Natural Iowa Muscle

Promoting, Practicing, & Encouraging The Community of Natural Bodybuilding in Iowa & Around the World

natural Iowa muscle

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: AARON MCCARTHY

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: AARON MCCARTHY

Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Aaron McCarthy When I met Aaron initially he was competing in his first competition in Missouri.  Immediately I saw he had some great potential and two weeks later, the Kansas resident was in Iowa, winning his IPE pro card at his second competition.  Below is Aaron’s story to the stage and […]

Read more
NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: MARISSA KNOOP

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: MARISSA KNOOP

Natural Iowa competitor spotlight: Marissa Knoop How do you make a champion’s physique even more impressive?  By knowing it didn’t happen overnight and the process it took to get there.  Marissa Knoop shares her story below on her journey to win her IPE pro card at the NANBF Natural Iowa, which happened after many years […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Natural Iowa Competitor Profile: Michelle Marshall

Natural Iowa Competitor Profile: Michelle Marshall

Michelle Marshall won her IPE Masters pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa.  She also placed very well in the Open Figure class, winning her height class. You can see Michelle’s interview after her big win here.  In the words of Paul Harvey, below is the “rest of her story” to the stage: What made […]

Read more
Bodybuilding 101 Video 6: How to Choose The Right Competition

Bodybuilding 101 Video 6: How to Choose The Right Competition

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 […]

Read more
2017 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

2017 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

2017 marks the 23rd anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and the competition lived up to it’s reputation!!  With competitors from all over the country, there was some amazing physiques that was on the stage at Hoyt Sherman Place in downtown Des Moines.  There were 7 open and 3 masters IPE pro cards awarded to […]

Read more
Bodybuilding presentation should be routine

Bodybuilding presentation should be routine

In the sport of bodybuilding, presentation is one of the components of judging criteria (including symmetry, muscularity and conditioning.)  I am defining presentation as how one displays their physique.  This obviously includes posing but other aspects such as skin color, grooming, etc.  In the same topic of posing is the free posing routine, which is […]

Read more
Online Hotel Registration Link for NANBF Natural Iowa

Online Hotel Registration Link for NANBF Natural Iowa

Online link for the NANBF Natural Iowa is now available! For the convenience of our competitors, the NANBF Natural Iowa Host Hotel (West Des Moines Marriott) has provided a link that takes you directly to their site for hotel reservations. As a reminder, this will be the location of check-in, polygraphs, along with Spray Tan […]

Read more