I think it was Dave Palumbo that said that it's pretty simple really: If you're a woman and you want to compete, you're going to have to get a boob job. If you are a man and you want to compete, you're going to have to get gyno surgery.
"that guy is like a damn unicorn" -Evan Centopani on Mamdouh Elsbiay
Just to clarify, I'm not asking for opinions on wether or not a woman needs implants to compete. I am asking if anyone knows of any pro women that DON'T have implants because all the ones I have seen/heard of do have them. I am aware that it is the poplar option
Check out this thread: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...7891473&page=1 It was from 2010, but lists Arnold and Olympia competitors who won without implants (whether they have them now, I don't know...I know Jen Hendershott never got them). If it feels more "you" not to have them, don't get them.
Just wondering if anyone out there knows of any IFBb Figure or Bikini Pros out there that don't have implants. I haven't come across any yet but my exposure to the number of pros out there is limited.
I honestly wonder the same thing!
I adore Dana Linn Bailey, she is amazing and I give her all the props in the world for sticking it out boobless. She is gorgeous!
It seems to be the thing to do... get a boob job.
I think in Bikini it's even more common whether you're pro or not, because Bikini is more highly based on looks vs. muscle where as Figure you're getting more into the defined muscles including the chest muscles, you're probably more likely to find a well known Figure competitor without fake boobs vs. a Bikini Competitor... if you find one at all on today's stage.
I am going to enter for bikini in June, but at the level I'm entering in most girls haven't gotten fake boobs yet... thank goodness!! Then I'll be bulking and going for Figure later in the year with another beginner group of girls so most of them won't have them either. I feel like most people get them once they know they have a chance to do good and possibly go Pro.
Originally Posted by ChrisMisc
Athletes need low bodyfat for competition.
Low bodyfat = no boobs.
Bikini babes = need boobs
Are you saying that because you have to have low body fat to compete in [ANY category] and in Bikini boobs are a plus, so Competing=Low Bady Fat=No Boobs=Need Fake Boobs=Do well on stage for Bikni? Lol
[It was from 2010, but lists Arnold and Olympia competitors who won without implants (whether they have them now, I don't know...I know Jen Hendershott never got them). If it feels more "you" not to have them, don't get them.[/QUOTE]
I have no desire whatsoever to get them. I love my body the way it is, with or with out boobs. I was just wondering if it was even possible for a woman without implants to get a pro card! So glad to find out it is.