Information on NABBA (F.A.Q.)
What is NABBA?
What is NABBA USA?
How does NABBA differ from other bodybuilding
How do I find out about competitions?
What kind of competitions are there?
What are the international contests?
|NABBA is the abbreviation
for National Amateur Bodybuilders Association. It was founded in 1950
in England to give United Kingdom bodybuilders a unified and strong organization
in which to compete, and to give the athletes publicity and recognition.
As bodybuilders from countries all over the world began to compete at
the Universe, their countries' organizations joined NABBA and NABBA INTERNATIONAL
was formed. NABBA International currently consists of more than 40 active
nations making it the second largest world-wide bodybuilding federation.
NABBA USA is also an affiliate of NABBA International - a federation of
over fifty countries. We are also an associate member of the World Fitness
Federation (WFF) whose competitions have many categories depending on
the athlete's age and body type. Top NABBA USA athletes will be invited
to represent the USA at WFF international events. (more)
is NABBA USA?
|NABBA USA is the NABBA organization
in the United States and an active member of NABBA International. It was
founded in 1992 to provide a fresh and dynamic alternative for bodybuilders
does NABBA differ from other bodybuilding federations?
NABBA USA provides the athlete with the
opoportunity to compete at an international level.
NABBA USA promoters have the option of
having competition classes based on height or weight and international
contests are classified by height only.
NABBA USA welcomes the participation of athlete, promoters,
and judges of all federations and those new to the sport.
NABBA USA strives to have divisions for open men, open women, novice men, junior men,
teenage men, master's men, grandmaster's men, men's athletic, and couples so everyone can compete.
For female athletes, NABBA USA provides
Ms. Figure® contests which are similar
to traditional bodybuilding contests but with an emphasis on a more
feminine look. Ms. Bikini has recently been added for those women that have a shapely beach body but do not wish to do a posing routine.
do I find out about competitions?
Call your local district chairman or the NABBA USA president.
Join NABBA USA
for direct mailings
See the schedule on this site
kind of competitions are there?
||Local, National, and International
Amateur and Professional
Natural and Non-tested
American Bodybuilding Championships (the NABBA Nationals)
Junior American Bodybuilding Championships (the NABBA
Natural United States Bodybuilding Championships
Natural American Bodybuilding Championships
Ms. Figure® America and Ms. Bikini America
Ms. Figure® USA and Ms. Bikini USA
North American Bodybuilding Championships
Natural North American Bodybuilding Championships
are the international contests?
World Championship (location changes each year)
The NABBA Universe (England)
||Physiques sculptures, sculptures, trophies, plaques,
medallions, rings, watches, swords, crystal, etc
International magazines - Health & Fitness Magazine (U.K.),
German magazines, Brazilian magazines and others