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Joan Lauth 'the best biceps in the history of female bodybuilding' poised to compete again!

May 23
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Bodybuilder Joan Lauth, a woman regularly acknowledged to have built the greatest biceps in the history of female bodybuilding, is poised to make a stage comeback!

In an exclusive interview for realfemalebodybuilding.com the 48-year-old grandmother, who last competed at the Women's Strength Extravaganza in the late 90s, said she was  hoping to compete again.

Joan, of Riverwoods, Illinois, was a pioneer in the sport of female bodybuilding.

Amazingly she attended the same Deerfield High School which also boasted six-time Ms Olympia Cory Everson and her bodybuilding sister two-time Ms National Fitness champ Cameo Knuer!

Now, after almost two decades since her last show, she is seriously considering slipping on her posing bikini and taking to the stage again.

She said: “I competed six or seven times in bodybuilding but got injured just before I was due to go to the Nationals.

“I have spent the last 30 years training other people and I got a little burned out. Maybe it's time for a little Joan time.

“I am seriously thinking about competing in a Masters show, for me.

“I'm smaller now so not sure whether I will do the bodybuilding, physique or fitness category – I guess we'll see!”

Joan competed seven times in the 90s and became known for her incredible 'split-peak' biceps which have rarely been surpassed in the sport.

The mom-of-one, who recently became a grandmother, said: “I was told I had the best bi's in bodybuilding and the magazines always wanted bicep flexing shots. At their biggest I think they were 17 inches but my split peak is is genetic.”

(Pics courtesy Joan Lauth)

Joan Lauth also competed as a powerlifter and won many contests with her bench press of 235lbs.

She switched to bodybuilding but was determined to keep her physique 'muscular but feminine'.

She said: “It matters that you stay feminine and look your best - sad maybe, but important!

“Some people thought I went too far but I always looked female! I think maybe it gets too far when you start wondering if they are men or women -  it kinda defeats the whole point. That's why they call it FEMALE BODYBUILDING!  It isn't transexual Bodybuilding 

is it?”

Joan is a lifelong bodybuilder who continues to train hard and as a result she still looks incredible.

She has beautiful feminine lines, an amazing mid-section, and still packs a pair of hugely impressive guns.

She said: “I don't know what my favorite part is right now I have really good abs and shoulders so maybe I will focus on those.”

Whatever Joan decides we at realfemalebodybuilding.com raise our hats to a true pioneer of the sport of female bodybuilding.

We'd love to see her back on stage though!

 

 

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