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@thomaswilkie92

#flexfriday from back at the @bnbf_official Northern qualifier 2017. Great venue and always a big show! Look forward to seeing everyone there this year it’s always one not to be missed! - - This was from the overall with @taf_omeje and big will! Two great guys within the BNBF and look forward to catching up with them again soon. - - #flexfriday #flashbackfriday #bnbf #northern #overall #friends #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #thebodyacademy #gym #teambodyacademy #darkas #darkastan #unrivalled #chestday #chest #biceps #justanothershowphoto #showussomethingelse at RNCM - Royal Northern College of Music

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@nickyrodgers_dreambigstagewear

Yey! Can't wait for the rest of the pics @showshoots #bnbfphysique #welshchampion #darkastan #fivosphotography #bnbf

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@thomaswilkie92

Still one of my favourite photos from last years @bnbf_official British Finals. got a lot of work to do to improve on that condition for this year but have a lot more time to get there! Excited and motivated! - - #bnbf #british #finals #throwback #throwbackthursday #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #heavyweight #teambodyacademy #thebodyacademy #gym #darkas #darkastan #unrivalled #heavylifting #worktodo #motivation #motivated #excited #15weeks #footonthegas #whateverittakes at The Body Academy

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@thomaswilkie92

Another step in the road for 2018 - - still not even close to where I need to be but it was all about that golden ticket! Now that I have @bnbf_official British invite it’s all about getting my head down for the next 15 weeks a push it as hard as possible! Can’t wait to see what lies ahead, see you all there! - - #bnbf #northernireland #belfast #heavyweight #champion #qualifier #qualification #british #finals #liverpool #thebodyacademy #teambodyacademy #darkas #darkastan #unrivalled #notdoneyet #thebestisyettocome #bigpush #wanttomakeanimpact at Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall

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@thomaswilkie92

Awesome time back stage at the @bnbf_official Northern Irish show in Belfast great to meet @mairtin.gillen_fitness and always good to have good friend @conormoran__ there as the other half of the body academy team for the day πŸ’ͺ great show! Only getting bigger and bigger! What an atmosphere, Belfast it’s been a pleasure πŸ‘Œ - - #bnbf #northernireland #belfast #lightweight #middlweight #heavyweight #bodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #naturalbodybuilding #teambodyacademy #thebodyacademy #gym #darkas #darkastan #unrivalled #thebestisyettocome #qualified #gameon #seeyouatthefinals at Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall

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@thomaswilkie92

For those that know.. year of the teapot! #flexfriday another shot from my routine at the @bnbf_official Scottish at the start of the month. This weekend sees the second qualifier of the year in Belfast, Northern Ireland which is the biggest Northern Irish show to date! The season really has kicked off already! - - - #flexfriday #flashbackfriday #teapot #pose #bnbf #scottish #bodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #naturalbodybuilding #fitness #gym #thebodyacademy #teambodyacademy #darkastan #unrivalled #bringintheseason at The Body Academy

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@thomaswilkie92

Still nowhere near where I need to be but started the year off a lot worse than I thought, like a big balloon! Wouldn’t necessarily have posted a photo as bad as that but sometimes it’s good to see how far you’ve come and where you made mistakes - - - #transformationtuesday #transformation #20weeksout #beforeprep #gettingthere #slowlybutsurely #hardwork #diet #notdoneyet #betterstilltocome #bnbf #scottish #thebodyacademy #teambodyacademy #darkas #darkastan #unrivalled #bodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #naturalbodybuilding #fitness #gym #weights #heavylifting

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@thomaswilkie92

First weekend since the show, back to normality. Big back session to come! Not afraid to show myself at my worst I know what has to be done. - - Also proud to say I managed to stand up on stage and have a good time in front of a home crowd and the people closest to me, bring on the rest of the season! - - @bnbf_official #bnbf #scottish #routine #heavyweight #thebestisyettocome #thebodyacademy #gym #back #backday #heavylifting #deadlift #darkas #darkastan #bodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #fitness #naturalbodybuilding at The Body Academy

