The bodybuilder - Amazon-or sex symbol?
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The bodybuilder - Amazon-or sex symbol?

Mainz : Germany | Oct 04, 2011 at 9:48 AM PDT
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Carmen Spindler slowly bends her arm as she pulls up a dumbbell. Your tense muscles are clearly visible. Then she lowers the bar again and start all over again - again and again. The 36-year-old from Alzey want to stay in shape for the upcoming competitions.

"But not too muscular," she says - and is thus in vogue. The stereotype of the muscle-bound female bodybuilders fact seems outdated. "Today the trend is away from a pure bodybuilding," says the chairman of the Rhineland-Palatinate Bodybuilding and Fitness Association in Mainz, Alexander Thomessen.

"Your body should be feminine"

Women should look for many athletic contests - and not muscled. "One expects this to more viewers," says Thomessen. So thinks the 65-pound woman Spindler, the routine continues to make their exercises. She pushes weights on a barbell. Then she lies down under the sports equipment and pushes it upward. The muscles on her arms begin to tremble slightly as she keeps the weight in the air.

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The bodybuilder - Amazon-or sex symbol?
Female bodybuilders are controversial because of their features and their often very well-toned bodies. How to work with women on the barbell so.
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