Saturday, March 11, 2017

Gail Kim - Female Fitness

Some female wrestlers these days look a lot like fitness models.
And some ladies train like fitness stars.
One of those ladies is Gail Kim.
Gail (in case you didn't know) is a Canadian born pro wrestler of Korean descent.
Even if the matches in pro wrestling are scripted, you have to be in phenomenal physical shape or somebody is gonna get hurt badly in the ring.
Gail started out wrestling for Indy Canadian promotions and was signed by the WWE in 2002.
She left the WWE in 2004 and went to TNA in 2005.
Then she left TNA in 2007 and went back to the WWE in 2008.
THEN she left the WWE again...and went back to TNA!
She has held both the TNA Women's Knockout Championship and the WWE Women's Championship.
Gail also appeared in an issue of Flex Magazine.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lisa Lyon - Bodybuilding Beauties

Although Rachel McLish is usually considered the first woman to bring female bodybuilding into the main stream....there is another.
Lisa Lyon was born in Los Angeles, California on September 30th, 1954.
She won the first IFBB Women’s World Pro Bodybuilding Championship in Los Angeles on June 16th, 1979 and immediately quit competing.

That was one year before Rachel won the first Ms. Olympia.
Lisa didn't compete, but she promoted bodybuilding for women on TV talk shows and in print.
She was photographed by some of the most famous photographers of the time and was the subject of Robert Mapplethorpe's 1983 book Lady: Lisa Lyon.

Lisa also published her own book, Lisa Lyon’s Body Magic.
At her peak, Lisa was five foot four, 120 pounds and measured 37-24-35.
She could dead-lift 225 pounds, bench-press 120 pounds, and squat 265 pounds.

Little known fact: Frank Miller based the body design for the Marvel Comics character Elektra on Lisa.

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