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The Surprising Ways Lifting Weights Will Change Your Life

The Surprising Ways Lifting Weights Will Change Your Life

Because of the way “meatheads” and “gym bros” are portrayed in popular culture, weight lifting and even gym culture in general seems pretty intimidating, especially to newcomers who are unfamiliar with the environment. Yes, the gym, and especially the weight section, can be an intimidating place, but the benefits that you can gain from strength […]

HBO Real Sports: Female Bodybuilding

HBO Real Sports: Female Bodybuilding

Female bodybuilding is the foundation for all of the competitive female physique divisions. It was the first division in the IFBB Pro ranks and despite being the starting point for Fitness, Figure, Bikini and now Women’s Physique, female bodybuilding struggles within its own industry. Let’s forget “mainstream media” for a minute. It’s a given that […]

Reigning Miss BumBum Champion: Dai Macedo

Reigning Miss BumBum Champion: Dai Macedo

A 25-year-old model with a 42-inch bottom has been crowned Brazil’s new Miss Bum Bum. Dai Macedo, who represented the central state of Goias in the nationwide search for the woman with the most bodacious butt in all of Brazil, was chosen from among 15 finalists by the contest’s grand jury in Sao Paolo. “It’s […]

Barbie Thomas: The Inspirational Armless Female Bodybuilder

Barbie Thomas: The Inspirational Armless Female Bodybuilder

Meet Barbie Thomas, the 37-year-old female bodybuilder… who happens to have no arms. Last weekend, she competed at the NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding Championship in Charleston, South Carolina. And while she didn’t win any major awards, Barbie was the only entrant to have the entire crowd cheering and on their feet. The 37-year old lost […]

In Memory of Linda Messina

In Memory of Linda Messina

t is with great sadness, that I share news that I found earlier today. LINDA A. (aka LYNDA) MESSINA MONTCLAIR, NJ – Linda A. (aka Lynda) Messina passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Hackensack University Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Born in Trenton, NJ, she grew up in Ewing […]

In Memory of IFBB Pro Terri Harris

In Memory of IFBB Pro Terri Harris

It is with heavy heart and great sadness, that we report the sudden passing of IFBB Pro Terri Harris. Our hearts and prayers go out to Terri and her family during this difficult time. Terri was a well known, popular and very successful bodybuilder. Having competed at the National level since 2002, Terri was always […]

IFBB Pro Sharon Marvel Has Passed

IFBB Pro Sharon Marvel Has Passed

We recently learned that IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, Sharon (Arrildt) Marvel, has passed. One of the early pioneers of female bodybuilding, Sharon had an amazing physique which quickly propelled her to the pro ranks and made her a favorite amongst fans and judges. Born in Brackley, Northamptonshire, England, April 14, 1964, Sharon began training in 1982. […]

Arm-Wrestling Gold Medalist: ‘I Got Over My Own Chauvinism’

Arm-Wrestling Gold Medalist: ‘I Got Over My Own Chauvinism’

In June, Sinthia Rose will sit opposite a 65-kilogramme Uzbek woman and try to wrestle her. The 21-year-old has a firm grip and steady eye. Indeed, she hopes to bring back gold at the Asian Arm-wrestling Championship, buoyed by the pride of representing Pakistan as a Christian at an international event. “Arm-wrestling is a new […]