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May 18


To qualify to the 1st IFBB Elite World Professional Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships, a competitor will need:


  • To win his/her category at any of the IFBB Elite Pro events held this season prior to the Championships.
  • To place in the top 10 of the 2017-2018 IFBB Pro Ranking in his/her division (If any of the competitors from the top 10 already qualified as a category winner, next competitors will be qualified to the World Pro Championships).


Points for ranking at IFBB Elite Pro Events:

1st Place: Qualified for World Pro Championships

2nd Place: 16 points

3rd Place: 12 points

4th Place: 9 points

5th Place: 7 points


In case that the first place is an athlete already qualified, the points shall be applied in the following manner.

2nd Place: Qualified for the World Championship

3nd Place: 16 points

4rd Place: 12 points

5th Place: 9 points

6th Place: 7 points


In case the first and second athletes are already qualified for the World Championships, the points shall be applied in the following manner.

3rd Place: Qualified for the World Championship

4rd Place: 12 points

5th Place: 9 points

6th Place: 7 points


In case the 3rd athlete is qualified, fourth place won’t qualify, and the points shall be distributed in the following manner.

4rd Place: 12 points

5th Place: 9 points

6th Place: 7 points


  • When an athlete that won an event and is already qualified for the World Championships and participates in other event and win the competition, the qualification rights are applied to the first one in the list that has not been qualified previously (direct qualification cannot be applicable for placements below third place)
  • When an athlete qualifies for the World Championships, the athlete passes to the list of qualified athletes and will be directly qualified for the World Championship

• Qualification ranking 2018 - Started at 2017 Nordic Pro Championships held in Lathi, Finland

If an athlete for any reason is disqualified, due any reason, he/she will lose all the privileges and classification points


May 18


Akshay’s fitness mantra is “Health Matter Most”. Akshay Kumar is a fitness freak actor, who has shaped his toned and sporty body through martial arts, adventurous sports, natural therapy and discipline life. Akshay Kumar is a fitness enthusiast who follow strict lifestyle regimen to maintain himself fit and healthy. He plays basketball and enjoys trekking. He prefers climbing staircase when hard to get time for martial arts, especially during shooting. During the shooting of “Singh is King”, he climbed 74 floors in Singapore. He is so fond of climbing that the actor has planted an artificial tree in his gym. His workout regimen focused upon fitness of the body instead of muscular one, so he completely disagrees with food supplements and steroid to make muscles. His fitness mantra and workout regimen revolves around array of exercises which he likes to practice on rotation basis. * Every day he gets up at 4.30 am in the morning and goes for one hour swimming. * Martial arts (1 hour) * Yoga and stretching exercises * Meditation (1 hour)  His fitness secrets is to get early in the morning and mixing various fitness regime to avoid monotonous exercises. He believes that martial arts and Yoga provide physical fitness and inner balance. His inclination is towards natural therapy to make himself fit and hot.

May 18


Dr. Sanjay More unanimously appointed as the General Secretary of AFBF for the 3rd Consecutive Session.

The 52nd AFBF Asian Bodybuilding Championship and annual congress has being organized in the beautiful city of Ulaanbataar , Mongolia scheduled from 26th to 29th April 2018 conducted under Asian Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness and International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness . In the said prestigious championship Bodybuilding and Fitness enthusiast from 36 Asian Countries along with their best athlete will represented their respective nation with utmost pride and honor.

In the Said, Championship IBBFF India team achived 3 medals:

1. D Prathab - Gold in Jr. Mens Bodybuilding
2. Rebesh Pradhan - Men’s Physique Upto 166 cm
3. Dinesh Kamble - Men’s Bodybuilding Upto 65kg

The Electoral congress conducted in the said championship where Dr. Sanjay More unanimously appointed for the 3rd Consecutive session as the Hon. General Secretary of the Asian Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness which is the only recognized member by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

Moreover along said Asian Championship , IFBB Elite Pro event is also being organized in the same with some handsome cash prize for the Bodybuilding and Fitness disciplines.

Mr. Anil Desai - MP and All India Shiv Sena secretary , Mr. Mahesh Dada Landge - MLA & President MBBA, Mr. Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil - President IBBFF , Mr. Monahor Panchal and many dignateries have congratulated them for the outstanding achievement.

May 18


If “a picture is worth a thousand words”, this image represents perfectly the power of IFBB, in Europe. Taken at the end of the 2018 Annual Congress, delegates and officials from more than 40 national federations affiliated to European Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (EBFF), posed together for the media press, surrounding re-elected president, Dr. Rafael Santonja, his wife Nieves and daughter Elena.

From Portugal to Rusia (West to East) and from Spain to Norway (South to Nord), near 100 IFBB officials represented its countries, in Santa Susanna (Spain); recent 2nd to 7th May, during the 2018 EBFF/IFBB European Championships.

Bodybuilding keeps growing in the Old Continent..!!

To see all the PHOTO GALLERYS: Congress, Congress Awards, Official Awards Day. Click on this underline link.

