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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: 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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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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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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BODYBUILDING 101 VIDEO 7: THE STRATEGY AFTER THE CONTEST

BODYBUILDING 101 VIDEO 7: THE STRATEGY AFTER THE CONTEST

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 […]

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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 […]

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Bodybuilding 101 Series- Video 3: What it take to compete

The feedback and comments about the videos of the Bodybuilding 101 seminar have been awesome! Based on these and the views, the information in these videos are things that people are looking for and finding valuable when it comes to competing in a physique competition or just looking to learn more about the sport. This […]

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Health & Fitness Expo entitled: Bodybuilding 101

Recently I presented a seminar at the Health & Fitness Expo entitled: Bodybuilding 101.  The focus of this seminar was to give an overview of the sport of bodybuilding using my 25 plus years of experience as a competitor, judge, coach and promoter in natural bodybuilding.  My hope is that you find this video series […]

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Bodybuilding contest prep update

Bodybuilding contest prep update

Back in May I began my contest diet for preparing to compete in bodybuilding this fall.  10 weeks later, I figured it was time for a progress update.  Certainly I am checking things daily and putting in the work to make progress, however, with trying to balance family, work, clients, etc, I don’t have the […]

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