When our incredible athlete of the month Keli Watkins took to the 2013 NPC US Nationals stage earlier this year - showcasing her superbly balanced, hugely muscular and jaw-droppingly conditioned physique - it was simply the latest chapter in her 10 year bodybuilding journey.
Megan Abshire is one of the world's most muscular female bodybuilders – weighing in at 188lbs, with 18 inch biceps, 44inch chest and 27 inch quads.
Sue Kennedy knows more than most women what it takes to be a female bodybuilder – she has been pumping iron for a quarter of a century.
Female bodybuilder Kashma Maharaj has some of the most dramatic before / after photos in the history of female bodybuilding.
Cast iron discipline is a given in womens bodybuilding. But even by the hardcore standards of female muscle sport Melanie Wiggins possesses a dedication lesser bodybuilders can only dream of.
Huge, ripped and rock hard, Christal Cornick is one of the very best female bodybuilders in the UK.
She's Thailand's biggest and most muscular female bodybuilder - and she just wants to get bigger!
Fabulously huge female bodybuilder Tamara Makar is pure, uncompromising female muscle.