Tuesday, 1 September 2015

While the Slave's Away: Day 11

SIERRA AMONG the NARPs

Spotted: two gymrats way outside of their natural habitat, attempting to blend in amongst the NARPs (non-athletic regular persons)...

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Based on the reactions of the surrounding humans, the gymrats were unsuccessful in their quest for fitting in unnoticed.

Sierra's intense and wonderful world just gets more & more entertaining.

Check out her matching hair & posing suit at the NPC USAs on FMS passim.

Enjoy!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

While the Slave's Away: Day 9

CHECKING UP ON THERESA

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Theresa Ivancik, our Hot and Hard 100's highest new entry at #12, has been preparing for the NPC North Americans, which take place - as you read this - next weekend in Pittsburgh. Now, I wonder if you would agree that she looks ready?

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Biceps? Check.

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Upper body? Pecs, shoulders, triceps etc... Check.

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Back. OMFG YES! Check.

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Abs? Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check... Yep, all present and correct. And then some. I definitely see seven, and I also definitely see an 8th struggling to get out of there and say hello. And this was 2 weeks before the show! SWOOOON!

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Now, is she going to have the legs this time? They've been a bit of a weakness in the past, you know, with all that upper body going on. What do you think? Well, I'll say this - I do like the shapes Theresa's thighs are throwing in them there leggings.

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Check Theresa's final week of prep on her Instagram.

One more with the back? Oh, OK then...

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Enjoy!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

While the Slave's Away: Day 8

SAY HELLO TO MY NOT SO LITTLE FRIEND Part 2

Natalia Trukhina meets some earthlings in a "Candid Camera" style set up that seems to be all about the blond asking guys if they want to meet her friend, Natasha. If they say yes, that's Natalia's cue to walk on and blot out the sun. Hilarious reactions all round, and off they go together - the puny earthlings and the amazon alien goddess. At least that's how it seems to me, though my Russian ain't what it used to be...



Enjoy!

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Friday, 28 August 2015

While the Slave's Away: Day 7

SAY HELLO TO MY NOT SO LITTLE FRIEND Part 1

Say hola to yet another Spanish beauty, personal trainer and "supplementation expert" Silvia Eiras Gonzalez, aka Silvia Steel. She's a Madrid-based former Spanish champ who was competing at the NABBA Worlds as long as a decade ago. Since then she's been developing those muscles further and working in the "Chemical Industry", which may or may not be related. Whatever she's doing, it seems to be working. Damn!

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Silvia is on both Instagram and Facebook. And she has her own YouTube channel too, from which we recommend a bit of Silvia working that bad boy - and the other one as well! She even has her own blog, Los secretos del acero - The Secrets of Steel.

Enjoy!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

While the Slave's Away: Day 6

WHAT SHANNON DID NEXT or, THIS. IS. SPARTAN!

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Unless there has been some quite unexpected turn of events, Shannon Courtney aka FMS readers' Hottest Hard Woman in the World 2015, didn't join in the female muscle festivities at the Rising Phoenix last weekend (I'm writing from the past so the "RP" is the future to me right now, remember?). In fact, she hasn't been been seen on a bodybuilding stage for over two years - since the 2013 Tampa Pro.

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But as her #1 Hot and Hard 100 ranking suggests, this hasn't made her any less appealing to female muscle heads - not the ones who vote in our annual poll anyway.

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So what has Shannon been up to lately? Well, she's been entering Spartan Races.

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According to Wikipedia, Spartan Race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances. In addition, the company website says Spartan is a sport, community, a philosophy, a training and nutrition program – with daily advice, a podcast, a book, an activity for kids, workout gear, a media channel, an NBC Sports series, a digital magazine, and a timed obstacle race. But not just any obstacle race. Spartan is the world’s best obstacle race. Period.

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Different training, different skills, but the same old driven and high-achieving Shannon - she came in 3rd in her very first Spartan, the Monterey Super - 8 miles long and with 25 obstacles. And, when she'd finished, her nails still looked perfect!

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If it excites you and scares the crap out of you at the same time, you should probably do it, says Shannon, explaining her motivation. I wouldn't be so obvious as to point out that those are pretty much the feelings that stir within me when I think about Shannon, but I will say that she's certainly changed the picture I had in my head of what a Spartan Race is, ie. blokes covered in mud running around fields in Essex.

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And amid all this training, racing, and nail bar time - not to mention being a mother and doing her job - Shannon has been sitting all her college Pharmacology exams.

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Phew! I reckon she deserves a little R & R.

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I'm just speculating here but it seems to me that Shannon looks happier than ever now, and that she's always at her happiest when she faces a new challenge. And training outdoors. Oh how I've missed these awesome tan lines, she says.

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SWOOOOON!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

While the Slave's Away: Day 5

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

So, you want me backstage in the pump room?

That's correct. Get in real close.

Er... Sure. I can do that.

Wait! Take some of these before you go in.

What? What are they?

They'll stop you shaking, kid.


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If I'm not mistaken, this lucky fella is getting in close on the incredible Kahla Bullemor, and this was the backstage at the Tampa Pro last year. There's some terrific footage of Kahla on stage here (comparisons) and here (posedown and awards).

Enjoy!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

While the Slave's Away: Day 4

BICEP BEATDOWN - TWANA BARNETT FERGUSON

Twana in motion.



That smile could light up Wembley!

Check out Twana's YouTube channel for much much more.

Enjoy!

Monday, 24 August 2015

While the Slave's Away: Day 3

ALL THE BOYZ

With a body like she has, is it any wonder that all the boys have memorised (the marvellously-named) Shady Cervantes' workout schedule? And I mean ALL. Rest of the place is empty, every single guy there just happens to be right where she is. Suspicious? Perhaps one or two of them do look a bit photoshopped in, but why bother looking at them when there is so much prime female muscle to look at?

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If this pic is real, then it's fair to say Shady doesn't seem to mind the attention.

Quite the opposite in fact. Why aren't they looking at me?

Enjoy!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

While the Slave's Away: Day 2

Results and pictures should be in now. Have you checked? I wonder who won...

It's a funny thing writing posts in a time warp.

DISBELIEF?

Right now, ie. as you read this, I am somewhere like this. Minus the muscle goddess. There may well be a dude rubbing his eyes in the pool though. Rubbing his eyes and thinking to himself "Can that guy over there really be that pasty? His skin is acting like a prism. I may be blind!" As opposed to this guy here who is clearly rubbing his eyes and thinking to himself "Susanna Tirpak?! Tell me I'm not dreaming..."

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If he's not careful, he could go blind.

Susanna on Facebook, Instagram, and blond and in Madrid.

Enjoy!