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Old 09-07-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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Yes you read that right. After this year there will be no more female bodybuilding in the IFBB. No bodybuilding Ms. Olympia.

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With the Olympia coming up I am sad this will be the last year for women's bodybuilding in IFBB events and will feel a bit of loss as it goes away. But, as I said often this year I am excited the newest category for women will make its first appearance in the Olympia, Women's Physique. I have watched the physique results all year and was fortunate to see the physique competition at the Tampa Bay Wings of Strength IFBB show this year. I believe women's physique is the category where I, Rachel and Lenda would compete today. I love the look and the symmetry of the physique competitors. I will be watching the Olympia results in physique and how the category develops for the future.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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Wow why?
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:12 PM   #3
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Most women do not want to look like the current Ms. Olympia. Competitors are moving to healthier classes.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:44 AM   #4
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Most women do not want to look like the current Ms. Olympia. Competitors are moving to healthier classes.
I would concur. They want to look like women and not some sort of mutant. IMHO, good for the IFBB.
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That makes sense I guess. I didn't think about that.
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Just for clarification, is IFBB natural? If not, then bodybuilding for women isn't the underlying problem because a natty female bb-er wouldn't look like a mutant (as Bam describes it ) but just like a healthy female, IMO.
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Just for clarification, is IFBB natural? If not, then bodybuilding for women isn't the underlying problem because a natty female bb-er wouldn't look like a mutant (as Bam describes it ) but just like a healthy female, IMO.
IFBB is definitely not natty, and Ms. O is a mutant:
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Sad for the ladies who have already sacrificed so much to get to that level.
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I actually got to meet Cory Everson in the 90's she was awesome
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It obviously sucks for the women who aspired to be Ms Olympia, but I think this is the right decision. It is better for the health of the athletes and the attraction of the show for the viewers.
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