Meet Top 7 Most Extreme Female Body Builders who spent way too many hours in the gym. These female body builders have taken their fitness regimen to the next level. As challenging as it is for men to reach these sizes, it’s even harder for women to do it. Even if these photos make you squirm, you still have to respect their commitment.
7. IRIS KYLE
Iris Floyd Kyle born August 22, 1974) is an American professional female bodybuilder. She is currently the most successful professional bodybuilder ever, both female and male, with ten overall Ms. Olympia wins and two heavyweight wins, along with seven Ms. International wins and one heavyweight win. She ranks as the best female bodybuilder in the IFBB Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Ranking List. She remains undecided about whether she would continue competing in professional female bodybuilding competitions.
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6. TINA CHANDLER
Tina Chandler (born September 2, 1974) is an American professional female bodybuilder.
During her childhood, Tina was a competitive gymnast; in addition to all the sports available at the schools she attended (volleyball, track, basketball, tennis, cycling, cheerleading), she got involved in weight training from the sports. Soon after, her career as a gymnast had ended and she needed something to get her in shape, so she sought information from the magazine Muscle and Fitness.
She soon found herself in the weight room more and more as I was pleased with some of the results she was getting quickly. She attended her first bodybuilding competition, the SW Texas State, in 2004, which she won. She won her IFBB pro card after coming in 1st in the middleweight class at the 2007 NPC Nationals. In 2009, Tina attended her first Ms. Olympia competition, which she placed 10th.
5. HELLE TREVINO
Helle Trevino born July 9, 1975 is a Danish professional female bodybuilder. As of August 2015 she was in position 2 of the worldwide International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB) Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Ranking List (as Helle Nielsen), and the highest-ranked Dane on the list.
Trevino was a gymnast from the age of 3 and competed in various other sports, including ballroom dancing, swimming, track and field, shotput, martial arts, horse-riding, boxing, biking, ballet and yoga. When Trevino was 17 she joined a gym and started training seven days a week. When she started she had weighed 128 lb (58 kg) and within a year of training she had added 29 lb (13 kg).
She said on her Web site that she quickly realized she had great genetics for bodybuilding. Trevino became the first professional female bodybuilder from Denmark since Lisser Frost-Larsen, who had last competed in 1984. In her pro debut, she won the heavyweight and overall at the Jan Tana Classic. A few months later, she placed fifth in the heavyweights at the Ms. Olympia.
4. TAMMY JONES
Tammy Jones born Helen Wyn Jones, 12 March 1944), is a singer from Bangor, North Wales and BodyBuilder. Tammy doesn’t have awards like other body builders but with her body and muscles, she is sure to secure a place soon.
3. ALINA POPA
Alina Popa born October 12, 1978) is a Romanian-born professional female bodybuilder. She ranks as the 2nd best female bodybuilder in the IFBB Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Ranking List. At the age of 19, she chanced upon a gym in her hometown, where she encountered a young woman preparing for the National Junior Championships. This inspired Popa to begin a training regimen of her own.
She would continue lifting for the next two years before a trainer suggested she train competitively. Popa competed in her first Ms. International in 2010 and her first Ms. Olympia in 2011. With the exception of the 2010 Ms. International, every IFBB professional bodybuilding competition Popa has attended has found her placing within the top six. At the 2013 and 2014 Ms. Olympia competitions, she finished second behind Iris Kyle. To date, this is her highest placing. Her trainer is bodybuilder Dylan Armbrust, owner of Armbrust Pro Gym and husband of professional bodybuilder Heather Armbrust.
Due to injuries, Popa stated in an interview that she will not participate in the 2015 Wings of Strength Rising Phoenix World Championships. She also stated that she planned on a return to competition in 2016. Popa entered her first local competition in 2000, a regional cup in which she placed second. Later that same year, she placed third in her division at the National Championships. In 2003, upon reaching a weight of 125 pounds (57 kg) she began competing in the heavyweight bracket, representing her country until 2005.
2. JOANNA THOMAS
Joanna Clare Thomas born 12 December 1976 is a British professional female bodybuilder, now living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She is the younger sister of British professional female bodybuilder Nicola Shaw. She is the youngest female bodybuilder to win her IFBB pro card, at the age of 21.
She became interested in bodybuilding at age 14 when she saw a bodybuilding magazine that belonged to a college student who was staying with her family. While Thomas was a chronic asthmatic since childhood and was unable to do any sort of strenuous physical activities at a young age, she became inspired by the way women looked and knew she wanted to someday be like them. She also does nude modeling.
1. DEBI LASZEWSKI
Debi Laszewski born September 29, 1969 is an American professional female bodybuilder. She ranks as the 3rd best female bodybuilder in the IFBB Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Ranking List. Laszewski was 20 years old when she started in bodybuilding. She started lifting after being motivated by the physique of Linda Hamilton in The Terminator. She did her first competition at the age of 24.
It was a natural show and she won her class. Since 2009, Laszewski has placed in the top six of every single Ms. International and Ms. Olympia held that year. Laszewski finished 2nd in the 2012 Ms. Olympia, placing her as runner-up to Iris Kyle. Laszewski has an interest in home decorating and interior design. She gave a tour of her home to Muscular Development in 2011. She is an official sponsored athlete of Ironville Clothing Company, which sells bodybuilding-themed sportswear.