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Author Topic: Womens BB - Some interesting perspective from 1982  (Read 13883 times)
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« on: October 21, 2010, 07:05:34 PM »

The following are exerpts from an article that ran in M&F, by Doris Barrilleaux....CIRCA 1982!!

Womens BB just about two years in the making at this point....



"The sport that started on such a high note, seems to have hit a snag Where matters were once rosy, now both the competitors and administrators are becoming increasingly disheartened, and I believe it's largely because we expect too much from athletes and administrators.


Our sport could have gone the direction of men's bodybuilding, and the result would have been identical rules and identical organizations. Naturally, this would have benefited a few. In fact, the vast majority wished to be seperate from the men with different rules...

Those that believe that a woman bodybuilder should be shaped just like a male bodybuilder, are out of touch with reality. They should realize that 95% of women involved in bodybuilding want to look like healthy,well developed athletic WOMEN, not smaller versions of men...

Unhealthy Demands

It's a well known fact that a female naturally carries a higher percentage of bodyfat than a male. Encouraging women to attain the same ultra low bodyfat levels as the men only produces a stringy, emaciated, unhealthy look. Female hips and breasts are acceptable parts of the  anatomy. Why, therefore, should women be urged to strive against nature?

....and what about the use of steroids by some athletes who hope to gain that slight edge over the next person? Already some female athletes have gotten dep voices, male-like baldness and enlarged genitalia, and others need to shave their beards and mustaches. These effects from steroids are permanent.

Too Muscular?

Are striations really that great on a female? Does she really want to look like that in the first place?  I'm closely acquainted with a female bodybuilder who's been training for a number of years, two or three times a day, six days a week. It's obvious she's a dedicated woman who loves her sport.  She tells me she has no desire to become more muscular. Does this mean she's not a real bodybuilder (as some claim), that she should drop out of the sport (as some suggest)?  As far as I'm concerned, she's a better example of a real female bodybuilder than many of the people winning contests...


Doris Barrilleaux, 1982


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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 07:28:42 PM »

how about using 250k of that 1M publishing budget and hiring Rosetta Stone to build a photo catalog with instructions for judges and competitors?  obivously...you wouldnt use Rosetta (example) but a company along those lines.

Bikini Template Athlete Examples

Nate Melo
Jessican Anderson
Amanda Latona

Figure "                "

Cheryl Brown
Anja Langer
Erin Stern

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why are you making this so hard? Take this to the athlete committee.  
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 07:31:38 PM »

like i mentioned in the other thread, irregardless of how i feel

just like you cant expect a company to keep producing a product that they are losin g money on

its not the IFBB or NPCs job to keep losing money of female bodybuilding, just for the sake of equality......... if they are losing money on it
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 07:34:17 PM »

how about manion using 250k of that 1M publishing budget and hiring Rosetta Stone to build a photo catalog with instructions for judges and competitors?  obivously...you wouldnt use Rosetta (example) but a company along those lines.

Bikini Template Athlete Examples

Nate Melo
Jessican Anderson
Amanda Latona

Figure "                "

Cheryl Brown
Anja Langer
Erin Stern

WPD



why are you making this so hard? Take this to the athlete committee. 



We will have plenty of examples and specified criteria that leaves no doubt as to what the judges are looking for...

Using current competitors as the "prototype" in any oficial capacity would never be done for obvious reasons...
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2010, 07:39:51 PM »

I love all women!! (well, almost all) They all deserve nurturing and love!! they are life givers!!
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2010, 07:41:24 PM »

Hey Bob do you have any updates on Doris...She was truly a pioneer and she was spot on.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010, 07:44:52 PM »

i think at the core of this argument, what really bothers me about this issue is ... its the further SELLING OUT of bodybuilding culture........ the reason i liked bodybuilding in the first place, is case its a small subculture unlike mainstream sports

the reason why i liked it in the first place, is cause its counterculture...... meant for a dedicated few who were willing to do crazy things in pursuit of their passion

these days you go to a fucking show and 2/3 of the people are these bikini bimbos walking around with their sweats over their tan and their gymbags LIEK THEY ARE HARDCORE COMPETITORS........ they are walking jokes! Everyone knows it. everyone knows its just a beauty contest.