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@samanthale72

Flex Friday πŸ™ŒπŸ» #bnbf #bodybuilding #strong #woman #scottish # #darkastan

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@thomaswilkie92

#flexfriday shot from my routine at the @bnbf_official Scottish. Still fat but chunky.. plenty time to get the head down but for which show.. πŸ€” πŸ“Έ @dg11lan @davidgillanphotography working his magic again thanks again for the great shots - - - #bnbf #scottish #heavyweight #routine #chunky #betterdietharder #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #darkas #darkastan #thebodyacademy #teambodyacademy #johndavidsonbutcher #poweredbypiedmontese #probodyfuel #whatsnext #notdoneyet at Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Horsecross

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@thomaswilkie92

Plenty work still to be done! But this was the first step, tried out something new and seems to suit me quite well. This shot from the heavyweight pose down with @js_dunn & @muscle.wraps at the @bnbf_official Scottish last weekend brilliant shots again from @davidgillanphotography @dg11lan - - #bnbf #scottish #heavyweight #posedown #sidetricep #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #thebodyacademy #gym #teambodyacademy #darkas #darkastan #improvementstocome #worktodo #thebestisyettocome #gameon at Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Horsecross

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@thomaswilkie92

The highlight of the weekends show has got to be the tops off! Not only did it get a bit over the top but was possibly the only chance I’d get a chance to get up on stage with not only my boss, training partner, coach, one of my closest friends but also the person who inspired me to turn my life around and start my bodybuilding journey - I’m sure it’s been said many times over the years, but you really can’t describe how much this woman has done for natural bodybuilding and I was grateful for that one opportunity @vicky_dfacpro - - #bnbf #dfac #pro #worldchampion #worldsbest #naturalbodybuilding #bodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #topsoff #scottish #inspiration #coach #friend #boss #thebodyacademy #gym #darkas #darkastan #onceinalifetime #honoured #happyretirement at Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Horsecross

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@thomaswilkie92

So it has been a few days since the BNBF Scottish, Firstly just wanted to say thank you for all of the support and messages of support for the show but firstly I have to Congratulate @js_dunn who took the well deserved win on the day & also @muscle.wraps who was runner up and wish them all the best for the finals. Sorry I haven't got back to anyone's messages I have stayed away from my social media until today. The reason for this is I felt a bit low after the show, I did not go into the show expecting to do well, I knew there was a lot of work still to do but did however hope that I would have done enough to qualify and continue to work towards the finals. This is not to take away from the guys that were clearly better on the day and fully deserved their place, I just felt that I had let myself down as I just wasn't ready. - But, However the low was short lived as a few conversations from people close to me made me realize this is the very start of the season and I'm also not one to back down. I also don't want this to be what people remember me for. - Lastly I can not forget that I did on the day have a fantastic time on stage and no one puts on a show quite like the BNBF, they hands down provide the best platform for athletes to perform and I just can not wait to get back up there this year, but what show will it be.. - @bnbf_official #bnbf #scottish #teambodyacademy #thebodyacademy #gym #darkas #darkastan #unrivalled #agf #naturalbodybuilding #bodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #onlythebeginning #thebestisyettocome #hardwork #determined #motivated #neverbackdown #wontgiveup at Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Horsecross

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@stevemacdonald94

Up hitting some shots last weekend for the BNBF Annual Scottish Taps aff Championship and Vickys last ever time on the stage with @conormoran__ . I’ve been done on the tan for sure. @vicky_dfacpro #bnbf #dfac #naturalbodybuilding #duluxalpinewhitemattfinish #Vs #darkastan

