Fitness/Figure competitor Tracy Winters has quite an impressive track record for someone relatively new to the sport. She placed 1st in Fitness and 4th in Figure at the 2006 NPC Red River Classic, 1st in Fitness and 3rd in Figure at the 2008 NPC Ronnie Coleman Classic, 1st in Fitness and 2nd in Figure at the 2008 Europa Super Show and, most recently, 10th in the Fitness class at the 2009 NPC Jr. Nationals in Chicago.
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.
The other day, my 8 year old son was taunting my feisty 7 year old daughter. She smacked him in the arm and as he laughed at her, he told her: "...you hit like a girl." Posthaste, she reared back and gave him a black eye.
Being a girl isn't so bad; just ask Ariel "Gigi" Khadr, the 2009 NPC Teen National Fitness & Figure Overall Champion. That's right, she won both.
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.
The last time I met Jackie Warner was way back after the first season of Bravo's "Workout" series had wrapped and she had just been told that it had been picked up for another season. A lot has happened in Jackie's world since then...clothing line, workout DVD, the expansion of ‘Sky Lab' (an intense fitness camp), a new TV series (‘Jackie's Gym Takeover') sitting on the starting blocks and a book "This is Why You are Fat" (great title!) set to be unleashed on the public at the beginning of next year. Add to that, the continued success of ‘Sky Sport & Spa' and plans for a line of sports supplements and you have one VERY BUSY individual!
Jillian Michaels is best known for her amazing success on NBCs ‘Biggest Loser' series where she has gained the reputation of being TV's toughest trainer (albeit with a heart of gold!). She also has two best selling diet books under her belt and a merchandising empire that includes clothing, DVD's and supplements.
I recently had the opportunity to talk to Jillian about her latest book "Master Your Metabolism" where she examines how we, as a society, have become hormonally screwed up by all the environmental toxins threatening our endocrine system. I personally think that every home should have a copy of this book, since it is really a survival manual when it comes to living in today's chemical ridden society!
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.