Sunday, November 21, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
You know these figure girls complain bout getting media exposure like the FBBers do but also bitch about how too muscular the FBBers are
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
That overl-laying music sounds just like the shit you hear on German pornos
God i'm so in lesbians with Megan Abshire.
Too bad she's a real dyke
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
What I Saw In Those Pictures of Extreme Female Bodybuilders
Not only was the musculature of these women huge and totally "macho-male", their facial features were totally altered as well: jutting "cave man-like" jaw bones, big bulging eyes, excessive wrinkles in the corner of the mouth, and an obvious "rawhide-like" male texture of skin.
What Are Other Physiological Changes in the Female Anatomy of Steroid-Induced Male Musculature
1. Their Voices Deepen - As much as they might want to mask it, their vocal cords change from melodious to baritone.
2. They Become Hirsute - They develop more body hair; facial, chest and back hair become more noticeable.
3. They Lose Their Female Body Odor - They lose that "soft sweet scent of a woman" and their skin begins to exude a characteristically musky male smell.
4. They Develop A Condition Called Clitoromegaly - This is the abnormal enlargement of the female clitoris - which, anatomically speaking in the embryonic stage, is seen as the analog to the male penis. In the case of steroid-induced male development, an otherwise normal female body can develop a clitoris the size of a thumb. (Surprise! Surprise! How scary is that! - or maybe not!)
5. Moodiness and Violent and/or Aggressive Behavior Is Common - These women suffer from what is commonly called "roid rages" which is one of the symptoms of excessive steroid use.
Now we come to the question and the point of this whole article. What is it that drives, leads or encourages a woman to take this path? This is my take on it.
What I Think Happens In The Minds of Female Bodybuilders on Steroids:
1. They Lose Touch With Reality - If you are surrounded by rhinoceroses, (a metaphor for whatever your peer group happens to be), you will feel that looking like a rhinoceros is normal.
2. They Get A Sense and Surge of Power of Believing to Be Equal to or Better Than A Male Physically - The idea of this superiority can be (mentally) intoxicating. Hey, look, the average testosterone-laden, anabolic steroid-induced female bodybuilder can easily bench press 250 lbs. - some can do more. Can you?
3. They Get An Extreme Feeling of Importance Through Misinterpreted Attention - Heads turn as they walk down the street - from both men and women. "Wow! Look at all of this attention I'm getting!" they think. "I must be important!" Well, if a person walks down the street with two heads, they'll get a lot of attention too - but I'm not sure that it is the kind of attention that you really want.
4. An Extremely Male Muscular Body (On A Female Frame) Can Get You Great Publicity - Extreme female bodybuilders can find themselves on stage, on TV spots and even in odd 5-second movie roles. This pseudo-celebrity is very exciting and can be psychologically addicting, especially if there is some monetary compensation attached to it that will help to continue and support their "careers" and chosen lifestyle.
Let Me Make Something Very Clear - (This Is My Point)
I am all for anyone selecting and following any path that they choose. And personally, I don't really care if extreme female bodybuilders use steroids, become "men" and want to continue the promotion and proliferation of their subculture. I feel that they have that right in a free society, and I would be of the first to fight for their right to continue if anyone tried to stop them. I only find it odd that extreme female bodybuilders have a hard time accepting that more than 90% of the people outside of their norm find them unfeminine and very unattractive. Let me ask you this. How many young girls do you think look at photos of massively muscular female bodybuilders, jump up an down and say, "Mommy, mommy, I want to look like that when I grow up!"
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I just got word from an inside source about Autumn, and yes, FBBguy is right. I have been trying to reach her and her husband (ex husband now) Greg, for well over a year now. I did two shoots with Autumn about two years ago, and a second, a year and a half ago. Our only completed dvd was called "Intimate II". She sure was fun to work with, it's a shame she is now officially off the scene.
When I first went up to shoot with her two years ago, it was right after she had gotten her pro card. I asked her why she could not travel to the USA, and she told several years ago, she was a stripper traveling throughout Canada and feature dancing in the USA. She apparently was in Florida, and her brother asked her to be a mule to transport back some Royal Hashish into Canada. She told me she got busted. I know nothing about drugs or hashish, so I asked her how much, and she told me about 100 pounds, which had a street value of over a million bucks. She had tried fervently to apply for waivers and such through the Canadian government, but it seemed that the cards were stacked against her after becoming a felon she would never be able to compete in the USA, which essentially killed her bodybuilding future. All of this information was featured in a documentary on her life about four years ago. It showed how her family completely betrayed her, and the only person in her life that supported her was Greg.
