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Bodybuilding 101 video 4: Acceleration Factors for Contest Prep

Thank you for the feedback and comments for the Bodybuilding 101 video series!  It’s been awesome to hear others have found value in them.  The goal of this online seminar has been to provide information to people who’re interested or starting on their journey to competing in a physique competition or just looking to learn […]

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Bodybuilding 101 Series- Video 3: What it take to compete

The feedback and comments about the videos of the Bodybuilding 101 seminar have been awesome! Based on these and the views, the information in these videos are things that people are looking for and finding valuable when it comes to competing in a physique competition or just looking to learn more about the sport. This […]

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Bodybuilding 101 Series: Video 2-Judging Criteria

The feedback and comments others had about the first video of the Bodybuilding 101 series makes me extremely glad that I’m putting this series together!  Based on the views, the information in these videos are things that people are looking for when it comes to competing in a physique competition or just looking to learn […]

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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/ Below is the final […]

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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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