Important Information for Bodybuilders, Powerlifters, and Spectators

by | Sep 2, 2022 | IATBP-Newsletters

Hello All!

With the bodybuilding contest and powerlifting meet less than a month away, I’m sure those of you who are competing in Atlanta have been training hard, eating right, and hopefully getting enough rest. We at the IATBP are so excited to welcome both returning and new competitors.

The locations and times of the events are here. Please note the times of the athletes’ meetings before your event.

There will be a mask requirement again this year for both events, but no proof of vaccination will be needed.



Unfortunately, there is very little room at CFDA for powerlifting spectators because of the way the gym is laid out. Please keep that in mind if you are thinking about bringing someone with you. They may not be able to get into the gym. If you are planning on bringing a coach, please let Bucky Motter know at and he’ll let you know if it’s possible to bring them into the gym.

We are working on getting a competition rack into the gym this year. We will, of course, have experienced spotters either way. 

We will be livestreaming the meet. More info on that soon.



All Masc II bodybuilders must email Bucky at  as soon as possible to let him know what weight class in which you will be competing. Here’s the breakdown of the weight classes:

  • Lightweight – Up to and including 145 pounds
  • Middleweight – Up to and including 165 pounds
  • Heavyweight – Over 165 pounds

This information is needed because we have enough competitors in the Masc II division to break it down into weight classes. 

All other divisions are small enough that we will most likely not be breaking each division into weight classes.

Please email your 60-90 second posing music to Bucky at Make sure your music is edited to the proper length, as the DJ will not be cutting the music off for you.

We will be livestreaming the competition. More info on that soon.



This year our venue, 7 Stages, will be providing ticket sales for the bodybuilding competition. It’s a lovely theater with plenty of room. Tickets are $25 each. Remember, we are a nonprofit, so we will not be comping tickets for friends, family, or trainers. We rely on ticket sales to help offset the cost of the use of the theater. The competition begins at 6:00pm, and doors will open at 5:30pm.

Tickets will be on sale beginning Friday, September 9.

All patrons are required to wear masks.



Liam Carson Tremblay is our Volunteer Coordinator again this year. You can find his bio here.  Liam is copied on all volunteer forms, which are located here. He will contact you closer to the date of the competitions. Please note that you can sign up to volunteer for bodybuilding, powerlifting, or either event. As a thank you for your service, you’ll be provided lunch, and you’ll receive a T-Shirt with our new, fancy logo on it.



Speaking of T-shirts and new, fancy logos, we are creating new T-shirts this year with our new logo on the front left chest, and a list of sponsors on the back. All competitors will receive new T-shirts at the competition and meet, even those of you who already have a T-shirt with the old logo on it. We will not be mailing any more T-shirts with the old logo to competitors.

Our new logo was created by the super imaginative design team at Initiative. Initiative is one of our lead sponsors for 2022. 



For those of you who haven’t received them, we will be mailing membership cards next week. Your membership card will show your membership auto-renew date on it. 


There is no “host hotel” for either competition. We recommend using Airbnb rather than a hotel as it will be much cheaper. However, here is a list of hotels near the events if you choose to go that route.

Bodybuilders, remember to bring a set of old sheets for your room. You should begin tanning the night before the show, so you don’t want to be responsible for ruining a hotel or airbnb’s sheets.



The answer to most of the questions competitors have can be found in the recently updated Competitors Handbook. Please familiarize yourself with the handbook if you haven’t already.

If you have any other questions, please email Bucky at 

We are humbled and inspired by you, the competitors. Again, we look forward to meeting you Saturday, October 1 in the A.T.L.!

In gratitude and service,

Bucky Motter

Executive Director


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