So, some of the bodybuilding girls in the USA that do g/g erotica traveled up to Vancouver and shot with her. My source revealed to me that she is, in fact, no longer training, and looks nothing like a bodybuilder any longer, and she is remarried and started a new business outside the adult industry. It appears that she has closed the bodybuilding and porn chapters in her life.
Autumn was a bright star that burned out fast--and bodybuilding enjoyed her amazing physique for only a brief period of time. Her physique really is the hallmark of where bodybuilding is going now, and she would have done very well as a pro had she been able to pursue her pro career. Her solo and g/g erotica had the whole "amateur" vibe about it, and she was brilliant in her work. I can remember how much fun it was shooting with her, and chilling on the set at various hotels having all night chats.
I hope she is happy, and from what I gather, she is. She will be missed amongst her peers and fans.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Zennie gets on my nerves at moments but he knows what i like
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
W.T.F. HAPPENED TO CHARLES PEEPLES??
HOT DAMN I WANNA PUT IT IN JULIE'S BUTT
Words of advice,..
Monday, May 10, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Yolanda Hughes turned pro in 1992 by winning the IFBB World Amatuer Titles and went on to win the 1997 and 1998 Arnold Classic Champion and also made six Olympia appearances. Through her pro career she competed strictly in either the Arnold or the Olympia, never variating to other shows. She competed at around 164lbs and is now retired from bodybuilding, operating her own business in Washington state.
Rosemary Jennings. one of the greatest bodybuilders in the history of sports.
Lisa Aukland won the 2008 IFBB Atlantic City Pro Women's Bodybuilding Championships held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Ana Claudia Pires is a Brazilian female bodybuilder. She is 8-time Rio de Janeiro state champion, 4-time Brazilian champion, 2-time South-American champion and placed 8th twice on the World Championship.
Nicole Bass is one of the Largest Woman Bodybuilder in the world today. She is the overall winner of the 1997 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships and has competed in the 1997 Ms.Olympia contest. Later she went into Pro Wrestling in which she is now working at independent shows worldwide.
Juliette Bergmann is a Dutch female bodybuilder who won the 2001 Ms. Olympia.
Pro bodybuilder Christine Roth is from Ontario Canada. She is known for entering competitions with paper-thin skin in ripped condition with very little bodyfat.
I know a 36 year old woman body builder who takes Viagra because she says it enhances her work out. She already looks like a man so I assume she is taking steroids too. I was wondering what kind of effect this could have on her and I heard that taking too many “supplements” can cause a heart attack.
Tags: Body Builder, Supplements, Woman Body
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2 RESPONSES TO “WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF A WOMAN TAKES VIAGRA?”
mightyskid says on April 1st, 2010 at 8:17 pm :
It makes her toes stand at full attention
racingcowboy58 says on April 3rd, 2010 at 7:26 am :
It alters her blood pressure, lowering it and allowing her to stress her body harder on her lifts. This can come back to haunt her.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
All Ronnie all the time
No females to be found
Basically Ronnie hasn't been cool since he stopped fucking Vickie Gates
Does she look a lil bit like Curt Henning to you?
Thursday, March 25, 2010
What a gyp!
These gals are hot but sooo not FBBers
Haley McNeff looks just like Megan Fox on steroids.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Megan Avalon talks about women's bodybuilding, steroids and fitness. She's a model and personal trainer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Megan has competed in female bodybuilding contests and is a spokesperson for Zennie62.com
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Holy Crap,...she's alive.
ya know something...if the fight doesnt lead to sex then you dont do it.
Friday, March 12, 2010
By Anita Ramsey CSCS, CFT, CSN
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I Want to Tone!
At least once a day I get asked the same thing. “How do I tone up?” And, may I add, with the same cliché; “but I don’t want to get big and bulky!” You would think in the 21st Century we’ve grown up a little bit. Well, I think not. This is probably one of the most absurd comments I hear from women. But, why do women say these ridiculous statements? One major cause could be the wonderful way the media outlets have illustrated bodybuilding and weight training in general.
Comments that refer to “getting bulky,” “putting on too much muscle,” and “I want to stay feminine,” need to be eliminated from our vocabulary. Almost everyone in every gym, now I said almost everyone, TV infomercials, and even fitness magazines give false and sometimes even bad information to women about weight training. The mumbo-jumbo ideas and advice given to women regarding weight training are, for the most part, archaic and pretty much taken from the 18th century. Does this ignorance make you angry? There are many misconceptions about female weight training and how we, as women, should weight train, eat, supplement and even go as far as how we should look! Still, to this date we, even other women, tell women that we should be soft, weak, and “”feminine.” So, I’m not “feminine because I lift Heavy weights and have a 15.5-inch arm? I’m sorry but pumping Iron for women is perfect for shaping and sculpting any physique to fashion great aesthetics and definition.
