November 13, 2014
8 Women and Their Shocking Steroid Transformations
The world of female body building is filled with strict exercise regimes, diet plans, and dietary supplements. Sometimes body builders turn to chemicals and steroids to boost their performance. Take a look at these shocking steroid body transformations.
Candice Armstrong, former bartender, suffers from body dysmorphia. She joined a gym to improve her physique and exercised excessively. Someone at her gym suggested steroids and she developed an addiction to Trenbolone, a common steroid.
The steroids that Candice became addicted to had significant effects on her body. She developed many typically male characteristics, including facial hair and acne. But perhaps the most extreme change was in her genitals; Candice’s clitoris grew into a one-inch penis.
Heidi Krieger was an East German shot put champion. Her coaches gave her steroids to boost her performance but did not fully disclose the chemical contents of the drugs. Heidi Krieger claims she was so masculinized by the drugs that she chose to become a man. She became Andreas Krieger after undergoing a sex-change operation.
Heidi was one of hundreds of young athletes who were given steroids by the government in order to dominate the Olympic games in the 1970s. The government told the athletes the pills were natural supplements. This raised suspicions among the International Olympic Committee and led to the first drug testing programs for all Olympic athletes.
Denise Rutkowski took second place in Mrs. Olympia, an international body building contest, in 1993. The continuous use of steroids over many years has taken its toll on Rutkowski.
Denise returned to her home state of Texas to study the Bible. Later she traveled the country to spread the gospel. Throughout her travels, Denise turned to other illicit drugs and was arrested in 2012 for evading arrest.
Joanna Clare Thomas
Joanna Clare Thomas was an up and coming body building sensation. She began training at 14 years old and 107 pounds. In two years, she had gained 91 pounds. At 21 she became the youngest woman to win her International Federation of Body Building pro card.
Joanna Clare Thomas
The documentary “Supersize She” was released in 2005 and told Joanna’s story. The documentary focuses on the grueling and painful training program Joanna followed to qualify for Miss Olympia. The training programs include the use of steroids to boost physique and muscle mass.
Slovenian body builder Brigita Brezovac always dreamed of competing in the fitness category, not being a body builder. The International Federation of Body Builders told her that her physique was too large and would be better suited as a body builder.
Since committing to be a body builder, Brigita’s body has seen major transformations. She won the 2010 IFBB Tampa Pro and the 2010 Europa Battle of Champions. She has also placed in the top 10 at the Miss Olympia competiton.
Mimi D’Attomo took her body building training to an obsessive level. In her frantic desire to win, she began taking chemical cocktails of steroids and diuretics. She has stated that it is common for female body builders to mix insulin, diuretics, human growth hormones and beta blockers.
D’Attomo recognized the harmful effects of the drugs and stopped using steroids while the results were still reversible. Her recovery was not easy or quick. She suffered depression and experienced weight gain over the course of the 3 year recovery.
This Romanian-born professional bodybuilder ranks as one of the best in the IFBB ranking. She has placed in the top 6 in almost every IFBB professional bodybuilding competition she has competed in. Popa also competed in Ms. Olympia in 2013 and 2014, finishing second. Impressive.
Swedish body builder Monica Mollica transformed her body from lean to muscular. Along the way, she developed a strong knowledge of body transformation, dieting, and supplements. She combined all of her knowledge and experience to create her own diet and body transformation counseling.