Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Beauty of the Day

But even though she was attractive, there was something else about her that caught his eye. She was intelligent, he could sense that right away, and confident, too, as if she were able to move through life on her own terms. To him, these were the things that really mattered. Without them, beauty was nothing...
Nicholas Sparks
Colette Nelson

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Beauty of the Day

To him she seemed so beautiful, so seductive, so different from ordinary people, that he could not understand why no one was as disturbed as he by the clicking of her heels on the paving stones, why no one else's heart was wild with the breeze stirred by the sighs of her veils, why everyone did not go mad with the movements of her braid, the flight of her hands, the gold of her laughter. He had not missed a single one of her gestures, not one of the indications of her character, but he did not dare approach her for fear of destroying the spell...
Gabriel García Márquez
Oksana Grishina

Monday, 29 October 2012

Beauty of the Day

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion
Francis Bacon
Sarah Hayes

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Beauty of the Day

As if you were on fire from within,
The moon lives in the lining of your skin

Pablo Neruda
Mavi Gioia

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Beauty of the Day

This week's daily post will be a feast of the gorgeous. More proof (as if you needed any) that muscles and beauty can co-exist. And, just for fun, FMS has picked out some apt quotations on the subject itself - that's beauty, not muscle.

And what could be more appropriate to begin than:

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Jennifer Scarpetta

Friday, 26 October 2012

Size Matters: Reader's Choice

Female Muscle Slave is delighted that voting for the Fantasy Contest continues with a selection of big big girls from a German fan, Marcus Aurel.

 Marcus says I only prefer active bodybuilders [in my list]. To name all the inactive muscle girls like Kim C, Andrulla or Binetti... it would be too much mass in one post.

Well, having seen some of the other readers' choices, I'm not sure we actually agree there can be too much mass! (see especially Biriana's line-up here).

Anyway, here are the choices from  Marcus.

Alina Popa (still our collective favourite, now with 5 votes)

Angie Salvagno

Collette Guimond

Fabiola Boulanger (hot on Alina's heels, now with 4 votes)

Heather Foster

Helle Neilsen

Iris Kyle

Kim Perez

Lora Ottenad

Maryse Manios

Tazzie Colomb (like Fabi, just behind Alina now with 4 votes)

Yaxeni Oriquen

Many thanks to  Marcus for taking the time to compile his list.

And we're still keen to hear your list, dear reader. Check out the original  Fantasy Contest  post and comment there or send your post to and we will do the rest.

Currently, there are 10 women with 3 or more votes, and they are:

5 Alina Popa
4 Fabiola Boulanger, Tazzie Colomb
3 Gina Davis, Christine Envall, Denise Hoshor, Paula Suzuki,
Aleesha Young, Collette Guimond, and Helle Neilsen


Finn of the Day

Pauliina Talus

We end this week’s survey of the finest women Finland has produced with another of the all-time greats. Pauliina is another example of a Finnish woman who found her way into bodybuilding via ballet and dance (and she also did track and field) when she was young. Her legs were especially noteworthy for their definition and vascularity, but really there were no weaknesses at all in her physique. That combined with her dark sultry looks make her one of FMS’s all-time favourites.

Enjoy this clip of Pauliina showing off her magnificent muscles from 1998, and I’ll see you on the Female Muscle Lovin’ Vacation Tours’ plane to Finland real soon…

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Finn of the Day

Minna Pajulahti

As we were saying about Tiina earlier in the week, some women have just got it. Minna’s irresistible. That judge she’s looking into the eyes of has just decided who the winner of this particular contest is, and is probably also wondering when he’ll be able to stand up again without embarrassing himself.

Minna, who until recently was still working as a flight attendant (‘Is there anything else I can do for you, sir?’) is a resident of Nokia, yes, Nokia, which is in the south-west of the country. Her background includes gymnastics, and she has combined her fitness career with her interest in ‘Cheer Dancing’, which apparently includes jumps, pirouettes and dance moves, in a team called ‘Dream Team Dancers’. Minna says, Gymnastics and cheerleading have been a great background for fitness training. It is fun that I can train dance moves and jumps with ten other women with my cheer dance team and then do weight training on my own.

