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If you did not place as you had hoped, do not be discouraged. Seek feedback from the judges to understand why you were scored the way you were, how you were placed, and how you can improve for your next competition. Each show is a learning experience, and with dedication and determination, you can move closer to a championship.


Wheelchair bodybuilding is a unique sport that offers the opportunity for athletes to earn professional status and compete for cash prizes on a global scale. IFBB Professional League Wheelchair Bodybuilders can compete in shows all over the world, while Adaptive Athletes are now beginning to have similar opportunities.


Top-tier competitions such as the IFBB Pro Qualifying Wheelchair Competitions and IFBB Pro Wheelchair Competitions provide more than just cash prizes. They also offer the opportunity to have professional videographers film you in high-definition and take high-resolution photos for your portfolio and professional media kit. These materials can enhance your chances of being signed as a professional athlete and being featured in news stories and other media.


To be signed as a sponsored athlete, companies seek individuals who can effectively represent their brand. One key aspect to attracting sponsors is having a comprehensive portfolio that showcases your media coverage and championship wins. Collect all relevant materials and organize them into a cohesive package that can be emailed or mailed to potential sponsors as your career progresses. For more information on how to get signed as an athlete, visit the link below.

Build a Large Fan Base

Athletes should have a strong presence on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to increase their chances of getting signed as a sponsored athlete. These platforms allow athletes to showcase their achievements, interact with fans, and connect with potential sponsors. Additionally, having a professional website or blog can also help athletes gain exposure and show their dedication to their sport.

Here are some social media platforms that are popular for athletes to gain a strong presence and increase their chances of getting signed by a sponsor:

  • Instagram – a popular photo and video sharing app that allows athletes to showcase their physique, training routines, and competition highlights. It also has features like stories, reels, and IGTV that can help increase engagement with followers.
  • YouTube – a video-sharing platform that is popular for creating content such as workout tutorials, training routines, and vlogs. This platform allows athletes to showcase their personalities and build a loyal fanbase.
  • TikTok – a short-form video app that is growing in popularity among athletes, especially for showcasing their personality and unique skills in a creative way.
  • Twitter – a platform that allows athletes to engage with their fans, share updates, and connect with other athletes and industry professionals.
  • Facebook – a popular social networking site that allows athletes to create pages to share their journey, training, and competition updates with their followers. It also has features like live videos that can help athletes engage with their audience in real-time.
  • Pinterest – A visual discovery platform that can be used to showcase your training routine, nutrition tips, and other aspects of your lifestyle.
  • LinkedIn – A professional networking site that can be used to connect with potential sponsors and showcase your career accomplishments.
  • Twitch – A live streaming platform that can be used to engage with fans and share your training and competition experiences in real-time.
  • Medium -A blogging platform that can be used to share your thoughts and insights on training, nutrition, and other topics related to your sport.

It’s important to note that not all social media platforms may be the right fit for every athlete. It’s best to choose the platforms that align with your personal brand and where your target audience is most active.

Follow Your Dreams

Persevere in pursuing your dreams of wheelchair bodybuilding, as your hard work and dedication will ultimately pay off when you take the stage and impress the judges with your confident, strong presence.

As you pursue your passion, you also inspire other wheelchair athletes to follow their own dreams, making the wheelchair bodybuilding community stronger and fighting for greater recognition in the world of professional athletics.