Competition Weight: 158 lb
Off-Season Weight: 170 lb
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In spite of the changes in female bodybuilding and physique sports over the years, the aesthetic appeal of naturally built female muscle has not changed in any way- we jut are not presented with it as much as we were in the times when female competitors were part of popular American culture. The lack of visible, strong women who are not the product of a pharmaceutical cocktail does women a true disservice as do the advertising that tries to promote aerobic exercise as being more apt for women, when the only way they can possibly achieve the toned and sculpted physique that they seek is through serious weight training. So ladies, if you really want to get into great shape- step away from the classes and the treadmills and start lifting- you’ll like what you see!
For several years in the mid-1980s, NBC broadcast coverage of the Ms. Olympia contest on their Sportsworld program. The taped footage was telecast months after the contest, and was usually used as secondary material to fill out programs featuring events such as boxing. Typically, the broadcasts included only the top several women. Nevertheless, Rachel McLish and some of her leading competitors were receiving national TV coverage. McLish authored two New York Times best-selling books - "Flex Appeal" (1984) and "Perfect Parts" (1987) – and was also starring in action films. The popularity was growing and women were being empowered and inspired to train. In 1983, the top prize money for the women bodybuilding was $50,000, equal to that of male bodybuilding.