I’m trying hard not to imagine a team of Minna clones. A ‘Dream Team’ indeed.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Finn of the Day

Salla Kaurenen

Salla possesses the kind of mind-bending muscle mass that makes you wonder whether every pic of her is a morph. Like Inkeri Salminen, she was a ballet dancer before she became a bodybuilder, and works as a nurse (imagine the sponge bath!). Like Marja, she achieved success in the sport very soon after she started to compete in 2000, and has remained at the top for a number of years. Recently, there was a collective sigh of relief at the FMS offices when, after a couple of years of hearing nothing about her, we found she was back on stage at this year’s Nordic Pro as a guest poser.
Then she came in 3rd at the Arnold Classic Europe...

Look out for more of the mighty Salla next year!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Finn of the Day

Tiina Kasvi

Phwoaaar! Some women just have it, and Tiina is definitely one of them.

A fitness competitor since 2000, this year marked Tiina’s debut in Figure and an appearance at the Highland Games (!). I highly recommend her blog, both for the pictures of this stunning woman, and the insight it provides into the life of a competitor, with all its ups and downs, its sacrifices, and its rewards.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Finn of the Day

Marjo Selin

This classic image of Marjo certainly takes this female muscle fan back to his teenage bedroom and all the sordid activities that went on there. At that time I couldn’t imagine a sexier or more sophisticated woman, and the fact that she seemed to appear in every edition of every muscle magazine around that time demonstrates that I wasn’t the only one who Marjo appealed to.

Having become the 1982 European Champ, and went on to stay at the top for the whole of that decade, competing in every Miss Olympia from then until 1989, when she hung up her posing suit.

Now, she lives in Maui, where she runs her own ‘fitness vacation’ business:

I would love to train you and help you achieve your own goals in health, fitness and wellness. I am on Maui and ready to teach you what to do. Whether you come by yourself or as a small group to visit the island, for just few days or for a longer fitness vacation, I can make personalized workout plans for you in my studio… and, we can go and do some beach fitness, too!

Please contact me, and we can create your own personal fitness vacation on Maui, Hawaii. I promise, you'll get stronger, leaner, more confident, and you’ll do better in other sports and activities you love to do!

A vacation in paradise training everyday with Marjo? Where’s my piggy bank?

See if you can resist making a booking here

And to finish, some classic Marjo from the 1987 Miss Olympia

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Finn of the Day

Inkeri Salminen

Like Marja Lehtonen, who was featured yesterday, Inkeri was also born in Tampere (so if you are from there I strongly suggest you start marketing your town as a place of pilgrimage for female muscle heads). She was originally a ballet dancer, and she seems to have retired from competition. That’s a real shame, but at least we have images like this to remind us of her rare beauty and graceful stage presence.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Finn of the Day Extra

Here's the pic O Carteiro mentions in his comment:

Nice. Thanks to  O Carteiro for reading and sharing.

Do you have a favourite pic of Marja? Please send it in and we'll publish it here.

Finn of the Day

Female Muscle Slave’s recent tribute to the 1981 Miss Olympia Kike Elomaa left us with a bunch of images of fine Finnish female muscle lying around on the desktop as we searched for evidence of Kike’s influence on the sport in her country and beyond. For those of you who missed that post and can’t be bothered to read it now, we speculated that the fact that a country with only 5m people had nurtured so many well-known muscle women was due, at least in part, to Kike.

So this week, we’ll be strengthening our argument with some of the finest examples of muscular sexpots from the land we call Finland, and they call Suomi.

We kick off with, for most fans, probably Finland’s number 1 of all time. The highest mountain in Finland in Halti, but its biggest and best bicep peaks undoubtedly belong to Marja Lehtonen.