and figure isnt much different.....

fitness is disappearing........

female bodybuilding is gone

and now there is fuckig "male figure" Roll Eyes Roll Eyes


what the fuck happened to the 'hardcoreness' of bodybuilding ...........sucking down dry chicken breasts and trying not to kill yourself with prep drugs

now, its becoming a bunch of cardio queens walking around like they made some kind of sacrifice.......... which real bodybuilders find laughable

i shouldn't be surprised ........anymore,.........selling out is not only accepted.............its REWARDED Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2010, 07:54:17 PM »

Have a look at the woman used to represent someone's ideal re physique. The costume doesn't flatter her body. Notice the area above the bikini. No muscle there. The midsection is covered so you can't see the abs. Typical bullshit in these pageants. I could care less if the women agree with the costumes. They don't flatter most female bodies.
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2010, 08:06:44 PM »

I guess it all depends on the eye of the beholder...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9cyyYPmpj8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9cyyYPmpj8</a>

It's the voice...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf-ZMS-o0o4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf-ZMS-o0o4</a>


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2QHREZMtik" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2QHREZMtik</a>

I freakin love Debbie Bramwell... no, I couldn't live with her, probably couldnt get off on her, but I could watch her pose all day.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrxZqsdXphA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrxZqsdXphA</a>
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2010, 08:08:31 PM »

Have a look at the woman used to represent someone's ideal re physique. The costume doesn't flatter her body. Notice the area above the bikini. No muscle there. The midsection is covered so you can't see the abs. Typical bullshit in these pageants. I could care less if the women agree with the costumes. They don't flatter most female bodies.

I think me, you, Bob and Ron should wear one of those figure costumes and pose down on the Olympia expo stage next yr.   I think the cut would flatter my figure, how about you? ok, You with me Vince? Bob?, Ron?
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2010, 08:09:02 PM »


We will have plenty of examples and specified criteria that leaves no doubt as to what the judges are looking for...

Using current competitors as the "prototype" in any oficial capacity would never be done for obvious reasons...

you really have no interest in smoothing out this process...do you...chick?  let me do this in another way.  go to brasil and take a pool of 200 bikini type girls you are looking for, have them sign model releases so they dont ever compete in the ifbb or npc, cut their damn heads of the photos and use their physiques for the catalog.  this can be done for figure and wpd.  there are girls out there who have the physique types but will not compete in the organization.  you have tons of old school or retired women. it's not like gladys portugese or cris alexander are coming out of retirement.  you are being like the old farts that run the IFBB n NPC.  i remember shawn complaining about using computers for scoring.  have they changed that or still use pencils?
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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2010, 08:12:04 PM »

i actually think that, of late, they have been doin ga good job of streamlinig FBB

shelila bleck, kathy priest, nicole ball


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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2010, 08:19:39 PM »


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Those that believe that a woman bodybuilder should be shaped just like a male bodybuilder, are out of touch with reality. They should realize that 95% of women involved in bodybuilding want to look like healthy,well developed athletic WOMEN, not smaller versions of men...

When I started to go to various shows because of my ties with supplement companies, i enjoyed women's bodybuilding.  Lenda Murray, Laura Creavalle looked great. Not too muscular, and just enough symmetry and the look that made it more mainstream.  Then, the look started to go more hardcore, more muscular, to the point in which 95% of the audience, mainstream or not, just does not care for it.

Yes, you can keep it hardcore and a tiny niche, but sponsors bring the money to the table for these shows.  At the local level, there are very few female bodybuilders, and the women I talk to just don't feel like competing with the 'muscular' chicks that make it too extreme.

Do I still enjoy women's bodybuilding. Sometimes on the local level, when you have a few competitors that look good, and balance symmtery with some muscularity, and still look feminine.  It went too far to the extreme, and hence, it is almost gone.

