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                    DR. RAFAEL SANTONJA

                    DEAR FRIENDS IN SPORT:          to compete at the highest levels in all   musculoskeletal and physical
                                                    Olympic and non-Olympic sports.  deterioration.
                      You have in your hands the new   An adapted muscle development   Numerous scientific research
                    IFBB book of the Year 2016/2017.  helps the athlete to achieve his/her   already proved the great efficiency of
                      A new product that published in a   maximum potential in every sport.  fitness training and nutrition to prevent
                    yearly basis, compiling all the most   Bodybuilding and Fitness training   and / or reverse this process. Recent
                    significant IFBB activities and events   techniques are pioneering and most   studies have even shown that strength
                    from each year.                 sophisticated systems to achieve strong   training can cause functional reversal of
                      I am sure that you will enjoy it and   muscular development, adapted to the   aging at the molecular level, “repairing”
                    that it will be part of your personal   highest sport performance.  very poorly functioning genes of elder
                    library, as a collector issue that, along   The Bodybuilding lifestyle is   people. Nothing else in human history
                    the years, will keep refreshing your   followed by millions of people   has shown the similar effect! The best
                    memories on the IFBB history.   worldwide.                      visual example of it, are our athletes
                                                      Regardless age, sex, and previous   over 60 and over 70 years old, and their
                    BODYBUILDING & FITNESS ARE:     physical condition, bodybuilding   healthy muscular bodies.
                                                    training and nutrition can help   The IFBB is very conscious of all
                      •  Sports                     individuals to achieve stronger,   these capacities of our sport, and
                      •  Successful complimentary   balanced bodies with a proper control   includes in its board a Scientific and
                         training for other sports  of body fat and in good health.  Research Commission, working with
                      •  Healthy lifestyle.           Bodybuilding weight training   scientific and university institutions
                                                    techniques are great allies of   worldwide in elaboration of reports,
                      As sport, the IFBB organizes more   physiologists, physiotherapists and   participation in symposiums and
                    than 2,000 competitions worldwide   the medical community to prevent   congresses, and promoting antiaging
                    each year, in which athletes from very   and recover from injuries, accidents   fitness lifestyle in the society.
                    young ages in children fitness   and maintain the muscular body   The IFBB is pleased to be active in
                    categories to our master bodybuilding   functions in better condition for   all these areas in the strong believe that
                    champions over 70, represent the   longer time.                 physical health is a great contribution
                    maximum expectation of human      Bodybuilding is the ideal preventive   from sport to society.
                    physical muscular development in   therapy for anti-aging. In fact, the aging
                    healthy harmony.                process is expressed physically by the
                      As complementary training for other   progressive deterioration of lean body
                    sports, sport specialists have long   mass, and it is represented by the
                    known that bodybuilding-style weight-  progressive loss of muscles with
                    training and nutrition techniques play   increase of fat and connective tissues,   Dr. Rafael Santonja
                    an essential role in preparing athletes   what brings the ultimate        IFBB President

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