First Time Competitors

United Kingdom Bodybuilding SHOW DATES 2023

Updated 20th January 2023 British and International Finals are highlighted in bold Natural shows are highlighted in blue Dates still pending for the natural calendar: NPA, and BNBF British Finals UK Federations Included: 2Bros, BNBF, BPA, FitX, IFBA, NABBA, NFMUK, NPA, PCA, UKBFF, UKDFBA, UKUP, WNBF Considering prepping for a show? Get in touch with …

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Glute Training for Physique Competitors

By WNBF Pro Steph Noble Building a strong and aesthetically pleasing set of glutes is a common goal among physique competitors and bodybuilders. The glutes, are made up of the: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus, are not only important for aesthetics, but also play a crucial role in overall lower body strength and …

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Competition Prep Milestones Check List

Recommended Milestones for Athletes & Coaches WNBF Pro Dr. Andrew Chappell & the ProPrepCoaching Team The following is not intended to be an exhaustive list of milestones, approaches and timelines vary. The deadlines and elements highlighted here however were considered important by the ProPrepCoaching team. You can download a printable PDF of the check list …

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The Elite Pathway and the Bodybuilding Journey

Dr. Andrew Chappell WNBF Pro Bodybuilder Introduction I’m a Pro Natural Bodybuilder. As of 2022 I’ve competed in 8 Professional Bodybuilding competitions. Four of those events were World Finals, 1 European championship and 3 British Grand Prix’s. I’ve been competing as a Pro since 2014. The professional scene is where the best natural bodybuilders compete. …

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The Positive Prep Mindset: Framing, Context & Goals

Dr. Andrew Chappell, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, WNBF Pro “You’ll find out a lot about yourself during the journey. It’s the classic hero’s journey” At the time of writing, there is a war going on in mainland Europe for the first time in 70 years. Inflation is at a 40 year high causing a cost-of-living …

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What they don’t tell you about contest Prep & What to expect.

Dr. Andrew Chappell, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, WNBF Pro I love competitive bodybuilding; I’ve done it my whole life and I’ve got a lot out of it. I’ve made no secret of that fact, and now I’m in a fortunate position to be able to help others achieve their own bodybuilding goals. If you find …

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Benefits of bodybuilding. How the sport helped boost my confidence.

Meet the bodybuilding couple who found love through the sport and are pushing each other to new heights An Aberdeen bodybuilder has revealed how “empowering” it feels to be a woman in the industry and how it has helped boost her confidence. Steff Noble, 35, a former professional dancer, got into bodybuilding after setting herself …

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Athlete Reflections of Their Bodybuilding season

Dr. Andrew J Chappell, PhD, MSc, BSc (hons) “People know it’s going to be tough they just don’t realise how tough” Competitive bodybuilding is a great sport and at ProPrepCoaching we love helping clients prepare for their competitions. We’re all competitors ourselves so we know how important it is for athletes to have a good …

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