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Girls that were going to be great but QUIT!

Jan 07, 2021 - edited Jan 07, 2021 - permalink

INSANE!! thank you for posting with picture. Could it be a healtht issue? To have shoulders like that specially being a girl, i guess its necesary a lot of steroids. I sugest it cause to me it doesnt make a lot of sense to quit at that point for bodyshaming. She obviously worked super hard for it.

I checked her Instagram every once in a while, it seemed like even though she wanted to have a superhuman muscular body, she still had lots of insecurities.

And she often posted about guys making inappropriate comments about her body (like calling her a "freak" or a "man").

She also said in one of her posts that she stopped because of this (wether it's the only cause or there's something else I don't know).

It's quite sad that she renounced to carry on with her passion and what she loves because of cruel and heartless people :(

Obviously if you want to be a female bodybuilder I think you really have to have a thick skin, be 100% confident and give zero crap about people's opinion on your body.

Because lots of people hate female bodybuilders and always feel forced to say mean and insulting stuff to them, even people who call themselves "progressive" or "liberal" or claim to be against bodyshaming when it's overweight or skinny people who are the target of it.

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For me the #1 what if is Shannon Courtney. She had it all.

Dani Reardon is another who went in an extremely diff direction.

I would also say Chloe Sannito is another one that went in a big diff direction. Might be adding Michaela Aycock to that list sadly

Shanon Courtney could easily have been the greatest female bodybuilder of all time, if she competed seriously she would have destroyed everyone in the Olympia.

She had genetics that you see only once or twice in a generation

Jan 07, 2021 - edited Jan 07, 2021 - permalink

Let's not forget about Anastasia Papoutsaki too, she was getting really massive and a world class heavy-weight bodybuilder but she lost size and got into kickboxing instead.

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Shanon Courtney could easily have been the greatest female bodybuilder of all time, if she competed seriously she would have destroyed everyone in the Olympia.

She had genetics that you see only once or twice in a generation

This was my feeling when I first saw her. If you go back, her notes from her figure AND wpd shows were that she was too muscular (today her WPD look wouldn't have been big enough). THe jump to BB was so easy for her but the whole BB division collapsed and that was when they announced no WBB at the Olympia, so she quit. I think she wrote a post about i but I asked separately and she just felt like she was at a point where she was lifting and competing for others and not herself anymore which is when she got into crossfit and racing.

world class legs, chest, delts, arms, back. she had it all. and she's insanely pretty/feminine

Jan 07, 2021 - permalink

Georgina McConnell is my personal favorite who quit bodybuilding. She had a great look and everything. More than likely social and family pressures forced her to quit.

100%. So bummed she gave up. I think 90% of the time with the younger ones it is boyfriend leaves them situations

Jan 07, 2021 - permalink

I checked her Instagram every once in a while, it seemed like even though she wanted to have a superhuman muscular body, she still had lots of insecurities.

And she often posted about guys making inappropriate comments about her body (like calling her a "freak" or a "man").

She also said in one of her posts that she stopped because of this (wether it's the only cause or there's something else I don't know).

It's quite sad that she renounced to carry on with her passion and what she loves because of cruel and heartless people :(

Obviously if you want to be a female bodybuilder I think you really have to have a thick skin, be 100% confident and give zero crap about people's opinion on your body.

Because lots of people hate female bodybuilders and always feel forced to say mean and insulting stuff to them, even people who call themselves "progressive" or "liberal" or claim to be against bodyshaming when it's overweight or skinny people who are the target of it.

Totally agree on the last thing, being severyly overweight shouldnt be a motive to shame, but it shouldnt be a comfort zone either!

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100%. So bummed she gave up. I think 90% of the time with the younger ones it is boyfriend leaves them situations

Yes Georgina McConnell stop and give it all up. She would be done so well if she keeps going

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Yes Georgina McConnell stop and give it all up. She would be done so well if she keeps going

Yes she was ahead of everyone her age at that time, she could have easily been Ms Olympia level.

