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. (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 here. (more)
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 welcomes the participation of athlete, promoters,
and judges of all federations and those new to the sport.
NABBA USA strives to have divisions for
men, women, novice, junior, teenage, masters, grandmasters, collegiate,
and couples so everyove 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
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
National Bodybuilding Championships
American National Bodybuilding Championships
Junior National Bodybuilding Championships
Junior American National Bodybuilding Championships
Natural United States Bodybuilding Championships
Natural American Bodybuilding Championships
Ms. Figure® America
Ms. Figure® USA
North American Bodybuilding Championships
Natural North American Bodybuilding Championships
Natural International Championships
are the international contests?
World Championship (location changes)
The NABBA Universe (England)
||Physiques sculptures, sculptures, trophies, plaques,
medallions, rings, watches, swords, crystal, etc
||US magazines - MuscleMag, oxygen, Peak Training Journal
International magazines - Bodybuilding Monthly, Muscle