Bodybuilding 101 video 4: Acceleration Factors for Contest Prep

Thank you for the feedback and comments for the Bodybuilding 101 video series!  It’s been awesome to hear others have found value in them.  The goal of this online seminar has been to provide information to people who’re interested or starting on their journey to competing in a physique competition or just looking to learn more about the sport.

This fourth video of the series dives into the topic of how you can accelerate your progress when it comes to contest prep.  What you can do and experience to save you time and get better faster.  This includes the easiest and most overlooked thing each person can do themselves!  The next video will be about the individual categories and how to determine which you fit into best.

If you find this helpful, please share and comment below. More videos in the series are coming soon!

See prior videos of the Bodybuilding 101 series here:

Video 1 introduction & contest format.

Video 2 judging criteria.

Video 3: What it takes to compete.



About Ryan:

Ryan has been involved in the sport of bodybuilding for 25 plus years as a competitor, judge, coach and promoter in natural bodybuilding.  The goal is that you find this video series full of information that you can use as a resource for yourself as an existing or potential competitor, a seasoned veteran that can relate to many of my experiences and add to the conversation, or somebody who wants to learn more about the sport of bodybuilding.

For more information on physique competition, please reach out via email to: or visit us on FB at

Ryan Irwin BS, CPT

Impact Action Coaching

Natural Iowa Muscle, LLC
Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist
IPE Pro Natural Bodybuilder
Powerlifting National Champion

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