The ANBF’s Mission is to provide the ultimate natural bodybuilding experience for the competitor.
It’s main focus will be to standardize the promotions of natural bodybuilding competitions. By accomplishing this, the competitors, audience, vendors, and anybody else involved will have a more enjoyable experience and leave with an awesome impression of what they just saw. In order for an organization to be customer friendly with great service to go along with a great product it must have structure. The ANBF will be set up in a corporate structure (president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary). The ANBF will also have a representative appointed for each division such as bodybuilding, pro bodybuilding, master’s bodybuilding, physique, and figure and bikini. These reps will be there to listen and/or address grievances and questions and to also update the divisions on any new programs or pertinent information. The ANBF will also have a Judging Director. That person will be responsible for the training and recruitment of a pool of judges that will be available to judge at any ANBF shows. They will be required to meet specific standards before they are allowed to sit on a panel and have their scores counted. No conflict of interest will be allowed, including nepotism, client relationships, etc…
The ANBF also wants to have uniform pricing throughout its shows. All entry fees and ticket prices will be consistent from one show to the next, including coaches passes. We want as many of a competitor’s friends and family there as possible and we don’t want to make anybody dig into their life savings to do it. And the last thing we want to happen is for a competitor to say that they can’t do a show because the entry fee is too expensive.
On the flip side of pricing, all promoters who are holding a pro class must post their minimum payout on their fliers, not the max payout which is very deceiving. When this happens it is very discouraging for the pro athlete and it will make them have a bad taste in their mouth about the promoter and the organization itself.
The ANBF will be a 100% drug tested organization via polygraph for a period of 6 years and will also be backed up by random urinalysis. The ANBF will also be implementing off season random urinalysis. All pros that have competed in an ANBF show and all amateurs who have qualified to be a pro will be subject to this as well. This is a very exciting step for the ANBF and we are very excited about it and it should be very encouraging news for the competitors.
The ANBF is opening up a brand new page in natural bodybuilding. It will no longer be the show is only as good as the promoter. The new standard will be the show is only as good as the organization and whether you are competing, coaching, judging, spectator or a vendor at an American Natural Bodybuilding Federation event, you know it will be an efficient, fair, and enjoyable experience for all involved!
We are looking forward to our first year of competition. Good luck to everyone!