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I LOVE the great sportswomanship and the great sportsmanship on the men's part too.

 

This is a VERY Close contest and has about 11 hours left in the voting!

 

Great prizes and all of you are great winners regardless of where you finish!

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This contest is now closed.

 

Congratulations to everyone!

 

Congratulations to our top three finishers:

 

1st = djshrew

2nd = marcina

3rd = Lena01

 

Prizes will be sent out in November when I return home from the East Coast. I will have VeganEssentials contact you about the Vegan Essentials Certificates.

 

All participants will receive a prize as well, so each of you please PM me or email [email protected] with your full name and full address.

 

Great job everyone!

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Woooo! Second place!

 

Congratulations Djshrew on coming in first. You have an awesome physique.

 

Since this contest started I have been working out harder to improve mine. I'm looking forward to more contests in the future.

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Don't worry..it'll be easier for you next time if I enter!! hahahah

What I want to see is female muscle of a standard worthy of competing against meat eaters!

These young girls have so much potential, but all of them need to lift heavier. Its not like you'd actually know any of them went to the gym if they didn't tell you. Now don't get angry at me, I'm not saying you don't all look great and in shape..but bodybuilders?

Aren't any of you ambitious or pig headed enough to want to show meat eaters how you can really do it on a vegan diet?

I'd love to see a vegan woman beat all the meat eaters and win in a high level figure competition, because lets face it, noone is going to compete in bodybuilding if they haven't done a cycle or two..

It seems pretty easy here to win against all these women (apart from that one who has lovely quads) but it really shouldn't be..I'm nearly 40 and only started straining seriously 2 years ago. Are all you women training like "girls"? How are you training and what are you eating? Seriously I want to know! You're all pretty much in your twenties and that's the best you can do? I'm pretty pissed off really because you are proving the point of meat eaters all over the world..that you can't build muscle on a vegan diet! I KNOW YOU CAN, so come on and show them! Be a walking living examples of what vegan food can do for your bodies! It looks like most of you would snap if you tried to squat with even half a plate!

All you need is:

1) Compound exercises...HEAVY!

2) Diet : Protein, amion acids and carbs

3) Rest

4) a SHIT LOAD of determination!!

...there must be someone to inspire me...

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I'm not sure how contests are judged in Spain, but here in the US the figure contests have somewhat to do with muscularity and much to do with the genetics of having nice, feminine glutes. Women only need to drop to 10-12% bodyfat. Very doable for a vegan woman who so desires. Most of the vegans I've met do not go to the gym on a regular basis so the chances of finding a female vegan figure or bodybuilder is rare.

 

As for not competing in bodybuilding unless they've done a cycle - WTF? At the professional level those who win the BB contests are most likely using but the vast majority of female bodybuilders stay amateur and remain natural. I am going to assume that you have not been to many contests and/or not seen many female bodybuilders up close judging by your statements.

 

If you're looking for female vegan bodybuilders to inspire you, good luck. We're not likely to speak up on regular BB forums due to the shit storm that comes our way when we mention our diets and we get tired of defending our diets from non-bodybuilding vegans on vegan fitness forums. I don't know how far I'll go with my competitions but I certainly won't broadcast that I eat a plant-based diet until I've been doing this for a few years and have taken first place at the regional or national level. The judges are mostly former BBs, trainers, invested in the BB industry. They are the only ones who truly matter at contests. While your body speaks for itself, when there is a close decision I'm sure other factors come into play. Some would have a difficult time giving a close call to a contestant who speaks out against the supplement vendors (almost 100% non-vegan) who fund the shows. It's a small world in BBing.

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Don't worry..it'll be easier for you next time if I enter!! hahahah

What I want to see is female muscle of a standard worthy of competing against meat eaters!

These young girls have so much potential, but all of them need to lift heavier. Its not like you'd actually know any of them went to the gym if they didn't tell you. Now don't get angry at me, I'm not saying you don't all look great and in shape..but bodybuilders?

Aren't any of you ambitious or pig headed enough to want to show meat eaters how you can really do it on a vegan diet?

