Natural Iowa Muscle

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

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: AARON MCCARTHY

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: AARON MCCARTHY

Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Aaron McCarthy When I met Aaron initially he was competing in his first competition in Missouri.  Immediately I saw he had some great potential and two weeks later, the Kansas resident was in Iowa, winning his IPE pro card at his second competition.  Below is Aaron’s story to the stage and […]

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TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY FIDDELKE

TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY FIDDELKE

Physique competition is not just about the final result, it’s also about the process and sometimes transformation to get there, which is what the Transformation Category is all about!  This year we had some amazing individuals compete in the Transformation Category and want to spotlight Molly Fiddelke, who was the female Transformation champion.  Below is […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: MARISSA KNOOP

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: MARISSA KNOOP

Natural Iowa competitor spotlight: Marissa Knoop How do you make a champion’s physique even more impressive?  By knowing it didn’t happen overnight and the process it took to get there.  Marissa Knoop shares her story below on her journey to win her IPE pro card at the NANBF Natural Iowa, which happened after many years […]

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2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2021 marks the 27th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and we are super excited!  2020 was a challenging year due to the pandemic but we were able to hold the competition in a safe manner within local and federal health guidelines.  You can review the 2020 results here.  This year the natural bodybuilding competition […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: EMMA ZAHN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: EMMA ZAHN

Natural Iowa competitor spotlight: Emma Zahn Often we hear how athletes find bodybuilding as their new sport to not just quench their competitive fire, but a way to channel their hard work in the gym to a focused goal.  Below is Emma’s journey to the NANBF Natural Iowa stage and how she not only found […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE MORGAN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE MORGAN

Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Nicole Morgan In her second competition season and moving categories from bikini to figure, Nicole Morgan hit the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa and found herself not only in a new category, but also as the overall winner and newest pro card holder!  Nicole’s journey to the stage might surprise you, and […]

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Coaching/Books/Services

NATURAL IOWA MUSCLE LLC IS AN ALL-NATURAL BODYBUILDING EVENT PROMOTION ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES VARIOUS COACHING AND DEVELOPMENTAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.  FOUNDED AND MANAGED BY HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM, RYAN AND MANDEE IRWIN.

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT RYAN AND MANDEE:

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RYAN IRWIN BODYBUILDER, POWERLIFTER, BS EXERCISE & SPORT SCIENCE, CPT, CERTIFIED SPORTS NUTRITION SPECIALIST, COACH & OWNER

RYAN’S BACKGROUND IS DRAWN FROM OVER 25 YEARS OF BODYBUILDING, WRESTLING AND POWERLIFTING. HAVING A DEGREE IN EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCE, IN ADDITION TO BEING CERTIFIED IN BOTH SPORTS NUTRITION AND PERSONAL TRAINING, RYAN’S EXPERIENCE IS BACKED BY CONTINUOUS EDUCATION. HE IS A PROFESSIONAL NATURAL BODYBUILDER, WINNING TITLES WITHOUT THE USE OF PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS AND HAS COMPETED IN 30+ CONTESTS OVER THE YEARS. RYAN ALSO IS A COMPETITIVE POWERLIFTER AND WAS A NATIONAL POWERLIFTING OVERALL CHAMPION, HOLDING FOUR NATIONAL RECORDS AS WELL. A SPECIALIST IN ADDING SIZE AND STRENGTH, RYAN HAS HELPED HUNDREDS OF CLIENTS REACH THEIR GOALS AND CONTINUES TO HELP MANY INDIVIDUALS ADD QUALITY MASS WITH STRENGTH, IN ADDITION TO HELPING MANY LEAN UP WHILE SCULPTING THEIR PHYSIQUES. HE ALSO HAS SPOKE TO MANY AUDIENCES REGARDING HEALTH, NUTRITION AND MOTIVATION, INCLUDING THE HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO, DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT, DRAKE UNIVERSITY, URBANDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND MANY OTHERS.  CONTACT HIM ONLY IF YOU WANT SOME SERIOUS RESULTS! REACH RYAN AT [email protected]