We have thousands of women entering gyms and lifting those little pink and purple hand weights that weigh all of what 3-pounds. Why? The average woman’s purse weighs around 10 pounds. Do you have children? A newborn in that carry case can weigh as much as 25 plus pounds. I see these same girls do way too much cardio and at the same time they’re gaining more fat and wonder why they are not loosing any weight or inches. Often, women who see me in the gym immediately approach me and ask how they should eat or how do they get legs like mine. Of course they don’t like my answer and sometimes there are even those that don’t ask me because they’re intimidated by my own style of training (I lift heavy and intense).
It doesn’t matter that I have the six-pack they want or the legs and butt they desire, they would rather continue being soft then build muscle. To help you understand me better and where I’m coming from here is a little background. I seriously started lifting weights for competitive bodybuilding reasons almost fifteen years ago. I am a NPC national level competitive bodybuilder who also does sanctioned bench press meets and is ranked top ten in the world in two weight classes. Yep, I know what you are saying – I don’t want to do that. No kidding, Buckwheat. This is what I do, but my training isn’t that far from what you should all be doing. What I am going to try and relay in this article is education – plain and simple – you all need to be educated and brought up to the current century that we are living in.
I am going to talk to you as if I am training you. OK, here we go. My word is Almighty! You have to trust me. Now let’s get started. What should be the first step into creating a more complete understanding on what style of training should be for women? That’s easy Ladies. Train hard and train heavy. You have to add resistance to your muscles so they get that shape you want. Stop doing reps of 10 on the leg press and instead do reps of 20. But first, take those 10-pound plates off and put a pair of 45’s on that leg press. Get your trainer to stop helping you on each and every rep. You can do it by yourself. When you feel like you can’t squeeze out any more reps, then do two more! Also, the old school rep schemes that 10 is for muscle size, and higher reps of 15-20 will get you cut, and 100’s are even better for getting you that “cut” look. Well, let me tell you, my husband is 280 pounds and can do 100 reps on the leg press with over 600 pounds, and with other exercises he’s done the 100-rep scheme. Ladies, he’s far from being “cut.” Sorry, but in all reality reps have nothing to do with getting “cut.” I’ll challenge anyone on that. Do-not let anyone tell you different.
Now this is the next stage in training: proper dietary habits. Diet and Nutrition or what ever you want to call it, it’s still the same; it’s about getting good eating habits. Most of you eat less. A very bad choice. Starving yourself is NOT the answer or eating LARGE amounts of carbs with LOW Fat foods is not the answer either. The latter way of eating will only make you fat, and I’m talking “Bulky” fat with an increase in your waistline, butt and hips. Everyone should eat five to six small meals a day with at least 1-1.2 grams of protein per pound of body weight and then add just enough cardio to trim the fat off to show those muscles. So about 3-5 days of 30-45 minutes each. Yes, add that much protein to your diet. Eat throughout the day with the appropriate foods for energy as well as protein for the build up and repair of muscle tissue. The combination of moderate cardiovascular activity with eating five to six meals a day will turn you into a fat burning machine. Muscle increases your metabolism and that burns fat. It’s that easy.
Something more you all need to know and that is the truth about the gym. The gym is our domain as much as it is any man’s and training in the gym is all about ATTITUDE ladies. Do you think Rachel McLish cared what the men in the gym thought about her training next to them? Do you think she was afraid to lift heavy? From what she offered on each Bally’s commercial I don’t think so. She understood what she needed to do to get that shapely hard body and that was to lift heavy, get intense and sweat. For those who are already members of a facility or are looking to get started in a gym and you’re not getting anywhere with your current training you “must get hardcore.” Yes, I said hardcore. Get your butt out of that ladies only section of the gym or a women’s only facility. Self-esteem and confidence can only be accomplished with hardcore training. The primary goal for most big chain fitness centers is membership sales – Not fitness! When a large fitness center has a membership of 2000 members and a staff of 15 personal trainers, how much one on one instruction do the members receive? Very little, if any. This is why the success rate is so low in the average fitness center. Most people join gyms to make significant physical changes. Fitness Centers overemphasize entertainment and fun. Most fitness centers distract members with multiple televisions, wall to wall mirrors, and too many windows. This type of environment directs focus outward. Physical training requires internal focus. You need to be aware of your inner universe. Success is almost impossible for the majority of health club members. This is a sad fact.
