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BODYBUILDING SEMINAR: THE WHY/WHAT/HOW

BODYBUILDING SEMINAR: THE WHY/WHAT/HOW

There is ALOT of things that go into competing in a bodybuilding contest.  The training, diet, posing and judging just scratch the surface.  Below is a link to a seminar that Promoter Ryan Irwin put on discussing all of those things and more.  Over the 90 minutes, topics that are covered include: Prep Aspects Peak […]

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Inside The Mind Of A Giant

By Christian Royston A crowd starts to gather around a man in the corner of the gym as an unfathomable amount of weight leaves the ground. The man locks out the lift with one last triumphant yell, and the weight comes crashing back down to Earth. All the people around him cheer and give him […]

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2022 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2022 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

May 7th, 2022 is the date for the 28th annual NANBF Natural Iowa competition, one of the longest-standing natural competitions in the country!  The location is the historic and newly renovated Hoyt Sherman Place at 1501 Woodland Ave in Des Moines.   Online entry registration for the 2022 NANBF Natural Iowa Physique and Transformation categories will […]

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2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST INFORMATION

2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST INFORMATION

We are excited for the inaugural NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest!  Below is information about the event.  Follow us on Facebook for the latest announcements and updates here.  The location is the Bein VenU Event Center: 7400 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 This is a continuous format; Prejudging to routine/walks to finals in each of […]

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2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

May 8th, 2021 was the 27th annual NANBF Natural Iowa, there were so many awesome highlights, there is no way to cover it all in these few paragraphs.  First and foremost the competitors displayed not just some extraordinary physiques but also had many inspiring stories! Not only were there some well-deserved pro cards awarded, but […]

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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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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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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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