Female Bodybuilding out. Pole dancing in. For Arnold 2014

Discussion in 'Female Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Competition' started by macgyver, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Rockshawn

    Rockshawn VIP Member

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    I don't discount what female body builders do. They are achieving their idea physique, as all competitors are. I also understand that bodybuilding (the huge freaks like I aspire to be) are loosing popularity among the general public. The "beach" look or the "fit" physique seems to be the dominate driving look. It's is also more achievable for some (read: they just don't wanna put in the work to be a bb'er :) ) (aka, they never do legs) It is a marketability issue, but pole dancing is marketable? That I don't understand.
     
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  2. Jenner

    Jenner LeanMachine Staff Member

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    just fuuukimg dumb...that's all..carry on :)
     
  3. tightglutes

    tightglutes TID VIP Lady Member

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  4. sassy69

    sassy69 TID Lady Member

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    Things just ain't the way they used to be.

    The Arnold Sports Festival definitely covers a huge variety of sports - from youth cheerleading & fencing to MMA & BB, so from that standpoint its not a big leap to go to pole dancing. The last time I saw pole dancing in a BB venue I think was at the Olympia a few years ago and it was very much geared towards a T&A show, and I remember commenting that the O was the only show where something like that would fly. But times a-changin'. It could be the new Fitness category. I've seen some pole work in non-NPC shows (where they can use props) and that take on it is obviously legitimizing it. I think its sad that it happens to be directly at the show that dumps FBB. Another slap in the face of the origin of women's physique competition. But hey, times a-changin'.
     
  5. Mike_RN

    Mike_RN Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    Not only do I have to sit thru 300 men's bikini douches, now I gotta wait thru 3hrs of Strippers to see Women's Physique & Men's' BB. I hope the NPC goes to a 2-day show with the T&A Ken and Barbie show separate from the "real" comp.
     
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  6. tightglutes

    tightglutes TID VIP Lady Member

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    look at who will be competing in the pole dancing YES

     
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  7. RedNeck

    RedNeck MuscleHead

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    I'd rather watch pole dancing, then some huge juiced up women. I'd just have trouble not throwing dollar bills on stage.
     
  8. 1bigun11

    1bigun11 MuscleHead

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    Interesting!
     
  9. SakuraIron

    SakuraIron TID Lady Member

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    that's really disappointing to hear that they're getting rid of female bodybuilding at the Arnold

    But if any of you have tried pole dancing...it actually is really hard and takes a lot of physical strength and technique. Not to mention, really fun lol I'd actually love to take classes again. But there are some AMAZING pole dancers out there and their core strength and ability is extremely admirable.
     
  10. Mike_RN

    Mike_RN Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    I do agree it takes a high degree of athleticism and technique. Shit its more dignified than Women's (or Men's) Bikini if you think about it.
     
  11. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

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    This shouldn't come as a surprise. They are phasing out women's bbing.
     
  12. Stumpy

    Stumpy Olé, Olé, Olé VIP

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    That's kind of a big slap in the face to all the female competitors who put in work day in, day out all year round for years on end.
     

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