I'd love to see a vegan woman beat all the meat eaters and win in a high level figure competition, because lets face it, noone is going to compete in bodybuilding if they haven't done a cycle or two..

It seems pretty easy here to win against all these women (apart from that one who has lovely quads) but it really shouldn't be..I'm nearly 40 and only started straining seriously 2 years ago. Are all you women training like "girls"? How are you training and what are you eating? Seriously I want to know! You're all pretty much in your twenties and that's the best you can do? I'm pretty pissed off really because you are proving the point of meat eaters all over the world..that you can't build muscle on a vegan diet! I KNOW YOU CAN, so come on and show them! Be a walking living examples of what vegan food can do for your bodies! It looks like most of you would snap if you tried to squat with even half a plate!

All you need is:

1) Compound exercises...HEAVY!

2) Diet : Protein, amion acids and carbs

3) Rest

4) a SHIT LOAD of determination!!

...there must be someone to inspire me...

 

Sorry to have "pissed you off" you are right I was not lifting heavy! Because if you read my journal you would have seen that when I did that I was in physical therapy 3 times a week rehabbing an injury that prevented me from lifting how I wanted. I am lifting heavier (with a trainer so I don't injure myself further) now but am still rehabbing an injury (shoulder) As far as looking like a bodybuilder, that was never my goal! I am a dancer and that body type would look ridiculous for what I do daily. Ultimately I would like to maybe get into fitness modeling, but I have some time to get there (once my shoulder is rehabbed of course and I can actually train my upper body)

I am damn proud, however, of what I accomplished in that photo with only three months of training and an injury!

I think that with the 2 years of training you have been doing YOU should be the female vegan bodybuilder inspiration you are searching for. Have you competed in a figure competition? If not, why haven't you?

I may be speaking for others here, but I feel like many may have competed in this online amateur competition to perhaps display their accomplishments and how far they have come. Not all of us have been training for 2 years like you have.

I find it rude of you to criticize women who are trying to make a healthy lifestyle change.

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Don't worry..it'll be easier for you next time if I enter!! hahahah

What I want to see is female muscle of a standard worthy of competing against meat eaters!

These young girls have so much potential, but all of them need to lift heavier. Its not like you'd actually know any of them went to the gym if they didn't tell you. Now don't get angry at me, I'm not saying you don't all look great and in shape..but bodybuilders?

Aren't any of you ambitious or pig headed enough to want to show meat eaters how you can really do it on a vegan diet?

I'd love to see a vegan woman beat all the meat eaters and win in a high level figure competition, because lets face it, noone is going to compete in bodybuilding if they haven't done a cycle or two..

It seems pretty easy here to win against all these women (apart from that one who has lovely quads) but it really shouldn't be..I'm nearly 40 and only started straining seriously 2 years ago. Are all you women training like "girls"? How are you training and what are you eating? Seriously I want to know! You're all pretty much in your twenties and that's the best you can do? I'm pretty pissed off really because you are proving the point of meat eaters all over the world..that you can't build muscle on a vegan diet! I KNOW YOU CAN, so come on and show them! Be a walking living examples of what vegan food can do for your bodies! It looks like most of you would snap if you tried to squat with even half a plate!

All you need is:

1) Compound exercises...HEAVY!

2) Diet : Protein, amion acids and carbs

3) Rest

4) a SHIT LOAD of determination!!

...there must be someone to inspire me...

 

I dont see you posting pics anywhere. I need to be inspired. Post some pics. All I see, with few exceptions, is you posting in the food sections. I dont see you competing in any contests. Are you a guy or a girl? Either way there are contests for you to compete in.

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Don't worry..it'll be easier for you next time if I enter!! hahahah

What I want to see is female muscle of a standard worthy of competing against meat eaters!

These young girls have so much potential, but all of them need to lift heavier. Its not like you'd actually know any of them went to the gym if they didn't tell you. Now don't get angry at me, I'm not saying you don't all look great and in shape..but bodybuilders?

Aren't any of you ambitious or pig headed enough to want to show meat eaters how you can really do it on a vegan diet?

