Founded in 1989, the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) is the largest Pro Level natural bodybuilding federation in the World, and has become the premier choice for all natural competitors choosing to reach the ultimate goal of becoming a World Natural Champion.
More than 50,000 drug-free athletes have competed with the WNBF and its amateur affiliates to fanfare and global recognition. The WNBF has become the premier choice for all natural competitors choosing to reach the ultimate goal of becoming a World Natural Champion.
The natural bodybuilding movement has grown in recent years and drug free athletes are receiving more exposure and opportunities than ever. This would not have been possible without the WNBF laying the foundation over 25 years ago.
The WNBF A Proud Tradition
In 1990, a new era of bodybuilding dawned. The Pro Natural Mr. Universe was contested in Minneapolis, Minn. becoming the first WNBF competition. Natural bodybuilders now had an opportunity to move out of the amateur ranks and compete for prize money in a drug-free arena.
Since then, the WNBF has awarded more than $1 million dollars in prize money to dedicated athletes around the world. Every WNBF Bodybuilder, Figure, Fit Body, Bikini and Men’s Physique participants are polygraphed and provides samples for urinalysis prior to WNBF competition.
These procedures reinforce the WNBF policies requiring athletes be seven years drug-free prior to the event. A strict banned substance list clearly defines what is banned. Not only are anabolic steroids, prescription diuretics and growth hormone illegal for use in WNBF competition, but many over-the-counter supplements as well.
With affiliates in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, China, Denmark, Ireland, Japan and Canada, the WNBF is a worldwide organisation.
The natural bodybuilding movement has grown in recent years and drug-free athletes are receiving more exposure and opportunities than ever. This would not have been possible without the WNBF laying the foundation 20 years ago.
Prior to the formation of the WNBF, natural athletes received little media coverage and even less interest for product endorsements.
Now, many WNBF athletes have attained paid sponsorships with major supplement companies, appeared on network television and have been the subject of film documentaries & things not possible before 1990.
The legacy of the WNBF will be that it reshaped the bodybuilding world and created an arena for those who chose to compete naturally, without compromise.
And that legacy continues to grow as in the beginning of 2014 brought on new ownership to the WNBF: Nancy Andrews, Bob Bell and Tina Smith, who all are great leaders and are helping take the WNBF new heights in the years to come in serving the natural bodybuilding and fitness movement around the world.
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