Trust me on all this, and remember, you will not become a competitive bodybuilder or get “bulky” just from lifting heavy weights. I’ve been lifting hard and heavy for over fifteen years and when I say hard and heavy I’m talking lifting as much if not more then most men so if it were that easy, to get big and bulky like most of you think, I would be 300 pounds of rock hard muscle.
Now if you are going to ask a “certified” personal trainer about training and if they reference the above bogus stuff we just talked about then walk away from them fast – they cannot and will not help you. If you do not have someone to help you in your gym, then do what I did when I started lifting. I bought Arnolds Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding and another great book is SuperVixen by Negreta Jayde. There are also some very good online sites where you can get advice and even training. Personally I have clients that I train online all over the world, so this may be another avenue you may want to check into. Ladies understand this, its all bodybuilding, however you look at it – it’s building muscle! Still don’t believe me? Then you will never get what you want because bodybuilding is fundamentally building and shaping the body, which is just what you all want. To get those curves and the hard body you want, first you need to lift weights, weights that will stress your muscles, diet right, and then add some cardio. And take it from me, the bodybuilder; your legs, arms and mid section are only going to get tight by hitting the weights hard and heavy with an intense hard core attitude. The bottom line is this, physical change can only occur in focused environments with like minded individuals with similar goals. To quote a very wise person, “Go hard or go home!”
Lifting straps “Strap It On! Wrap It Up!” Anita’s
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Megan Avalon surprising is Republican
This is an interesting article that some of you may be interested in reading. It's not brief, but worthwhile. Please read the full article linked below and discuss.
The female bodybuilder as a gender outlaw
Authors: Chris Shilling; Tanya Bunsell
Affiliation: School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
Publication Frequency: 3 issues per year
Published in: journal Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, Volume 1, Issue 2 July 2009 , pages 141 - 159
This paper is a sociological exploration of the female bodybuilder as a 'gender outlaw', a figure who is stigmatised not because she has broken a formal law, but because she has disregarded so flagrantly dominant understandings of what is aesthetically, kinaesthetically and phenomenologically acceptable within the gendered order of social interaction. Illustrating our argument with reference to a two-year ethnographic study of British female bodybuilders, we begin by explicating the contours of this deviance - associating it with multiple transgressions manifest in terms of choice, aesthetics, action/experience and consumption - and explore the costs accruing to these stigmatised women. In the second half of the paper, we attend to the motivations and experiences of female bodybuilders themselves in explaining why they remain engaged in an activity rendered perverse by dominant gendered norms. Exploring their commitment to an interaction order based upon muscle rather than gender, our conclusion suggests these women offend the most fundamental 'collective sentiments', possessing no authorised place in the cultural consciousness of society.
Keywords: female bodybuilding; the body; gender outlaws; the 'interaction order'; ethnography
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010 AT 11:41
1. Whenever you accidentally bump into a woman, you instinctively feel her biceps.
2. You always manage to find the scene in a movie where the woman is pumped and dominant and watch that scene over and over again.
3. You'll always find the one woman in a crowded room who is bigger and stronger than all of the others.
4. You have at least ten female muscle sites book marked on your computer.
5. You download photos of hard ripped female athletes.
6. In the gym you can spot a woman with big biceps within three seconds or less.
7. You know the names of at least fifteen current female athletes.
8. You have the phone number memorized of your favorite muscle phone line.
9. You get shy and flustered whenever a muscular woman simply says hello or acknowledges you.
10. You always wonder if a certain female is stronger than you are pound for pound.
11. You relish the thought of arm wrestling that muscular female next door.
12. You often fantasize about being pinned or put in a headlock.
13. When you join a gym, you always want the biggest female trainer to be your personal trainer.
14. You own female wrestling DVD's and have memorized clips from TV or movies of tough women in action.
15. You look in alternative newspapers, magazines and online for women who wrestle in your area.
16. You've gone as far as calling one of them.
17. You know every magazine on the newsstand dedicated to muscular women.
18. You dislike the Victoria's Secret Catalog.
19. You (at times) deny the fact that you are a female muscle fanatic.
20. You wonder whether every woman you meet has strong biceps.
Normally i dont like mixed wrestling
but i do love me some lesbians
Truly broke my heart when Megan Abshire came out
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Whatever happened to Beate Drabing
Liza Reichenberger is one of my favorite people in the fitness industry. Both in bodybuilding and life she has accomplished so much and you just know she isn't even close to done. In bodybuilding she is one of the best posers you will ever see, has an obvious amazing physique, and has worked hard to be one of the best at what she does. In life, she has had ups and downs, but has conquered and become a great person. Liza is someone who should be and is a role model to people. Call her Liza or Heruliza, but to me make sure to call her an inspiration. So it is my honor to post this interview and help Liza let people know the amazing woman she is.