I'd love to see a vegan woman beat all the meat eaters and win in a high level figure competition, because lets face it, noone is going to compete in bodybuilding if they haven't done a cycle or two..

It seems pretty easy here to win against all these women (apart from that one who has lovely quads) but it really shouldn't be..I'm nearly 40 and only started straining seriously 2 years ago. Are all you women training like "girls"? How are you training and what are you eating? Seriously I want to know! You're all pretty much in your twenties and that's the best you can do? I'm pretty pissed off really because you are proving the point of meat eaters all over the world..that you can't build muscle on a vegan diet! I KNOW YOU CAN, so come on and show them! Be a walking living examples of what vegan food can do for your bodies! It looks like most of you would snap if you tried to squat with even half a plate!

All you need is:

1) Compound exercises...HEAVY!

2) Diet : Protein, amion acids and carbs

3) Rest

4) a SHIT LOAD of determination!!

...there must be someone to inspire me...

 

 

Uhhh actually I WAS lifting heavy. I still do. I know I'm not very big, but I'm an ectomorph to the extreme. Also I was on birth control pills which screwed up my muscle building ability. Since I stopped taking them my strength gains have increased a lot.

 

By the way, you are really freakin' rude waltzing in here talking about how much better you are than us. We work hard too, even though we are just "girls in our 20's". Learn some manners or you're not gonna be around here for long. If you wanna do steroids and shit, that's fine but I'm all natural.

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"I dont see you posting pics anywhere. I need to be inspired. Post some pics. All I see, with few exceptions, is you posting in the food sections. I dont see you competing in any contests. Are you a guy or a girl? Either way there are contests for you to compete in."

Oh don't worry I will when they open up the competition again! I want a free t.shirt!

I know many people don't like my outspoken ways but what I said was honesy and YES, actually I have been to quite a few BB competitions in the Uk nd after rubbing firey jack all over the contestants i think I know what I am talking about.

If you scroll up, there is one dude saying that vegan women have an average of 10-12% fat or something like that..like ALL year! OK, so where the F are their abdominals? Check out the abs competition! Come on mate! I have 17% and I look as slim as any of those girls. Personally speaking, if my body fat goes lower than 15% I stop menstruating so this can hardly be healthy! Please send me the link on where you found your information about vegan womens fat levels because quite frankly I think its complete nonsense! In my opinion, none of those girls have less than 15% fat..no way!

Men have much lower body fat than women and around 12% is healthy for them but for women they should only drop this low for competing.

The reason I don't compete is I'm a 40 year old single mother working 2 jobs and living in the middle of nowhere. I didn't see that there were categories for "seniors" as are in all the BB competitions I've seen. It's not really fair for a 40yr old woman to compete against those in their early 20's is it? That said, I still think I could beat any of the women who put pictures here, but I suppose you'll just have to wait and see!

Maybe Lena, or whatever her name was (sorry can't remember) has slightly better thighs and calves than me..but it would be a close call..in all the other categories I'd have no problem if the competition was judged fairly. But when I look at who won the womens competition and who won the mens and I look at the second places..well there's something fishy going on don't you think?

OHHHHHHHHH And also, there was a comment made about womens glutes defining them! Well come on then!Let's have a glutes category in the competition! I don't kill myself with squats, deadlifts and lundges for nothing..bring it on!!! Worst thing about lifting heavy is you loose tit action (by the way WTF was that about that girl winning chest? are you voting purely on the size of her tits because I certainly can't see any muscle there!..but by the way, nice tits! ), but it gives you a lovely ass!!

Sorry again if I've offended anyone..I don't mean to any anyone who doesn't abuse animals is fine by me I really just want vegan women to pull their socks up a bit and stop being so woosy! Am I really the only vegan woman in the world who doesn't have such a "barbie" attitude towards BB?

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Uhhh actually I WAS lifting heavy. I still do. I know I'm not very big, but I'm an ectomorph to the extreme. Also I was on birth control pills which screwed up my muscle building ability. Since I stopped taking them my strength gains have increased a lot.

