I’ve been an avid reader and member of T-Nation for years. I’ve noticed that in the last several months not only has our quality of articles on both T-Nation and FA seriously declined, but I’ve not seen a new article posted on Figure Athlete in at least a month… While this both worries and irritates me, I’ve a bigger concern.
Figure Athletes? Please. I’ve seen the photos posted lately of the “Figure Athletes” on the T-Nation site, and have to admit that while beautiful, 90% of the recent girls wouldn’t know what an RDL is if it pissed on their shoe.
Now, I’m not one of these prissy women who are all in a tizzy over the fact that there is less clothing on these girls than there is on my smallest sports bra, after all, most of the actual figure athletes are wearing less- as they should be after busting ass as hard as they had to for their bodies to look stage ready. But these girls aren’t Figure Athletes in the slightest. Most are the typical porn skinny fat.
When I log on to scan the photos for body comparison, I’m no longer confronted with the women who are sweating running after two-a-days or showing off jacked backs from pulling a solid 315. All I see are the typical girls who spend all of their gym time (if any) on the elliptical, moving as slow as possible while chewing gum and texting.
What happened to the days of Jamie? Lena? Alicia? Kris? What about the countless FA readers and members that submit pre-contest photos and look amazing? Where are those bodies, hard and fit after an actual lift? If you want to be the typical men’s site and continue to use the same models, at least have the decency to remove the Figure Athlete title from above them. That’s a title that needs to be earned and most of these girls have done anything but.