The common perception of women includes being gentle, dainty, and overall, staying home and taking care of the kids. There was a time in women’s history where larger women were doted on and desired, as being overweight meant that the woman came from a wealthy family that had plenty of food to eat, and little to no work was performed so there was no presence of exercise. But in this day and age, men want a woman who is slim, maybe a little toned, and overall gorgeous. Men typically want a woman who is smaller than them to help aid in their ego and masculinity to reassure their role as the protector of the house. If a woman goes around this status quo and dares to be different, it could mean that she will be alone and criticized by the public.
But there is a new world that women are exploring that was a man’s world for the longest time, and that is the world of bodybuilding. When we think of bodybuilders, we think of men such as Arnold Schwarzenegger who have large bulging muscles with their veins popping out and possibly abusing steroids. For decades, women have never thought about diving into this world, and the public had never considered the idea that women could also become bodybuilders. But in this video, ten women have taken the risk and dove in headfirst into the world of bodybuilding. These women have rewritten tradition in the fitness world. This trend started in the 1970’s and had gone through an evolution of criticism, controversy, and overall acceptance of this sport.
Of course, men and women’s bodies are very different and react differently to the intense workout regime. Bodybuilders work out for several hours a day, always taking supplements to bulk up. But in the world of female bodybuilding, women are taking a different approach than what men have taken on. In the fitness world, women were once paranoid of getting those large bulging muscles like men have achieved, but recent studies have proven that this isn’t quite the case. So, the female bodybuilder who is trying to get a little larger has a challenge ahead for them in their training. Sometimes that means having to go through extreme measures that have resulted in shocking transformations.
There have been female bodybuilders who have managed to get quite large with their muscles, and have made headlines and their own claim to fame by being trendsetters with their transformations. While the bulkier women aren’t as famous as the bodybuilders who look like models, they have still made some great achievements and paved the way for other women to follow suit, even if it means dramatically changing their bodies and even using steroids to do it.
The women in this video have also managed to pull off some amazing achievements in the world of female bodybuilding and making the sport more accessible for women all over the world. With online communities, training programs, and support from all corners of the world, more females are joining the world of bodybuilding, and now the men have to move over and make room.