Strength Sports

Strength sports are a group of sports that aim to test an athlete's strengths in specific extreme ways; such as by competing for the largest muscles or maximizing the amount of weight that an individual can lift. This sport has its origins in the UK, where only males were the participants. With teams and athletes being introduced to more accessible and higher performing sporting equipment, the popularity of strength sports has grown in every part of the world and now also includes adult females. While these sports may be extreme, humans do variations of these sports to lose weight, rehab from surgery, or to fight the effects of a sedentary job. Some common types of strength sports include activities such as bodybuilding, strongman, weightlifting, powerlifting, and functional fitness.

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Strength Sports

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Abdominal & Thigh Pose
5
3D
Abdominal & Thigh Pose
6’2” | 1.88 m
235-245 lb | 106-111 kg (Contest)
July 30, 1947
Arnold Schwarzenegger
188.000
111.000
1947.00
721000
3D
Arnold Schwarzenegger
5’2” | 1.57 m
129 lb | 59 kg (Contest)
May 1, 1968
Denise Masino
157.000
59.000
1968.00
19000
3D
Denise Masino
5’10.5” | 1.79 m
275 lb | 125 kg (Contest)
April 19, 1962
Dorian Yates
179.000
125.000
1962.00
39000
3D
Dorian Yates
5’9” | 1.75 m
212-240 lb | 96-109 kg (Contest)
August 23, 1965
Flex Wheeler
175.000
109.000
1965.00
21000
3D
Flex Wheeler
5’9” | 1.75 m
185 lb | 84 kg (Contest)
June 28, 1942
Frank Zane
175.000
84.000
1942.00
32000
3D
Frank Zane
Front Double Biceps Pose
55
3D
Front Double Biceps Pose
Front Lat Spread Pose
255
3D
Front Lat Spread Pose
5’5” | 1.65 m
121 lb | 55 kg (Contest)
September 30, 1957
Gladys Portugues
165.000
55.000
1957.00
17000
3D
Gladys Portugues
5’11” | 1.80 m
209 lb | 95 kg (Contest)
December 27, 1969
Joan Marie Laurer
180.000
95.000
1969.00
83400
3D
Joan Marie Laurer
5’8” | 1.73 m
155 lb | 70 kg (Contest)
February 10, 1971
Lisa Marie Varon
173.000
70.000
1971.00
8700
3D
Lisa Marie Varon
Most Muscular Pose
800
3D
Most Muscular Pose
6’2” | 1.88 m
240 lb | 109 kg (Contest)
August 10, 1964
Nicole Bass
188.000
109.000
1964.00
12000
3D
Nicole Bass
5’9” | 1.75 m
240 lb | 109 kg (Contest)
December 18, 1979
Phil Heath
175.000
109.000
1979.00
30000
3D
Phil Heath
5’6.5” | 1.69 m
129 lb | 59 kg (Contest)
June 21, 1955
Rachel McLish
169.000
59.000
1955.00
8300
3D
Rachel McLish
Rear Double Biceps Pose
10
3D
Rear Double Biceps Pose
Rear Lat Spread Pose
90
3D
Rear Lat Spread Pose
5’11” | 1.80 m
287-300 lb | 130-136 kg (Contest)
May 13, 1964
Ronnie Coleman
180.000
136.000
1964.00
102000
3D
Ronnie Coleman
Side Chest Pose
250
3D
Side Chest Pose
Side Triceps Pose
20
3D
Side Triceps Pose
Front Lat Spread Pose

The Front Lat Spread Pose is about showing off your lat width from the backside of your body. Judges look for chest thickness, front arm and forearm size, calf development, shoulder width, and quadriceps mass and separation. It comes after the double bicep pose and is highly identifiable as contestants are standing arms akimbo. The desire is to highlight the latissimus group of muscles stretching from the lower back to your torso sides. To do the front lat spread pose, begin from the floor with the feet separated apart. Tense your thighs by bending your knees. Your thumbs should be on your hip bones and bring your elbows forward to display your lats.

Series of elevation drawings of the Front Lat Spread Pose being performed by multiple bodybuilders
The Front Lat Spread Pose is about showing off your lat width from the backside of your body. Judges look for chest thickness, front arm and forearm size, calf development, shoulder width, and quadriceps mass and separation. It comes after the double bicep pose and is highly identifiable.

Series of elevation drawings of the Front Lat Spread Pose being performed by multiple bodybuilders
Front Lat Spread Pose
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Displays: Lat width, chest thickness, shoulder width, front arm size, quadricep mass, calf development

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Front Lat Spread Pose assorted bodybuilders

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Frank Zane
Group of scaled height illustrations of various bodybuilders compared to Frank Zane

Frank Zane is one of the former American bodybuilders whose physique was the best in bodybuilding history because he meticulously focused on symmetry and proportions. Thus, he was labeled "The Chemist" for his input on aesthetics instead of body mass. Frank is a three-time Mr. Olympia besides also winning a Mr. America and Mr. Universe during his career. Frank is among the few bodybuilders under 200 pounds to win Mr. Olympia granting him acceptance into the Joe Weider Hall of Fame and receiving the Arnold Schwarzenegger Lifetime Achievement Award for his endless contribution to the sport. He has turned up in 25 bodybuilding competitions, becoming first on four occasions.

