Skip La Cour has established himself as a leader in the bodybuilding world with his outstanding physique and by unselfishly communicating his training philosophies to others.
In his passionate effort to propel training, nutrition, supplementation, and mental strategies forward, he has authored ten books, produced six videos, and has frequently contributed to several international magazines. He has accomplished all of this and more while simultaneously becoming one of the world’s best drug-free bodybuilders.
Peak Performance and Success Coach Skip La Cour is considered to be a master for teaching strategies for personal and professional success. In his powerful speaking engagements around the world, he empowers, inspires, and motivates individuals to realize their personal potential.
Competitive Bodybuilding Career
Skip La Cour has been training for more than 14 years and has been competing in bodybuilding contests for over 13 years. During that time span, La Cour has competed in 29 bodybuilding show around the world. At 5’ 11", La Cour’s competition weight ranges from 213 to 230 well-conditioned pounds.
Skip La Cour has won the NPC (National Physique Committee) Team Universe Overall titles twice (in 1998 and 2002). No other man has won the overall title twice. He has won the heavyweight class five different times (1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003). Those five victories are the most class wins in the history of the NPC Team Universe contest. He is also the only man who has competed in all 10 of the NPC's top drug-tested annual amateur event. The contest started back in 1994.
Skip La Cour is also the only man to have ever won the overall titles at both the NPC Team Universe and the Musclemania Natural Bodybuilding Championships—the two most competitive and most recognized drug-tested shows in the United States.
In August of 2002, La Cour competed in what many feel was his all time best condition. He convincingly won his second overall Team Universe Heavyweight Class and Overall titles.
La Cour also won the heavyweight and overall titles the 1998 NPC Team Universe. Dropping 16 pounds from his previous year’s physique that only earned a disappointing fifth place finish in his weight class, La Cour competed in unbelievably shredded condition and set a new standard of conditioning for drug-free heavyweights. The 1998 NPC Team Universe victory earned him the position of captain of Team USA. Unfortunately, Team USA was unable to compete in the IFBB World Amateur Championships (formerly known as the Mr. Universe) in Izmir, Turkey due to political unrest at the time.
The Academy of Bodybuilding, Fitness and Sports Awards named La Cour “Natural Bodybuilder of the Year” in 1998 for his outstanding efforts.
He became know as one of the top amateur drug-free bodybuilders in the nation by becoming the 1995 NPC Team Universe Heavyweight National Champion and earning a spot on the five-man USA Bodybuilding Team competing in the Mr. Universe contest in Guam, where he placed sixth.
Drug-free for life, La Cour first appeared on the national scene in 1994, when he won the Musclemania Natural Bodybuilding Championships, which aired on ESPN television. Two years earlier in 1992, he became the first man in the history of the AAU to win the Mr. California and Mr. Natural California in the same year.
Peak Performance and Success Coach
Skip La Cour is considered to be a master for teaching strategies for personal and professional success. In his powerful speaking engagements around the world, he empowers, inspires, and motivates individuals to realize their personal potential.
La Cour is hired by companies looking for a competitive edge. After one of his presentations, they have an assortment of effective and easy-to-implement strategies that takes those companies and the personal lives of their employees to the next level.
Skip's Contest History
NAME: SKIP LA COUR HEIGHT: 5'10" 2003 CONTEST WEIGHT: 216 POUNDS OFF-SEASON WEIGHT: No more than 240 POUNDS BODYBUILDING/TRAINING: 15 YEARS COMPETING TIME: 13 YEARS CONTEST EXPERIENCE: (29 Shows)
2003 Contest Weight – 216 Pounds
2003 NPC Team Universe (Drug-Tested Nationals)*
2003 NPC USA in Las Vegas, NV
2002 Contest Weight – 216 Pounds
2002 NPC Team Universe (Drug-Tested Nationals)*
1st Heavyweights and Overall Winner*