Body Building has been a very vast up-growing professional level sports these days. Apart from Men’s, the women’s have also started taking part in all types of sports including body building. Female bodybuilders although get a lot of hate, In fact, many women who blur the lines between what is “normal” masculinity and femininity are ridiculed for their “manly” bodies.
Because female bodybuilders have more muscle than most men who don’t train, they’re laughed at. Instead of being celebrated for their hard work and intense dedication to a difficult lifestyle, they’re regarded as “unattractive,” “unnatural,” and, worst of all, “gross.”
We are going to limb out here and assume that Female Body Builder Iris Kyle couldn’t care less about how “sexy” she may or may not look to some dude in the audience. Gasp! A woman may not care if she’s attractive?
Reality check: not everything women do is for men’s viewing pleasure, Bodybuilding is a sport. Female bodybuilders are athletes, They deserve the respect,
Still not sure you can get past the whole idea of cheering for a woman whose biceps are twice as big as yours? Let us help you out with four observations we made :
Building Muscle Mass Is More Difficult for Women
Men are genetically designed to carry more muscle—they’re generally bigger and heavier than women. Although a lot of women worry that lifting weights will make them bulky, the truth is that most women don’t have the testosterone (or eat enough) to build mass to the same degree that men do.
If you’ve never perused the I.F.B.B. rules for female bodybuilding, you should. Male competitors don’t have any limit to how big they can get. In fact, the bigger the better. Women, on the other hand, have to present a “muscular, yet feminine shape.”
Female Bodybuilders Compete Under More Stringent Regulations
“Femininity” is subjective—it’s up to competitors to interpret the rules and then try to apply them.
Female Bodybuilders Are Less Socially Accepted than Male Bodybuilders
The stigma attached to female bodybuilding goes far beyond the steroid conversation. Our Western culture tells women to be skinny, weak, and above all, desirable
They’re breaking the Glass Ceilings!
Female bodybuilders are constantly showing the world what women are capable of doing more or equal to men’s and Women can also be strong as men.
Here we are going to show you the Top 10 “Female Bodybuilders” of India :
Just two years ago, Ashwini Waskar was a simple women with simple needs. Her first need for a gym arose when she was getting fat. In the space of one year, the 32-year-old underwent a dramatic transformation. So much so, that she is India’s first competitive female bodybuilder. This is the inspirational story of Waskar
Hailing from Raged in Konkan, Maharashtra, and Waskar completed her post-graduation in fisheries and in 2009, she arrived in Mumbai to become a senior research fellow at the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology. It was during her stay in Mumbai where her passion for fitness grew.
If you thought muscles and abs are for men, then you need to think again. The 30-year-old Deepika Chowdhury is a tough competition.
Deepika became the First Indian woman to represent India and win in an International Fitness competition which was held in USA recently. Speaking to DNA , she said that she has accomplished the feat in just two years with sheer determination and self-discipline.
Shweta Rathore became the First Indian Female Bodybuilder to win a Silver Medal in the 49th Asian championship, recently held in Uzbekistan. Shweta Rathore (born June 13, 1988) is an Indian physique competitor. She is the first female from India who won the medal in world championship. She won the 49th Asian championship. She is Miss World 2014 Fitness Physique, Miss Asia 2015 .
The 41-year-old trained classical singer-turned-fitness trainer has ventured into the world of professional fitness training where women would think twice before making it a career choice. Now, she is setting another goal—to participate in the World Body Building Championship in Europe and the U.S. next year.
Sibalika Saha became the First Woman from the state to participate in the Asian Bodybuilding championship. She followed it up by representing India at the world championship in 2012.
Karuna Waghmare Swami
Miss India Fitness Physique, Karuna Swami heads to 46th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships in China. Miss India Fitness Physique 2012 Karuna Waghmare Swami, who won top honors at the recent domestic event organized by the Indian Body Building Federation (I.B.B.F.) at Bidar in Karnataka.
Thingbaijam Sarita Devi
Three Manipuri body builders namely Kangjam Dineshchandra Singh, Kongbrailatpam Rebita Devi and Thingbaijam Sarita Devi would be representing India in the 48th Asian Body Building and Physique Sports Championships to be held at China, Macau from 26th August to 01st September 2014 and Thingnaijam Sarita Devi is one of them.
Mamota Devi Yumnam
35-year-old Mamota Devi Yumnam, the first, and so far the only female body builder from India to win medals at International competitions. So from November 2011, with the help of her husband, Mamota began training seriously.
Kongbrailatpam Rebita Devi
K Rebita Devi is a biochemistry student and the Second Indian after Yumnam to win a medal in the Bodybuilding Category — A bronze at the 2014 World Championships in Mumbai. Unfortunately, even after bringing in medals these women have to put up with jibes and nasty comments from friends and also people on the street. “It hurts when people say that this sport isn’t for girls.
Sonali Swami is a certified Zumba and Bowka instructor and recently proved to the society that body building is not just meant for men. She has done her Hotel Management degree from Institute of Hotel Management Gwalior and schooling from Kendriya Vidyala , Calcutta. The most important thing being the way she balances her family life with her fitness career.