Rob Wilkins


Rob Wilkins, from Linden, N.J., has served as a Special Assistant for the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) since 1994.

In this capacity, he writes articles related to the IFBB for IFBB Muscle & Fitness, FLEX magazine, and other international Weider Publications. With the support of Joe and Ben Weider and AMI, he has coordinated the donation of Olympia Weekend tickets to over 4500 military personnel since 2000. In 2000, Wilkins was recognized by the IFBB for his outstanding service, dedication to bodybuilding, and work with "at-risk" children by receiving the IFBB Gold Medal.

In 2005, Wilkins served as a member of the Joint Task Force-Armed Forces Inaugural Committee for the 55th Presidential Inauguration and was selected "Who's Who in America, 2006."

Wilkins has served in the United States Air Force for 21 years and is a Master Sergeant stationed at the Pentagon, Washington, DC. He also acts as the liaison between the IFBB and the U.S. Armed Forces.

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  • Complimentary Olympia Weekend Ticket Offer For Military Personnel!

    Joe and Ben Weider, and their partners at AMI/Weider Publications, have authorized active-duty military personnel with valid ID to attend the Olympia Expo, Ms. Olympia Figure, Ms. Olympia, and Mr. Olympia competitions free of charge.

  • Weider And Lorimer - A Friendship Built On A Passion For Bodybuilding!

    For over thirty years, Ben Weider and Jim Lorimer have developed a friendship built on common interests and a passion for bodybuilding and fitness. These two phenomenal men have done a lot for this industry! Read on.

  • Weider Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From Governor Schwarzenegger!

    In front of an enthusiastic and cheering crowd of 5,000 bodybuilding fans, Ben Weider was presented with the annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Lifetime Achievement Award... Learn more about Ben and this special award.

  • Complimentary 2007 Olympia Weekend Ticket Offer For Military Personnel.

    Joe and Ben Weider, and their partners at AMI/Weider Publications, have authorized active-duty military personnel with valid ID to attend the Olympia Expo, Ms. Olympia Figure, Ms. Olympia, and Mr. Olympia competitions free of charge.

  • Complimentary 2006 Olympia Weekend Ticket Offer For Military Personnel.

    To show our gratitude and acknowledge the tremendous sacrifice military personnel go through in service to the country, it is our honor to provide free tickets to members of the Armed Forces. Get the details right here!

  • From The IFBB Archives - IFBB President Receives The 'Knights Cross.'

    Mr. Ben Weider, IFBB President and fitness advocate, received the Knights Cross from the Austrian Government. This is just one of many international awards he has been awarded. Read on for more.

  • The 2006 Men's Ultimate Classic!

    The Africa Men's Ultimate Classic will be held on June 10-11, 2006 in the Atlantic Hall of the Hotel Presidential, Nigeria. The concept of bodybuilding is picking up speed in Africa. Read on for more.

  • Bodybuilding Returns To The Asian Games!

    This is the second invitation bodybuilding received to be a medal sport in the Asian Games. Learn more about this prestigious event and what some of the promoters have to say. It is to be held in Doha, Qatar, December 1-15, 2006.

  • Commonwealth Games: Bodybuilding Becoming Reality!

    At this time, bodybuilding is not recognized by the Commonwealth Games. However, the Commonwealth Games Bodybuilding Federation (CWBBF) is determined to officially become a part of these games... Read on to learn more.

  • The 2005 World's Most Influential Sports Personalities - IFBB President, Ben Weider Voted 44th.

    An impressive seven-time recipient, Weider was voted 44th on this years list. The distinquished Ben Weider talks about the IFBB and the sport of Bodybuilding. Learn more.

  • The Weider Training Course: Providing Training Principles In China!

    Weider and Paul Chua, IFBB Vice-President for Asia, were invited to China several times to help educate Chinese teachers, coaches and athletes on the benefits of bodybuilding. China is taking it all in. Learn more here!

  • Ben Weider Reminisces On The Early Days Of Bodybuilding.

    Weider, spent much time corresponding and visiting with the world's physical fitness authorities. Here Weider talks exclusively about a Edmond Desbonnet, whom some consider to be the leader of the Physical Culture Movement.

  • Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend - A Look At The Past And Future!

    Since its inception on September 18, 1965, the Weiders visualized the creation of the ultimate competition... the Olympia. Learn more about this and see what ideas are in the works for the 2006 Olympia!

  • Free Olympia Ticket Offer For Military Personnel.

    AMI will be giving free tickets to all military personnel going to the Olympia weekend contest. Learn more here...

  • Unfit To Unstoppable: Celebrity Personal Trainer Mark Jenkins!

