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2018 NANBF Natural Iowa information

2018 NANBF Natural Iowa information

The 24th annual NANBF Natural Iowa is set for May 12th, 2018 at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa!  Come be a part of one of the longest running drug-tested competitions in the country!  This is an IPE Pro Qualifier. You can access the entry online on this website here: http://register.naturaliowamuscle.com/ For additional information about […]

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Health & Fitness Expo entitled: Bodybuilding 101

Recently I presented a seminar at the Health & Fitness Expo entitled: Bodybuilding 101.  The focus of this seminar was to give an overview of the sport of bodybuilding using my 25 plus years of experience as a competitor, judge, coach and promoter in natural bodybuilding.  My hope is that you find this video series […]

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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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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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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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