Ruthie Lucchesi: Battle of the Biceps

Ruthie Lucchesi is an NPC National Level Bodybuilder, and available on shemusclerawlive.com as “Musclebombshell’. The 5’4″ bodybuilder has measurements of 36D -27-36.

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In this video below Ruthie shows her fitness level by doing 52 bicep curls in 60 seconds at the 2005 Olympia in the ‘Battle for the Biceps’ contest.

5 Responses to “Ruthie Lucchesi: Battle of the Biceps”

  1. Joseph February 17, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    Explain something to me here. I’m not a bodybuilder, but I see two things wrong with this video:
    -she’s rocking her upper body back and forth like a chicken as she’s lifting, thus giving her additional momentum to lift the weight. That’s bad form, no?
    -for the most part, when lifting, slower is better. Is doing a bunch of curls in a short time span good? Is it considered to be a test of comparative strength?

  2. Patricia February 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    You are correct on both counts Joseph. Slower is better, and rocking is generally bad. Slower controlled reps are the way. For training and best results, that form is not ideal no – and I doubt she uses it in the gym.

    In contests though – that all goes out the window. Aim to to as many reps as you can, so its “by any means necessary” they get done lol.

    If she had went all slow and controlled, she would have maybe gotten half the reps.

    I’ve seen it all at contests, people want to break records they do whatever they can, sometimes the prizes for these things are pretty good. In the gym, they train totally different normally though.

  3. Joseph February 17, 2009 at 3:27 pm #

    OK, well, she’s still way hot. talk about a “stimulus package.” Rim shot.

  4. Ruthie Lucchesi March 19, 2009 at 7:37 pm #

    Yes Joseph you are correct. I am a Personal Trainer and have trained myself for over 25 years now. I do use perfect form in the gym and when training clients. I highly beleive in it. However in this type of competition you have to move fast in order to get as many reps as you can in a minute.

    The year before I used perfect form and curled slow and controlled and the girl who was jerking the weight won and I was told to pick up my pace so this year I did. lol!

  5. Patricia March 20, 2009 at 9:07 pm #

    Hey Ruthie, thanks for stopping by :-)

    And yes exactly, in contest you just have to haul the weight and get those reps, leave that good form for the gym haha.

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