Will Women's Physique overtake it. I talked to a few competitors, and they seemed happy to get out of the 'I have to be way muscular' to even do well.  Bring back the cool looking symmterical competitors. 

Doris was right - I just wished people would not have rewarded the crazy muscular look over conditioning and symmtery.

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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2010, 08:31:11 PM »

you lost women's bbing right here.  she should have defeated cory and her physique should have been the template for women's bbing for generations to come.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4KeAMgpYGM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4KeAMgpYGM</a>

a woman's body is about curves not being athletic looking.
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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2010, 08:45:10 PM »

Ron, without doubt the female bodybuilders look great in the off season when they are smoother. The condition at contests robs many of nicer lines. When they turn around they had better have firm butts or they won't place in contests. Get rid of the drugs and start all over again is my suggestion. And no fake boobs. This isn't rocket science.
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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2010, 08:52:28 PM »

you really have no interest in smoothing out this process...do you...chick?  let me do this in another way.  go to brasil and take a pool of 200 bikini type girls you are looking for, have them sign model releases so they dont ever compete in the ifbb or npc, cut their damn heads of the photos and use their physiques for the catalog.  this can be done for figure and wpd.  there are girls out there who have the physique types but will not compete in the organization.  you have tons of old school or retired women. it's not like gladys portugese or cris alexander are coming out of retirement.  you are being like the old farts that run the IFBB n NPC.  i remember shawn complaining about using computers for scoring.  have they changed that or still use pencils?

yeah..oK...WE GOT IT THE FIRST 3 TIMES
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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2010, 09:08:49 PM »

Great article Bob.  I look forward to seeing this changes and hopefully within 2-3 years these she-beasts will be a distant memory.
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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2010, 09:13:02 PM »

yeah..oK...WE GOT IT THE FIRST 3 TIMES

sure.  in 3 yrs i'll be looking for the complete mess they make of figure and wpd. 
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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2010, 10:22:12 PM »

I look forward to the Barry White voices with the Fake tata's....
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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2010, 04:46:00 AM »

Great article Bob.  I look forward to seeing this changes and hopefully within 2-3 years these she-beasts will be a distant memory.

I think it amazing that this article is 28 YEARS OLD!  Womens BB in its first two years having a tough time keping them from getting "too masculine"...got to wonder what they would think of todays standard?

While times may have certainly changed in many ways, the public's perception of whats feminine, pretty and ultimately acceptable, hasnt much at all...
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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2010, 05:18:34 AM »

While times may have certainly changed in many ways, the public's perception of whats feminine, pretty and ultimately acceptable, hasnt much at all...

Interesting, isn't it?

I never really understood why the woman's side went for the male look. Men's bodybuilding is a kind of exaggeration of stereotyped masculine qualities so why didn't they go for an exaggeration of women's stereotyped qualities?

Slightly softer versions of Anja Langer and Juliette Bergmann were, I think, the perfect female look for women's bodybuilding.
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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2010, 05:24:43 AM »

Interesting, isn't it?

I never really understood why the woman's side went for the male look. Men's bodybuilding is a kind of exaggeration of stereotyped masculine qualities so why didn't they go for an exaggeration of women's stereotyped qualities?

Slightly softer versions of Anja Langer and Juliette Bergmann were, I think, the perfect female look for women's bodybuilding.

I understand it completely...it's the natural progression of BB, men or women...BB is BB.  Keeping it in check isnt difficult....it's impossible.
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« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2010, 05:37:24 AM »

I understand it completely...it's the natural progression of BB, men or women...BB is BB.  Keeping it in check isnt difficult....it's impossible.

And look what happened to as a result...

Personally, I think it isn't 'impossible' but that's how I see it.
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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2010, 05:44:56 AM »

I remember those years and Bev Francis was always looked down upon as a "freak".  Now, it's the norm.
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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2010, 06:08:40 AM »

Great article, thanks for posting it Bob.

I hope the changes that are spoken about really take place and the female aspect of BB goes the direction it was meant by people as the man who wrote this article.

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