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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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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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Sponsorship Announcement : 5 Star Nutrition

Sponsorship Announcement : 5 Star Nutrition

As part of the 25-year tradition of the NANBF Natural Iowa, we partner with sponsors who we feel bring value and support the natural bodybuilding community. That being said, we are extremely excited to announce 5 Star Nutrition as an official sponsor for the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa! 5 Star has a great staff who […]

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Joe’s Gym Sponsoring NANBF Natural Iowa Championships

We are extremely excited to announce Joe’s Gym as an official sponsor for the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa! Joe’s Gym is a locally owned facility in Indianola, focusing on weight training and nutrition, helping individuals build healthy bodies. The owner, Joe Laxton, has be a great supporter of natural bodybuilding, has volunteered backstage and is […]

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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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