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Female bodybuilding: ‘You don’t see your body the same way; you’re looking at every fault’
Female bodybuilding is the female component of competitive bodybuilding. The modern iteration of the sport originated in the late s. Female bodybuilding originally developed as an outgrowth of not only the late nineteenth-century European vaudeville and circus strongwomen acts, Bernarr Macfadden 's turn of the century women's physique competitions, and the weightlifting of Abbye "Pudgy" Stockton , but also as an outgrowth of the men's bodybuilding.
When you think about it, Arnold Schwarzenegger has a lot to answer for. So I suggested we organise separate bodybuilding competitions. Bullman says social media has helped increase the popularity of the sport for women — but there was also a sea change within the organisation. However, she was never quite sold on the idea of competing.