But TBH she may have made the right call to stop because she responded very well to anabolics but she started having lots of visible side effects.

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Does anyone know if she cared about the sides? I feel like she was over the unwanted internet fame and probably also wanted normal consideration from people in her life who were otherwise turned off by the fact she was a bodybuilder

Jan 08, 2021 - permalink

Yes she was ahead of everyone her age at that time, she could have easily been Ms Olympia level.

But TBH she may have made the right call to stop because she responded very well to anabolics but she started having lots of visible side effects.

I know but was kind of liking that she was showing some of the visible side effects

Jan 08, 2021 - permalink

I know but was kind of liking that she was showing some of the visible side effects

ive never heard anyone say that, well everyone is different, but i personally like beautiful feminine faces and features + big offseason muscles.

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Usually with steroids and HGH there's negative side effects unfortunately, especially for female bodybuilders. Side effects basically includes damage eggs (which women need to get pregnant), deep voice, facial hair and more damages to the female body. Stopping early was the right call because I looked her up on Facebook 2 years ago and she's definitely back to being a girly girl. No more FBB Georgina McConnell. She got married apparently and had a baby. Also she has a pair of nice tits. No evidence of her ever being an FBB. But looks like that's her life now.

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Jan 08, 2021 - permalink

Lots of fake pressure on young athletes to roid early to be successful fast and so many of them flake out and return to a normal lifestyle

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Women to me personally is that if they want children they should have them as soon as possible because hardcore bodybuilding entails a lot of pressure to take this and that. The bodybuilding industry unfortunately is not that kind and compassionate towards women as they do men because again there is pressure for women to get big and get noticed. Ultimately in the end destroying their bodies on the inside due to taking steroids and HGH. Steroids and HGH are more advanced these days then ever, plus more destructive to the body when it's not taken properly.

Jan 08, 2021 - permalink

Simone Ruhl, she said she got afraid when she saw how quick she was growing. Probably she got strong side effects. I saw her in a video training with Markus Ruhl from recently. She looks healthy and happy, luckily.

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I saw Simone vids from the past and yes she was big. She looked great. But more power to her if she wants to be more healthy and happy.

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Tarna Alderman

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There are too many young flameouts who roid it up and disappear as quickly and they emerged. Slow and steady wins the race

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There are too many young flameouts who roid it up and disappear as quickly and they emerged. Slow and steady wins the race

Agreed. As a personal trainer I always suggest that women who want to become bodybuilders should go without steroids until they reach they apex naturally. After that it's their choice if they want use steroids and HGH to get big.

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Jan 12, 2021 - permalink

BB is def a sport of longevity and unless you’re a genetic freak you won’t win early. So many girls with genetically poor bodies jumping on gear fast for faster results and this is the result

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BB is def a sport of longevity and unless you’re a genetic freak you won’t win early. So many girls with genetically poor bodies jumping on gear fast for faster results and this is the result

Agreed as well. As a personal trainer I've trained many women to go into bodybuilding but many women, me and my wife have trained, have genetically poor bodies to put muscle mass but we do our best to get them their desired body. Steroids and HGH are basically a cheat door to get big fast. My view is for women to get big as naturally as they can and after its up to them if they want to take the next step in taking steroids and HGH.

Jan 12, 2021 - permalink

Cornelia Brandt

Jan 12, 2021 - permalink

For me the #1 what if is Shannon Courtney. She had it all.

Dani Reardon is another who went in an extremely diff direction.

I would also say Chloe Sannito is another one that went in a big diff direction. Might be adding Michaela Aycock to that list sadly

I hope Aycock doesn't quit, she has by far the best back double bicep pose EVER in my opinion.

I've never seen so much density on a female bodybuilder, her muscle to frame ratio is insane and unseen

Jan 12, 2021 - permalink

Going old school, Summer Kalish

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Michaela had 17”+ arms at her biggest, and even off season she was never “heavy looking”

She’s only 5’0”. Idk anyone like that

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