2022 is going to be a busy year for the majority of professional bodybuilders. Remember nothing much was done in 2021 owing to the inconveniences brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. Events that got postponed or canceled during the pandemic will now take place on various dates throughout the year. However, it is worth noting that we are not completely out of the woods and the virus keeps mutating. Therefore, there are no guarantees the events will take place but we’re banking on the hope that people now know how to live with the virus. We have combined for you a list of Bodybuilding Events you ought to look out for next year and their venues.
NPC Worldwide Eastern Bloc Tour (From March)
The nations of Russia, Serbia, and Kazakhstan will be a privilege to hold this major event starting on March 2022 in Moscow, Russia. Participants are required to complete their ProCard for free. Overall winners will be eligible to free registration at the NPC Worldwide Invictus Pro Qualifier. Additionally, the two open overall winners will have their flight, accommodation, and registration catered for.
These are the contests divisions you should prepare for:
- Classic physique ✓
- Bikini ✓
- Figure ✓
- Men’s bodybuilding ✓
- Fitness ✓
- Women’s bodybuilding ✓
- Wellness ✓
The event is open to competitors from all countries and athletes other than bodybuilders are free to attend. The exact dates of the contests will be announced in early 2022. Meanwhile, you can register for the contest online and purchase materials that will be used in advance. Also, note that there will be both spring and fall shows. Subsequent shows will be held in St. Petersburg, Belgrade, Moscow again in November, and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
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NPC Mother Lode, Reno, NV (June)
NPC Mother Lode is set to take place around May 2022 in Reno, NV. It is a major entertainment event where crazy muscles will be paraded for the audience. Most importantly, the show will feature costumes, celebrity guests, and a lot of music. Organizers have also listed acrobatic exhibitions among the good stuff attendees should look forward to. The contest’s winners will not only bag the trophy but will also get free entry to the Russian IFBB Pro Qualifier. Tickets to the event are quite limited but those who miss out can catch up on the event’s live stream.
NPC West Coast Classic, Rancho Mirage, CA (June)
The national qualifier will take place in Rancho Mirage sometime in June. It is a highly anticipated event that is set to attract bodybuilders and other athletes from far and wide. Organizers of the event have chosen Agua Caliente as the show’s theater, a very good choice because of the spacious nature of the place. There will be up to 2000 seats available for the audience but more will be accommodated in private lounges where you can book a reservation. A former hosting for Mr. Olympia, this venue is among the best in the 2022 bodybuilding events calendar.
This event is open to all levels of bodybuilders, including amateurs, novice, and pro bodybuilders. Most importantly, various competition categories will be there. Every aspect of the event will take place at the same venue, including accommodation, tanning, registration, make-up, and more. Attendees and participants are advised to register online to save money.
NPC Dexter Jackson Classic, Jacksonville, FL (23 June)
Dexter Jackson’s classic is one of the best bodybuilding contests in the world. It is a special kind of contest since it is produced by Dexter Jackson himself, a decorated former Mr. Olympia. His bodybuilding career spanning 25 years will be reflected in the show. It is a must-attend event for anyone looking for inspiration concerning their bodybuilding career. The event’s planning is done professionally to ensure everyone in attendance has a fulfilling experience at the end of the day. You may not win the overall prize but you will come out better than before. That is why upcoming bodybuilders need to mark the event’s date on their calendar.
The show will have several categories of winners who will receive a free entry ticket into the International IFBB Pro Qualifier. Most importantly, Dexter Jackson will give the winners the privilege of joining him at the JAX gym for some entertaining workouts. We insist on you registering for this event online because it is much cheaper. Registering onsite is going to cost you $180 compared to the $119 paid when registering online.
IFBB/NPC Tahoe Show, Lake Tahoe, Nevada (August 13-14)
The Tahoe show has been around for 11 years. It will be held at the Montbleu Resort in Nevada on 13th and 14th August this time around. Famed for IFBB Pro League Open Masters and Bikini, the show is set to attract the big and mighty. Apart from the beautiful venue, the show comes packed with many more goodies such as backstage donuts, great music, high-profile guests, and more.
