Dana Linn Bailey is an IFBB pro competing in the women’s physique division. She has gained a tremendous amount of popularity thanks to her wild personality and strong online presence.
There are hundreds of pictures on the Internet that reveal her infantile persona. Regardless of that Bailey is considered a serious motivation by her followers who admire her work ethic and physique.
There are women who believe that they can look like Bailey naturally (without the use of anabolic steroids). Unfortunately, or not, this is not true. Women are not designed to be that lean and muscular.
The male hormone testosterone is one of the growth factors determining your muscular size and strength potential. Females produce a lot less testosterone than males. Consequently, it’s close to impossible for a woman to be as muscular and as lean as Dana Linn Bailey without anabolic steroids.
Anabolic steroids are drugs that increase protein within cells, especially in skeletal muscles. Steroids date back to 1930s and are widely used in medicine. The primary medical uses of these compounds are to treat delayed puberty, some types of impotence, and wasting of the body caused by HIV infection or other diseases.
The complete term for steroids is anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) because they promote the growth of skeletal muscle (anabolic effects) and the development of male sexual characteristics (androgenic effects) in both males and females.
All famous bodybuilders have used steroids. However, the side effects are more obvious among female athletes because steroids have virilizing* properties.
Despite this apocalyptic aftermath, most female bodybuilders and physique competitors still rely on steroids because without them they wouldn’t be competitive. Women can never get that lean and big without some synthetic help.
The main signs revealing Dana Linn Bailey’s steroid usage are:
Dry, muscular and extremely lean physique.
The round deltoid muscles of Dana Linn Bailey are a dead giveaway. The shoulders are known to have a higher density of androgen receptors, and that’s why steroids users have very well developed and round “delts”. At low body fat levels, similar shoulder development is impossible for a female. After all, women are attracted to large shoulders because unconsciously this kind of musculature displays masculinity and an alpha status.
Changing Facial Structure
The face of Dana Linn Bailey has changed over the years. She is developing male facial traits.
Overall “Photoshop look”
When you see someone that looks like a cartoon character it becomes rather obvious what’s going on.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game?
Over the last decades, the bodybuilding standards have changed a lot. Male competitors look like pregnant women and females look like men. Of course, all of this is caused by the abuse of steroids, GH (growth hormone) and insulin. But who is to blame? The perverted “standards” or the competitors who keep following the system in exchange for their health?
*virilization – the biological development of sex differences
http://www.danalinn.com (visited on March 9, 2014)
http://www.drugabuse.gov/. What are anabolic steroids? (visited on March 9, 2014)