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TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY FIDDELKE

TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY FIDDELKE

Physique competition is not just about the final result, it’s also about the process and sometimes transformation to get there, which is what the Transformation Category is all about!  This year we had some amazing individuals compete in the Transformation Category and want to spotlight Molly Fiddelke, who was the female Transformation champion.  Below is […]

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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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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: EMMA ZAHN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: EMMA ZAHN

Natural Iowa competitor spotlight: Emma Zahn Often we hear how athletes find bodybuilding as their new sport to not just quench their competitive fire, but a way to channel their hard work in the gym to a focused goal.  Below is Emma’s journey to the NANBF Natural Iowa stage and how she not only found […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE MORGAN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE MORGAN

Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Nicole Morgan In her second competition season and moving categories from bikini to figure, Nicole Morgan hit the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa and found herself not only in a new category, but also as the overall winner and newest pro card holder!  Nicole’s journey to the stage might surprise you, and […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CARTER MCMULLEN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CARTER MCMULLEN

NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Carter McMullen After making his debut at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa, he came back in a big way and won his pro card at the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Bodybuilding category.  Below is his story to the stage how starting at an early age turned out […]

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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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