"Too many to feature here" is a phrase I seem to have typed a lot over the past year, referring to the vast number of women and/or images the female muscle head is faced with in these instant information times. On the upside, you never go short. The downside for the blogger is there are far too many to feature here - there I go again.
It felt wrong just to forget about the women we intended to feature at some stage during 2017 but didn't. Firstly, the fact they have come to our attention at all is the result of some pretty solid sifting by the FMS research team, and it would just be plain rude to ignore all that hard work. And secondly, it's not the case that we once thought these women were worth posting about and don't anymore - we still do.
The solution we came up with is The FMS January Clearance - we're going to feature all the women who are taking up space in the "TBC" folder on the 2017 planner. And you're getting them all together in a sort of but not really alphabetical order (you'll see what I mean). Further your enjoyment by clicking on the names.
Five beautiful bods a day for seven days. Have fun!
We don't often dip our nosy beaks into the (admittedly) glamorous WBFF, so when we do feature a lady from that world, she's usually come to our attention because she's caused something of a stir on the fan forums. Christina is no an exception to that rule.
Beautiful, Australian, and a WBFF Fitness Pro. The next Rach White?
Not all bad news for Russian sport in 2017 - at the IFBB World Championships in Biarritz in December, both Physique classes were won by a Russian women, as were 3 of the 4 Bodyfitness classes. And in the latter division, it was the (Russian) up to 163cm class winner Svetlana Fiskova who was crowned Overall World Champion.
Not hard on the eye, is she?
Svetlana was also the Overall champ at the Arnold Amateur in 2016, and, surprisingly (because she really doesn't look it to me) is 35. As well as her Instagram, she post (often stunning) pics (and words of wisdom) on her VK page on an almost daily basis.
BRITTANY "FLEX" WATTS
A little more contest action, but this time from an IFBB Physique pro. Brittany won her pro card at the Jr USAs in 2016, and made her pro debut last May at the IFBB Orlando Europa, where she finished 6th in a line-up packed with more experienced women.
Check out the trailer for a documentary short following Brittany's prep for that show (and much more I imagine) on Vimeo. Haven't found anywhere where it's available in its entirety without a sign up involving divulging credit card details, so keep your eye out for when it does turn up. Looks like it might give some truly fascinating insights.
Wonder why they call her "Flex"...
She's competed just twice - at the same New England show in 2016 and 2017 - but she's already got 25,000+ Instagram followers, and a legion of female muscle lovin' fans drooling over her girl-next-door looks and the "unique" shape of those bicep peaks.
She says she's a 4'11" ball of muscle. And I believe her.
2018's Paige Sandgren? You heard it here first!
And on the West coast of the USA, 8 inches taller, but with even less contest Physique experience, California's Julia Hunter - although she's already done "major site" photoshoots - is probably the most recent collective "find" we'll feature this week.
She won her debut contest - the NPC Tournament of Champions (a somewhat misleading name, given the standard) - but it's not for her contest shots that the collective has sat up and taken notice but her penchant for making (sometimes very) short but nonetheless attention-grabbing clips of her fine budding Physique bod.
Maybe 2018's Paige Sandgren?!
Five more beauties tomorrow.