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@js_dunn

Only managed to go and win the @bnbf_official Scottish heavyweight title. Was a brilliant show and very well run πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ. Can’t thank @lb220x for the continuous support and always been there for me during this prep 😘. I am one lucky guy πŸ™ˆ. Also have to thank family and friends as well as my coach @amsmuscle for the support and help πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼. #bnbf #scottish #heavyweight #1st #stage #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #fit #fitspo #fitness #prep #tan #darkastan #perth #perthconcerthall #improvement #determined #finals #britishfinals #food at Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Horsecross

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@ashking_fitness

When u have to apologise in advance to your friend cos your asking her to tan your ass 😁😁 think @abz_to_abs went home with more tan on herself πŸ˜‚ dignity gone #compday #darkastan #trainingbuddies #timetoshine

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@raju_rj_miah

When the @darkastan finally arrives ☺️ If there's one thing BNBF do very well it's gotta be the amazing lighting every event! Got recommended this and don't think I'll be upset with it at all, looking forward to tanning with something besides dream tan for once πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Œ #bnbf #darkastan

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@thomaswilkie92

Well today is the last official leg day and #wheelswednesday until after the @bnbf_official Scottish qualifier a week on Sunday going to make sure it’s a big one! - Under no illusion that this is not the finished article nor will be what I bring to the stage for the Scottish. First step is to qualify for the finals then there’s only one thing I’m aiming for! 18 weeks is enough time to make enough improvement but hopefully have brought an improved version of myself come the qualifier - - #bnbf #scottish #qualifier #june #3rd #legday #wheelswednesday #heavylifting #squat #dfac #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #fitness #bodybuilding_motivation #thebodyacademy #teambodyacademy #darkas #darkastan #unrivalled #agf #johndavidsonbutcher #piedmontesepower #improvement #endgoal #justthebeginning #aimforthetop at The Body Academy

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@naturalathlete_200kgclub

I have officially signed up for my first show of the season. #UKDFBA novice middleweight in rugby on the 9th of June. If anyone would like to come to show your support tickets can be purchased in advance through http://www.seetickets.com/search?q=UKDFBA&search= . Tickets are cheaper in advance than on the door. If you would like more information message me. . . . #natural #athlete #naturallybuilt #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #prep #preplife #Team200kgClub #200kgclub #progress #darkastan @jason_200kgclub @jake_200kgclub @zach_200kgclub @dannimcfaul @that_200kg_mountain @sftchris @w_a_palmer @_ownutrition_

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@dane_jackson89

PCA United Kingdom πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§show 1st place Muscle Model / 2 weeks until PCA Newcastle πŸ€— #ifbbclassicphysique #musclemodel #miamipro #fitness #fitnesmodel #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #oatien #teambodyacademy #scotland # #classicbodybuilder #pcaofficial #darkastan #nabba #ifbb #healthylifestyle

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@markclaxtondfacpro

Walk on intro DFAC pro worlds 2012 How many federations provide this kind of lighting, theatrics and beautiful stages? Not bashing anyone, but if you are competing at your highest level, why would you want to compete on humdrum floodlit stages that either totally wash you out or create uneven shadows from left to right along a line up and then skip the shows with the best lighting? I often ask myself if these people even realise the difference or even care. #moody #spotlight #condition #granite #dfac #bnbf #naturalbodybuilding #bodybuilding #onephoto #manymemories #worldsbest #muscleformperformancenutrition #muscleformnutrition #fullypumpedgym #darkastan #osteostasis at Miami, Florida

