What the hell? Somebody rated this a 0? Oh come on!
legendary photo. female superiority. lenda looks great , kim is just unreal.
this is the real deal
Two legends here, but Kim's legs.... perfection.
Lenda gets utterly outmuscled here!
What do they look like today?
Kim and Lenda are 12's
wow Kim is huge here.. her muscles are so big.
Great super-human legs on Kim
lenda is looking like a child here
Kim, the Best Ms. Olympia ever!
Two Ms Olympia's training. This was prior to 20% rule.
Kim would overpower Lenda, break her, and toss her like a rag doll in a wrestling battle.
Kim got really huge at this time. She would do that to Lenda if you go by her here. She was the biggest MS O ever and then came the new rules with the 20%. I wish Kim had wrestled. Her hubby said no way.
What is the 20% rule?
20% rule is what the IFBB wanted women to do years back....all contestants should have 20% less muscle was the gist of it. The girls all talked about it and were aware of it...as were fans who watched contests closely....not me.
Kim is real Bodybuilding!!!
Agree heck. They called it body BUILDing...not shrinking. The girls now use different types of roids to create the cut muscles and stay slimmer. The sport is less popular now than ever. The 20% rule was a failure, but men's bodybuilding is dying too. Arnold and Lou Ferrigno were well known. I don't think most people now would know Mr Olympia if he was standing next to them. I have zero idea who it is. Could not name one in the past decade or 2.
@zig-thanks! I have never heard anything so stupid in my life. It is body building, not body wasting. Sad trend that some of the fitness women get so cut that they look emaciated and anorexic!
Big part of what the IFBB did about a decade back to answer the US congress steroid probe....which was more focused in mainsteam sports, but it affected bodybuilding, wrestling, and more. The WWE went away from the Chyna's (downsized her 1st due to McMahon trial) and Aysa. They allegedly had drug testing for men too and the IFBB went with the 20% rule to try to keep sponsors on board. GNC and those stype sponsors had their stores altered and hormonal products like "Andro" made famous my Mark McGwire were banned from the shelves and even pro sports.
Lots more to it, but they targeted the women more than the men b/c the side effects are more obvious in females....tho quite obvious in men too. The whole sport has fallen off since...even the men were hit hard.
I think that is why Russia is giving us more of that the US did b4....less regulation. The crackdown is not just in the US, but it is most notable there. Other countries are not producing strong women like they once did either...or the same pace of them.
Kim, the reason why I love female bodybuilding. She blew my mind when I was a kid. She just shattered my concept of fragile and delicate women and replace it with the reality that women can be bigger and stronger than many men, but more importantly that this reality is sexy!!!
Thank you Kim.
wow I always thought it would be the other way around
What a classic photoshoot. Just imagine what it would have been like to be in the room with Lenda and Kim in the condition she was. Watching those muscles actually move. And squeezed into those tight little black shorts....
I like to help her put them on then take off
Muscular general of female army, Lenda, watches secret weapon of mass destruction - freshly over-roided Kim.
I remember getting the mag that this was in. Maybe Flex when it came out. And literally being amazed that a woman could get to be that size. Like my eyes couldn't believe what they were seeing.
like to see her now
5'8" with legs like tree trunks.😍
Huge, and Cut...Muscles are full!!.....One of the Classic Bodybuilding Pictures of all time.
Kim utterly destroyed Lenda for size here.