Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Birth of Women Bodybuilding Contests (Part 2) :

Olympia contest, which is now the most prestigious contest among professional bodybuilders. It must be noted that during these times, the entrants were mostly naturally endowed with their muscular bodies and the winners of such contests had very little weight training experience. This trend was to change in 1983 when the more muscular contestants resulting from intensive weight training programs started appearing in the contests.

In 1986, the American Federation of Women Bodybuilders was founded and along with the Ms. International contest - the first one sanctioned by the International Federation of Bodybuilders and aired on national television. These developments triggered a national awareness of the women bodybuilders in the US and from these humble beginnings, women bodybuilding competitions evolved into the global sport that is known today.




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