PNBA Natural Olympia Classic Physique Champ Derek Joe looks flawless as he approaches the natural universe
PNBA Natural Olympia Classic Physique champion Derek Joe looks striking as he is invited to pose for three weeks from Natural Universe.
Professional Natural bodybuilding Association (PNBA) champion of classical physics Derek Joe updated Generation Iron on his physique and training as he prepares for Natural Universe on September 3, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Derek Joe won the Classic Physique division at Natural Olympia 2021. And he has a multimedia contract with Generation Iron, Iron Man magazineand the INBA PNBA.
Last weekend, August 13, 2022, at the INBA Colorado State show, Derek Joe had a guest posing seminar. To prepare for this, he tested a new protocol, aiming for 100 repetitions per muscle group per day. Joe said:
“This week in particular, I’m doing a peak week simulation with a full body workout, 100 reps per muscle group each day, to test a new protocol leading up to guest posing on Saturday, August 13 at the INBA Colorado State show. “
Besides the training strategy that Joe is testing, Joe mentioned that he changed his training plan. Joe said: “I recently changed my workout routine from a three day workout/one day off, doing legs once every eight days to a modified German volume workout.”
He weighed 177.5 pounds the week before the INBA Colorado State show for which Joe was a posing guest. And he said he would like to reduce to 174 pounds by the end of the week.
Below is an Instagram clip and description of Derek Joe’s guest posing session.
Next up for classic physique champion Derek Joe
Ahead of Joe, he has Natural Universe, Teams USA (September 23) and will close out the year at the Pinnacle of Natural Bodybuilding, Natural Olympia, November 10-13, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV.
Derek Joe said:
“My mindset is very active and I’m staying focused on the details leading up to the next show in Florida, not worrying about anyone else.”
The pinnacle of natural bodybuilding
Natural Olympia is the most important event in the sport of natural bodybuilding organized by the INBA PNBA. Its importance in natural bodybuilding is equivalent to Mr. Olympia in the IFBB Pro League. There is a distinct difference, however–Olympia Natural Athletes are drug tested by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) compliant laboratories. WADA is the same doping test metric used by the Olympics.
Originally, the INBA PNBA was co-founded by Denny Kakos under the American Bodybuilding Association (ABA) in 1988. He wanted to create a bodybuilding environment for natural athletes and qualify them for rewards. Denny Kakos founded the PNBA in 1990 after wanting to allow natural athletes to compete at the pro level, who would qualify to turn pro. Later, he discovered the INBA in 1994 to make natural bodybuilding a global dimension.
Competitors from more than 60 countries train to earn a place in the Natural Olympia and place well. Last year, Natural Olympia had winners from multiple countries. Natural Olympia also gives the biggest money and prizes to natural athletes. They gave a Harley-Davidson at Natural Olympia 2021.