I like a little "hat."Tara Chandler, 33 Why did you become a bodybuilder? I have a lot of women who look at me and say, "Oh my gosh, you look so great." I say, "I look like this for a small snapshot in time, and then I come out of the show and I eat brownies and I put body fat on." You can't stay this way year-round. Two years — for the nine seconds that I'll be on stage. It's a little bit of a beauty pageant, little bit of a dance recital ... It's huge because our families don't really understand. Jill: All the stresses and the emotional roller coaster of the diet, no one understands better than a girlfriend going through it at the same time. I feel like I've achieved the goal I've been working for — to be here. Kelly Keiser, 31 How long have you been training for this day? How do you describe this scene to people who have never been? With the explosion of social media and having fitness pictures and women who are very inspiring to others posted online, I think we're drawing in a more accepting crowd. Christina: We're both from Canada and we were both at a show in Pittsburgh in 2006, and I phoned her up and said, "Hey, I'm out here too." We just clicked from then on. Even if you work out regularly, it's easy to feel flabby backstage at the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness New York Pro Show. Everywhere you look, there are professional female bodybuilders with buns of steel and glistening biceps getting spray-tanned a deep Oompa Loompa bronze (it increases muscle definition under the bright stage lights). Some of them are naturally like that, but some of them have issues. Bedazzled bikinis are being glued to butts, and the only form of sustenance in sight is peanut butter, the go-to, protein-packed preshow snack. He's like, "My 5'1, 110-pound girl lifts more than me."How did you get the nickname Freak Diesel? On social media they say, "Oh, you look like a man," "Too much muscle, that's gross." They just don't get it. What do you think when you see super-skinny runway models?
Aleksandra Rudenko, 24, released pictures prior to the start of the World Fitness Championship in Budapest showing off her sculpted body, but social media users were more interested in commenting on her mane of grey hair than her bulging muscles.
She wrote that she had been preoccupied with 'continuous stress' in the first half of the year and mentioned having problems with her gastrointestinal tract which meant that she couldn't gain enough weight.
Rene Campbell is a self-proclaimed “bigorexic” professional bodybuilder who revealed in a recent interview that her muscles make it hard to find a real man.“I’d love a boyfriend who could cheer me on at competitions and cook my chicken for me, but the way I look does make it harder to meet men,” laments Ms. During training season, Campbell weighs in at nearly 200 lbs.
and has claimed several first place medals thanks to impressive stats, including a 48″ chest, 14″ biceps, and 28″ thighs.