Q: Liza I want to thank you so much for doing this. I am a fan, so this is very exciting to me.
A: Thank you, Jason for taking the time to put this interview together!
Q: Can you start out by telling a little bit about yourself. Family, where you are from, things like that.
A: I was born in Montreal, Quebec while my father was finishing his PhD at McGill. He moved the family to Tripoli, Libya when I was 2.5. My father was a geologist and did oil exploration, so we lived there for many years. We essentially fled the country in 1970, after the revolution. Muammar Khaddafi overthrew the government (grasping King Idris) and it wasnt really safe for non-arabs then. My parents are European (Dad Dutch, Mom a blend of Scottish and Welsh) and I had always gone to
British school. My first experience in the US was Bakersfield, CA in 1970...and I hated it. A little tomboy with a father who enjoyed collecting exotic animals, I had a VERY hard time acclimating. Teased mercilessly, I made a pact with myself at age
10 to NEVER be cruel to anyone because they were different. The residents of that farm / oil town were ignorant, and to them, I was like an alien. It took me 3 years to lose my British accent and grow out my hair. I decided maybe being a girl wasnt so awful after all as I entered puberty. Attending the prom with the quarterback of the high school football team, I was just starting to finally fit in...5 years after we arrived there, my father suddenly got a great new job in Oklahoma City. I was 15 I was horrified! Not again!! We moved there in 1975 and I enjoyed a brief period of popularity due to being the "new girl from California". I even made the high school pom-pom squad as a sophomore, and dated the captain of the tennis team. It didnt last, though... Unfortunately, my high grades and interests outside school (reading, keeping snakes and lizards as pets) made me officially nerdy and I didnt enjoy popularity and the attention of boys again until I was a freshman at Baylor University. My parents wanted me to be pre-med...and I wanted to party! My friends included a Texas pageant beauty and a country and western singer, the wild daughter of a popular Texas televangelist.With awful grades, my parents brought me back to Oklahoma, thinking sorority rush with my younger sister would head me in the right direction, little realizing the constant party atmosphere, and a whole new collection of wild and fun friends.I was thrown out of that honored institution (not OU, the sorority...Kappa Kappa Gamma) for not completing my pledge duties. Apparently playing frisbee in army pants and a bandanna, with beer cans in my pockets and a cigarette in my mouth was not ideal Kappa behavior:)
I started lifting weights in 1980, after winning several armwrestling contests in bars (just genetics, folks!) for cases of beer and piddly prize-money. I was dating an OU football player at the time, and he thought I should bodybuild, showed me pictures of the legendary Rachel McLish, who had just won the 1980 Olympia.
Q: Before you started bodybuilding, were you an especially active or athletic person? Play any sports or anything?
A: I was athletic...always. Built like a locomotive, I used to cry when I saw my rear in the bathroom mirror because of my wide shoulders and V-tapered back. I was afraid I looked like a boy. Other than straightforward genetics, I also spent a few years on the swim team (Bakersfield) and danced ballet and jazz from six to about 14 years of age. I was a very active kid, climbing trees and sandstone cliffs at the beach in Libya and rode my bike everywhere in Bakersfield, building forts and catching reptiles and amphibians. Once I even pulled a jackrabbit out of it's hole in the desert! It scratched the hell out of me, but I wouldnt let go. (I have always been very determined, and I was determined that day to show my prize to my dad!)
Q: What led you to the gym to begin with?
A: I was taken to the Oklahoma "Field House" (gym) by a football boyfriend, who thought I should lift as well...cause I was naturally strong! I still have an armwrestling trophy from 1980...before I ever lifted a dumbell. I'd work out in between partying and occasional class attendance...my parents cut me off in 1982, cause I had a "C" average, and my IQ had been tested considerably higher than that. They were frustrated (with GOOD reason) with my poor performance. Forget about it! At THAT time, I had seen Conan the Barbarian, and had found my calling. I wanted to compete in bodybuilding just long enough to get action-adventure movie roles, like he did. I had a HUGE crush on Arnold back then, and thought...no, truly believed I could do a better job as "Valeria"...well, she got killed off... and he stopped making Conan movies after 1984. Too bad!
