AGUIRRE: STRENGTH CULTURE PICTORIAL III
I have always been fascinated by the athletic form. While many people call bodybuilding a sport, I see it as an art form all by itself. Just like carving a piece of stone or marble to create a sculpture, bodybuilding requires knowledge, technique, patience and discipline.
For centuries, women have inspired artists through their beauty and emotions and have been commonly associated with being delicate, fragile and dependent. But some also discovered inspiration through independence and strength, becoming empowered women, with a new mindset.
So they started joining gyms and developing their athleticism, working as hard (and many times even harder) as men to achieve a notably developed muscularity. In doing so, they defy what society defines as “feminine” or “acceptable”. Women that lift weights are breaking a stereotype set hundreds of years ago. And this is another reason why I believe muscular women are an art form – They represent the visible result of hard work to be acknowledged and appreciated by all.
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donnalyann01bw_smIFBB pro physique competitor Donna Lyann
cindy_canas10smMusclemania Figure Pro Cindy Canas
lauren_felton03smNPC bikini competitor Lauren Felton
lindi15b_smNPC bikini competitor Lindi Hubert Bryant
mercedes_perez01_smNPC bikini competitor Mercedes Perez
amy_sohrboughton02smNPC figure competitor Amy Sohr Boughton
dayleen02smNPC figure competitor Dayleen Aldridge-Eggleston
jodi_leigh06smNPC physique competitor Jodi Leigh Miller
laurie_01smNPC physique competitor Laurie Hairston
tasha_rodgers01bw_smNPC physique competitor Tasha Rodgers
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