When I was young, I saw some artwork by an artist named Boris Vallejo. He did the covers for the Conan the Barbarian series of books, among other things. He always painted strong, muscular, warrior type women. I thought they were beautiful and unlike any women I’d seen in real life.
Much later, I saw a movie called Terminator II with an actress named Linda Hamilton who made a dramatic change in her physique between the first and second Terminator movies. She went from cute and a little zaftig to cute, muscular and cut. About the same time I picked up a bodybuilding magazine and saw pictures of Cory Everson and Rachel McLish.
I realized that the physiques that Vallejo painted of women were actually possible. It was like a lightbulb went on in my mind. I took my very, skinny, frail self to the gym and never left. That was 20 years ago and I’ve never lost my passion for lifting. I’m always working on sculpting my body and trying to get closer to that lovely, muscular, curvaceous physique that Cory and Rachel so beautifully presented. I’m 48 years old and still having a good time, lifting hard in the gym. Guess you could say I’ve got Iron Fever!