Q: Was training something you picked up pretty easy? How long before you started to see results?
A: I saw results immediately. You know, I did a photoshoot for a Playboy photographer ("Girls of the Southwest Conference") while at Baylor and had bulging triceps before STARTING lifting! No, I didnt pose for Playboy...ever....but I WAS tempted a couple of times.
Q: You are clearly a very beautiful woman. Does that ever make training complicated? People trying to talk to you and things like that?
A: Even while I was single, I didnt like talking to guys while working out. I have worked out with boyfriends and husbands over the years but there's not much chat between sets. When single, or alone in the gym, I always wear an IPOD and look focused. Also, a HUGE cubic zirconia on my left fourth finger always proved to be a useful 'playa' detractant. On several occasions, especially when out of my home town, I have pretended not to understand English. (I speak reasonable French, well, enough to fool any non-Franc)
Q: What made you decide to compete for the first time?
A: Rachel McLish. I wanted to achieve that. Ms. O. Shoot, when Cory came along (totally my body-type) that cemented it! I dont know who I admired most then...Cory...or Arnold.I have always had an intense desire to be a celebrity in my own right. Yes, what I wanted most was to do film (action, not adult!) but it just didnt work out. I was on the wrong side of the country, and the more fit I got, the more I was shot down! No steroids, nice high, clear voice, no facial hair or grapefruit traps...and they said I was waaaay too muscular!? "Lose 20 pounds of that mass and smooth out those lumps, and we'll think about it" (1990) I had won some titles, like Arnold, but that did nothing for my potential acting career. I LOVED lifting, and liked winning contests, but I was not in bodybuilding for bodybuilding's sake.
Q: Was your first competition what you expected, did anything surprise you?
A: My first show was an exercise in total terror. Up until that very moment, I had no idea I had stage fright! Ballet performances were completely different. There werent people critiquing your half-naked body! I drank about 4 glasses of wine backstage (Arnold always said wine helped:) and wobbled through my routine to the 'Surfin' safaris' song, "Wipe-Out" in a striped bikini, smooth as butter, not a single cut...what a joke. That was 1985.
Q: Was competing something your family and friends supported at the time, and how about now?
A: Friends didnt like it, cause it took me away from the party scene...so I got new friends. My family had been through so much already, and when they saw some of the gorillas I was dating, it put them over the edge. I started going for guys that looked like long-haired muscular barbarians, and my first husband bore a striking resemblance to Arnold. He had a roving eye, so that marriage didnt last long. (Note to self: NEVER MARRY A PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER!) Men who look like that dont have the kind of jobs my parents thought respectful, and a couple of them were outright criminals. They worried that my bodybuilding attracted the wrong sort of guy, and they were probably right to some degree. I wish my family had come to some of my shows though. I have been competing for 25 years, on and off, and they have been to one or two. That's it. I think they are proud now that I am stable, have a medical degree and a great husband...and that I am STILL winning:)
Q: Can you share your contest history.
A: This might be tough, but let's see....
* NPC Boomer Classic--3rd (Norman,Oklahoma)--as Liza Hoen
* NPC Indian Nations--4th (Norman,Oklahoma)--as Liza Hoen
* NPC Mr and Ms Muscle Beach--2nd (Galveston, TX)--as Liza Hoen
* Mr and Ms Brazoria County--overall champion (Freeport,TX)--as Liza Hoen
* NPC Sunshine Classic--4th (Houston, TX)--as Liza Hoen
* NPC Austin Gold's Classic--overall champion (Austin, TX)--as Liza Hoen
* NPC Texas--3rd heavy (Austin, TX)--as Liza Hoen
* NPC Palm City Championships--overall champion (Fort Myers, FL)--as Liza LeRibeus
* NPC JR Florida Championships--overall champion (St Petersburg, FL)--as Liza LeRibeus
* NPC Florida Championships--8th heavy (Miami, FL)--as Liza LeRibeus
* NPC Southern States--heavyweight champion (Miami, FL)--as Liza LeRibeus
* NPC Nationals--9th heavy (Pittsburg, PA?)--as Liza Hoen
* Women's Extravaganza Strength show--4th in leg press, last in everything else! (Clifton, NJ)--as Liza Hoen
* NPC Florida--4th heavy (Miami, FL)--as Liza Hoen
* NPC USA--11th heavy (Raleigh, NC?)--as Liza Hoen
