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Title: Female Muscle revolution is coming!
Post by: jdm022 on July 04, 2018, 06:18:50 pm
I know we've heard this all before...starting in the late 80's.....but it's finally upon us!

Example: When I was in high school in he early 90's, literally the only athletes in the weight room were Football players.
I played Tennis, Baseball and ran track.....i probably entered the weight room 3 times in my high school career!

Now female high school athletes are forced to do two-a-day's and workout like crazy.

My 14 year old next door neighbor plays volleyball and track and she and her friends are constantly talking about how brutal this or that workout is.
They also have 6-pack abs and leg and arm muscles.  I was casually talking to my neighbor about what kind of workouts her coaches put her thru and she decided to flex her arm for 14 it had pretty good shape and was hard as a rock!

By the way, the high school boys are all over my neighbor and her friends, so the new generation of young men are obviously attracted to it.

Needless to this current generation of adolescents are very into being fit and muscular...this bodes well for the future of Female Muscularity popularity and Main stream acceptance!
Title: Re: Female Muscle revolution is coming!
Post by: bobsaget on July 06, 2018, 06:07:57 am
I know a friends daughter does 3 sessions a week in the weights room for rugby and she has noticed the changes in her body and likes it
Title: Re: Female Muscle revolution is coming!
Post by: 009eli on July 07, 2018, 09:47:28 pm
There was an article about this in the NY Post. I think crossfit and the general rise of social media has added to this as well. I regularly see crossfit women in my area who look like they could have easily entered bb competitions in the 90s. Its almost become common and I think with the culture of showing off on social media it has become downright trendy for women to see the changes in their friends and state 'im going to do a show.'

From the Post

Science proves toned bodies are now sexier than skinny ones

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it seems all the fitness influencers on Inst@gram have triggered a cultural shift.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City asked 78 female undergraduate students to rate the winners of the Miss USA beauty pageant, and the researchers discovered that women with toned or muscular figures are now seen as sexier as women who are very thin.

The students were asked to study photos of the women who were crowned Miss USA between 1999 and 2013 and rate them according to how muscular, thin and attractive they were.

The study found more of the recent winners were muscular and toned rather than thin, which showed that attitudes toward physical beauty have shifted.

Head researcher Frances Bozsik published the study’s findings in the journal Sex Roles, explaining: “There is a shift in the thin ideal female figure to one that now includes the appearance of physical fitness via muscularity.”

She added that this was connected to the explosion of “fitspo” on social media channels.

Frances also noted that both muscularity and thinness were commonly found among female celebrities.

Referring to sites such as Inst@gram, Tumblr and Pinterest, she explained how being able to curate collections of fit and healthy idols can also encourage eating disorders.

She said: “These websites allow individuals to collect images of women with whom they identify or admire, essentially allowing them to cultivate their own media repertoire of highly salient thin and fit media.

‘This process of selecting preferred images and then narrowing the media focus by placing these images on their ‘boards’ may inadvertently increase the risk of developing higher levels of body dissatisfaction, as well as subsequent disordered-eating behaviors that are linked to it.”

A second study carried out by the university saw 64 students presented with pictures of 14 different women.

Each shot was paired up to show the woman with and without muscle definition — a combination that saw the pictures both deemed equally attractive.

But when one of the photos was left untouched, the results showed that the subjects found the more muscular version more attractive.
Title: Re: Female Muscle revolution is coming!
Post by: jdm022 on July 08, 2018, 08:34:02 pm

Ha Ha, thanks's Science!

Title: Re: Female Muscle revolution is coming!
Post by: 87fg on July 09, 2018, 01:42:48 am
I would like to think this is a paradigm shift. It could just be a simple trend for women like aerobics or leg warmers. However, that may not be the case. Although traditional female bodybuilding may struggle, muscular women have entered the mainstream. More women are competing in sports than in previous generations. Women athletes present impressive physiques at the Olympics. The word "toned" is just another phrase for muscle. There could be a new era of female muscle being presented in different forms. I mean it seems like a logical step. If women want political, social, and economic power why would physical power not be a part of that ? This seems like the last bastion to be entered and it seems to be making progress. There are still men who object to it based on closed minded attitudes, sexist beliefs, or just the simple fact they are not used to it. The great thing is that there are also a number of men who like female muscle or just discovered it. That  is the most radical change of all. The women who build their bodies a making a bold statement even though they may not be aware of the implications. The physically strong woman is going to be a major presence in society and popular culture.