Bodybuilding is both Sport & Healthy Lifestyle.

Bodybuilding principles are based on the combination of proper nutrition and regular weight training; applied to achieve physical athletic excellence. Bodybuilding is therefore a sport clearly linked with health; being by itself one of the most effective techniques used in antiaging therapies.

We strongly believe in the close link between sport and health; therefore, we are, by nature, against the use of drugs that can harm the health of our athletes, or affect their quality of life and longevity. Doping is a road to nowhere.

The IFBB has been conducting anti-doping tests regularly since 1986 when our Founder, the late Ben Weider, introduced it with the cooperation of Special Advisors, such as the late Prof. Dr. Manfred Donike, from the IOC Medical Commission, and Prof. Dr. Eduardo Henrique De Rose.

IFBB President, Dr. Rafael Santonja, attended the WADA Foundation Congress in Lausanne, Switzerland, representing the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness.

By its principles, the IFBB is strongly committed to the fight against drugs, because:
  • Doping is against our principles of healthy lifestyle
  • Doping is against the ethics and laws in sport
The goal of this course content is to provide basic guidelines to athletes, officials and National Federations regarding the most usual concepts applied in the anti-doping procedures, regulations applied to them, and details in the performance of the collection of doping control samples.

The purpose is to provide information that can be amplified through the detailed and necessary study of the IFBB Anti- Doping Rules and the World Anti-Doping Code.
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