Thursday, 31 October 2013

Arms of the Day
IFBB pro Ljuba Pantović, quite apart from the 'female muscle militia' costume, is a fighter. She was regional kickboxing champion in her native Serbia in the mid 1990s. I design my body and my power is visible, she says. Check her website for more.

left: Oberst Nicole Pfuetzenreuter of the Valkyrie Brigade
right: Second Lieutenant Julie Bourassa of the Canadian Special Forces.
We fight with our shades on, says Julie. And not much else!

[for obvious reasons, the lady in the middle photo wished to remain anonymous]


Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Arms of the Day: Jenna Brown

FMS fave Jenna Brown and (what I believe is) a shotgun.

I do like the way these MusclePapa shots progress. Less and less of the gun and more and more of Jenna's sexy ripped abs. Nice. See even more of her on jennasmash222.


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Arms of the Day

above: Ruthie Lucchesi; Lyudmila Tikhonchuk
below: Juliana Malacarne; golden Kris Murrell
Now you will take off your clothes, Mr Bond...

Heidi Vuorela and what looks like a well-used knife. Gulp.

Sleep well now.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Arms of the Day
Juliana Malacarne works her arms and shoulders

Being a peace-loving Limey, I have absolutely no experience of shooting, or even handling, any kind of real gun (although I did take a few shots at some pigeons with a friend's air rifle once as a child, and am eternally grateful I missed every time). However, I'm pretty sure that what we have today is muscle women and rifles.
above: unknown; patriot Trudy Ireland; and Pauline Nordin(?)
below: a young Marja Lehtonen is ready for action
Who or where this is is a complete mystery to me. On the one hand, it seems to have all the casual authenticity of the images you see coming out of countries like Libya these days. On the other hand, she looks, to my eyes anyway, a lot like new UKBFF British Physique Champion Ria Ward. Surely not!
Holly Chambliss appears to really like handling her rifle...


Sunday, 27 October 2013

Arms of the Day: Lorena Feruzzi

The female muscle freedom fighter...

The first two images that I can remember of a muscle woman 'tooled up' came courtesy of WPW (I think) back in the early 1990s (again, I'm relying on memory). Italian female muscle legend Lorena Ferruzzi provided the beautiful frame to hang the weapons on. That chest in that vest, those legs in those boots. I was innamorato a prima vista (as they say in her hometown of Viterbo) and such is her enduring power over me that all these years later I'm getting all tingly just thinking about that first time.

More Lorena minus the weaponry (but still with that chest) on YouTube


Saturday, 26 October 2013

Arms of the Day

I would never give less than 100% to the blog, and to you, dear reader, unless it were absolutely necessary to cut a corner or two, and unfortunately this is a week when it is. So slightly lazy posting this week, although hopefully not completely devoid of interest, in the shape of muscle women and their weapons of choice.

left: We sleep better now we know Super Muscle Girl aka Shawna Walker is keeping watch over us, ready at a moment's notice to swing into (extremely violent) action.
right: If you should go down to the woods today...

left:It's a crying shame that Brigita Brezovac has recently announced her retirement from competitive bodybuilding, and it's probably quite insensitive of me to be posting a photo of her (with probably the biggest gun and the biggest guns we'll be seeing this week) while Brigy fans are still in mourning. Maybe she'll be baaaaack as the super muscular female action hero we've been dreaming about all these years...
right: Andrea Giacomi and a weapon that has something to do with 'Doomslayer', I am reliably told. Afraid that's not my area of expertise, although if knowledge of it was a prerequisite for getting involved in cosplay with the like of La Giacomi, I might be persuaded to read up about it.

Sonja MacFarland and her épée. On guard!


Friday, 25 October 2013

Selfies of the Day: Self-Portraits

No words today.

