In the past, FMS has tended to close up shop for weeks over the summer, usually during August. We've tried not to leave you FMS-less on those occasions, and have consequently come up with ideas like Legs Month, August Picture Post, and, last year, While the Slave's Away to tide you over while we're sunning ourselves.
This year we're not shutting up the offices for one long holiday but a series of shorter breaks, but our commitment to give you at least one stunning example of female muscle heat to look at every day remains. So this year it's Summer Breaks, and part deux reviews the recent NPC USAs. We hope you enjoy our selections.
ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID...
In the week leading up to the NPC USAs, FMS Goddess Theresa Ivancik (Hot and Hard 100 #4), looked very very ready. Her abs, she told her Instagram followers were "coming in full effect", and to prove it posted a view of them that had me reaching for the phone to call the emergency services: Ambulance! Quick! Can't breathe!
I survived. The many times I've followed Theresa's preparations, every time testing my heart's pumping capacity to the limit, had served me (and the ticker) well. But it had often meant heartbreak for Theresa. So close and yet still no pro card. 3rd at the USAs in 2014, she won her class at last year's North Americans but wasn't awarded the card. Then, at the Nationals she was runner-up. By ONE point. Surely this year...
"That chest pump tho on peek week" [sic]
The longer the week went on, the more convinced I became.
Before she got on the plane, the look. Feels so good to have my hair cut! she wrote. So pumped... Taking off to Vegas tomorrow!!!! All packed and ready to go!!!!! And after she arrived, of course, it was time for the tan, and the obligatory oh-my-God-I-would-love-to-see-how-that-looks-from-the-opposite-POV hotel room back shot.
Time to shine...
Plain black posing suit for the prejudging. Maybe it's just my (clearly overactive) imagination and I am not complaining one bit (it's just an observation) but does anyone else think the suit looks half a size too small? A tad on the tight side? Theresa's, er, excitement is tangible. Visible even. Like I said, no complaints this end.
Evening show. Resplendent.
And the judges' verdict?
2nd place. Again. By a point. Again.
Nothing else needs to be said, she wrote, putting a brave face on the situation, smiling away as a friend of hers shows any judges who might happen to be cruising the Ivancik Instagram the middle finger salute. So out she went in Las Vegas, her muscles full of "carbs and sugar", despite the heartbreak. And then it was back to what she does.
Surely next time will be her time...