Newsletter of the NBBF board regarding cancellations of contests until the summer

New contest schedule for the autumn of 2021 will follow soon. All contests up until the summer holiday season cannot take place. Taking into account the most recent covid-19 measures, we are still working to complete the 2021 contest schedule. Unfortunately, all competitions until the summer holiday season cannot take place. We are trying to make arrangements with theaters across the country, of course in the hope that no additional measures will follow that would throw a spanner in the works. So keep an eye on this website... . Read the newsletter of…continue reading →

Introducing a new Mixed Pairs category: ‘Fit Pairs’

As of 01-01-2021 IFBB introduces a NEW addition to the Bodybuilding Mixed Pairs category. The new category is called: “FIT PAIRS”. A brilliant newcomer category to enjoy fitness in couples. - Male athlete’s attire will be the same as in the Men’s Physique category. - Male athlete’s Quarter turns will be the same as in the Men's Physique category. - The female athlete’s attire will be the same as in the Bikini Fitness category. - Female athlete’s Quarter turns will be the same as in the Bikini Fitness category. - They will have…continue reading →

Ellie Goulding speaks out for muscular women: “Not scary to be strong”

Singer Ellie Goulding (33) speaks out for muscular women: "Not scary to be strong" Singer Ellie Goulding (33) thinks that there are only few muscular women to be seen in the media, while there is nothing wrong with a particularly trained body. Sport is extremely important to the British - especially mentally. "It's not intimidating or terrifying to be strong." This article is written in the dutch language. Follow this link and read the entire article, written by Leon van Wijk on 19-08-20, in newspaper Algemeen Dagblad AD, click here. . If you…continue reading →

Hooray, I am the Dutch Champion! Oh no…, not entirely.

There are currently various Bodybuilding and Fitness organizations in the Netherlands that all organize a "Dutch Championship" separately. However, every self-respecting sport has only one annual Dutch Championship. Then as a winner you can not only be proud of your first place and be recognized by everyone as THE number one, but it also gives you the right to present yourself internationally, such as at the European or World Championships. At least if your local sports association is affiliated with a world association. . And that is precisely the problem. In the Netherlands…continue reading →

Juliette Bergman inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame

Juliette Bergman inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame. (Copied from:  https://www.evolutionofbodybuilding.net/juliette-bergman-inducted-into-the-ifbb-hall-of-fame/  January 14, 2020) . Female bodybuilding legend, Ms. Juliette Bergmann was inducted into the IFBB Bodybuilding Hall of Fame during the 2019 IFBB Congress held in Fujairah, UAE last November. IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja presented Juliette with the award. Juliette is a legend of the sport and she has won practically every major award in female bodybuilding. Juliette established herself as the best female amateur bodybuilder in the world in 1985 when she won the Lightweight class at the IFBB…continue reading →

Changes in the order of Mandatory Poses Classic Physique

The order of the mandatory poses has been changed for this class. Also the order of the classes will be such that the Classic Physique comes first and then the Bodybuilding classes because if you can't pose a vacuum then you will be placed from the top but you will have the opportunity to participate in the Bodybuilding. So in this case bring a posing slip along with the obligatory pants for the Classic Physique. 6. In Round 1 individual comparisons, formulated by the Chief Judge, competitors are directed to perform four quarter…continue reading →

Why Choose For NBBF / IFBB Netherlands?

Why choose for NBBF / IFBB Netherlands? . The NBBF is the largest and longest existing bodybuilding association in the Netherlands. The NBBF organizes approx. 12 competitions per year with a well-arranged structure in which you can gradually climb to the highest level. The NBBF currently has several thousand members and the website has attracted 75,000 page views by over 20,000 visitors in the last two months alone! The NBBF has represented the I.F.B.B for over 40 years. This is the only federation in the world that is officially recognized and is even…continue reading →

IFBB Men’s Bodybuilding World Championships 2019

In mid-November the 2019 World Men's Bodybuilding Championship was held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Bram Alting was the only participant from the Netherlands and he achieved a notable 7th place in the Men's Physique class. A nice result in a strong field and hereby the congratulations for Bram. . . IFBB CONGRESS At the same time, the annual conference of the World IFBB took place, in which our own chairwoman, Juliette Bergmann, held an important management position as 'Secretary Women's Committee'. During the 3 day congress all proposals and decisions were…continue reading →
Is an Olympia title still an Olympia title?

Is an Olympia title still an Olympia title?

Every top athlete in the world strives for the highest achievable. Within Bodybuilding the highest achievable is the title Miss Olympia or Mister Olympia. It used to be that only one such title per year was awarded to one person. Then you were the absolute top of the world in the entire sport discipline. So world champion meant real champion of the whole world in your sport. And Mister and Miss Olympia were the world champions of all world champion winners: "the best of the best". . During that time, Juliette Bergmann, as…continue reading →