- 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.
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