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.
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?
It's jarring at first, seeing just how much the human body is capable of. A bodybuilder I used to train with said I was a freak because of how strong I am for my size and like a diesel going full speed ahead.
But I don't care if a guy works out as much or less than me." - Jess Q. They don't need a slammin' body—but, you know, take care of yourself." - Tara L.
Having such a type limits potential Future Boyfriends, and you may find yourself with slightly younger versions of your Dad, whose ‘Dad-bod’s might correlate to health problems later in life.
I had to at least find them attractive and my rule was that I found them appealing enough to go on a date with them regardless of whether I had a 30 day quota or not.
I’m not sure whether I was attracted to the idea of going out with a body builder, but I definitely had a crush on Johnny Bravo growing up and I was open minded to someone having a rock-hard version of a Dad-Bod.
Who’s to stand in the way of potential true love with someone who is guaranteed to spend at least two hours a day leaving you alone honing his hot bod?
When she hugs me, she's like, "Oh my gosh, Mom, you're all muscle." She just thinks it's awesome.
Our youngest daughter, she's 10, she wants to be a fitness competitor now.