I couldn't do justice to the stunning beauty of these women, captured by themselves...

left: Phannary Pen-Rocha; right: Kristina Dybdahl

Bright-eyed Amanda Folstad-Ptak

Shaded Suzy Kellner

Shaded Josefin Petterson

Shayla Turcotte

Linnea Berglund

Heidi Vuorela

left: Frida Palmell; right: Mavi Gioia

Adriana Kuhl

Nicole Wilkins

left: Future Goddess Ariel Gail; right: Muscle Goddess Alina Popa

Nataliya Romashko

Sophie Arvebrink

Jamie Pinder

Susanna Tirpak


Thursday, 24 October 2013

Selfies of the Day: Bare Backs Special

Back in May, FMS brought you a selection of 'Bare Backs' that included a few selfies, and today we're expanding on that theme with nothing but bare backs taken exclusively by the women themselves. At the time, we noted that taking a picture of your own back is not the simplest thing in the world, or as Mistress Treasure/Victoria Dominguez puts it, 'This shit ain't easy'.

So forgive the hottie on the left (I feel like I should know her name, but it escapes me) who, despite the decent camera, hasn't quite managed to get it all in (although we'll forgive her because firstly, she is an absolute stunner, and secondly, because what we can see of her back is sexy as). And forgive newly-crowned (and first ever) UKBFF Physique champ Ria Ward for not quite nailing it, because again, what we can see is a treat.

But Spanish femuscle beast Estefania Saura Moya has a cunning plan. Take lots of shots from lots of angles and its all covered. I like her thinking.

top: FMG Ariel Gail, an NPC Physique competitor from Denver, remembers to get her luscious dark hair out of the way of her increasingly impressive back. You can take Swell's word for it that Ariel looks as good from front-on as she does from behind or you can follow Ariel's Facebook and Twitter. And if you want to see Ariel back posing (though unfortunately not bare) there's a YouTube clip here.
bottom: the bare back of Leah Peters, fitness and bikini competitor. Leah is a serial self-snapper, and, like Ariel, is no plain Jane, and if you want to see much much more you can visit her website/blog or, if you'd rather have the pictures without the words (and you'd be missing out, she's pretty funny), she's on Instagram.

top: I don't know who this is, but I like what she's doing because if it's hard to take a photo of your own back it's even harder to take one of your own back while flexing. And she seems to be doing it without wearing much below the waist, so that's another reason to applaud. ID anyone?
bottom: this is how it's done by the pros. From Larissa Reis' "Bare Back Selfie Masterclass": Have a big mirror. Move away from it. Keep yourself steady with your free arm while holding up the phone far enough away so you can see what you're shooting. And for extra credit wear a nice thong so you give the boys some glute action to go with your sexy muscled back. Any questions?

The sort of image you want to whip out when someone in your earshot starts bad-mouthing women with muscle. Mette is a Norweigian bodyfitness competitor and personal trainer who is very very adroit at the bare back selfie. Another great bare back selfie of her (among many many others) can be found here, and though it's a couple of years old, you might also like to read an interview with her here.

A perfect bare back selfie with double biceps from a rising female muscle star. Shayla is a former wrestler, now a physique competitor, who is a jaw-dropping 6ft (1.83m). Nickname: The Specimen. In her first attempt at a physique contest, she finished third at the Canadian Nationals earlier in the year. Her YouTube trailer for Athletic Women Magazine is a must see. You have not heard the last of her (in fact, she'll be back on FMS tomorrow!).

Now, what could be better than this bare back selfie of Swedish hair extension specialist (no, really, check out the website) Adriana Kuhl?

Perhaps a bare back selfie of Adriana AND her mystery friend. A mystery friend who has quite a back, I must say...



In just the few days since it was posted on Insane Muscle Girls, the bathroom where these two muscle maidens derobed and made this (already iconic) image has become a place of pilgrimage for female muscle heads. The first to arrive were natives of Stockholm, but soon brethren were arriving from all over Scandinavia, Europe, and in the last twenty-four hours, the world. Join the queue to enter this holy place by tipping the doorman. Pilgrims get access one at a time, can spend up to five minutes paying tribute, and are asked to leave the bathroom as they found it. Exact location on request from IMG.

Our week of selfies ends tomorrow. Unless I can get a stand by to Stockholm.