Monday July 16, 2018

What it takes to be a Wonder Woman of Bodybuilding and Weightlifting

Equality of men and women in different fields has been questioned, but bodybuilding women barely make it to the mainstream discussions and debates

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More women are preparing for bodybuilding and weightlifting competition. Wikimedia
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  • Many of the competitive bodybuilders and weightlifters in the US are women
  • At a competition called OCB Presidential Cup, three-quarters of the total participants were women
  • This breaks stereotypical views revolving around weight lifting that make it a man’s business

Washington, August 20, 2017: The Washington state is hosting the OCB Presidential Cup, a competition for bodybuilding and weightlifting. But unlike most competitions, this one has three-quarters of the total competitors as women.

Out of 45 total competitors to showcase their impressive and aesthetic bodies, 30 were women while 15 were men.

Also Read: 21-Year-Old Bhumika Sharma Wins Miss World Body building Title in Venice, Breaks Gender Stereotypes

We come across many stereotypes where women are supposed to be the softer and fragile gender while men pump weights. However, this scenario is rapidly changing, especially in the United States.

More and more women are stepping into the gym with the hopes of having a body of their dreams without raising societal questions.

These women in Washington’s OCB Presidential Cup explain that it is their passion at the end of the day and it is really all that matters. However, they do hope to inspire others with this distinct challenge that they have taken.

Equality of men and women in different fields has been questioned, but bodybuilding women barely make it to the mainstream discussions and debates.

A weightlifting and bodybuilding competition requires a whole lot of commitment, dedication as well as preparation. Months of training goes into it. And this training includes an astonishingly exhaustive workout coupled with the austere diet regime and nutrient intake.

Moreover, living such a lifestyle helps men and women alike to improve their well-being and reduce chances of illness and health problems.

The competition is drug-free and the competitors go through a polygraph test before they are accepted to participate.

– Prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter @Saksham2394


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Want Glowing Skin? Include Vinegar in Diet

If you look on the internet you will find claims that vinegar, especially apple cider vinegar, will relieve just about any ailment you can think of

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Nutritional therapists have known about this product for years and will often recommend it to clients to help stimulate the digestion, alkalise the body and help with weight loss
Nutritional therapists have known about this product for years and will often recommend it to clients to help stimulate the digestion, alkalise the body and help with weight loss. Pixabay

Sipping on a vinegar-infused drink every morning is the latest health food item endorsed by celebrities to lose weight and maintain a youthful glow.

Actress Megan Fox has said that because of her “really big sweet tooth”, she’ll sometimes cleanse with a combination of apple cider vinegar and water, claiming it “cleans out your system”.

Supermodel Miranda Kerr drizzles it on her salad, while actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Madonna rely on it to keep their looks in check, reports dailymail.co.uk.

And now there is also a restaurant with a menu dedicated to fermented vinegar here.

The Raw Duck in London’s Hackney is an eatery to have a menu dedicated to ferments – and apple cider vinegar with a little sugar and grated apple left to develop for three days is one of its most popular concoctions.

And now there is also a restaurant with a menu dedicated to fermented vinegar here.
And now there is also a restaurant with a menu dedicated to fermented vinegar here. Pixabay

“These are deliciously cleansing and help aid digestion,” owner Rory McCoy said.

“When we talk about probiotic, we think of those mass-produced yoghurts but these are the real thing. People should know about them. I try to drink a vinegar or eat a ferment every day for my health,” added McCoy.

Katy Mason, nutritionist at The Nutri Centre, says vinegar has been used for centuries for many purposes, pickling, cleaning as a condiment and for health.

Also Read: Can Vinegar be Used to treat Tuberculosis?

“If you look on the internet you will find claims that vinegar, especially apple cider vinegar, will relieve just about any ailment you can think of,” she said.

“Nutritional therapists have known about this product for years and will often recommend it to clients to help stimulate the digestion, alkalise the body and help with weight loss,” she added. (Bollywood Country)