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@markclaxtondfacpro

The importance of presentation and the difference in illusion between varying lighting, tan and effects added to photographs giving greater or lesser effects on your finished article. 2010- poorest tan, not great posing, good lighting and terrible angle and i was significantly less developed than in '14 and '16. 2014 grand prix- great tan, great lighting, great photography, sub standard condition but a filter enhancing the image. 2014 worlds- same amount of muscle, different lighting, same great tan, condition back to where it should be but poor photography somehow failing to capture the depth of the physique and no filter leaving it looking flat and small by comparison. 2016 grand prix- Another great tan, different lighting again, more muscle again this time with stellar condition but not contolling the midsection correctly mid shot and no filter. My point is that despite how great the strides you make are and the improvements you make, you can still look better or worse in a photo due to elements outside of your control, so focus as hard as you can on the aspects you can perfect and control, and dont become disillusioned by what you see on social media because things are often not a true reflection of where you are truly at, where other people are at or the magnitude of your own accomplishments. Just do you and put faith in the process. The amount of times a buzz surrounds someone in preperation for a competition after posting some favourable photos only to turn up in the flesh and fall short of expectations is astounding. I see it again and again. So make sure you put the real work in where it counts, IN THE GYM, before spending ten minutes of your life making a photo look better than it really is and hashtagging #killingit and #beastmode twice a week every week in the lead up to your show or you too are left eating your words washed down with humble pie! #bnbf #dfac #naturalbodybuilding #bodybuilding #muscleformperformancenutrition #fullypumpedgym #darkastan #mostmuscular at Fully Pumped Gym Norwich

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@markclaxtondfacpro

Some good numbers going up tuesday and is always good to meet up with like minded people that love to train. @ajmorris_ has a passion and enthusiasm that reminds me of myself at his age, except he is far more knowledgable than i was at his age and has his head screwed on. A great example of how hard work trumps genetic potential when others waste their potential and simply dont have it in them to push disgustingly hard. Squat up to 205x7, 185x14 Hacks up to 5 plates a side for 18 Single leg hammer strength leg press one heavy set for me, i think he did two higher rep sets Lying leg curls 1 acclimating set, 1 set to failure plus one forced rep, 1 set to failure plus forced reps plus additional loaded slow negative/hold Cybex hinged squatpress dropset 8plates x18ish, 7plates for some more, 6 plates for some more Three sets donkey calf press 3 sets adductors slow and steady #bnbf #dfac #worldchampion #inspiration #bodybuilding #nortongymwgc #muscleformperformancenutrition #muscleformnutrition #darkastan #legday #commeraderie #goodtimes #hardwork at Norton Gym Wgc

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@thomaswilkie92

Well as it is leg day, it could be seen as being in to single figures of leg workouts left until show day, but bodybuilding shows should just be an add on to your training not the other way round! As I was wisely told I compete because I train I don’t train because I compete - - #motivational #coach #wisewords #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #sidechest #hamstrings #legs #legday #wheelswednesday #thebodyacademy #gym #training #bnbf #darkas #darkastan #notlongnow #upgradepending at The Body Academy

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@thomaswilkie92

Feel like I’ve forgotten what it was like to be a bit leaner! A few days after the BNBF British Finals 2017 at the home of champions @thebodyacademygym #throwback #throwbackthursday #bnbf #british #finals #postshow #lean #beforeigotfat #lovefood #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #biceps #vascular #darkas #darkastan #thebodyacademy at The Body Academy

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@markclaxtondfacpro

Playing with yet another new toy @fully_pumped gym this morning. Another great addition and spices up your training and enthusiasm πŸ‘Œ #fullypumpedgym #fullypumpedgymnorwich #muscleformperformancenutrition #muscleformnutrition #bnbf #dfac # bodybuilding #heavyweights #proteinshakes #instagym #darkastan at Fully Pumped Gym Norwich

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@bobwaterhouse86

#frobackfriday 2018 worlds in Miami, the big day finally arrived. @biglou_smith hasn't actually taken his jacket off since he got it. πŸ˜‚ @dfac_official #goodtimes #prematchnerves #dfacpro #lightweight #heavyweight #bros #darkastan #nattypro #hyattregency #dfacjacket @fission_nutrition

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@tpoyner1

Bodybuilders- we do some odd things...Morning of the BNBF British finals at about 5am in the lift because there wasn't any good lighting in my apartment room πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ #naturalbodybuilding #naturalbodybuilder #drugfreebodybuilding #bnbf #dfac #bodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #bodybuildinglifestyle #prep #darkastan #gym #fitness #nutrition #goldenaesthetics #goldenerabodybuilding #classicbodybuilding #oldschoolbodybuilding at Staybridge Suites Birmingham

