Years of development
left : natural, right : not natural (she said it herself on her instagram)
What she said on Instagram is more nuanced than that. Hormone replacement treatment.
It's all natural, but she did have hormone replacement therapy at one time after menopause.
I guess that could be considered a testosterone boost, but could you imagine how massive and peaked her biceps would get if she really juiced up? OMG I wish she would.
She said the HRT automatically made her "not natural", so she followed with that. There were some fantasies around that the treatment made her bigger, but they are just that; fantasies.
Still, she tried competing for a couple of years in the "non-natural" comps, and she actually showed how buff she could get.
Well, let me clear this up. A) I have not gone through menopause. B) My body stopped producing testosterone on its own right around the time I turned 40 years old. While I was exhibiting symptoms for over a year, I did not realize those symptoms were due to severely low testosterone levels until I had my blood work done in January of 2014. I began testosterone replacement therapy a few weeks after I got my results. As ant02cool stated, my HRT protocol is more nuanced than I'm willing to go into here. I am considering doing a podcast eventually that will walk my audience through the decisions I had to make for my health and the decisions I chose to make for competing after that point. Everything I have done and currently do is supervised by my doctor, and I have a prescription for everything I take. I have not competed since the end of 2018, and one of the reasons why I stepped away was because I did not want to take the levels of gear that would be necessary for my body to achieve the size and conditioning that was being asked of me in order to continue getting top places in shows. I did quite well as an IFBB pro, and I have nothing to prove to anyone: not the fans and not to myself. I have trained with weights for almost 30 years; I have competed in over 50 shows and have done 4 different divisions. I have evolved throughout my 20-year competitive career, and I will turn 48 in 6 months. I didn't just "try" competing in "non-natural" competitions. I turned pro and went on to earn 5 different winners' circle spots in the IFBB. I wouldn't call that "try." I would call that "achieved." Please note that the picture on the left is from 2002 when I was 29 years old, and the picture on the right was from 2017 when I was 45 years old. Regardless of the HRT factor, that's 16 years of training and 16 years of hard, consistent work, and 16 years of accomplishing great finishes and feats in multiple shows and multiple powerlifting meets. Finally, I really would appreciate it if people on here would actually learn about me if they want to talk about me and also choose to only talk about things they know rather than guess and gossip.
Amen, Jodi. I read your explanation of your hormone troubles several years ago on your webpage. I'm just glad that you are ok. And you do look fabulous these days! Take care, and welcome here on GWM whenever you feel like visiting us. You have many fans here. :)
Thank you, Nytrytr777!
Now the truth surfaced and the rumors and gossip got dispelled XD. Thanks for the clarification, Jodi.
You're welcome, oriander2000. The truth has been out there since I competed at the 2014 NPC North Americans. I wrote about it once I had come home from that competition, and I have continued to write about it and talk about it interviews, on podcasts, and in my own videos. I've been very open about this actually. Thanks for listening.