Founded in 1982, the NPC has a long history of promoting athletes in bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini, and physique. Today, the NPC is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States, with over 50,000 members nationwide. The NPC is also the only amateur physique organization recognized by the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB).
For those looking to enter the world of professional bodybuilding, the first step is to compete in an NPC competition. The NPC, or National Physique Committee, is the amateur division of the IFBB or International Federation of Bodybuilders. To become a pro, you must first place in an NPC competition. While this may seem like a daunting task, we are providing you the step-by-step guide to going from NPC to IFBB Pro Bodybuilding so let’s get started.
#Step 1- Compete in and win an NPC event.
If you want to turn pro and compete in the IFBB, you’ll need first to win an NPC event. NPC events are held throughout the country and offer various weight classes and divisions. To be eligible to compete, you must first become a member of the NPC by signing up on their website. Once you’re a member, you can find a list of upcoming events on the NPC website and register for the one you’d like to compete in.
At the event, you’ll be judged on your physic and symmetry by a panel of judges. The winner of each division will earn an IFBB pro card and will be able to compete at IFBB events. So if you’re looking to turn pro, your first step is to sign up for an NPC event near you.
#Step 2- Compete in a National show
After competing in an NPC event and placing high enough to qualify, your next step is to compete in a National show. You must do this within one year of qualifying in order to earn your IFBB Pro Card. At the National level, you will compete against other athletes who have also qualified for their respective NPC events. The competition is stiffer at this level, but it is also a great way to see where you stand on a national level.
Once you have competed in a National show and earned your IFBB Pro Card, you will be able to compete in any IFBB Pro League event. This includes the Mr. Olympia contest, the most prestigious bodybuilding contest. Earning your IFBB Pro Card is an important milestone in your career as a bodybuilder, and competing at the National level is the best way to make it happen.
#Step 3- Compete in the IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Event
After winning a national competition, you will be invited to compete in the IFBB Mr. Olympia contest. This is the most prestigious bodybuilding contest in the world and is your ticket to becoming an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder.
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Remember, this is a process, and it takes time to see results. Finally, don’t forget to enjoy the process. Building a strong, healthy body is an amazing accomplishment and should be something you enjoy. So make sure to take the time to appreciate your hard work.