Saturday, July 14, 2012

Muscular Woman Wallpapers - Claudia Wilbourn, bodybuilder from the United States

 Claudia Wilbourn (born circa 1951) is a former professional female bodybuilder from the United States.

One of the leading figures in the early days of women's bodybuilding, Wilbourn began heavy training in 1971. She competed in the first Women’s World Bodybuilding Championships in June 1979, finishing second to Lisa Lyon. In 1980 she won the title of Ms. California, then finished second by one point to Laura Combes at the NPC Nationals. She made one Ms. Olympia appearance, finishing 17th in the 1982 contest. Wilbourn was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2006.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Muscular Woman Wallpapers - Ellen van Maris, Dutch muscular woman

Ellen van Maris (born 1958 in Amstelveen) is a former professional female bodybuilder from Holland.
Van Maris competed at the local and national level in Holland for two years, before earning her pro card by winning the lightweight class at the Women's World Amateur Championship in 1984. She then competed for six consecutive years in the Ms. Olympia contests, never finishing lower than ninth. Her best showing came in 1987, when she finished second behind Cory Everson. Van Maris was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2004.

Muscular Woman Wallpapers - Joanna Thomas, American muscular woman

Joanna Thomas is a professional female bodybuilder, now living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Joanna was born on 12 December 1976 in Truro, England. 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. And 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. Joanna was very shy at a young age and did not pursue her desire to become a bodybuilder until she felt comfortable enough to do it. Three months later, the young 107 pound Thomas went to a nearby gym and began to train with the help of the gym owner who gave her a training plan to follow. She followed the training plan for two years and gained 91 pounds with that program.

By the time Thomas turned 17 bodybuilding had become a life style for her as well as for her sister, Nicola Thomas who like her also became inspired to become a bodybuilder. By this time Joanna had decided that she was going to become a competitive bodybuilder and set her sights on become a professional in the field of bodybuilding. From the age of 17 to age 20 she began competing in order to become a professional with the goal of winning the British championship. In 1997, at age 20, she finished third in the championship finals. In that contest, her sister Nicola became the first lightweight to win the overall title and pro card (Nicola retired without competing as a professional). Joanna won the British championship in 1998, becoming the youngest woman in the world ever to win a pro card.

At that point, Joanna felt that her physique needed substantial improvement before she could compete successfully as a professional, so she did not compete again until 2001. During this time Thomas finished two years of nurse training, but later left her schooling in order to focus on her bodybuilding career. During this time Joanna moved to the United States in order to compete in the IFBB shows. She entered the 2001 Jan Tana Classic and won the lightweight class; there was no overall champion for Jan Tana that year which made Joanna a co-champion with the other female bodybuilders who won their classes. This became Joanna's first victory as a professional. This also qualified her for her first Ms. Olympia. She placed 10th in the light weight class. Afterwards she began to focus on requalifying for the 2003 Ms. Olympia.

Thomas then decided to take a break from competitive bodybuilding and focus on making improvements on her body in order to be more competitive. In 2005, Joanna was featured in a one-hour documentary on the British channel five called Supersize She, also broadcast in the US on The Learning Channel. The show followed her training leading up to the 2004 Ms. Olympia contest. The documentary talks about her life, her parents' feelings about her decision to become a bodybuilder and nude model, her stringent dieting requirements, and her passion for bodybuilding as well as all the sacrifices she had to do to become a professional bodybuilder, and physical changes. The documentary was a huge success in the UK and in the US where it had high ratings. This gave Joanna a solid amount of exposure in her country and in the United States.

In a small article in Robert Kennedy's MuscleMag International, Joanna talked about finding a small level of fame after appearing in the documentary. She mentioned being recognized on the streets and being asked for autographs by people who saw the documentary. Today Thomas lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her boyfriend Miles, and is focusing on improving her physique in order to compete in the near future.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Muscular Woman Wallpapers - Elena Seiple, American bodybuilder

Elena Seiple (born December 17, 1973) is an American bodybuilder and strongwoman.

Seiple was born in 1973 in Harmony, New Jersey. A gifted athlete from childhood, she excelled in swimming (specifically, in the breast stroke), basketball, soccer, and track. While attending a private Christian school in Pennsylvania, she competed in men's soccer due to the absence of a women's team. Her level of play was enough to receive an athletic scholarship from Liberty University and it was during these years that she began experimenting with weightlifting, drawing inspiration from women like Lenda Murray and Cory Everson.

She began her bodybuilding career at Gibson's Gym in Washington, New Jersey. She entered a NPC show, the Women's Extravaganza, in 1999 at a weight of 120 lb., placing second in the Middleweight category. Other career highlights include placing 2nd at the NPC Nationals a total of four times and 3rd, three times. She competed in the 2006 World's Strongest Woman, held in Poland, placing 9th at a weight of 163 lb. Her personal bests are 500 lb. in the squat, 315 lb. in the bench press and 475 lb. in the deadlift.

Seiple is politically conservative and a professed Christian. She currently works as a judge for the NPC and manages the New Jersey NPC website.

Muscular Woman Wallpapers - Anja Schreiner, German bodybuilder

Anja Schreiner is a former professional female bodybuilder from Germany. She began lifting weights to combat scoliosis in her adolescence. She won the Ms. International title in 1992.

Muscular Woman Wallpapers - Renné Toney, Brazilian bodybuilder

Renné Toney (sometimes Rene) is a female bodybuilder from Brazil.

Toney officially has the largest biceps of any woman in the world. In February 2006, her biceps were measured at the Arnold Classic Expo. Officials measured her right biceps at 20 inches (51 cm) and her left biceps at 20.25 inches (51.4 cm). She achieved her physique after 20 years of training.