Bodybuilding is a popular training style that is trained by both men and women. To be a bodybuilder means to increase muscle mass. For anyone looking to gain muscle, bodybuilding is the perfect training style to meet your goals. It can be hard finding the right training program for women. The fitness industry is still very male dominate. Even when looking at professional bodybuilders most people don't consider women bodybuilding.

There are lots of popular women bodybuilders that are professionals in the sport. It's also a great way to train for any woman looking to increase muscle mass. Bodybuilding has so many other benefits as well. You’ll love the training style. We’ll talk about the benefits of bodybuilding as well as some of the popular women's bodybuilders. Looking at women bodybuilders can provide the motivation and guidance you need for your own goals.

There are lots of female bodybuilders to look up to.
There are lots of female bodybuilders to look up to. Source: Alora Griffiths, Unsplash
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Benefits of Bodybuilding

There are so many great benefits to bodybuilding. There are good reasons why it’s one of the most popular training methods across gyms in Canada. Bodybuilding focuses on hypertrophy training which means your focus is on building muscle. All bodybuilding programs are based around hypertrophy. It's known as the best way to grow muscle. Most simply described, by lifting weights you're breaking down muscle fibres, then when your body rebuilds those muscle fibres they come back stronger and bigger.

It’s important to note for anyone training in bodybuilding is it's not about the weight. Lifting heavyweights in the gym feels great but it's not the purpose of bodybuilding. Performing the exercise properly for extended repetitions is more beneficial. You’ll still gain strength by following a bodybuilding program but it would be better to follow a strength training program. You will have better results. 

Here are some of our favourites benefits for bodybuilding. 

Safety - Bodybuilding is generally very safe. It’s good for everyone training in the gym even beginners. Most exercises will be easy and quick to understand, especially since weights aren't the primary focus you're unlikely to get hurt from lifting something too heavy. 

Confidence - Seeing your body change like losing weight, increasing muscle mass and getting stronger will increase your confidence. These changes happen from being inside of the gym but you’ll improve your confidence and even self-esteem outside of the gym. 

Build Muscle - Your primary goal for following a bodybuilding-style program is building muscle. It’ll feel great to reach your physique goals. Knowing you put in the work and did this for yourself is a good feeling. 

These 3 benefits are just small amounts of benefits you can start to receive by following a bodybuilding-style training program. Any good training session needs to be matched by good nutrition. You need to be eating right and enough to actively see muscle growth. Be sure to check out resources on nutrition so you can actively see results in the gym. 

Bodybuilding is one the most popular training programs.
Bodybuilding is one of the most popular training programs. Source: Sub Makaroglu, Pexels

Female bodybuilders often go underlooked when compared to men bodybuilders, but the truth is they have to put in the same level of the commit as the men. They deserve the same level of respect. Female bodybuilders actually have a harder time staying lean, putting on muscle and they have to deal with more restrictions in the professional scene. Looking up to female bodybuilders can be the perfect way to stay motivated with training or could be the reason you get started. Here are some of the popular female bodybuilders.

Dana Lynn Bailey - She is a popular name in the bodybuilding world. Although she is retired from bodybuilder Dana has had a very successful career on stage during her competition days. She’s the perfect person to follow if you looking for inspiration or even a female role model. She understands the reality of becoming a female bodybuilder. She loves training but also loves helping people reach their own fitness goals. 

Marianna Komlos - She was one of the top names in female bodybuilding in Canada. Marianna started in 1993 and had won multiple championships in her sport. She, unfortunately, died in 2004 due to cancer. She still holds the record for being on the list of the top 10 female bodybuilders. Marianna was the inspiration for women looking into getting into bodybuilding. 

Iris Kyle - She is one of the most successful female bodybuilders in the world. Iris has 10 Ms. Olympia wins and 7 Ms. international wins. Iris started bodybuilding in 1994. She took an interest in training and continued to grow her knowledge of the sport. She won her first competition and 1994 and earned her IFBB pro card by the age of 23. She continues to be an icon in the sport and is one of the most popular female bodybuilders of her time. 

Lenda Murray - She is an 8-time winner of the Ms. Olympia title and was a top competitor in various competitors throughout her career. In 1985 she first started bodybuilding and eventually turned pro in 1989. She had continued success in the sport and was featured many times by the media during her career. Although Murray isn't competing anymore she still has a following where she shares inspiration and is still around the sport. 

Bodybuilding takes hard work and commitment to become the best.
Bodybuilding takes hard work and commitment to become the best. Source: Charlotte Karlsen,Unsplash.

Hiring a Personal Training For Bodybuilding in Canada

Looking up to these inspiring women can make you want to get off the couch and start lifting. These women have put in an incredible amount of determination, hard work and commitment to get to the level they're at in bodybuilding. It takes time, knowledge and a lot of experience to become the best. Starting in the gym for yourself, it may be beneficial to hire a personal trainer.

Personal trainers have the knowledge and experience to help you get started in bodybuilding. If you don't know where to start or even how to start your personal trainer will give you the tools to succeed. It’s not uncommon for professional bodybuilders to have a coach. Having a personal trainer can help push you to the top. 

Superprof has 100s of personal trainers in Canada that are ready to work for you. They have the experience and knowledge to teach you everything you need to know. You’ll be able to start bodybuilding right by having a personal trainer. Superprof also offers sessions online and in-person giving you the freedom and flexibility to learn when you want to learn.

Step into Bodybuilding 

Hopefully, this article has given you the motivation to inspiration to start bodybuilding. Following any of the popular female bodybuilders can help you with your training. You just need to make that first step and start training. You can always work with a trainer if you don't know where to start. 

Professional female bodybuilders have put in years of dedication and hard work to get to the level they are at. It can be overwhelming as a beginner wanting to step on stage, but you just have to take it one day at a time. Looking up to female bodybuilders can be a good way to keep you motivated and staying on task. You could be the next one on this list of female popular bodybuilders.

This article is just the beginning when looking for inspiration on bodybuilding. We have covered numerous articles that can help you find the motivation for your own training. Check out any of these articles below to get started.

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