    Celebrity personal trainer, Mark Jenkins is one of the hottest and most in demand trainers in the business. Learn more here and see how Mark has not let fame go to his head.

  • Judgment Day: The Judges Speak Their Mind.

    To help increase your chances to succeed, the following are basic tips provided by some of the best and most well-respected IFBB/NPC Judges in the world. Read on to see what they think is the most important when preparing for a show.

  • Ben Weider, IFBB President: 50th Most Influential Sports Personality In 2004.

    Sport Intern has selected Ben Weider, IFBB President as one of the world's most influential and outstanding sports personalities for 2004. This is a great honor for someone such as Mr. Weider. Read on to learn more.

  • Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend Report: IFBB Olympia, 40th Anniversary!

    Once again the Olympia event is going to be taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is scheduled to take place October 13th through Sunday, October 16 at the Orleans Arena. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

  • Craig Titus: The Hardest Working Man In Bodybuilding!

    One of the most popular bodybuilders in the world, Titus has been featured on nearly 100 covers and is now a featured writer for Muscular Development. Find out what is next in 2004...

  • An Interview With The Strength Coach Ian King!

    For nearly two decades when the world's top athletes were searching for the man with the answers in regard to athletic preparation, Ian King is the person they most sought out. Learn more him in this great interview!

  • Blasting Your Biceps: Heavy Metal Style!

    The awe inspiring mass and power of Arnold and Lee Haney arms in the history of bodybuilding. Learn how to build the biggest arms possible by putting your genetics to the limit!

  • Get In Shape In 2004: Exercise Tips For Success!

    If you are looking to make some positive changes in your life in 2004, you need to read this exercise tips for success. From the top professionals in the industry!

  • The 2003 Mr. Olympia: Coleman Wows Sold Out Crowd!

    What a thrilling night it was for bodybuilding as Ronnie Coleman battled the most competitive Olympia line up in history for his sixth consecutive Mr. Olympia title.

  • The Soviet Union Joins The IFBB!

    Without question, getting the former Soviet Union to join the IFBB has been one of the toughest challenges IFBB President Ben Weider ever had to face.

  • An Interview With The Remarkable Simon Robinson!

    Simon Robinson was involved in a horrific accident that put him in a coma for 12 days. Now, Simon is back on the bodybuilding stage and recently brought down the house displaying an incredible physique as a guest poser at the 2003 Mr. Olympia.

  • An Interview With Bethany Howlett!

    Businesswoman, competitor, opera singer - these are some of the many hats IFBB fitness dynamo Bethany Howlett wears every day. I recently caught up with the hardest working girl in fitness to see what's going on in her exciting and busy life.

  • Can Overtraining Lead To Cancer?

    Overtraining wears down the immune system and does not allow the body to fully recover. Find out how too much of a good thing can actually hurt you.

  • Fantastic Abdominals In 8 Weeks Or Less!

    Research shows that spot reduction is impossible. Learn what exercises are best for building strong abs, the anatomy or the abs, myths of female ab training and much more...

  • All About The New IFBB Figure Division!

    In 2003, the IFBB and its Pro Division introduced Figure to its lineup of professional sport disciplines. Find out what Wayne DeMilia thinks about it, why they started it and how it can help you get your pro card.

  • Sacrificing To Compete: An Interview With Dina Al-Sabah!

    I recently caught up with the highly animated Dina and asked her to share a bit about her life, the sacrifices she has endured in order to compete, her game plan to achieve success, and her feelings on the inaugural Figure Olympia competition.

  • Lovely, Lively, Lena: An Interview With Lena Johannesen.

    Lena Johannesen enthusiastically participated in soccer, basketball, and various aerobic activities. I recently contacted the Nordic Knockout to see what she thinks about the industry and find out what is going on in her busy life.

  • Life On The Run With IFBB Pro Figure Competitor Amy Yanagisawa.

    Whether working as a group exercise instructor at the White House, working on a movie set as a stunt-woman, or volunteering in the community, Yanagisawa has capitalized on her athletic ability, sultry looks, and business savvy.

  • Nothing Beats A Great Pair Of Legs!

    How often have you seen someone with a Herculean upper body mismatched with legs that would embarrass an ostrich? Nothing demands your attention more than a massive set of legs, but how many of us are willing to put in the effort to get them?

  • An Interview With Beth Shepherd, NASA's Trainer Of The Stars!

    Helping to prepare astronauts for and recover from space missions is Beth Shepherd, 43, a physical trainer and rehabilitation specialist for Johnson Space Center and the NASA. Find out how she trains astronauts to get ready for space...

  • Ready, Set, Compete In Fitness!

    Many of you have considered competing in the past but something always seemed to keep you from the dedication required to get in competition shape. Here is your full guide to finally doing it!