View Full Version : What inspires women to become bodybuilders?
12-31-2001, 08:39 PM
This is a question for MsFit, and other fbbs on this forum.
What inspired you to become bodybuilders?
IMHO, female bodybuilders give the new feminine look, as they really get rid of the stereotypes of the 'wimp' image that women should be.
also, do you inspire young girls to become bodybuilders?
12-31-2001, 09:02 PM
LOL, I just posted on a similar question. I was anorexic and had to gain weight and weight training was the answer. After a few years of steady training people suggested that I compete. I was dead against is until I actually saw a local show and it wasn't all that intimidating. Two years later I was on stage. Worked my way up from not placing at all to overall.
If I see someone with potential to do well in a bodybuilding show I will tell them and most of the time I end up dieting and training them. I convenienced an 18 year old girl two years ago to do a show and she loved it, took first place and another girl with huge legs; she took 2 overalls and a third that year and a 52 year old lady who looked great.
12-31-2001, 10:18 PM
MsFit, you do look very feminine(and beautiful). keep up the really good work.
01-01-2002, 02:15 AM
Probably same thing as guys, the love for muscle?
01-25-2002, 07:59 AM
I shouldn't like anyone to misinterpret this as negativity just for the sake of negativity. Rather, it seems worthwhile to help avoid getting one's self into a psychological corner from which it might be hard to extricate one's self.
And for clarity, I assume we're talking about serious body-building, not just "fitness" athletes.
You might love the feeling of having muscles, or the endorphin high from workouts. You might find it emotionally satisfying to compete with men in physical strength, or to rebel against a perceived pressure to conform. You might feel at home in BB culture. All these, and many other, perfectly good reasons to pursue body building.
But repeat it as many times as you like, even find the 5% of the population who might agree with you to comfort your position, will not change the fact that for the large majority of men and women, a hard, muscular body is anathemic to femininty. Trying to convince yourself otherwise is just setting the stage for a personal attitude that places you in conflict with most of the world, and probably yourself on some level since the more ardent your claims of femininity, the more obvious it is that you're aware most people don't think so.
Our modern "feel good" society encourages us to delude ourselves into thinking that anything and everything is all good so long as it's what we want. The truth is, life choices come with consequences. We'd all be alot happier if we made our choices in full acceptance of the consequences instead of internalizing the conflict of trying to convince ourelves of lies to make us feel better.
There are many good reasons for a woman to take up serious body building. Being feminine is not one of them.
01-29-2002, 02:00 PM
Uh yeah, what ever. *rolleyes*
01-29-2002, 02:32 PM
Brian sure talked a lot of jibberish for not saying much and not contributing to this thread. Pea brain. I will admit he has impeccable grammar with which he has mastered the science of dealing with the systemic rules of the English language and syntax to communicate his sophomoric opinions. <s> Just my 2 cents. ttfn.
01-29-2002, 03:32 PM
Yeah, what a bore eh determined ms? Like we need some egotistical male judging our level of feminity. If it's not desired by one then STAY THE F*** OUT THE WOMENS FORUM! Jesus, there are plenty of other rooms for bashing, leave the women alone. ****
01-29-2002, 04:33 PM
OK girls, don't have a hissy fit. I take it back. FBB's are the nec plus ultra of femininity.
01-29-2002, 04:37 PM
Hey brian, thanks for the essay champ. Your big words arent impressing anyone.