* NPC Sunshine States--overall champion (Jacksonville, FL?)--as Liza Hoen
* NPC Junior USA--6th heavy (Myrtle Beach, SC?)--as Liza Hoen
* NPC Nationals--(didnt make top 15) ..Orlando, FL--as Liza Hoen
* NPC Collegiate Nationals--overall champion (Raleigh, NC) --as Liza Hoen
* NPC Atlantic USA--overall champion, best abs, best poser (Atlanta,GA)--as Liza Larence
* NPC Georgia--heavyweight champion (Athens, GA)--as Liza Larence
* Musclemania Dixie--overall champion (Atlanta, GA)--as Liza Larence
* INBF Southern Natural--overall champion (pro card WNBF)--as Liza Larence
* Musclemania World championships--overall champion (Anaheim, CA)--as Liza Larence
* WNBF Pro American--runner-up (Austin, TX)--as Liza Larence
* WNBF World Championships--heavyweight champion (NYC,NY)--as Liza Larence
* WNBF Universe--runner-up (Grand Cayman)--as Liza Larence
* WNBF Pro International--heavyweight champion (Kansas City, KS)--as Liza Larence
* WNBF Universe--overall (Grand Cayman)--as Liza Larence
* WNBF US Cup--heavyweight champion, DQ (Sacramento, CA)--as Liza Reichenberger
* IFPA World championship (Yorton Cup)--3rd heavy (Bowie, MD)--as Liza Reichenberger
Q: What do you feel is your best bodypart, or the one that gets the most compliments?
A: My shoulders, arms, and ABS:)
Q: Do you have a favorite part to train?
A: My most satisfying workout is legs...by far!
Q: When people see your physique what is the most common response? More negative or positive?
A: Most people admire my level of conditioning...I get pretty ripped. I havent had any negativity (to my face, anyway!)
Q: When they see it that first time, what is the one question you are sick of hearing?
A: Surprisingly enough, I still get asked if I work out...??? So tired of this question, I say "yes, I play a little tennis!"
Q: Can you talk about the WNBF US Cup? Maybe clear the air, clear rumors, and tell the real story?
A: I would be happy to. Jim Evans did a decent job in his article in "The Examiner Online," titled: "The Mighty Herculiza Dethroned but not Defeated"...Unfortunately I was the victim of a medical boo-boo on my part, and a "zero-tolerance" policy on the
part of the WNBF. In July I had a small surgical procedure called "fibroid embolization" where a radiologist inserted a catheter in my femoral artery and injected tiny plastic pellets into my uterine arteries to choke them off. Why?? Well, I was symptomatic from a common problem many women have, uterine fibroids. They are benign muscular tumors in the uterine lining that can get quite large, causing constant bleeding, anemia, pressure on one's bladder, and pain. They also can cause one to have a "pot belly" due to the mass effect. My primary care MD wanted me to have a hysterectomy, but I was getting ready for the US Cup and chose the less invasive procedure. The only possible side effect I had to worry about was premature menopause. EXACTLY 2 weeks after the procedure in late July, I began having horrendous hot flashes (your face burns up and turns bright red) and night sweats...so severe that my poor husband thought I had peed in our bed!! Along with dieting, cardio, training, work...it was too much. I didnt DARE take an estrogen pill, and resorted to a vaginal cream I had used in the past after the birth of my son. For some reason, I had post-partum menopausal symptoms for a few months that resolved...I knew it had female hormones, but didnt realize this compounded (unlabeled) goop had testosterone in it as well. I was wearing it (literally globbed on) when I peed in a cup at the contest and contaminated my urine sample...clueless. A few days later I got a call from Charlie Carollo (CEO) saying I was suspended until further notice, and that my US Cup title was to be stripped from me. I got immediate bloodwork, which was all negative, and both my Ob-Gyn in CA and my OB-Gyn in GA wrote letters to explain that there was NO way the amount in the preparation was performance enhancing, that it was made for WOMEN. Didnt matter though. Negative bloodwork, letters, medical proof, including passing the polygraph at the show (!) werent enough in thiscase...the WNBF booted me. Luckily the IFPA saw that the WNBF's "loss" was their gain, and gladly accepted me into the ranks of their pros...I got to compete in the Yorton Cup near DC, on the SAME day as the WNBF Worlds I had planned to attend!! I was emotionally exhausted, maybe a little stringy and flat....but I placed 3rd... It was a decent enough start, after a HORRIFIC end to my WNBF career, and a happy end to the 2009 season.
Q: Are there any misconceptions about female bodybuilders, or things you wish people knew?
