General info IFBB and NBBF

Below you will find a selection of relevant regulations from the IFBB and NBBF and the various classes. Please note that if you have participated internationally within another organization as a NBBF member, you will not be eligible for broadcast for one year after the start of the date of participation at the other organization.
Only A-members who have been a member of the NBBF for at least six months and who have participated in the designated A-competitions are eligible for participation in international IFBB competitions.

Junior age

Juniors age is for 2022: when you were born between 1999 and 2006. If you turn 23 somewhere between 1. January 2022 and 31. December 2022, than you can still participate as a junior the whole 2020 calender year through.


For detailed explanation and description per class, see the separate webpage under ‘Contests – Qualifications & Classes’, click here.

Dutch and international rules

Rules Mixed Pairs

Anti Doping Policy

IFBB is affiliated and committed to the latest requirements and policy regarding prohibited substances from WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) and the Dutch Doping Authority. For a Dutch-language list of prohibited substances, click below:

WADA Dopinglijst 2019 – NL vertaling