The Beginning….

The legendary Rachel McLish posing…[in a silent film].

Rachel was the first ever Ms Olympia, and looking at her physique you can see a momentous difference from the female bodybuilders of today. Is this good or bad? Depends who you ask, many say that female bodybuilding has progressing for the better with increased muscularity and conditioning – but it seems more say the “progress” harmed female bodybuilding.

Which side are you on?

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3 Responses to "The Beginning…."

  1. Tim  July 3, 2009 at 7:35 am

    I think FBB’s like Rachel McLish, the late Candy Csencits, Lynn Conkwright, and Kike Elomaa look much better than the FBB’s of today. Today’s FBB’s look too much like men! The fitness girls today look much more like bodybuilders should look!

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  2. Patricia  July 3, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I’m with you Tim, I also prefer the older days looks. Thanks for that name as well, shameful to say but I had never heard of Candy Csencsits…..just about to post on her…

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  3. Smiler uk  July 12, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Rachel is one of the reasons I became a bodybuilding fan, the second reason was a issue of Muscle & Fitness, with Frank Zane/ Lori Bowen Rice on the cover; which led me to purchase my very first bodybuilding magazine.

    All three athtletes had that radiant, healthy look that made bodybuilding so very much more attractive back then.

    Now, it’s not out of place to see swollen injection sites, and facial hair on the woman; the men are just another story all together.

    I respect the athletes for thier achieviments physically but to be honest, it just does’nt look right.

    Fitness and figure is were it’s at these days but thier bodybuilding sisters and brothers, something has to be done before the sport dies.

    To reinforce that last statement, on magazines alone, I would be spending upwards of £120.00 a year, DVD’s around £200.00- £300.00; today, £60.00 – £100.00 anuallly in total.

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