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@thomaswilkie92

First time in the Beef! A bit strange opening a magazine to a photo of yourself. Not quite a celebrity... yet πŸ˜‚ #ukbeef #beef #magazine #firsttime #photo #bnbf #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #british #finals #darkas #darkastan #thebodyacademy #teambodyacademy #tbt #throwbackthursday at The Body Academy

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@markclaxtondfacpro

Love a leg day Nothing earth shattering numbers wise but really enjoy training just as much as the day i started and leg day @fully_pumped is a little bit like that kid in a sweet shop feeling with more new additions to come. #stillloveit #training #bodybuilding #bnbf #dfac #naturallybuilt #muscleformperformancenutrition #fullypumpedgymnorwich #legday #darkastan at Fully Pumped Gym Norwich

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@thomaswilkie92

Transformation Tuesday! Still more improvement to come by this was 19 years old to 25. Putting on size naturally doesn’t happen overnight or come easy! Stick with it, and you will see results #nodrugsnoproblem #natural #naturalbodybuilding #bodybuilding #trusttheprocess #heavylifting #compoundlifts #bnbf #thebodyacademy #hardwork #dedication #gym #fitness #transformationtuesday #darkastan #darkas #unrivalled #agf at The Body Academy

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@thomaswilkie92

Might just be a photo off of a camera phone, but this was the first time I got to see myself on stage. This was from the BNBF Northern qualifier last year. Can’t beat that winning feeling! #novice #heavyweight #champion #bnbf #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #phonephoto #teambodyacademy #thebodyacademy #darkas #darkastan #flexfriday #sidechest #winningfeeling #upgradecomingsoon at The Body Academy

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@markclaxtondfacpro

While bodybuilding is a process that takes alot of time and there is no real ceiling to what you can achieve provided you can stay injury free, its undoubtable that if you find yourself achieving pro status in the UK, you have already 'made it' and can consider yourself among some of the best bodybuilders in the world. #noargument #progression #levels #levelup #tieredbodybuilding #structure #passionbeforeprofit #supportthesport #homegrown #bestofbritish #grandprix #bigprize #bnbf #dfac #muscleformperformancenutrition #muscleformnutrition #fullypumpedgymnorwich #fullypumpedgym #darkastan #surroundedbygreatness

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@claireburton_figurepro

#tbt and a wonderful reminder of my visit to Belfast for the BNBF Northern Ireland Qualifier in May 2017. Not only did I get to guest pose alongside @daz.cooper.735 πŸ™ŒπŸ½ but @normkeilty captured this... One for the memory chest πŸ” _ _ _ _ _ _ _ #throwbackthursday #bnbf #northernireland #darkastan at Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall

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@markclaxtondfacpro

Bodyweight dips for finishing off the pecs in today's push workout with @macyscrivener Check out the poor fella that got fed up with waiting for my set to finish to get past while im blissfully unaware πŸ˜‚ #tism #dips #bodybuilding #fullypumpedgym #fullypumpedgymnorwich #bodyweight #bnbf #dfac #naturalbodybuilding #muscleformperformancenutrition #muscleformnutrition #endurance #darkastan #osteostasis at Fully Pumped Gym Norwich

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@iron_monkey_wear

#Repost @tpoyner1 with @get_repost ・・・ Following on from last post regarding independent recommendations... For those of you that are competing this year I'd highly recommend a couple of show day essentials... πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ 1.) @iron_monkey_wear - I got my trunks for every show last year from this company and they never disappointed. πŸ‘Œ 2.) "Dark As" tan and "Polished As" glaze. So easy and stress free to use and looks absolutely incredible on a well lit stage (which you can pretty much guarantee with the BNBF/DFAC) πŸ‘ #naturalbodybuilding #naturalbodybuilder #drugfreebodybuilding #bnbf #dfac #supportthesport #darkastan #bodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #tan #preplife #beststage #fitness #gym #posingtrunks

