Sometimes in female bodybuilding you have to admire the sheer muscularity of a competitor, sometimes it's her crazy conditioning, and sometimes it's just the jaw-dropping beauty of a female physique taken to the limit.
Vicki Nixon is 53 but has the perfectly honed and beautifully muscular body which makes her the envy of women half her age - the rewards of 28 YEARS of pumping iron.
Female bodybuilder Kashma Maharaj is 170 pounds of fabulous female muscle, and she turns heads wherever she goes. All the more incredible then that she once thought 'I could never have a bodybuilder's body'.
Female bodybuilder Ashanta Flores has a word of advice for women who get for building muscle - 'don't worry about the haters!'
Some women start bodybuilding to get back into their bikini, others for the challenge of flexing onstage, but Jackie Hague's biggest buzz from her three years serious lifting is her kids being proud of her!
Female bodybuilder Lynn Rogers Reif, who has been training with bodybuilding superstar Monique Jones, flexed her way to victory at the 2013 Charlotte Cup.
Female bodybuilder Shira Rubin-Handley is a woman of her word. She promised to bring home the physique category trophy from this weekend's NBPFA Atlantic open bodybuilding show in New Brunswick, and she has done exactly that.