 

 

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MANDEE IRWIN COMPETITOR, FIGURE, FITNESS, BODYBUILDING, OWNER

MANDEE HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN FITNESS BASICALLY HER WHOLE LIFE, STARTING WITH TUMBLING AND DANCE, WHICH SHE WAS A TEACHER FOR MANY YEARS.  SHE HAS COMPETED IN A VARIETY OF CATEGORIES, INCLUDED BODYBUILDING, FIGURE, BIKINI AND XTREME FIT.  BESIDES BEING A MOM TO THEIR TWO KIDS, MANDEE AND RYAN ENJOY TRAINING ALONG SIDE EACH OTHER IN THEIR BASEMENT GYM.

 

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TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY FIDDELKE

TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY FIDDELKE

Physique competition is not just about the final result, it’s also about the process and sometimes transformation to get there, which is what the Transformation Category is all about!  This year we had some amazing individuals compete in the Transformation Category and want to spotlight Molly Fiddelke, who was the female Transformation champion.  Below is […]

Read more
2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2021 marks the 27th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and we are super excited!  2020 was a challenging year due to the pandemic but we were able to hold the competition in a safe manner within local and federal health guidelines.  You can review the 2020 results here.  This year the natural bodybuilding competition […]

Read more
NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: EMMA ZAHN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: EMMA ZAHN

Natural Iowa competitor spotlight: Emma Zahn Often we hear how athletes find bodybuilding as their new sport to not just quench their competitive fire, but a way to channel their hard work in the gym to a focused goal.  Below is Emma’s journey to the NANBF Natural Iowa stage and how she not only found […]

Read more
NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE MORGAN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE MORGAN

Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Nicole Morgan In her second competition season and moving categories from bikini to figure, Nicole Morgan hit the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa and found herself not only in a new category, but also as the overall winner and newest pro card holder!  Nicole’s journey to the stage might surprise you, and […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CARTER MCMULLEN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CARTER MCMULLEN

NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Carter McMullen After making his debut at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa, he came back in a big way and won his pro card at the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Bodybuilding category.  Below is his story to the stage how starting at an early age turned out […]

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2020 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2020 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2020 marks the 26th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and we are super excited!  Due to the pandemic, the date has been rescheduled to August 22nd, 2020 at the Bien Venu Event Center in Cedar Falls!  Come be a part of one of the longest running drug-tested competitions in the country!  This is an IPE […]

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Photos/Results

Event Galleries will be found here

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE MORGAN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE MORGAN

Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Nicole Morgan In her second competition season and moving categories from bikini to figure, Nicole Morgan hit the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa and found herself not only in a new category, but also as the overall winner and newest pro card holder!  Nicole’s journey to the stage might surprise you, and […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CARTER MCMULLEN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CARTER MCMULLEN

NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Carter McMullen After making his debut at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa, he came back in a big way and won his pro card at the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Bodybuilding category.  Below is his story to the stage how starting at an early age turned out […]

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NANBF classic Physique criteria GUIDELINES

This year there are new posing guidelines for the classic physique category.  As you can see in the pictures below, these poses go back to the “old school” era of bodybuilding.  The goal here is to display symmetry along with proper presentation with the classic poses.  Competitors should still be prepared to do the traditional […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: John Worley

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: John Worley

John Worley won his IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Men’s Physique. Not only is it a story about him and the medical condition he had to overcome, but but how he and his wife accomplished their goals as a couple. You can see John’s live FB video after his big […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: Laura Hilkemann

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: Laura Hilkemann

Laura Hilkemann won her IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Figure. Her story is a great example of why so many people enjoy natural competitions. You can see Laura’s live FB video after her big win here: https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/10156341405297418/ In the words of Paul Harvey, below is the “rest of the story” […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: David Bryant

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: David Bryant

David Bryant won his IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Figure. He did it while experiencing two life events as well! You can see David’s live FB video after his big win here: https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/10156340426487418/. In the words of Paul Harvey, below is the “rest of the story” to the stage: What […]

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