Skip to comments.Who says a nice Jewish girl can't be a bodybuilder?
Posted on 12/16/2010 9:16:43 AM PST by Nachum
If you imagined the typical Jewish physique, bodybuilder is probably not what would come to mind. In pop culture, Jews are skinny and bespectacled like Woody Allen, or chubby and unshaven like Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill. Sometimes the rare tough and rugged Israeli shows up, fighting terror and being macho. But big, buff and tan thats something you rarely see. So how did a nice Jewish girl end up becoming a champion in the sport of hulking supermen like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman?
In Erin Sterns case, it all started with three centimeters.
Three centimeters is not a long distance to travel. Its barely more than an inch. Take one footstep and youd blow right by it. But for Stern, the three centimeters she couldnt travel changed her life forever.
A Junior All-American at the University of Florida, Stern had been competing in events like the pentathlon and heptathlon since high school. Her high-jump numbers were good enough that she set her sights on the Beijing Olympics. All that stood between her and the team trials were a few short centimeters. She kicked her training into overdrive, and her numbers improved, but she was falling just shy of what she needed.
Im a little short for a high-jumper, says the statuesque 5-foot-8 Stern, chuckling. I gave it my all, but I couldnt make the last three centimeters.
Dejected, Stern was forced to give up on Olympic high jumping.
I was extremely bummed, she said.
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
At the Jewish Journal with the.. ahem, slide show
So totally not guilty...
100% Kosher, in my book.
Very nice looking young lady. I don’t like the wimmin body builders that try to look like men. At least this one is maintaining a sense of femininity.
Man, with a look like that, I could forgive her the man hands. Totally not guilty. (Awesome smile, too.)
Anyone remember space marine Vasquez from “Aliens”? That actress was Jenette Goldstein from Beverly Hills!
“Hey Vasquez. Have you ever been mistaken for a man?”
“No. Have YOU?”
Guilty as sin.
Ugh, too much. The best physique for a gal is that of a tennis player. By that I mean Amanda Coetzer, Gabriela Sabatini and Maria Sharapova.
I am sure this will get removed...but I’d schtup it
You, and a few who posted priorly, didn’t view the slideshow, did you?
I find the article highly biased without discussion of Christian, muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha’i, Shinto, Druid, Zoroastrian, Rastafarian, Unitarian-Universalism and Scientology religions.
She’s a masterpiece in my opinion.
I agree. I nominate you to find articles of such said women and post them so the gallery can decide if they are NOT GUILTY.