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
Sports

How Selfies and Social Media Changed Bodybuilding

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

These CGI Hunks Are Just Bags of Male Tears

Drag them, Croatian digital artist Marta Strazicic, drag them.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
9.30.16
Health

Your Sculpted Pecs Are Worthless

An investigation into the disappointing reality behind the "facade bod."
Richard Morgan
5.17.16
Art

Self-Sculpture: Is Bodybuilding an Art?

JJ PEET and Priyaanka Khatri discuss the intrinsic relationship between sculpture and bodybuilding.
Matthew Sedacca
10.19.15
Sports

Inside the World of French Natural Bodybuilding

Photos from the French National Championship bodybuilding final in Lormont.
Baptiste Glorion and Alexis Pazoumian
8.11.15
Photo

Fourth of July at Muscle Beach

The iconic bodybuilding competition on Venice Beach was full of rippling muscles, tanning lotion, and glittering gold prizes.
Michelle Groskopf
7.6.15
Film

In Praise of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Aging Badass

At 68 years old, the Austrian Oak finally looks mortal. But while he's lost some of his strength, he's found his acting chops.
Mike Rampton
6.10.15
Photo

Australia’s Gold Coast in the Sexy, Sexist 70s

Graham Burstow visited the Gold Coast every summer during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. His photos show us how the place has evolved.
Graham Burstow
5.4.15
Stuff

We Spoke to Protein World About Its Highly Controversial 'Beach Body Ready' Ad

A poster of an apparently semi-conscious woman in a bikini has outraged some Britons, but the company seems unconcerned about the protests.
Nell Frizzell
4.28.15
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