CRAIG MADDEN (aka Blade)


After heavy influence from watching the famous Arnold films and WWE I have always wanted the perfect body, so I first joined a gym around the age of 19. However I didn’t consider competitive bodybuilding until I was 32. Take it from me, it’s never too late to follow your dreams!

My first competition was the UKBFF North West bodybuilding show where I took home 2nd place. In 2015 I took 2nd again at the UKBFF North East bodybuilding show, it was that same year I won my first competition at the Mr Lancashire bodybuilding show and ever since I have been living the bodybuilding lifestyle and striving to improve year upon year. My aka name Blade was born from the condition I was getting myself into for the stage, ” cut to shreds” as they say!

It wasn’t until this year my true potential was met and with the boosting help of Nefertiti Stagewear Trunks I have won 3 competitions in a row. This includes 2 times Tall Class 1 champion and overall at the PCA North West and the IBFA Mr Derbyshire which just makes my love for this sport grow stronger. It was a dream come true not only for myself, but my amazing partner and everyone close around me. After these competitions the support that come through from people was amazing, it took a while for everything to sink in! I’m now looking to complete my great run with winning the IBFA British Finals this coming Sunday. 

Blade offers online coaching for competition prep under his social media.

My Competition History:

  • 2014 UKBFF 2nd
  • 2015 UKBFF North East 2nd
  • 2015 Mr Lancashire Winner
  • 2017 IBFA Class 1 2nd
  • 2017 PCA Class 1 2nd
  • 2019 PCA Class 1 winner + Overall
  • 2019 IBFA Mr Derbyshire Class 1 winner + Overall
  • 2019 Welsh open over 100kg 1st place

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