There’s no school like the old school, as they say, well these athletes show just what the human body is capable of following the traditional methods of bodybuilding.
The winners of this year’s IBFA’s 12th annual finals have been announced, showcasing the most muscle-bound Brits across the entire country.
IBFA UK is a non-profit bodybuilding federation that works to ‘keep the old school values of the sport alive’.
They hold numerous bodybuilding shows across the UK and cater for both amateurs and professionals of the sport.
Female bodybuilder Joanne Caldwell competes during the IBFA British Finals Night of Champions
Male bodybuilders compete on stage during the IBFA British Finals Night of Champions contest at the Federation Brewery in Gateshead
Male bodybuilder Paul Chadwick competes on stage. The IBFA uses ‘old school’ methods
Bodybuilder Mark Law celebrates victory during the IBFA British Finals Night of Champions contest
This year, 85 people entered with people across the country, from Aberdeen to Exeter.
It was held at the Federation Brewery in Gateshead, Britain, on October 22, 2023.
The overall winners were Charles (Charlie) Barrett and Kelsey Yung, who both won ‘unique swords and trophies’. Mr Barrett also won £1,000 in prize money.
Joanne Caldwell showcases her impressive guns to the audience. Winners of the contest received swords
Joanne Caldwell flexes her armes, showing her sinewy body. This was the 12th annual contest
Bodybuilder Mark Law with his winning trophy backstage. Around 85 people entered this year’s contest
It was held at the Federation Brewery in Gateshead, Britain, on October 22, 2023
IBFA UK president Martyn Yates, who put on the show, told MailOnline: ‘Those who won have qualified for the World Championships in Rome next year.
‘The IBFA is an Italian federation, but this is the UK branch.
‘Considering there are around 17 UK bodybuilding federations currently, we’re going from strength to strength.
‘We’ve built up a good clientele, you know, building a good following and we have nine qualifiers throughout the UK.
‘The IBFA sticks to bodybuilding values which were established in the 50s and 60s.
‘We judge the whole physique. Our school is the old school, we keep the values to remember where we came from.’
Along with a picture of an enormous and deadly-looking sword, Ms Yung said: ‘I can barely keep my eyes open.
‘Little tinks is worn out. I’m over the moon with my results today.
‘Blown away with winning the overall and most of all so happy to be in my happy place, the stage.
Nick Clark and Dean Smith prepare backstage. IBFA UK is a non-profit bodybuilding federation
Bodybuilders Lois Moremon and Paul Chadwick backstage enjoying a crafty fag and vape
Male bodybuilder Przemyslaw Gebicki pumps up backstage before going out to pose
A male bodybuilder is spray tanned backstage in preparation for wowing the crowd
Bodybuilders walk backstage. The IBFA hold numerous bodybuilding shows across the UK
‘Thank you to everyone who supported me today, I love you all.
‘Sword and trophies arrived home safely.
‘My dog is happy to congratulate me and take a pic too.
‘Food prepped for tomorrow as peak week again for the NABBA universe.
‘Now I need to scrub this tan and makeup off and get these hair extensions out for a busy day of clients tomorrow to be continued.’
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