MEET A Mother Of Two Who Does Bodybuilding Despite Her Disability [PHOTOS]

Date: 12-09-2013 2:13 pm (9 years ago) | Author: franel
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«§» 12 September 2013

A mother who lost both of her arms from an electric shock in the age of two has found a love of bodybuilding.

37-year-old Barbie Thomas, has been competing against able bodied women in bodybuilding since 2000 after a youth crammed full of dance, soccer and swimming competitions.



The mother of two says there is little she cannot do. She shrugs off the amount of effort it takes to compete as a body builder and just like any other family, and also admits raising her two teenage sons is hard work.

But anything that could prove challenging makes her work even harder to achieve it, because she says her biggest inspiration is being told she can't do something.

Speaking to the Huffington Post, she said: 'Someone once told me that you know you can never win, and to this day those words light a fire under me like you would not believe. Because when someone tells me I can't do something I will bust my buns to prove them wrong.'

Both arms of Mrs. Thomas were burnt to the bone by an electric shock when she climbed up onto a transformer and grabbed the wires with both hands. She was aged just two and her mother was distraught, but almost immediately young Mrs. Thomas learnt to adapt, holding out her legs to hug her mother.

Mrs. Thomas says her disability does not stop her from doing most things, in fact when someone says she can't do something, she is more determined to do it.

Every day, the stay-at-home mother, who has recently gone through a divorce, goes to the gym to train.

She does cardio in the morning followed by a routine of either weights, dance, track training, lunges and leg exercises and of course, practicing her competition routine.

Reliant on her legs and feet, Mrs. Thomas says she dresses and prepares herself like any other person without any help.

Given her disability, you might expect she would get extra help for her sons, aged 13 and 17, around the house, but she tells the Huffington Post: 'They're teenage boys. I still have a hard time getting them to do chores.'

In addition to her gym work, Mrs Thomas does some modelling and is now setting her sights on some film parts – acting parts in Hollywood.

The inspirational mother is also giving motivational speeches to help others achieve their goals.







Posted: at 12-09-2013 02:13 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
- jossy4reall at 12-09-2013 04:48 PM (9 years ago)
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power of determination

Posted: at 12-09-2013 04:48 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- rakelly at 16-09-2013 10:56 AM (9 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 16-09-2013 10:56 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- focckog at 9-08-2022 07:00 PM (3 months ago)
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Should I try to take steroids so that my muscle mass will start growing more actively? I have competitions planned for December, so I'm trying to get the results I want faster.
Posted: at 9-08-2022 07:00 PM (3 months ago) | Newbie
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- welzepuz at 9-08-2022 07:02 PM (3 months ago)
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If you have 3-4 months before the competition, you should have started taking them earlier, at least half a year in advance. Then you would have been able to take two courses of steroids, and you would have even exaggerated the results you were to achieve. Here you can find steroids for sale. Choose your steroids carefully. So that they clearly perform the tasks you are striving for, and also need to take a complex and do not forget the vitamins.
Posted: at 9-08-2022 07:02 PM (3 months ago) | Newbie
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