[quote]The Mighty Stu wrote:
Pretty cool that they ran this type of article. Definitely seeing an increase in women interested in setting a goal and getting up onstage. I’m certain that the expansion of possible categories and classes has made a huge difference in women that “don’t wanna look like men” -lol.
The contest is this coming weekend, I wonder how the reporter will do. Assuming that some details were omitted, I’m curious as to the diet she followed. Just potatoes for breakfast? Oatmeal and berries but no protein? There’s got to be more than what was written.
The article is part of a weekly series called “What’s Your Workout?” They try to show people doing different, and often really impressive or at least dedicated fitness routines.
For example, they featured someone who owns a winery and surfs. Another person who keeps a ping pong table in his office to get his heart rate up and has run marathons on every continent, including Antarctica. A female corporate lawyer who fences. A 6’4" opera singer - baritone - who lifts like a BBer to try to keep weight on. It’s really a fun column.
About the article, I thought the same thing about the diet details. I’d imagine she’s chasing her potatoes with a protein shake or something.
About females lifting, when women in BBing became so obviously steroid enhanced, it made lifting unattractive a lot of people, men and women alike. At least the expansion of bikini class brought it back to a look that more women can relate to as a fitness and beauty ideal.