Monday, March 18, 2019

Tragic Murder of Emeri Connery

Emeri Connery
AthensNews: Fitness Model Emeri Connery died while in a pickup truck with her police officer cousin near the southwest Virginia town where he worked earlier this month, and authorities are alleging that she was shot and killed by that man in an apparent murder-suicide.

Emeri Connery
Emeri A. Connery, 26, was a 2011 graduate of Eastern High School in Reedsville, Meigs County, who built up a significant following on social media as a fitness model, and most recently lived in Columbus. Connery grew up in Coolville and lived there through high school, her triplet brother Kyle Connery said in a brief interview Friday.

“Emeri was my triplet sister,” he wrote in a Facebook post memorializing Emeri and her cousin. “She was the most amazing, beautiful, badass, and inspiring woman I’ll ever know. Klint and I love you and can’t wait to see you again. You’ll forever be a part of us.”

Connery’s cousin, Bailey S. Smith, 21, of Duffield, Virginia, allegedly shot and killed himself while in the pickup truck with Connery. Smith served as a police officer for Big Stone Gap, Virginia. That community is located near the Tennessee border roughly three miles from where law enforcement authorities found the car (on U.S. Rt. 23 in Lee County, Virginia).

The Virginia State Police are investigating the Sunday, March 10, incident leading to Connery’s death as a “murder-suicide,” according to a release issued by that agency last week, after police found a 2015 GMC pickup truck that had run off the left side of the highway into the median.

“Investigators have confirmed that the shootings occurred within the vehicle and, at this stage, are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide,” the release reads. “A firearm was recovered from inside the vehicle. There is no evidence to indicate another vehicle or individual was involved in the shootings.” Read more

Emeri Connery
Emeri Connery, middle, is seen posing at the gym in this picture with her triplet brothers Kyler Connery, left, and Klint Connery, right. Photo provided by Kyle Connery. Kyle said this was the last photo he took with her.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Iryna Ivanova breast expansion
Red Sling with Iryna Ivanova. An Area Orion breast expansion morph.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Who's the Best: CrossFit, Bodybuilding, Weightlifting And Powerlifting

Brooke Ence, Dana Linn Bailey, Mattie Rogers and Maddy Forberg battle in Brute Strength series - FITNESSVOLT

Brute Strength
Brute Strength launched a male athlete face-off last year and because it was received really well, these elite female athletes will get their chance to show each other who’s boss. Each competitor is accomplished in their respective sport and it should be a great test for all four of them.

The first episode was an introduction showcasing each competitor

Here’s a brief summary of each athlete:
Brooke Ence is a CrossFit athlete.
Dana Linn Bailey is the 2013 Ms. Olympia winner.
Mattie Rogers is a weightlifting championship medalist who holds U.S. record in the snatch, clean & Jerk and total.
Maddy Forberg is a National level Powerlifter.

The athletes will compete in four events and each competitor will have an opportunity to shine in their specialty. But, four additional events will level the playing field to show which elite female competitor is the most well-rounded.

The specialty events are the max clean (Weightlifter), max deadlift (Powerlifter), posedown (Bodybuilder), and CrossFit workout (CrossFit athlete). Then, the four additional events will challenge each athlete on a level playing field.

Watch the first episode here:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

90 Day Fiancé's Anfisa Nava Pursues Bodybuilding while Husband is in Prison

Anfisa Nava
PEOPLE: Anfisa Nava has completely transformed her body.

The 90 Day Fiancé alum, who appeared on season 4 of the TLC docu-series, recently revealed that she’s committing herself to her fitness as her husband spends the next two and a half years in prison — and the hard work is certainly paying off.

Anfisa shared before-and-after photos of herself on Instagram to show off the impressive results.

Anfisa NavaIn December, Anfisa addressed her husband Jorge Nava’s sentencing for the first time, admitting that it’s “been very hard” on her. “It has been very hard on me because Jorge and I are not just husband and wife but we are truly best friends,” she wrote. “We used to share everything with each other and since we aren’t together physically now and only get to talk to each other once a day it feels like a big part of me was taken away.”

Anfisa said deciding to speak out about the emotional toll of his imprisonment was a difficult decision, as she’s not used to showing her softer side to the public.
“I don’t like to show my emotions to the public, especially if I believe that it will make me look weak and pathetic. It’s just the way I am — I’d rather be thought of as a ‘cold-hearted bitch than a ‘crybaby,’ ” she explained.