Marvellous Marja was born in Tampere in 1968. Always interested in outdoor activities, she joined a sports club in 1983 and became a track athlete. Through training as a sprinter she discovered an interest in weightlifting. After two years of growing interest in bodybuilding, she decided to see if she could compete. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Twin Peaks of the Day
To end our week of bodacious biceps, FMS offers a sneak peek of one of our Women of the Year for 2012: Tarna Alderman. If the sheer knee-weakening beauty of this fantastic lady and her mighty peaks is not enough, just wait till you see Tarna’s ‘before’ photo…

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Hot and Hard

It's been a while since we had one of our regular Hot and Hard posts, showcasing some of the most lens-meltingly hot images of our kind of women that our researchers have lovingly gathered for your viewing pleasure, accompanied by the kind of ramblings that can get a man committed if he's not careful. So let's not waste any more time and get straight to it.

Su Farrell
I wonder if you are reminded, as I am, of the Angel of the North by this lovely lady's rooftop pose. Imagine a city overlooked by a huge sculpture of a muscle woman. Imagine every city so. Something to encourage the inhabitants to look up once in a while. A new project for Mr Gormley perhaps? 'More definition this time please Ant...'

Female Muscle Slave loves technology
Especially the technology that makes this possible. Self-portrait photography is so ridiculously easy now, and it's also simpler than ever to share your efforts. And thsnk the Lord it is so. Suddenly there are hundreds of thousands of images of fit, sexy women out there. In fact there are whole feeds devoted to just these kinds of images, so we don't even have to search for them. It sure beats the old days, waiting for magazines to come out for a handful of images of muscular women. And while they are never going to win any photography prizes, it is amazing what can be achieved with a decent lens, a steady hand, and a tight, toned muscular bod, as these pics demonstrate. Well done to all of them!

My new acronym, J-MEG stands for Just Muscular Enough Girl (for the more mature ladies, this could be adapted to J-MEW, Just Muscular Enough Woman). Think it will catch on? The hottie on the right here is the J-MEG, by the way. If you check the calves on the angel on the left, you'll find she's a P-MEG: Plenty Muscular Enough...

Love the Lean Meat
The irony for me when some 'fans' have digs at the leaner meats is that when I first got into female muscle many many years ago, the top bodybuilders were about as muscular as today's fitness and figure competitors!

Be Warned
Neither Dovila Simanaviciute nor Andrea Brazier can go out in public without a guy waving a red flag in front of them to prevent the kind of chaos that such extreme sex appeal can leave in its wake. Most recently, Dovila was responsible for the deaths of several sailors after a walk along the docks in Vilnius. Andrea, meanwhile, was forced to leave her native Brazil and move to Britain, a country where the climate necessitates covering up in public, because health services were unable to deal with the number of heart failures she brought on while strolling along Copacabana beach. Citizens are advised, upon seeing either Dovila or Andrea, to close their eyes immediately and run in the opposite direction.

They Love Us
Really, they do. Check it out: My best friend and boyfriend is the most positive role model because he is one of the few men who isn’t intimidated by strong women. He knows that women can be just as strong, if not stronger than him, and he celebrates that. We have to give credit to those men that are fighting the ‘strong is sexy’ fight right along side us. 
Let's keep up the good work, men! (From What Makes A Great Female Bodybuilder)

*[bottom left picture complies with new Female Muscle Slave policy of at least one picture of Holland Canter per post] Approved - ed.

Double Take
Is it just me or does she remind you of Dayana Cadeau? I've been looking at her for hours, and I'm still not 100% convinced that it isn't. Does she have a younger sister? A clone? Seriously, is it just me, or is this lovely spookily similar (in a good way)?

And finally...
Mallory Haldeman gives Female Muscle Slave an exclusive preview of her costume for the first annual FMS fancy dress party. According to Mallory, she's coming as the sexiest librarian in the world.