Jodi from an interview on the "D.D on the Spot" podcast.
Full interview- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OReWMQWpZLU
Guest flexing compilation video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP55SZbVnqY
I added another flex from the interview that was missed in the compilation clip, the keyframes in the latter were pretty wonky, hence the small bits of other women.
IG- https://www.instagram.com/jodileigh (@jodileigh)
I didn't think muscle could be a heavenly experience, but here we are
jodi is super spectacular
It's more complicated than that, as I recall she had to start taking hormone supplements for unrelated medical reasons, but they also had the effect of letting her get way bigger. I wouldn't really consider that "natural", but she might see it differently if it's an unintentional side effect. I haven't listened to this full interview yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if she gets into it there.
Muscleflexin, well said
You're wasting your time trying to explain nuanced facts to someone who thinks that CNN has some nefarious agenda to hoodwink their viewers. Probably Trumptards. Ignore them.
Thank you for this excellent post.
Edit: She discusses this subject at around the 35 minute mark in the longer video that you linked to in your first comment above.
I've gone over this and over this and over this, and there are still people not taking the time to visit the source directly, meaning me, in order to get accurate information. I have not claimed being natural since the beginning of 2014 when I began testosterone therapy. What I have explained is that everything I do and have done is prescribed by a doctor, and the testosterone that I take is required for my health since my body stopped producing testosterone on its own right around the time of my 40th birthday in late 2012. I am not 50 years of age yet either. I will be 48 this fall. I think muscleflexin and mako89 are either a) trolling in order to see if I will respond, b) very disrespectful, lonely, and uninformed (as opposed to "uniformed") individuals, and/or c) slanderous human beings who wish to be reported to the moderator here, of which I will gladly do. To those who make comments on my pictures: Do not say things about me about which you have not personally conversed with me. If you wish to compliment, great. Thank you in advance. If you want to insult me and say something ugly about me, go look in the mirror first, pretend you're an uninformed, insecure stranger and say it to yourself in order to see how it feels. If you like hearing it said about you and it sits all nice, warm, and fuzzy and fills your heart with glee, then go ahead and make your comment. But if you want to state untruths, gossip, hyperboles, I will report you to the moderator, and if this keeps happening, I will request the moderator of this site to remove all of my pages and all of my pictures and not allow another post to be made with any of my images. Some of you are really disrespectful and rude towards the athletes on here.
Ninja and Gunther, I appreciate your compliments. Chipperpip, I appreciate you sharing the video clip. And while I know you were being nice and supportive in trying to explain to Mako and Muscleflexin about my history with my testosterone therapy, it still isn't explaining it in the most accurate manner. And I actually did not get way bigger. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, prior to starting testosterone therapy, I would go on stage around 112 lbs. In 2015, after I was on testosterone therapy, I went on stage around 115 to 116 lbs. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, I went on stage around 116 to 117 lbs. And for a little history, back in 2001 and 2002, I went on stage at 99 lbs. In 2007, I went on stage around 107 lbs. I think people who haven't met the athletes in person and only see what they see in video clips or in pictures don't have a realistic view of how we look or what "big" or "bigger" or "small" or "smaller" actually means. Y'all have these conversations about the athletes, and 80% of what y'all say just is not accurate, and because so many people on here aren't familiar with the athletes as real people and also aren't incredibly familiar with the behind-the-scenes details of bodybuilding, contest prep, off season, healthy, unhealthy, etc., lots of gossip and rumors and misinformation gets spread. It hurts the athletes, and it hurts the sport, and in my opinion, it hurts a site like this and ensures that the people on here will never get to know the athletes accurately. Anyway, everyone just needs to think before they write. That's all.