But now that she’s being forced to adjust to life on her own, Anfisa has turned her passion for exercise into a stress-reliever.

“To fill the void that I felt after Jorge was sentenced and I was left on my own I decided to try to stay busy and do what I enjoy the most and it was working out,” she wrote. “And ONE DAY I want to take it on a higher level and compete in NPC bikini division.”

The Sudden Demise Of Ms. Olympia Competition In Women’s Bodybuilding

The era of overly muscular female bodybuilders is over!
FitnessVolt:  If you’re unfamiliar with the amount of muscularity many elite female bodybuilders possessed back in the 80s and 90s; then allow us to take you back in time. It all started when female bodybuilders like Lenda Murray (8x Ms. Olympia) and Bev Francis (2x Ms. Olympia Runner-up) appeared on the scene.

These women really took the female physique to new levels and would be impressive even by today’s standards. But the problem is… the standards of muscular development were lowered in 2015 and there was no more Ms. Olympia.

Before the 80s there was no such thing as a female bodybuilder who looked freakishly muscular until these two women took to the stage. However, there is one thing which really separates female bodybuilders in the 80s/90s to the more modern competitors.

Drugs Changed Everything 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Inside the life of female bodybuilder Jessie Hilgenberg

Team 12's Caribe Devine goes inside the life of Phoenix female bodybuilder Jessie Hilgenberg in recurring 12 News series, "Driven."

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Booty Builders

Natasha Aughey booty
Is “leg day every day” the future of Female Muscle? With the decline of the traditional female bodybuilder, more and more of the current muscle scene is focused on women’s legs and ass. It makes sense since a strong upper body is considered masculine while “child-bearing hips” with a big badonk-a-donk are symbols of femininity.

I’ve used Natasha Aughey to illustrate my point, but you can easily insert Bakhar Nabieva, Suelen Bisolati, Gal Yates or hundreds more. While I wish massive female muscle was accepted, I love these modern “Booty Builders”.

Who knows, maybe this is a vision of things to come. Sample581MA0219. An Area Orion female muscle-ish morph.

Thursday, January 31, 2019


I don't typically jump on social media fads, but this is one I can certainly get behind. Here a few of the many wonderful female muscle transformations posted in Instagram in the past few weeks.
Noelle Rockwell
Noelle Rockwell

Silvia Kovacsova
Silvia Kovacsova
Rita Bello
Rita Bello
Maria Garcia
Maria Garcia
Heather Munson
Heather Munson

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

FLEX - An "Experimental Dance Party" With Female Bodybuilders

Late for Work's Ammy Juliet Garcia (left)
Miami New Times: Sometimes you reach a point where you're pretty convinced you've seen it all. But in Miami, we're always looking for new ways to reinvent the party wheel. Rather than become jaded by the same old nightlife offerings week after week, creative collective Late for Work came together this past October with one mission: to create unique experiences.

Rita Bello
Rita Bello
Composed of Ramhofer and Ammy Juliet Garcia, Late for Work has launched a series of "experimental dance parties" across the city. "I've always had a thing for contortionists," Garcia says. The idea for Flex, a new dance party every third Thursday at Las Rosas, was born out of her love for the sort of hyperflexible, spandex-clad performance artists typically associated with the circus. It's extreme, physical, dramatic spectacle. These performers can sometimes be found twisting around giant metal hoops at SoBe clubs. At Flex, Garcia and Ramhofer offer a variation on the theme: female bodybuilders.

"There’s this one lady at the YouFit [gym] on 79th [Street]," Garcia says of Rita Bello, Flex's inaugural performer. "She's superbuilt, so she's kinda the inspiration behind it." At the first Flex party last month, Bello accompanied a lineup of DJs and live performers by posing live — showing off her physique in competition wear. She also judged a flexing competition in which party guests attempted to mimic some of Bello's classic and most challenging poses.

The second iteration of the monthly event, Late for Work will present two new female bodybuilders. But the idea for Flex isn't limited to bodybuilding. The party plans to expand to contortionists in the future — "anything out of the ordinary within the theme of flexing," Garcia says.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Party of Five

Jennifer Love Hewitt muscle morph
This project was started in 2010, but due to certain circumstances, it was shelved in the Area Orion vault.  9 years later I could care less! I brought it out and reworked it as a “celebrity muscle morph” with the lovely Jennifer Love Hewitt, who is almost a twin to the original model.

Art, even female muscle morphs, shouldn’t stay hidden.

Sample580LA0119. An Area Orion female muscle morph.
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