A: ....that I can beat everybody up, merely because I have muscles. Too funny! I am a HUGE UFC and MMA fan, and it's always the most muscular guys that gas first. If there's a woman who's going to kick your ass, it ISNT going to be the bodybuilder. Most bodybuilders are not in great cardio shape:)....dieting, walking on the treadmill or riding the stationary bike (even for hours)at contest time does not a fighter make!!
Q: If someone said to you "women should not be that muscular", how do you respond?
A: Get a LIFE!!!!
Q: Is someone told you they wanted to start bodybuilding, what is the one piece of advice you would want to give them?
A: Dont use drugs! Though that sounds somewhat hypocritical given my demise from the WNBF, I am still a nattie and think like one:)
Q: Do you do any personal training, if so, how can people contact you?
A: I dont do that anymore, not since the 90's...but I am practicing orthopaedics, so I can assist anyone in the South Bay area with their musculoskeletal complaints. I diagnose and treat a variety of pain producing disorders, and specialize in fixing and rehabbing people with chronic back and neck problems, osteoarthritis, and all the rotator cuff and tendinitis problems out there. Our website is www.jointoptions.com and office phone number is (650) 361-8718. We are located in Redwood City, CA.
Q: Do you have any favorite competitors or people you admire?
A: I believe I mentioned a few above, but I would also like to include Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell. I admire John McCain (and ALL war heroes, all men and women in uniform, period) and I also like Sarah Palin. She's a bit overboard with the organized religion stuff, but she's tough as nails, honest, and knows how to use a gun:)
Q: Can you share your normal training routine and diet, and how it is altered for contest prep?
A: I train each bodypart once a week, even during contest prep, and ALWAYS do cardio first! I prefer the elliptical, on a high resistance, say level 12 or 13, for 45 min to an hour BEFORE I lift! Getting ripped naturally is hard work. I am a high protein, low fat, modest carb type of dieter.
Q: Do you have a favorite cheat food?
Q: Outside of training, any other hobbies or activites you enjoy?
A: Scuba diving, traveling, whitewater rafting, snowskiing, hiking, camping, tidepooling, making jewelry, painting, cooking, reading...
Q: Describe a typical day in the life of Liza Hoen Riechenberger
A: After seeing my husband and son off to work and school, I get ready for work...make rounds at the hospital, then see patients in the office all day during the week. I work out in the evenings from 5-7 or 6-8. Then I whip up dinner, or bring home take-out. My husband has an extremely long commute and works long days in Berkeley in the Bio-Tech industry, so I still make it home first. My 11 year old son, Conan, has started working out with me every night! Sometimes we go to the gym, sometimes we work out at home.
Q: Favorite movie, actor, tv show, and musician?
A: Actor: Russell Crowe
Movie: Gladiator (I went TO the theater 5x in 2000 to see that, in my 40th year...felt like a stalker:)
TV show: Survivor
Musician(s): ACDC (I was personal trainer to the bassist in Fort Myers for 2-3 years, and we remain friends still) We went to their latest show twice (in Oakland, and san Jose) once with my hubby, and once with the boys, Both my son Conan and stepson Marc were pretty impressed. The show was INSANE! My hubby said that he's seen the Stones once, and that ACDC topped even that. I agree.
Q: Describe Liza Riechenberger in five words.
A: Strong, Smart, Stubborn, Adventurous, Mischievous.
Q: Any set plans for 2010 in the sport, or any other projects?
A: I am going to do the IFPA Universe in June, back on Grand Cayman...YEAH!! My hubby and I hope to celebrate our anniversary (we were married the day after the WNBF Universe in 2008) and scuba dive!! Right after that, I am going to do the IFPA USA in July in Sacramento...I got some 'bidness' to settle in that town!
Q: Is there anything you have going on that you want to plug or promote?
A: I believe I have, but the main reason for taking hours to complete your interview is just that...I want people to KNOW me. I hope I have answered any questions that might be floating around out there, and hopefully have attracted the interest of those who would like me to represent them.
Q: Are you looking for any sponsors or maybe to do fitness modelling, or anything like that, and if so, how can people contact you?
A: Absolutely! I am extremely interested in sponsorship...having a REAL sponsor that would like me to endorse their product (or products)... I believe I have paid my dues, and as a medical professional, with TONS of competitive experience, I can offer alot as a spokesperson or model for any company marketing to the baby-boomer crowd, or MY generation...I am REAL. Who needs another 20-something figure girl?! Pick ME:)
Q: Liza, I again want to thank you for taking the time to do this.