May 18



As you are no doubt aware, the 8th edition of the Arnold Classic Europe is fast approaching on September 28, when it will take place for the third year in a row at Fira Gran Vía Barcelona. It will feature companies, sports, activities… and top level bodybuilding! Preparations to make this great annual European event even more spectacular have been taking place for months so here in Muscle & Health is the lowdown.


The professional championship will take place on Saturday, September 29, starting at 7pm and will break new ground with the inclusion of the 2017 categories (Bodybuilding and Men’s Physique) along with the the return of pro Fitness, which added so much colour to the event in 2011 to 2016 and and also Classic Bodybuilding and Bikini, which will make the show even more diverse and vibrant for spectators.

Tickets for the professional competition, expo and other activities are now on sale on the ACE website ( For the pro show, there are only 1,500 tickets available and prices start at the very reasonable price of 20 euros:
General entry Elite Pro Show € 20
Elite Pro Show + Expo entrance Saturday: € 35
Entry Elite Pro Show + Expo 3 days: € 50
VIP Elite Pro Show tickets: € 50


Having run the event for seven years, we have thought of some new ideas to make 2018 even better than the previous ones.


Want to have a photo with Arnold, taken by our official photographer? Only 50 lucky people will have the chance to do this. We have both a VIP option as well as a PREMIUM option that also includes a photo with the winner of the professional bodybuilding competition and a pro show entry ticket.


• Fast Track entry (without waiting) for all three days of the expo.

• Personalised information and advice for your visit to Barcelona (hotels, restaurants, transport etc). We will help you manage everything.
• Meet Arnold Schwarzenegger.
• Personal photo with Arnold Schwarzenegger (printed and in digital format). We will send it to you.
• Welcome pack that includes ACE cap, ACE shirt personalised with your name and a pen drive with the video of the best moments of ACE 2018.

• PRICE: € 500


• Fast Track entry (without waiting) for all three days of the expo.
• VIP entrance to the Elite Pro Show (without waiting).
• Fan ticket (we will send it to your address).
• Personalised information and advice for your visit to Barcelona (hotels, restaurants, transport etc). We will help you manage everything.

• Meet Arnold Schwarzenegger.
• Personal photo with Arnold Schwarzenegger (printed and in digital format). We will send it to you.
• Photo with the winner of the IFBB Elite Pro Bodybuilding Championship.
• Welcome pack that includes ACE cap, ACE shirt personalised with your name and a pen drive with the video of the best moments of ACE 2018.
• PRICE: 600 €


New for 2018 – new networking opportunity for health and fitness professionals and companies employed in these fields. The networking day, which will take place on Friday the 28th, is a fantastic opportunity to build new business contacts as well as promote your own brand.


Individual visitors will be interested to discover that this year’s expo has many new exhibitors, as more and more national and international companies take part.

Packaging companies such as Polipack (Poland), will give new ideas on how to present products and new national brands such as Scion Pro Nutrition will showcase their latest supplement lines based on scientific data. Besides these, this year sees us welcome a wide range of sports equipment companies, such as Fitness de Luxe, distributor of the brand Reaxing. Look for their stand, where visitors can test their balance and physical condition.


The ACE has always been a multi-sport festival and this remains the case. Bodybuilding and fitness are, of course, the main attractions but other sports, especially iron sports and martial arts, are a key part of the festival.

In 2018, these confirmed activities will take place in our multi-sport area:


This event, run by the International Federation (IPF) and the European Federation (EPF), is carried out in conjunction with its Spanish affiliate (AEP). The Spanish lifters are already trying to accumulate enough points using the Wilks formula to qualify for this event, in which the best athletes from Europe and the world will meet.


As part of the Goal 2024 initiative, PE teachers can now introduce weightlifting in primary and secondary schools, providing they do so in a regulated manner in association with the Consell Català de l’Esport.

The aim is to improve health and develop young lifters that can take Spain to the top at international championships and in the 2024 Olympic Games. With this in mind, this year we will have a dedicated championship for older Spanish lifters.


Like last year, we will host one of Europe’s most prestigious cross-training competitions at the ACE. As usual, athletes will need to qualify to take part in the CrossFit Games Arnold Classic Europe 2018. For more information, visit


After dazzling us in 2017, another freestyle event sponsored by the National Freestyle Committee of the Royal Spanish Skating Federation will take place at the ACE. The big names of world skating will meet in this contest.

Keep an eye on the next editions of Muscle & Health to hear about any new additions to the ACE 2018 programme. We will tell you everything you need to know about the companies and athletes taking part.

May 18

Magazine Launch Ceremony

Today we enjoyed our mgazine´s launch ceremony in Santa Susanna before the European competition. All the participant countries and the staff took part in the official presentation with our first number published, all run by our editor in chief Nieves López Cillanueva.
The magazine will have its own website And will be in social media apps.
Get your own suscription in : Muscle and Health is done for and by athletes with all news about fitness and bodybuilding, training methods, health, interviews, competitions and much more related to the sport.
It will have its own website also social media apps. Get your subscription by clicking here. Here you have some pictures from the ceremony and the visit we got in the competition stand

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