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@bodypositiveuk

These 3 pictures are all within a year, if you believe you can you will succeed πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’― . Thinking about my physique for my show next year I want to build and bring a better body to the stage, including my back even though personally I think this was my best asset πŸ’ͺ🏼 . You can always better yourself. With that in mind you will also never be satisfied so keep chasing πŸ™ŒπŸΌ . #bodypositiveuk #backday #muscle #fitness #health #fitfam #instafit #healthy #lifestyle #fit #hustleforthatmuscle #gym #athlete #figure #prep #competition #bnbf #figuregirl #strong #motivated #determined #darkastan #muscular #biceps #exercise #nutrition #like #physique #zyzz

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@tpoyner1

Following on from last post regarding independent recommendations... For those of you that are competing this year I'd highly recommend a couple of show day essentials... πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ 1.) @iron_monkey_wear - I got my trunks for every show last year from this company and they never disappointed. πŸ‘Œ 2.) "Dark As" tan and "Polished As" glaze. So easy and stress free to use and looks absolutely incredible on a well lit stage (which you can pretty much guarantee with the BNBF/DFAC) πŸ‘ #naturalbodybuilding #naturalbodybuilder #drugfreebodybuilding #bnbf #dfac #supportthesport #darkastan #bodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #tan #preplife #beststage #fitness #gym # at James L Knight Center

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@markclaxtondfacpro

#legday savagery at the most hardcore gym in norwich. If you want to be the best you have to surround yourself with the best. Cheers for the spot on the dropset boys, appreciated πŸ‘ #fullypumpedgym #fullypumpedgymnorwich #muscleformperformancenutrition #muscleformnutrition #bnbf #dfac #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #dothework #darkastan #osteostasis at Fully Pumped Gym Norwich

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@ruthy.bfit

#throwback to the morning of his first ever bodybuilding show with the BNBF. Look at him @cpaling940 with his #darkastan he makes me look pale πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ˜‚β€οΈπŸ† #bodybuilding #muscle #leangains #bodybuildingjourney #bodybuildinglifestyle #fitness #fitfam #gym #gymlife #bnbf #bodybuildingshow #selfie #faketan #smile #happy #nutrition #prep #supplements #healthylifestyle #health

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@markclaxtondfacpro

Lucky for me i am fully stocked up again on all my supplements from @muscleformnutrition Supplying my supplements since 2006! Over a decade of unrivalled and unwaivering support. I am very fortunate and i put a good portion of my ability to progress in that time to their products πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ #muscleformperformancenutrition #muscleform #muscleformnutrition #fullypumpedgymnorwich #fullypumpedgym #supplements #bnbf #dfac #bodybuilding #quality #loyalty #gratitude #osteostasis #darkastan at Muscleform Performance Nutrition

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@thomaswilkie92

Well what a year 2017 has been! Many ups and downs but I can safely say it’s been a great year, tried to cram as much in to 10 photos as possible so here it goes - I started the year off with my best mates stag do in Prague - Followed by my first BNBF show where I won my class at the Northern qualifier - Next was the big day, my best mates wedding where I had the honour of being best man - Then came the BNBF British Finals where I placed in the top 4 of a very hard class - Last but not least ended the year off with a fantastic trip to Miami with some great people and of course @me26x - Excited to see what 2018 brings. Happy New Year to everyone when the time comes - #herecomethehashtags #bnbf #novice #northern #champion #british #finals #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #thebodyacademy #darkas #darkastan #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #stagdo #bestman #wedding #bestmate #kilt #prague #newfriends #miami #holiday #dfac #world #finals #heat #basketball #miamibeach #allthehastags #newyear #flexfriday #flashbackfriday at The Body Academy

