Bodybuilding 101 video 5: Category differences for gender & body type

Bodybuilding 101 video 5: Category differences for gender & body type

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 are interested or starting on their journey to competing in a physique competition or just looking to learn more about the sport.

Video 5: Category differences

In this fifth video of the series I discuss the different categories available for both male and females, along with some of the differences them. Additionally, help to determine how to choose which one might be the best for you at the moment. The next video of this series will be about the things to look for when choosing which contest to compete in.

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 (link here)

Video 2 judging criteria (link here)

Video 3: What it takes to compete (link here)

Video 4: How to accelerate contest prep (link here)

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.
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Ryan Irwin BS, CPT
Impact Action Coaching
Natural Iowa Muscle, LLC
Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist
IPE Pro Natural Bodybuilder
Powerlifting National Champion