How to Get Started in Female Bodybuilding

While competitive bodybuilding has been around since the early 1900s women have only recently jumped onto the stage. Competitive female bodybuilding started in the 1970s and has maintained a high level of popularity. In addition to traditional bodybuilding competitions, fitness and figure competitions have been added for women who enjoy fitness and competition but do not want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger.


1. Get in shape. If you haven’t been working out and building muscle, your first step is to get started on a program. You can create a fitness and nutrition program yourself. There are many training guides and programs found online, books are also available and speak directly to the female physique. If you’re not sure where to start, consider hiring a personal trainer who specializes in bodybuilding to help you create a program.