Frank Zane has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m) and competes in bodybuilding with a contest body weight of 185 lb (84 kg).

Collection of drawings of Frank Zane in various bodybuilding poses measured with overall height
Frank Zane is one of the former American bodybuilders whose physique was the best in bodybuilding history because he meticulously focused on symmetry and proportions. Thus, he was labeled "The Chemist" for his input on aesthetics instead of body mass. Frank is a three-time Mr. Olympia.

Frank Zane has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m) and competes in bodybuilding with a contest body weight of 185 lb (84 kg).

Collection of drawings of Frank Zane in various bodybuilding poses measured with overall height
Frank Zane
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5’9” | 1.75 m
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185 lb | 84 kg (Contest)
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Nickname: The Chemist

Years Active: 1961-1983

Birthday
June 28, 1942

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Frank Zane standing, bodybuilding poses

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Lisa Marie Varon | Victoria
Scaled height comparison drawings of Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) compared to other bodybuilders

Lisa Marie Varon is among several retired American professional bodybuilders, wrestlers, and fitness competitors who gained fame in bodybuilding and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), especially WWE Diva. She was called Victoria in WWE and Tara in Impact Wrestling Knockout. In fitness, she won ESPN2's Fitness America Series in 1997 and took second position in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Professional Fitness Card in New York in 1999. In wrestling, she was a two-time WWE Women's Champion and five-time Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Knockout Champion. She also received the TNA Knockout Tag Team Championship once.

Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) and competes in bodybuilding with a contest body weight of around 155 lb (70 kg).

Set of illustrations of Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) in assorted bodybuilding poses measured with overall height
Lisa Marie Varon is among several retired American professional bodybuilders, wrestlers, and fitness competitors who gained fame in bodybuilding and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), especially WWE Diva. She was called Victoria in WWE and Tara in Impact Wrestling Knockout.

Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) and competes in bodybuilding with a contest body weight of around 155 lb (70 kg).

Set of illustrations of Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) in assorted bodybuilding poses measured with overall height
Lisa Marie Varon | Victoria
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5’8” | 1.73 m
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155 lb | 70 kg (Contest)
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Nickname: Victoria

Years Active: 2000-2019

Birthday
February 10, 1971

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Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria) standing, bodybuilding poses, wrestling moves

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Dorian Yates
Scaled height comparison drawings of Dorian Yates compared to other bodybuilders

Dorian Yates is a former professional English bodybuilder famous for several things. First, for being a top bodybuilder in the 21st century. Second for being a six-time Mr. Olympia winner. Third, for his thick back. Fourth, becoming first in seventeen bodybuilding competitions and second in two contests. Fifth, for being the first "mass monster" bodybuilders combining muscle mass with peak conditioning. He was a great defender of Mike Mentzer's and Arthur Jones' high-intensity training (HIT) style of bodybuilding. He retired because of chronic injuries. Dorian was labeled "The Shadow" for arriving in bodybuilding contests unexpectedly and snatching titles from other bodybuilders.

Dorian Yates has a height of 5’10.5” (1.79 m) and competes in bodybuilding with a contest body weight of 275 lb (125 kg).

Series of elevation drawings of Dorian Yates in multiple bodybuilding poses measured with overall height
Dorian Yates is a former professional English bodybuilder famous for several things. First, for being a top bodybuilder in the 21st century. Second for being a six-time Mr. Olympia winner. Third, for his thick back. Fourth, becoming first in 17 bodybuilding competitions and second in 2 contests.

Dorian Yates has a height of 5’10.5” (1.79 m) and competes in bodybuilding with a contest body weight of 275 lb (125 kg).

Series of elevation drawings of Dorian Yates in multiple bodybuilding poses measured with overall height
Dorian Yates
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5’10.5” | 1.79 m
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275 lb | 125 kg (Contest)
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Nickname: The Shadow
Years Active: 1984–1997

Birthday
April 19, 1962

Drawings include:
Dorian Yates standing, bodybuilding poses

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Side Chest Pose

In a Side Chest Pose, bodybuilders aim to show off their chest size and thickness from right or left. Bodybuilders choose to show off a side that would give them more points, but the best practice is to turn your body on either side so that judges get an excellent view. Aim also to display your shoulder, forearm size, arm, thigh separation, and calf development. The side chest pose is one that involves lots of skills to grasp. To succeed, you must learn how to stand on your toes, straighten your back leg, bend your front leg, expel air out of your lungs, and even expand your rib cage.

Collection of drawings of the Side Chest Pose performed by various bodybuilders
In a Side Chest Pose, bodybuilders aim to show off their chest size and thickness from right or left. Bodybuilders choose to show off a side that would give them more points, but the best practice is to turn your body on either side so that judges get an excellent view.

Collection of drawings of the Side Chest Pose performed by various bodybuilders
Side Chest Pose
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Displays: Chest size and thickness, shoulder size, arm size, forearm size, thigh separation, calf development

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Side Chest Pose assorted bodybuilders

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