Natural Iowa Muscle

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

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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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2020 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

What a year 2020 has been!  Below are the results for the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa Championships, the 26th anniversary of this competition and we can honestly say it will probably be one of the most memorable years. This not just because of having to postpone and find a different location this year due to […]

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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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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Isaiah Bawek

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Isaiah Bawek

NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Isaiah Bawek.  He won his IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Physique category earning his IPE pro card.  Below is his story to the stage and how he overcame obstacles and challenges to fuel his drive to compete.  You can see Isaiah’s live FB […]

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2019 NANBF Natural Iowa Results

2019 NANBF Natural Iowa Results

2019 marked the historic 25th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa!!!  On May 11th, the tradition continued that started way back in 1994 thanks to Scot Dickerson, and this year’s event yet again brought some amazing competitors in a truly magnificent fashion at the historic Hoyt Sherman theater in Des Moines, Iowa.  Below are the […]

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NANBF Natural Iowa celebrating its 25th anniversary

NANBF Natural Iowa celebrating its 25th anniversary

Recently, Ryan had the opportunity to share information about the NANBF Natural Iowa celebrating its 25th anniversary on May 11th, 2019 and also a little insight about the sport of Natural Bodybuilding.  Take a look at this 5 min interview with Elizabeth Klinge and learn more about the event and sport. Come check out this […]

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If you would like to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to reach out to Natural Iowa Muscle LLC through the contact form in this site or email: ryan(at)naturaliowamuscle(dot)com.

Coaching/About Us

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

COACHING SERVICES OFFERED:

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROMOTERS:

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RYAN IRWIN BODYBUILDER, POWERLIFTING, BS, 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! CONTACT 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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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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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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BULK OR NOT TO BULK??

You want to add muscle but are trying to determine which is the most effective process, bulking up or lean gains? First, let me define both of these phrases and terms. Bulking up refers to the process of eating well over your maintenance level of calories (I would suggest 500+ calories). The idea here is […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Isaiah Bawek

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Isaiah Bawek

NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Isaiah Bawek.  He won his IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Physique category earning his IPE pro card.  Below is his story to the stage and how he overcame obstacles and challenges to fuel his drive to compete.  You can see Isaiah’s live FB […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Wichlinski

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Wichlinski

Laura Wichlinski won her IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Figure category.  Below is her story to the stage and how as someone who had an eating disorder, the sport of natural bodybuilding helped her recover. You can see Laura’s live FB video interview after her big win here:   https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/2387357327995527/ […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael Gholston, Jr.

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael Gholston, Jr.

Michael Gholston Jr. won his IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Bodybuilding category along with a first place in the Classic Physique division.  Below is his story to the stage and how as a lifetime lifter and athlete, he found another outlet for his competitive side.  You can see […]

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Photos/Results

Event Galleries will be found here

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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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: Mel Benson

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: Mel Benson

Mel Benson won her IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Figure. You wouldn’t know it, but this is Mel’s first contest and read below what made her step onstage. You can see Mel’s live FB video after her big win here: https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/10156340895882418/. In the words of Paul Harvey, below is the […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: JOE GILMORE

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: JOE GILMORE

Joe Gilmore won his IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Men’s Bodybuilding. Joe has worked hard for many years on this. We think you’ll enjoy his story, especially what got him into the sport of natural bodybuilding. You can see Joe’s live FB video after his big win here: https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/10156340361572418/. In […]

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