Thursday, February 20, 2014

Female bodybuilding: It’s alright for some, but I just don’t get it | Metro

Female bodybuilding: It’s alright for some, but I just don’t get it | Metro

If you do it...You'll get it.  If you don't it's not for everyone.   

There are no shortcuts in bodybuilding: Ronnie Coleman - Life and style

There are no shortcuts in bodybuilding: Ronnie Coleman - Life and style

Love this from Ronnie is true for life too.

You will turn 50 in a few months, what is the secret behind your strength and a fit body?
has no shortcuts. Every shortcut you take will eventually cost you. So
the only way to stay fit, stay muscular and to keep fighting the ageing
process is to keep on training. Keep fooling your body that you ain’t
ready to give up and give in to aging yet. Get your knowledge right, get
your training right, get your fitness and strength high and then keep
on building on it. Keep training to be stronger, better, greater than
you can at that given moment. That’s the only secret if there is any at
all in this sport. Everybody wants to be a great bodybuilder (have a
great body) but no one wants to lift no heavy a** weight. And, that just
doesn’t work. - See more at:

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hannah Christel workouts out sometimes.

Hannah ChristelHannah Christel

Sherri Gray Shoulder Training January 2014 - YouTube

Sherri Gray is one of our very favorites.   She is exactly what the sport needs and love the training video.  Please share her video to pump up the views!

▶ Shoulder Training January 2014 - YouTube

Cute Muscle Motivation - Shay Massey + Jodi Boam

Gotta love for without it we may not know just how many amazing bodybuilder and fitness professionals are out.   The community is very deep, but just needs to get tighter!

Shay Massey

 Shay Massey  

 Jodi boam

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gillian Mounsey - The Future of Female Bodybuilding?

Gillian Mounsey
There's been a giant chasm between the worlds of bodybuilding and the word of Crossfit. Gym rats say that crossfit is not safe.  That olympic/powerlifting movements should be done with some semblance of safety over speed and there are some horrific stories out there about unsafe Crossfit "boxes".  

On the other side of the fence, Crossfit is marketed in direct opposition of Bodybuilding - a too self-centered a culture.  Note that crossfit doesn't put mirrors on their walls (although they take a picture of every rep and post and share them). 

It's all non-sense.  The future of female bodybuilding could gain greatly with some cross over.  Case in point, Crossfit pioneer Gillian Mounsey.   She's in training for physique or bodybuilding and she has a highly marketable body for sport. More importantly her look could get other women into the sport.   There's no reason there shouldn't be carry over.  Everyone trains hard.  They're all highly disciplined.    Stop marketing female bodybuilding with men's bodybuilding.
 Check out some of the recent Crossfit championships which are air on ESPN, much like female bodybuilding was fifteen-twenty years ago.  The women in these recent games have muscle equal to the female bodybuilders.  Gillian Mounsey, Annie Thorisdottir and Christmas Abbott   are marketable no matter what the sport, because they have a natural look.  They prove the level of muscle women can have and get on TV and more importantly be sponsored. 

I can't reiterate the importance enough of buying the product of the sponsored athletes.  The lifestyle either bodybuilding or elite crossfitter is hard as hell and the temptation to retire or take it easy is always there.   The sponsorship is the extra motivation.  It helps pay the bills for more gym time. 

The current crop of MS O competitors don't have a ton of sponsorships.  The lower level competitors have more because they haven't taken their bodies to a wholly unmarketable level.   Alina Popa is probably the only one who does but she doesn't have much in way of sponsorship.  Perhaps because of her video work.

Back to Gillian,  she may only dip her toes in the sport, but it's important to recognize that the crossfit/bodybuilding crossover should be an easy one and hopefully a popular one to ensure the future of each sport.