Weightlifting

12,000 Female Bodybuilding Photos on Facebook and growing

12,000 Female Bodybuilding Photos on Facebook and growing

Kortney Olson a/k/a “K.O”

Kortney Olson a/k/a “K.O”

Kortney Olson is an American-born bodybuilder and athlete. She made her competitive bodybuilding debut at the NPC Contra Costa Classic in November 2011. Olson migrated to Australia and became Australia’s first ever female arm wrestling champion in 2012. Olson has been the subject of many TV documentaries showcasing her strength and muscularity, including Stan Lee’s Superhumans […]

Throwback Thursday Legend: Marja Lehtonen #tbt

Throwback Thursday Legend: Marja Lehtonen #tbt

Lehtonen was born in Tampere, Finland in 1968. Always interested in outdoor activities, she joined a sports club in 1983 and became a track athlete. Through training as a sprinter she discovered an interest in weightlifting. After two years of growing interest in bodybuilding, she decided to see if she could compete in the field […]

Women’s Start-up Guide to Female Bodybuilding by Lori Braun

Women’s Start-up Guide to Female Bodybuilding by Lori Braun

You can maintain your femininity while bodybuilding.  Strength training seeks to make a stronger you, while bodybuilding kicks the goal up several notches — to make your body a visual statement of rippling muscle and taut sinew. You can become a female bodybuilder and still maintain your femininity and appeal, as demonstrated by bodybuilding icons […]

Sanjita Chanu

Sanjita Chanu

She is shy and shows none of it in the weightlifting arena. Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu is India’s biggest medal hope among women weightlifters for the upcoming World Weightlifting Championship, which begins in Houston, USA from November 10. The 21-year-old Manipuri lass, who took up the sport after being inspired by the exploits of former weightlifting […]

Lifted

Lifted

Weightlifting is one of the original modern Olympic events, dating back to 1896. In 2000, women’s weightlifting was added as an Olympic event. Today the popularity of weightlifting is enjoyed by millions of women around the world. For some it is purely the benefits of weightlifting as part of their ongoing fitness and health. While […]

Clean and Jerk To New Heights

Clean and Jerk To New Heights

The 2010 Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championship recently took place in Quebec featuring 115 lifters from seven provinces. Kayla Turner, a 22-year-old student, left the meet as the best local lifter. She competed in the 63 kilo class (138.8 pounds) and completed each of her 6 attempts. She finished with 73 kilos (161 lbs) in the snatch and 85 […]