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Bodybuilding presentation should be routine

Bodybuilding presentation should be routine

In the sport of bodybuilding, presentation is one of the components of judging criteria (including symmetry, muscularity and conditioning.)  I am defining presentation as how one displays their physique.  This obviously includes posing but other aspects such as skin color, grooming, etc.  In the same topic of posing is the free posing routine, which is […]

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Bodybuilding verse powerlifting competition prep, a comparison

Bodybuilding verse powerlifting competition prep, a comparison

Over the last two decades I have been blessed with the opportunity to compete in both the sport of bodybuilding and powerlifting, most recently at the IFPA Pro Elite Worlds for bodybuilding.  While talking to another competitor from the East Coast at the check-in meeting the day before Worlds, he asked me what I enjoyed […]

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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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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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Online Hotel Registration Link for NANBF Natural Iowa

Online Hotel Registration Link for NANBF Natural Iowa

Online link for the NANBF Natural Iowa is now available! For the convenience of our competitors, the NANBF Natural Iowa Host Hotel (West Des Moines Marriott) has provided a link that takes you directly to their site for hotel reservations. As a reminder, this will be the location of check-in, polygraphs, along with Spray Tan […]

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