@JodiLeigh No problem, probably should have found one of the posts where you talked about it instead of trying to rely on memory :P
Thanks, Chipperpip! People can easily search and find me talking about this. I talk about it in practically every single interview I do; I don't run from the topic, and I write about it often. I have considered starting a podcast in which I talk through my entire journey as a competitor and the hills and valleys of choices I've made and my advice on the mental and emotional aspects of competing for other women. I have a very unique perspective. Anyway, ultimately, if someone actually wants to know about me, it's easy for them to find out about me. Those two individuals, Mako and Muscleflexin, could have chosen to do that, but they were lazy and chose to gossip instead.
It's such a shame that on a site where women such as yourself are to be celebrated, people still find the need to spread toxicity.
Jodi, it's a small wonder you haven't locked your content down (I really wouldn't blame you considering how bad seeds act here), and I truly applaud you for taking a stance and putting these trolls in their place.
You keep on being the wonderfully unique and badass warrior that you are 💪
Thank you, NinjaMan. I do agree. The site is obviously here for people to celebrate the athletes and demonstrate appreciation for them and their hard work. But there are some bad apples, and when moderators don't step in and give warnings to those bad apples, then it makes an athlete like me wonder if this system is not as useful as it seems on the surface. Several years ago, I did write to the person who runs this site. I was not pleased with the fact that people could take my images without my permission and post them on here while simultaneously not moderating the comments and protecting the athletes from gossip, insults, and downright slander. The site owner stated he would do a better job at watching out for this and did state that he felt my pictures here were allowing people who might not have known about me to find out about me and would thus draw new fans for my corner. Honestly, I've been in this industry for over 20 years. I'm not searching for new fans. I care more about people learning new things and growing within their own lives as a result of reading my writing than I am about gaining tons of followers. If moderators on here don't start watching the threads--and not just for my page but for the other athletes too--and get rid of trolls and get rid of the slander and insulting comments, then I will push to have my pages removed, and I will ask other girls to request the same. Ultimately, the "good apples," which are the moderators and the other commentators who are respectful to the athletes, must step in and say, "Hey, did you hear that firsthand from the athlete? If not, it's downright slander, and you need to delete your comment and don't talk about things that you have no evidence for," or "Hey, that was rude; I'm reporting your nasty comment," or "Hey, would you want that said about you? Well, don't say it about the athlete." You have to police your own site because if the athletes end up policing it, you won't be allowed to use our images any longer.
Very true, and very well said, Jodi.
I will do better myself and be more vigilant when it comes to things like this. Thank you!
Thank you for listening and being an athlete advocate, NinjaMan!
Jodi, I read your explanation of your hormone troubles several years ago and I so much sympathized with you. You have my best wishes now and for your future. You have been one of the finest examples of female bodybuilding throughout you career. I hope you can continue to be that, even if you retire from competing. :)
I've been a HUGE fan of yours since the late 1990s.
We're about the same age.
Thank you for your commitment. You are truly inspirational and I respect the hell out of you.
Edit: And thank you for chiming in here and clearing things up! Smart gal.
Thank you so much, Nytrytr777 and Drakdale!
Great smile, good attitude, looking good. Keep up the good work!
Jodi, you have all my respect and all my love. Take care!
As moderators we encourage all reports of people who are being slanderous or disrespectful of the athletes here. Remember the moderators are volunteers and doing this in their free time, so any help from the community is appreciated. We want to avoid bad actors scaring anyone away.
Remember we should treat it as a privilege to have these photos and videos here, and it is one that can be taken away from us, by the athletes and the photographers who tolerate or support sites like this.
Certain subjects tend to be a source of flame wars, so should be entered into with care.
Myself, I appreciate your thoughtful and insightful response here, Jodi, and thank you for it.
Jodi, when you mentioned possibly removing all of your material from this site if the nonsense continued, I nearly passed out. I've been a fan of yours since the very first time your glorious peaks surfaced many years ago. For someone like myself who grew up when women were not supposed to have muscles and were often frowned upon, the new age of athletic, muscular women, is like being in heaven for me. You are so adorable and obviously equally intelligent, so your biceps to die for, are icing on a perfect cake!!
Agree with above