Overall winners will receive the coveted Muscle Dear Trophy that is hand-made and elegant. Apart from the show itself, visitors will also be treated to the spectacular Nevada landscape and blue skies. Additionally, all athletes will be welcomed to a free-entry after-party at Opal Nightspot where they can party and interact freely. The Tahoe Show is the ultimate tour you can gift yourself in 2022.
IFBB Pro League Legion Masters Championship, Reno, Nevada (October 7th)
The state of Nevada is going to be a beehive of activity in 2022. It will be privileged to host the Legion Masters Championship which is considered the world’s biggest IFBB Pro Masters Show. The event is one of the few that offer cash prizes with the winners walking away with $20,050.
Participants are required to provide the following when registering for the contest:
- Competitor number ✓
- Division ✓
- Classes ✓
- Some stage photos ✓
Apart from cash prizes, overall winners will also receive 34” custom trophies with a black finish. 1st to 5th places will receive 6” solid metal custom medals. Overall winners in these categories will receive $2,250 in cash:
- Fitness ✓
- Figure ✓
- Physique ✓
- Women’s physique ✓
- Bodybuilding ✓
- Wellness ✓
- Men’s physique ✓
- Bikini ✓
Subsequent Legion events in Nevada will be held from October 7th to 9th in Reno.
NPC New Mexico State Open, Albuquerque, NM (November 20th)
This is a new premier bodybuilding competition offered by California Alternative Medicine. The event will be open to amateur athletes who want to earn a place in the national qualification. They will get a chance to meet IFBB pros from whom they will get inspiration. The event was previously attended by bodybuilding stars such as Steve Cucklo, Tamara Jordan, and Dexter Jackson. NPC New Mexico State Open is going to be a high-intensive and competitive event you need to prepare adequately for. As a novice bodybuilder, you need to invest heavily in fat-burning products. You also need to work on your muscle mass because the show is going to feature some of the best muscles in the world.
Here is a schedule for the event.
|12.00 pm||Tanning commences at the venue hotel, Hilton Garden Inn|
Arnold Sports Festival – one of the best Bodybuilding Events
The Arnold Sports Festival is a combination of several bodybuilding events such:
- The Arnold Classic ✓
- IFBB Pro League Events ✓
- Arnold Strongman Classic ✓
- Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships ✓
2022 Arnolds events will be held between March 3rd and 6th in Columbus, Ohio. The larger Arnold Expo will feature a lot of amazing goodies for bodybuilders and fans alike. For instance, event organizers say there will be over 100 booths available for participants. That means plenty of sports equipment, nutrition, and apparel. People can become sponsors and exhibitors. Most importantly, the show does not discriminate; both new and returning exhibitors are welcome.
Preparing for Bodybuilding Contests
Winning a major bodybuilding contest is the ultimate dream of every bodybuilder. However, the stiff competition means only a few and the best realize this dream. But, did you know that some people have won a major bodybuilding title in their debut? A good example is Nick ‘The Mutant’ Walker who won his first Arnold Classic in his debut. It means anything is possible if you prepare for the event adequately. There is not much time left until the first event but you can achieve a lot in the remaining months. Here are a few things you need to do as part of the preparation for major bodybuilding events:
- Invest in quality, world-class workout equipment ✓
- Watch your diet ✓
- Have a personal trainer ✓
- Familiarize yourself with upcoming contests and respective venues and potential competitors ✓
- Work more on building muscle and reducing fat ✓
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Bodybuilding events in 2022 are going to be unique in many ways. People are thirst for the events because of the disruptions caused by the pandemic in 2021. That means a huge attendance of both participants and audiences. Most importantly, the events will be a great opportunity for amateur bodybuilders to showcase their skills and talent. Start booking your spot now for an experience of a lifetime. Don’t forget to check out our blog and shop for inspirational fitness articles and quality products respectively.