Bodybuilding

VICE Long Reads

Inside the Lucrative World of Female Muscle Worship

Male "schmoes" provide a livelihood for the muscular women they worship who are now too big to compete in most bodybuilding championships.
Lucas Oakeley
8.8.18
LGBTQ

Meet the Trans Body Builder Training for Male Fitness Competitions

Aryan Pasha always knew he was a boy, but it took some people a little longer to acknowledge it. Now, the bodybuilder plans to open a gym franchise.
Yashraj Sharma
7.11.18
Art

How Artist Kennedy Yanko Went from Bodybuilding to Metalworking

She's one of the coolest young artists conquering New York. Here's why you need to know her name.
Antwaun Sargent
3.8.18
Swole

Juiced Up: Swole Ep. 3

Over the better part of this century, bodybuilders have increased the natural performance of their bodies by using artificial substances.
VICE Sport
6.14.17
Swole

The Last of the Iron Sisters: Swole Ep. 2

In episode 2 of Swole, we follow pro-bodybuilder Helle Trevino as she prepares for this competition and talk to 8-time Ms. Olympia Lenda Murray and the founders of Wings of Strength about how they're pushing to keep the sport alive.
VICE Sports
6.7.17
Phys Ed

This Tiny Woman is One of the World's Strongest Humans

Technically, she's 137 percent stronger than The Mountain.
Michael Easter
5.24.17
Phys Ed

‘Bigorexia’ Is Plaguing the Bodybuilding Community

There's a thin line between fitness and obsession.
Jessie Gill
4.28.17
Hard Bodies

Bodybuilders Sell Supplements, and Themselves, Through Social Media

No longer bound by traditional distribution channels, the bodybuilders and physique athletes on display at this year’s Arnold Classic Fitness Expo were a testament to the power of YouTube and Instagram.
Oliver Lee Bateman
3.9.17
Eat This

How to Get Ripped on a Vegan Diet

There are principles at stake that are higher than your choice of eating meat or not.
Nick English
1.13.17
Health

Google Users Can’t Stop Searching for the Ketogenic Diet

Recently released Google search data suggests we’re about to start hearing a lot more about ketogenic diets, but do they actually work?
Oliver Lee Bateman
1.4.17
Health

Melanotan II Gives Us What We Always Wanted: Dark Tans and Powerful Erections

For years, an injectable substance called Melanotan II has offered users the tantalizing promise of sun-free tans and improved sexual stamina. Is it worth the risk?
Oliver Lee Bateman
12.19.16
Sports

How Selfies and Social Media Changed Bodybuilding

We are a long way from 'Pumping Iron.'
Victoria Chan
12.5.16
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