In April 1996, professional bodybuilder Sally McNeil was given a sentence of 19 years-life for the shotgun slaying of her husband (and fellow bodybuilder) Ray McNeil.
It was no secret that Sally and Ray had a volatile relationship and had fought violently on many occasions, mostly triggered by Ray's many affairs with other women. However, on Valentine's Day 1995 the fight between the pair (reportedly about the cost of the chicken Ray was cooking) would be their last.
While listening to RX Muscle's ground breaking radio series ‘Sex and Muscle' one day, I thought it would be a great idea to feature some of the women from the show in a series of articles promising to venture into territory seldom covered in ‘standard interviews'. The result is this brand new series, appropriately titled ‘Restricted Access'.
My first candidate is Amber Deluca and what follows is a very open discussion with Rx Muscle and her alter ego, Amber Steel, the Goddess of Fetish.....
Having just received a highly respectable fourth placing at this year's Tampa Pro show I thought I would grab a hold of top competitor Nicole Ball and ask her to contribute her thoughts to our ongoing discussion regarding adjusting from on season to off season appearance for female bodybuilders.
In this year's New York Pro contest, one competitor who many feel was overlooked was Italy's Claudia Partenza. At 44 years of age, Claudia presented a dense, ripped physique that seemed destined to take up residence in at least the top ten in terms of placing; however, this was not to be and for some crazy reason, Claudia placed 15th!
The very next day I shot a video with Claudia and promised her an interview with RX Muscle. So, in keeping with my word, here we go.
Wrestling fans will already be very familiar with Torrie Wilson since she was one of the top female competitors on the circuit for almost ten years. On the other hand, fans of reality TV (and I admit to being a total addict!) will no doubt recall her amazing performance on NBC's ‘I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' where she finished second to actor Lou Diamond Philips in a season finale where viewer's votes dictated the winner.
A few months ago I began my journey through the world of anabolic steroid use amongst female bodybuilders and now it is time to follow it up with a series of articles featuring steroids commonly (and not so commonly) used by female athletes.
I have also enlisted the help of our very own Sister Steel to add her take on each drug at the end of each article. So, having said all that, let us begin with ANAVAR since it is probably the most frequently used drug used by female bodybuilders.
I called Suzanne Germano about a week after she won the 2009 NPC Junior Nationals Overall Women's Bodybuilding Championships in Chicago, and I asked her to tell me about her incredible life transformation that I'd heard so much about. This woman has overcome so many obstacles and odds in her life that after reading this interview you'll never again doubt that anything is indeed possible. Get ready for a truly inspirational odyssey.
At the age of 45 she has just competed in her first figure competition (Miss Gym 2009 Panama) where she placed 2nd overall. She has also been featured in several advertising campaigns and has been interviewed by many fitness orientated magazines. Hard to believe that just a few years ago Belinda was a pretty straight laced executive, successful yes, but hardly a fitness role model.