 

What's your idea of heavy?

 

By the way, you are really freakin' rude waltzing in here talking about how much better you are than us. We work hard too, even though we are just "girls in our 20's". Learn some manners or you're not gonna be around here for long. If you wanna do steroids and shit, that's fine but I'm all natural.

 

Please don't paraphrase me! I wasn't criticising you because you were "JUST GIRLS in your 20's" as you imagined..I was criticising you because you are "girls IN YOUR 20's!" You are all SO young and have so much potential that it saddens me to see that none of you appear to take the sport seriously. As you get older the body decilnes and it becomes increasingly harder to gain muscle, loose fat and avoid injury..but you could achieve so much now! You and all the other "girls in their 20's"

Ohh..and please don't threaten me..it makes you sound like a "silly" girl in her 20?s!!!

And WTF did you get the idea I took steroids from? Shit you really do read a lot between the lines..maybe you should dedicate yourself to writing screen plays or something..

No. I'm 100% natural. I don't even eat pre-prepared vegan junk like burgers, seitan, cakes, cheese etc because you can't get it where I live. I eat 100% organic food based around green leafy veg, fruit, nuts and seeds and pulses. 70% of my diet, more or less if raw. I read and study everything I can on bodybuilding and nutrition and I wish I had started BB at your age because then I would have been able to achieve so much with my determination and addiction to the sport!

I don't know why you got so offended by my comments, they were truthful. Lena has much better muscle than you. you both have biceps like knots in cotton, but she has a pair of legs which would have taken a lot of work to build and are very admirable! I mean be honest with yourself, would anyone really know you went to the gym if you didn't tell them or if you weren't carrying your gym bag? You are VERY pretty and that's why you won the competition, be thankful about that! The best body in the world means nothing if you have an ugly face! But the voting was unfair and you have to appreciate that. Like the dude who won second place in the mens category..he was a million times better than the winner and the stupid voting system pisses me off here. It's like the person with the most friends wins and I'm sure you'll agree that it really shouldn't be like that! It should be the person who has the most defined, largest and well proportioned muscles and NOTHING else. Its not only you winning that pissed me off (and please believe me that's not personal), what about that girl winning chest? You can't even see her pecks because of the cut of the t.shirt she is wearing..obviously again people were voting on who had the niccest tits..i think that's enough said...

I also think the web site should adopt a better judging system because this is the only place I know where you can compete against other vegans, but what's the point if it is so obviously unfair? It pisses me off. AND girls who get into BB and then get scared that they'll turn into a man if they lift more that 10 kilos piss me off too! I'm not saying you're one of them..but where are the women who don't sleep with pink fluffy rabbits on their pygamas?

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I find it rude of you to criticize women who are trying to make a healthy lifestyle change.

 

and I find it sad that you're the best female vegan bodybuilder they can find...

You make a beautiful dancer and I WAS NOT CRITICISING YOU PERSONALLY, JUST THE LACK OF DECENT COMPETITION!

I always advocate healthier lifestyles, but that has nothing whatsoever to do with the specifics of BB in my opinion. You can eat healthily and do moderate exercise but you can't call yourself a bodybuilder until someone exclaims "fuck me! look at the biceps on her!" or something similar

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cuBuwu, I think you've being very heavy-handed in your approach, I don't think it's really necessary. Other people have different goals to you, I don't know why this would upset you. Leave them to it, and respect their goals. I doubt you'd like it if someone was doing the opposite, telling you to stop lifting so much and so on. It's up the individual what they want to do with their body, and the people you have criticized, many other people would say they've made brilliant progress.

 

Regarding the voting system being "unfair"; they are hardly serious competitions, it's basically a way to get people posting photos and having fun, getting feedback. To make the contest mean more, I guess we could assign a panel of experienced people as judges, but then they wouldn't be able to enter the competition themselves in that case. In addition, I think it's fun for people on the forum to make the votes, though obviously not everybody will know what they're looking for, and some might be biased, it gets everyone joining in.

