Because of this, Almusawi is looking elsewhere for the spotlight. At 32 years old, Almusawi started working out ten years ago — battling obesity. Fast forward to now: Almusawi has numerous certificates from international fitness and bodybuilding associations. In Dubai she works as a weight specialist, coaching men and women.
Arab female bodybuilders bust cultural stereotypes
Arab female bodybuilders bust cultural stereotypes - Lifestyle - Emirates24|7
Dubai — In , an overweight Bahraini teenager decided she wanted to become a bodybuilder. Eighteen years later, that young girl, Haifa al-Musawi, is set to become the first woman to represent any Gulf Arab nation in the sport she was inexplicably drawn to at age It has been an arduous journey for Musawi, now 32 years old, who in July was given permission by the Emirates Bodybuilding Federation EBF , the governing body in her country of residence, to compete for the United Arab Emirates. When interviewed by Al Jazeera the same day she learned of the good news, Musawi was clearly tired; she had just returned from a holiday in Spain, but the exhaustion evident on her face was more than just jetlag. There have been years of pushing her body to the limit and bureaucratic headaches, trying to find a country that will let her represent it — necessary for the top bodybuilding competitions run by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness IFBB.
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Even girls who thought that weightlifting is masculine or only for men. Now everybody is lifting, and it's an amazing sport. My goal, just like anyone else's, is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and build a perfect body. She referred to transcripts, emails and policies she had pulled from the student handbook at Alpine High School. The school, she contended, had made errors in tabulating grade-point averages: Classes and exams that should have been included were left out, and vice versa.
No, weight training does not make you masculine, if anything, it makes you sexy! I see no Limit.. Fitness, fashion, and food, my favorite F words. The Kuwaiti beauty shares her heavy workouts between high-fashion posts and generous meal plans.