Liza Reichenberger, 50-years-old this week, is a dynamic woman and is widely known as Herculiza, a very fitting name. She is involved in so many aspects of the industry is hard to know if she ever sleeps! She has been competing in bodybuilding since the 1980′s and her physique keeps getting better and better! In an interview she shared her entrance into the sport, even if her journey would be unsupported by the people closest to her.
“I went into bodybuilding because all my friends said I should,” explains Liza, “because of the way I was built. But before lifting a single dumbbell, I had already entered several arm-wrestling contests in local college nightclubs, where I won cases of beer for myself and my friends…My parents and family have never supported my bodybuilding career. They felt that I attracted the wrong sort of men, and thought my fitness modeling was sordid and embarrassing.”
It is a blessing to the industry that she overcame the negativity to be one amazing women who advocated the beauty of strong female muscle. Enjoy this gallery showcasing recent shoots all the way back to early competitions!