 

Regarding splitting up the competitions, we may split into further categories this time around, but we are not 100% sure on the splits yet. If we split it into the categories that you're suggesting, we'd only have like 2 women in each section, possibly less. So we don't have great numbers to work with and that has to be taken into consideration.

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"and the people you have criticized, many other people would say they've made brilliant progress."

 

I don't disagree with what you said and I would never criticize anyone's progress. I just wanted to ask "Is this the best we vegan women can do?!?!"

 

"Regarding the voting system being "unfair"; they are hardly serious competitions....... In addition, I think it's fun for people on the forum to make the votes, though obviously not everybody will know what they're looking for, and some might be biased, it gets everyone joining in."

 

Might be biased? That's laughable mate! Sorry but you've seen the results to. I understand why you want to get people involved but if you're going to continue to have peoples friends choose the winners maybe you should change the title of the competition to "Vegan member of this forum with the most friends, Female and male categories". I wouldn't consider entering for example the chest category for women, as mine is ripped to fuck and like you said, if people don't know what they are looking for whats the point of entering?. The woman with the nicest tits/and or most friends will win.

"If we split it into the categories that you're suggesting, we'd only have like 2 women in each section,"

 

So don't split it..but at least make some effort to make it a fair competition!! Yes it's for fun, but if these women want people to vote on how pretty they are, or if visitors and friends want to vote on their attractiveness, well PETA has a very good competition every year called someething like "sexiest vegan next door". There they can compete against other women with the same goals. This site is called BODYBUILDINNG and FITNESS, so lets keep it focused no? because I haven't found another place like this for vegans. There are lots of sites where women can enter the type of "beauty/healthy" competition run by PETA, don't make this yet another one!

 

Please sort out some more appropriate type of voting/jjudging system!!

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Aren't any of you ambitious or pig headed enough to want to show meat eaters how you can really do it on a vegan diet?

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I'm pretty pissed off really because you are proving the point of meat eaters all over the world..that you can't build muscle on a vegan diet! I KNOW YOU CAN, so come on and show them! Be a walking living examples of what vegan food can do for your bodies!

There's no intention for me to show off with my body to anyone. Would it be another vegan or a meat eater. I go to the gym for my own pleasure and my aim isn't to be a living, walking example of anything.

 

But I can also ensure you that I'm not one of those, who are stuck in that Barbie-image and I promise to lift heavy again, when I get better and have the energy levels to do so.

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I find it rude of you to criticize women who are trying to make a healthy lifestyle change.

 

and I find it sad that you're the best female vegan bodybuilder they can find...

You make a beautiful dancer and I WAS NOT CRITICISING YOU PERSONALLY, JUST THE LACK OF DECENT COMPETITION!

I always advocate healthier lifestyles, but that has nothing whatsoever to do with the specifics of BB in my opinion. You can eat healthily and do moderate exercise but you can't call yourself a bodybuilder until someone exclaims "fuck me! look at the biceps on her!" or something similar

 

I know I'm not the best on here and I never claimed to be a bodybuilder and won't until I step on a stage! I just happened to be one of the people who entered; For fun and to "get a free t-shirt" The people on this forum who would be competition to you didn't enter.

I don't think the competition title said "best female vegan bodybuilder" And contrary to what you might believe I hardly knew anyone on this forum when I entered that competition aside from my husband, so it's unlikely it should be called "person with the most friends".

Maybe your idea of splitting the comps into different categories is a good idea that way you can compete against people who share your goals, even if the pool size is smaller.

anyhow I will continue to kick my butt in the gym and become the best I can at the moment with the injuries I have, And that's fine with me. I'm young and still have time to become crazy awesome.

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"...anyhow I will continue to kick my butt in the gym and become the best I can at the moment with the injuries I have, And that's fine with me. I'm young and still have time to become crazy awesome.

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Brilliant! that's what i wanna see...a bit of attitude

About the shoulder injury..well maybe I can help. i know its horrible if you can-t train like you want to.

I always had shoulder injuries.a combination of using the mouse too much on the computer, stress tension, and using wrong exercises. For example, straight bar cable pulldown behind the neck can cause some real problems, also doing lateral raises too high or maybe upright rows. However, I think the real problem was having the strength in my traps out of proportion with the strength in my shoulders.

