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Should some physique competitors consider transitioning to bodybuilding

Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7eZOFf0sZg

If you've watched this interview, you probably remember, at the very end, Andrea Shaw stating that physique competitors are way too big for the division and should move up to bodybuilding.

Just wondering what thoughts were about this. Are there physique competitors who should move up, should none of them move, or any other thoughts.

Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

Natalia, Ivie, Valentina, Sarah V., Anne M. all come to mind as possible movers...

Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

theres going to be a little bit of a vaccuum as some of the women get older. Janeen Lankowski comes to mind, who still looks great but how long will she continue with Margie and Andrea and some of the others?

Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

Brooke Walker comes to mind, lately shes become such a lil beefcake, whatever shes doing I'm loving it

Mar 30, 2021 - edited Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

The physique girls have gotten huge. Andrea is right, it probably is time for more of them to move into bodybuilding (and get even bigger). One thing that's probably keeping a lot from making the leap is that their lower bodies haven't kept up with their upper bodies. Anne Mohn and Ivie have bodybuilder-sized upper bodies but their legs and glutes aren't there yet.

Even figure competitors (Ivana Ivusic, Sara Kinnvik ) are starting to get massive. It's great.

Mar 30, 2021 - edited Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

Laura Pintado comes to mind :

She placed poorly at the Olympia physique despite having a better body than most girls, judges told her it's because she was too big for the Physique category so it wouldn't have been fair to the other girls to place her higher

Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

Laura is definitely big enough to do bodybuilding.

And speaking of Brooke Walker - can you imagine her on the same supplement regimen as Andrea and Margie? Hubba Hubba.

Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

Corinne Ingman should quit the physique division and jump to bodybuilding

In her last show, she lost but judges told her coach that she lost because she was too ripped and massive for the division (yes I'm not kidding lmao).

If she maintains this conditioning and gains a few pounds of muscle, she's miss Olympia material

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Mar 30, 2021 - edited Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

Carli Terepka, Brooke Walker, Kayleigh Padilla should all move into bodybuilding division personally speaking. Brooke will be the next Andrea Shaw

Mar 30, 2021 - edited Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

Meh. Mass creep is such a problem. Today's figure is basically 1980's bodybuilding.

I blame the increasing prevalence of steroids. You basically need to take unhealthy levels even if your genetics are perfect.

Mar 30, 2021 - edited Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

These are figure competitors now, it's crazy:

I hope Brooke becomes the next Andrea Shaw. That is going to be amazing to watch.

Figure girls have turned into bodybuilders. Physique has turned into middle-weight bodybuilding. Bodybuilding is still bodybuilding, but it's now heavy-weight only.

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Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

so many of them get to a peak and then feel they need to back it off. I get that. But why not shoot for Olympia for a couple years at least?? I think Brooke could win it all.

Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

so many of them get to a peak and then feel they need to back it off. I get that. But why not shoot for Olympia for a couple years at least?? I think Brooke could win it all.

In complete agreement. Look at this potential

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Mar 30, 2021 - permalink

In complete agreement. Look at this potential

I think her and Stephanie Flesher are the ones who impress me most lately.

Mar 31, 2021 - permalink

i don't think anyone of them would put on that kind of mass, but i would love there to be a classic division where they scrap the dumb physique poses and do regular bodybuilding poses.

Mar 31, 2021 - edited Mar 31, 2021 - permalink

Right now the IFBB pro girls will tell you that to win you gotta train offseasons as if you are competing one category larger than you are. So already figure girls are lifting like physique competitors and so on. Then they cut cut cut and are left with that winning x frame. At least that's the way the sport is now

Side note- Electricave, you're all right ya know that?

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Thanks Dave

Mar 31, 2021 - permalink

Girls like Ivana Ivusic could easily take a year or two off from competing and build enough mass for bodybuilding. She's super beefy compared to figure competitors of yore.

Mar 31, 2021 - permalink

Green_Tea said:

Today's figure is basically 1980's bodybuilding.

Not even remotely true. Figure athletes are huge and make 80s FBB look like novices

Mar 31, 2021 - permalink

Green_Tea said:

Not even remotely true. Figure athletes are huge and make 80s FBB look like novices

True, current physique girls like Anne Mohn or Valentina Mishina dwarf 80s bodybuilders like Cory Everson, on top of having way better conditioning which is crazy

Mar 31, 2021 - permalink

Steroid protocols have been perfected over the last 35 years. Some bikini competitors are better conditioned than the bodybuilders of the past.

Mar 31, 2021 - permalink

Green_Tea said:

Not even remotely true. Figure athletes are huge and make 80s FBB look like novices

Huh. I pretty much threw that sentence out there to prove a point, but looking at it beyond a surface level, you're absolutely right.

There are steroids in development that are 129x more powerful than testosterone. I wonder just how much further this mass creep will continue.

Mar 31, 2021 - permalink

There are steroids in development that are 129x more powerful than testosterone.

Wow. I cannot wait to see these women on them.

Mar 31, 2021 - permalink

Wow. I cannot wait to see these women on them.

Goodness I hope not. Imagine how virilizing it would be. May as well take Tren, which as far as I know very few women take.

Apr 01, 2021 - permalink

Huh. I pretty much threw that sentence out there to prove a point, but looking at it beyond a surface level, you're absolutely right.

There are steroids in development that are 129x more powerful than testosterone. I wonder just how much further this mass creep will continue.

I kind of wonder just how far we can push athletic achievement and development. Kind of like how running a sub 4:00 mile was unheard of, and now you have elite runners running 4:40 miles in the marathon (26.2 miles!)

The steroids are getting more powerful, but how much will that affect the athletes who take them? When will the body cap out?

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