Female physique competitors are no strangers to artificial enhancement. The contests are supposed to present the beauty of the female body, at least according to the manual, and yet it seems that the contestants are actually trying their best to recreate an imaginary, unnatural appearance.
The Less I Look Like Myself, The Better
The main goal of working out is to enhance your physical and spiritual qualities in a positive direction. In other words, training is meant to improve both – the mind and the body.
However, the modern female physique competitions rarely if ever portray this idea. The competitors may have developed bodies, but they look like robots made in a factory. This results in an identity loss.
It seems that goal of every physique competitor is to look the least like herself and the closest to a Barbie doll, created by a designer suffering from a peculiar fetish for the artificial.
Sorry, the physique competitors use steroids too.
Since the required & desired look cannot be achieved naturally, female physique competitors use anabolic steroids and other PED to get there.
For example, it is basically impossible to look like Dana Linn Bailey naturally.
A glimpse at the 3D deltoids of physique competitors is enough to know that something is going on.
Make me fake, please!
The list of artificial enhancers in the arsenal of a modern female physique competitor is actually quite long:
1. Breast implants
Having a full and tight breast is very important for a female trying to look as seductive as possible. However, when your body fat is so low that you have visible veins on your abs, it’s kinda hard to maintain a decent breast size. That and the fact that not every female has good boobs in the first place is the reason why implants a.k.a. fake tits are so common among physique competitors.
2. Hair extensions and hair coloring
Many physique competitors experience hair loss. It’s not very common, but it happens. The reason? Drugs.
That’s why artificial hair extensions are sometimes added to cover the problematic spots.
However, many competitors use artificial hair even if they have plenty of the real thing. The goal is to create the look of a “hot product” that the crowd and the judges would buy.
3. Artificial tanning
The competitors use artificial tanning and body oil to increase their muscular definition. However, this is not how your skin looks naturally. So, in a way – it’s still fake.
Makeup is a classic used by most females over the age of 16. However, the popularity of this technique does not make it any less artificial. Makeups result in a look that you wouldn’t have otherwise.
5. High heels
All female competitors are required to wear high heels to look taller and create the illusion of longer, sexier legs. Cool, but this doesn’t change the fact that high heels are not natural as proven by the fact that it’s hard to walk in similar shoes.
6. Fake smiles
With the risk of taking it too far, I will add “fake smiles” to list.
How come every physique competitor looks so happy on stage? Well, they actually aren’t. The smiles are fake. However, an unwritten rule requires the models to smile.
Pay The Price To Look Like A Man
Unlike professional female bodybuilders, physique competitors have been able to keep some of their feminine traits. Unfortunately, the anabolics still come with side effects such as deepening of the voice, increased body hair at odd places, enlargement of the clitoris, hair loss, acne, facial changes, anovulation, delayed menstrual cycles, depression, feeling hostile…etc.
This the price you pay for wanting to look like a man.
Which one do you like more – A or B?
Don’t worry, I already know the answer.
Nothing Wrong with Lifting
Having said that, there’s nothing wrong with working out. Natural females will never get as muscular as men regardless of how hard they train. You won’t look like a man unless you have the hormonal profile of one.