This typically happens to women as none of us want big traps and no neck...not at all feminine and really ugly..even on men. So what happens is that we never directly work out traps and then wonder why we keep getting injured.

When you feel a little better, you should try starting your shoulder workout with a few light exercises for the traps to warm up the whole area and ensure against a disproportionate problem in your shoulders and traps.

There are some nice exercises you con do for your delts while guarding against injury. I like a lot of the rotational exercises ...check out you tube. Also, to put on size safely, my recently discovered number 1 fave is olympic bar corner presses.they-re wicked and since i started doing them in my gym a month ago, everyone has become addicted

Also, don-t forget to stretch a lot before and after shoulder exercises, including neck and upper back..if you don-t know how to stretch this area effectively, ask your fisio to show you. Also, beware of storing tension in the traps and neck as its a killer. if you do tense up in this area, remind yourself to relax and do some shoulder rotational exercises at intervals throughout the day, or simply just forcibly contract your shoulders and relax them, this is brilliant for relieving tension.

Anyway, hope this helps and hope you recover soon.

Peace

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There's no intention for me to show off with my body to anyone. Would it be another vegan or a meat eater. I go to the gym for my own pleasure and my aim isn't to be a living, walking example of anything.

 

Yeah..I suppose i really have the "activist" mentality wether in the gym or not. One of my main aims inn life is educating people about anti=speciesist values and BB is just another oportunity for me.

 

But I can also ensure you that I'm not one of those, who are stuck in that Barbie-image and I promise to lift heavy again, when I get better and have the energy levels to do so.

 

That-s brilliant Why are your energy levels so low?

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That's the difference between you and me, CB. I lift weights for my health. You did it to fuel your ego.

 

Why don't you post some pictures of your perfect physique before you start coming in here and making us feel bad about ourselves?

 

Srsly.. WTF is your problem..

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Inspiration comes in many forms: negative and positive.

 

Negative seems to have inspired me to accept the challenge. I am back to dieting again to trim the bodyfat off and peel back to my muscle mass.

 

Marcina, nobody can make you feel bad about yourself, except yourself. If I told you that you were purple, you would laugh and write me off as a nut case. But if somebody comes along and says you are not all that big, and something resonates inside you, your ego retaliates, to compensate.

 

Also, I know that I will never be Barbie-doll material because I have a big mesomorph body type. But I do not disrespect those that do have a Barbie-doll body type (even though I am jealous because I will never be able to have that). Marcina has worked hard and naturally for a beautiful body and proudly displays it for all to enjoy . Lightweights are not to be overlooked. Look at Jen Cowan (coming in at 114 lbs!) who won overall in the 2008 NPC Jr. nationals:

 

http://i43.tinypic.com/tzhjc.jpg

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Inspiration comes in many forms: negative and positive.

 

Negative seems to have inspired me to accept the challenge. I am back to dieting again to trim the bodyfat off and peel back to my muscle mass.

 

Marcina, nobody can make you feel bad about yourself, except yourself. If I told you that you were purple, you would laugh and write me off as a nut case. But if somebody comes along and says you are not all that big, and something resonates inside you, your ego retaliates, to compensate.

 

Also, I know that I will never be Barbie-doll material because I have a big mesomorph body type. But I do not disrespect those that do have a Barbie-doll body type (even though I am jealous because I will never be able to have that). Marcina has worked hard and naturally for a beautiful body and proudly displays it for all to enjoy . Lightweights are not to be overlooked. Look at Jen Cowan (coming in at 114 lbs!) who won overall in the 2008 NPC Jr. nationals:

 

http://i43.tinypic.com/tzhjc.jpg

 

I got angry because she made it seem like I make no effort in the gym. I DO work hard. Thank you for recognizing that, Gaia.

 

Being an ectomorph, it seems I have to work twice as hard as anyone else to put on a little bit of muscle. For someone to come on here and start insulting my hard work is just arrogant.

 

I think she's a troll tbh.

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