and putting in the work to make progress, however, with trying to balance family, work, clients, etc, I don’t have the […]

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Shoulder Surgery Preparation Tips

At the time of this article, I am 10 months post shoulder surgery.  My rotator cuff was repaired from a partial full tear of the supranational, along with some bone shaved off to improve impingement and some floating cartilage was removed.  The surgery was a success and I am back to full function. In the […]

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Growth

A couple of months ago I transplanted some plants that were long overdue into larger pots.  Even someone with no green thumb could tell this needed done; the plants weren’t growing, would wilt quickly, the dirt was getting low and the pots were obviously too small.  After making a huge mess (I expected this) the […]

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The Cost of Hesitation

The Cost of Hesitation Imagine for a moment two different scenarios.  The first is getting into your shower at home.  Everything is familiar, set up right and known.  You go into it with the intent of getting clean, relaxing and maybe even singing a bit (hey, nothing wrong with that!)  The second scenario is jumping […]

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2016 NANBF Natural Iowa Results

2016 NANBF Natural Iowa Results

The 22nd annual NANBF Natural Iowa was a huge success!  With 136 entries, this was the largest competition to date.  10 pro cards were awarded and each one of those competitors earned it in a highly competitive class.  Thank you to our sponsors including: Total Nutrition, Beefcake Fuel, MTI/HMB, Gorilla Graffiti and W-Right Rayz Spray […]

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One Arm Rows – Bodybuilding

One Arm Rows – Bodybuilding Train your body in the right way as it says in the following steps and you will have muscle gain as you expect. This exercise can be done by anyone, it might as well be a beginner. Main muscles worked “Middle back” and secondary “Biceps, Lats, Shoulders” EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS Follow […]

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Getting it Done

There’s no question that we are all pressed for time. We have many daily, weekly and monthly obligations that are set in our schedule. Often, for those of you reading this, included in these tasks is a training session. In fact, it is very likely you have both a lifting and a cardio session programmed […]

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Getting Less Done With Multitasking

Getting less done with multitasking I have a confession to make; I am a recovering multi-taker. “But Irwin, that is a good thing, why are you saying sorry for that??” you say. Read on, what I am about to explain is that trying to do more with less is actually doing less. Production addiction At […]

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