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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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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!  The date is set for May 9th, 2020 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 review the 2019 […]

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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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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: ALYSSA BECERRA

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: ALYSSA BECERRA

Alyssa Becerra won her IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Bikini category.  Below is her story to the stage and how she found natural bodybuilding a way for her to get back to a place that she had lost after sports in school.  You can see Alyssa’s live FB video […]

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Capacity

When setting goals for fat loss, determining capacity is a critical part of the process. This holds true for those looking to lose 10lbs of bodyfat all the way to those looking to get stage ready in a physique competition. What I mean by determining capacity is determining what the body has the potential to […]

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A STORY TO THE STAGE

A STORY TO THE STAGE

I love hearing individuals success stories, especially their story to the stage.  Below is one from my client Grace, who competed for the first time in May. What I love about her story is not just accomplishing a goal, but overcoming obstacles and learning so much along the way. Additionally, the legacy that her father […]

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WHAT IS BODYBUILDING?

  I would say it is NOT getting onstage in a competition and posing in front of a group of judges.  While this might be a surprise, let me explain. The definition of bodybuilding as I see it is the process of building muscle and lowering bodyfat composition, hence “building your body”.  While there are […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: ALEX BLAKER

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: ALEX BLAKER

I asked the 2019 Women’s Physique champion Alex Blaker to share her journey to the NANBF Natural Iowa stage and below is her story: When Ryan asked me to share my journey to the stage, immediately I said, “Of Course!”  Then as I sat down to write it, I wasn’t quite sure where to begin.  […]

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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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