Remembering: Sally McNeil

The sentencing of Kelly Ryan earlier this week, brings back memories of the only other high profile female competitor to be charged with murder – Sally McNeil. Sally shot and killed her pro bodybuilder husband Ray McNeil on Valentines Day in 1995 and was convicted of second-degree murder in 1996. She is currently in prison […]

Andrulla Blanchette – #TBT Throwback Thursday

Andrulla Blanchette – #TBT Throwback Thursday

At 5ft 3″ and 135lbs onstage, Andrulla was known for her symmetrical and aesthetic physique. A black belt in Judo, she started lifting weights after judo sessions and entered her first contest in 1986. A popular bodybuilder in the mid 90’s, British pro Andrulla Blanchette is now retired and according to Wikipedia seeking to become […]

Marilyn Monroe Lifting Photos..

Well before her time, screen legend Marilyn Monroe was reported to have always maintained a regime of weightlifting and regular exercise. Visitors reported finding gym equipment in the corner of her living room. At a time before running was a popular for exercise, let alone for women, Marilyn is said to have regularly partaken in […]

Quads – Retro Gallery!

The quadriceps femoris (Latin for “four-headed muscle of the femur”), also called simply the quadriceps, quadriceps extensor, quads, is a large muscle group that includes the four prevailing muscles on the front of the thigh. It is the great extensor muscle of the knee, forming a large fleshy mass which covers the front and sides […]

Remembering: The First Ms Olympia

The first ever IFBB sanctioned Ms Olympia contest was held in 1980 in Philadelphia with 21 contestants in all. The novelty of the event lead to great interest, organizer George Snyder was quoted as saying “I have had to turn away almost 1,000 people”. The show was won by Rachel McLish, who is still an […]

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