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@markclaxtondfacpro

There are countless variables involved in maximising your potential in training, diet and supplementation, then people spend years going over even the finest minutia of every aspect to be the best they can be, yet rarely take the time to be honest with themselves about the effort they are putting in, and if they are 'doing the hard stuff'. I have met some really dillegent, dedicated and knowledgable people that still fall way short of what they are capable of. Why?... Because they lack that ability to take themselves to dark places whether it be for ten seconds of a really unpleasant set, or the final push for that last bit of condition in a contest prep. EMBRACE THE HARD STUFF! It's what makes the difference! #bnbf #dfac #bodybuilding #trainingnotexercising #fullypumpedgym #fullypumpedgymnorwich #muscleform #osteostasis #muscleformperformancenutrition #darkastan #mentalfortitude #howbaddoyouwantit at Fully Pumped Gym Norwich

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@matt_naturalbb_dad

#flexfriday Battling it out with @the_natural_shredder for the top spot at the BNBF Northern Championships '16 I swear this photo is more innocent than it looks... #bnbf #natty #bodybuilding #competition #darkastan #instafit #muscle #shredz #aesthetic #bodybuilder #fitness #gym at RNCM - Royal Northern College of Music

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@thomaswilkie92

Maybe a few more show photos before the end of the year. shoulders and triceps tonight, trying to turn my weaknesses into my strengths #motivationmonday #notanotherone #giveitarest #showphoto #bnbf #british #finals #thebodyacademy #darkas #darkastan #shoulders #triceps #sidetricep #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #improvement #thebestisyettocome at The Body Academy

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@big_ed_1

Couple shots from my show this past weekend. IDFA in Mississauga, Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦. I took 4th place in Open Bodybuilding, not what I was hoping for but was very happy with the package me & my coach @tom.kiat brought to the stage. I had better conditioning than my last show, maintained muscle mass which is always the goal & repaired my metabolism. I was anxious to compete even though I needed more time to further enhance my physique, we decided to go ahead with it. I’m glad we made that decision, no regrets at all & further reinforces what my coach @tom.kiat & I set out to do. With that being said, we’re not done, it’s back to lab with my coach @tom.kiat the mad scientist! Thanks for everything coach @tom.kiat ! A big thank you goes out to my wonderful wife @duncan716 ! For putting up with all my πŸ’© , for always being there for me. I wouldn’t be πŸ’© if it weren’t for you 😘 #bodybuilding #classicphysique #aesthetic #shredded #ripped #bodybuilder #idfa2017 #dfac #wnbf #darkastan #notsodarkas #gymlife #preplife #contestprep at Meadowvale, Ontario

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@thomaswilkie92

Motivation Monday! Sometimes it’s hard to see where you have come from, but finding an old photo of when I was 17 and practically starved myself for over a year after years of being bullied for being β€˜the fat kid’ puts into perspective just how much I have achieved for myself. Much more to come! #motivationmonday #skinnyfat #noarms #comealongway #thebestisyettocome #bnbf #thebodyacademy #darkastan #darkas #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding at The Body Academy

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@thomaswilkie92

Still my favourite shot from this year! Seeing as it’s chest and biceps today.. - - Strength still increasing, worked up to 170kg for a single on the flat bench press. First time since my shoulder injury last year I have been over 160kg. I wonder if I’ll get back to the 4 plates.. #bnbf #thebodyacademy #teambodyacademy #chest #biceps #benchpress #bodybuilding #naturalbodybuilding #powerlifting #darkas #darkastan #british #finals #flashbackfriday at The Body Academy

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@thomaswilkie92

Another #throwback from the BNBF Northern overall earlier this year, seeing as it is leg day here’s an abs and thighs shot. will run out of show photos at some point.. #bnbf #bnbfnorthern #overall #novice #heavyweight #champion #abs #thighs #quads #legs #legday #squats #heavylifting #bodybuilding #natural #naturalbodybuilding #thebodyacademy #teambodyacademy #darkas #darkastan at RNCM - Royal Northern College of Music

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