Number 1: Renee Campbell
When Renee won her first title, she was only training for four years. She placed first in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship. This just goes to show that Renee has a natural talent for building muscles. Not only does Renee tote her two children around all day, she can also bench 330 pounds. She has also been featured in a variety of fitness magazines. She is giving many of the women in the sport a run for their money.
Number 2: Debi Lazewski
Debi is living proof that you are never too old to do anything. When she was 45 years old, she ranked third best female bodybuilder in the world in professional bodybuilding. Her success is likely due to her intense training regimen that has helped her build an outrageous amount of muscle and strength. Her workout sessions have made it possible for her to curl an 85-pound child. According to several bodybuilding analysts, she still hasn’t reached her peak as a competitor. Who knows what we will see from Debi in the future.
Number 3: Virginia Sanchez
Virginia Sanchez is not only a bodybuilder, she is also a personal trainer. Hailing from Madrid, she has been working out since she was 17 years old. She won her first competition when she was only 19 years old. Today, she is in her 40’s, and she has 17.5-inch biceps and 27-inch quads. This is very impressive. What is more impressive is that she is only 5’3″. The fact that she can carry around this much muscle on such a tiny frame is pretty much amazing.
Number 4: Alina Popa
Alina Popa has been working out for over 15 years. According to Alina, part of the reason for her colossal physique is due to lifting extremely heavy weights at least 5 days a week. She weighs just 160 pounds, and she can squat almost 400 pounds. That is almost 4 times her weight and it is the same thing as squatting two grown men. Also, there are many grown men who cannot squat at least a quarter of this weight. Alina Popa is very impressive and shows it each time she competes.
Number 5: Iris Kyle
Of all the bodybuilders in history, Iris Kyle is the most successful. She has won 10 Olympia titles. Her stats are the best around, even compared to those in the men’s professional league. Her shocking muscle definition and symmetry have been helping her win contests since 1994. After Iris won her 10th Olympia championship, she announced her retirement. Today, she still remains an icon and an ambassador for the sport. She is also a role model for women who are just starting out in bodybuilding.
Number 6: Yaxeni Oriquen
Yaxeni Oriquen started out as a super skinny Venezuelan fashion model in her teens and early twenties. When the novelty of fashion modeling wore off, she became a beautiful woman with colossal muscles. Today, she is 48 years old and has one of the most amazing physiques in female bodybuilding today. She has been earning achievements in bodybuilding for two decades. Currently, she is ranked the second on the women’s pro ranking list. Her physique and her muscles say it all.
Number 7: Brigita Brezovac
Brigita Brezovac has been competing in bodybuilding events since 2001. She is so built and muscular, that during a 2004 competition, she was turned away from a Fitness Class Category during a competition because the judges argued that she was too muscular to compete. After that day, she spent most of her time lifting weights so that she could dominate the Female Bodybuilding League. This is exactly what she did until she retired in 2013. Her hard work definitely paid off, and she was ranked the 5th best female bodybuilder by the professional league.
Number 8: Lisa Giesbrecht
Lisa Giesbrecht is a mother of two and a rising competitor. She can curl 190 pounds so easily that you would think that she was curling la can of soup. Unlike most competitors in this sport, Lisa didn’t start at an early age. She was actually a late bloomer. She didn’t start lifting weights and dedicating her time to a total body transformation until she was in her 30’s. Late bloomer or not, she still stand out above most in the sport.
Number 9: Kristy Hawkins
Kristy Hawkins is a very beautiful woman and proves that big things come in very small packages. She has 140 pounds of rock hard muscle, which she carries around on her 5’4″ frame. It is impossible not to stare at her. The countless hours that she has spent in the gym has made it possible for her to squat 400 pounds. That is the equivalent of her squatting Shaquille O’Neal! It takes a lot of time and dedication to get a physique like this.
Number 10: Natalia Trukhina
This woman is one of the most extreme female bodybuilders in the world. At only 23 years old, Natalia Trukhina is one of the most muscular women in the world. She is 5’5″ and is carrying 200 pounds of immense muscle. When she walks in the gym with her 18-inch biceps, she makes most of the men look bad. She has more than muscles, she has the strength to back it up. She recently set a new world record by bench pressing 375 pounds. That is the same weight as one of the heaviest linebackers in the NFL. Natalia is a force to be reckoned with.