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August 9, 2012

What is your immediate reaction when you are asked to visualise a female body builder?

‘Gross’, ‘masculine’, ‘repulsive’ and ‘unhealthy’ are words that spring into some people’s minds.

Not surprisingly, however, this is not how the competitors wish to be viewed. They are tired of the negativity and confusion and want to be taken seriously as athletes.

LAURA INCOGNITO hits the gym to find out more about the increasingly popular world of weights …

(right click to listen to audio)

Photo: Callum Denness

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