Knight was suspended from IFBB competition through the end ofand was forced to return her prize money from the Ms. Retrieved February 11, Olympia for the second time in I just do the best I can each day. According to Dan Duchaineauthor of the book Underground Steroid Handbook and worked with countless world-class female bodybuilders, and Greg Zulak, listed the following performance-enhancing drugs that female bodybuilders may use:. NYU Press. Most people are very kind and compliment my physique and respect the hard work that goes into it.
As the sport grew, the competitors' level of training gradually increased as did the use of anabolic steroids most of the competitors in the earliest shows had very little weight training experience or steroid usageand the sport slowly evolved towards more muscular physiques.
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The Ms. Four years of very diligent and consistent training and diet. International as a Ms. Kyle became only the second woman to win both the Ms. The early s signified a transition from the fashionably thin "twiggy" body to one carrying slightly more muscle mass. Olympia, along with increasing drug abuse and androgenic side effects, the IFBB made an attempt to "feminize" the sport.