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Promoting, Practicing, & Encouraging The Community of Natural Bodybuilding in Iowa & Around the World

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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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The most important factor “Consistency”

In this modern day era of key words and SEO, it seems that there is a plethora of buzzwords that are used to define success. Examples include: intensity, power, explosive, fast, transformation, motivation, etc. However, the one word that I think overrides all of these is: CONSISTENCY. What??? But there is nothing amazing or jaw […]

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Getting a Spot at The Gym – Dangerous or Misguided?

Recently, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal that was claiming that the only individuals who should be asked to provide a spot are the trainers on hand (see full article here) After reading this, I was motivated to write not about HOW to spot, but rather, the LOGIC behind a spot. First, […]

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Information for the 2016 NANBF Natural Iowa!!

Information for the 2016 NANBF Natural Iowa!!

Order of events for NANBF Natural Iowa 5/14/16 Start time: 8:30 AM Women’s Bodybuilding/Women’s Physique/Men’s Bodybuilding Start time 11:00 AM Figure Start time 2:00 PM Men’s Physique Start time 5:00 PM Bikini ***We will not start earlier than these posted times. Tickets will be available at the Hoyt Sherman box office in advance or day […]

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2015 NANBF Nutri-Sport Natural Iowa & Central Midwest Results

2015 NANBF Nutri-Sport Natural Iowa & Central Midwest Results

This year marked the 21st annual NANBF Natural Iowa competition with a record number of 126 competitors entered from all over the United States.  Additionally, it marked the first year that it was ran as a continuous format (no break between prejudging and finals) which was well received by competitors and spectators alike!  Held on […]

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2014 Nutri-Sport Natural Iowa & Central Midwest Results

2014 Nutri-Sport Natural Iowa & Central Midwest Results

The 2014 Nutri-Sport Natural Iowa & Central Midwest Winners!   CENTRAL MIDWEST BODYBUILDING WOMEN BEGINNER FIGURE 1 Ginn, Michaela 2 Schmitt, Bridget 3 Vicanovic, Stella 4 Bellamy, Sakinah 5 Chariton, Crystal Dasch, Heather Hansen, Megan Koch, Carley Rubin -Harris, Sue Spotts, Stephanie TEEN FIGURE 1 Koch, Carley NOVICE FIGURE SHORT 1 Ginn, Michaela Overall winner 2 […]

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Training Tip: Motivation

Training Tip: Motivation

Often the question and topic of motivation comes up.  Usually it stems from “I’m losing motivation” or “trying to get motivated”.  Both of these are misguided and really the wrong question to the wrong person.  In fact, they shouldn’t be directed to anyone else other than yourself. Motivation needs to come from within, not from […]

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