How Do You Define Too Much?
I have to admit I know it when I see it but how hell are ya supposed to define it? When I see the influx of bodybuilding babes that are incredibly strong and muscular I think it’s pretty dang hot! And then I see some woman that seem to have gone too far and although I can’t do anything but admire these women’s accomplishments I still don’t have the same kind of visceral reaction that I do when I see the others. At some point when a woman goes beyond a certain point of muscularity, she becomes too far outside the norm of good taste. I know it’s not fair but it’s true.
Here’s what you need to know… In 2015, the Ms. Olympia was dropped, marking the possible end of women’s bodybuilding. “Man face” is a term used to describe the masculinization of a female bodybuilder’s facial features. Drugs cause man face, of course, but there are other factors involved. The audience for women’s bodybuilding is shrinking, but the “schmoes” could keep it alive. The Demise of Female Bodybuilding
Once upon a time, if men wanted to compete in a physique competition there was only one category: bodybuilding. The same was true for women.
These days, women can compete in bikini, figure, fitness, physique, and bodybuilding. The posing and related requirements are different for each, but the main difference is obvious: muscular size.
But in 2015, something changed: the Ms. Olympia title wasn’t awarded to anyone. It was dropped.
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