Renne “La Gorda” Toney: this is the woman with the biggest muscles in the world
The Brazilian bodybuilder fulfilled her dream after a routine she carried out for more than 20 years. In 2006 she won an award for the largest biceps: 51 centimeters.
Every time the name of Renne Toney comes to light, it generates controversy. The Brazilian bodybuilder, considered the woman with the largest muscles in the world must fight against the unlimited accusations that associate her with Synthol, an injectable substance.
As a child, the South American girl grew up watching videos of fitness stars , however, for her that did not represent the stereotype of female beauty and decided to venture into female bodybuilding and take it to the top.
After 20 years of a strict and exhausting routine, she reached the body she so desired, becoming a huge muscle mass of 97 kilos. An enviable genetics for any male athlete linked to bodybuilding.
“They do not want women to go that far because we still have to sell sports clothes or supplements, the average housewife will not aspire to look like that bodybuilder woman with extreme muscles,” said Toney, who believes that machismo within this sport is evident.
Known as “La Gorda”, she has suffered bullying problems throughout her childhood and acknowledged that “since I was a teenager I dreamed of a body, and now I look, for example, at my muscular legs, and I tell myself that I have got “.
The Brazilian entered the competition in 1998, debuting at the NPC Palm Springs Muscle Classic, getting a second place. However, four years later, in 2002, she received her first recognition in the WPF Pro Ms Olympia Cup II (World Physique Federatrion), a prize she repeated in 2004.
Renne Toney had a short career in the professional competition, in 2005 she played the NABBA Ms World, finishing in sixth place and, finally, in February 2006, she went to the Arnold Classic, where she got a prize for the biggest biceps: 51 centimeters, and officially became the woman with the largest arms in the world.
With that title she ended her career. “I do not appreciate being dictated and they tell me what I should be, to what extent I can and can not take my body always going to be that way for me, the message I like to convey is to see what a woman can do,” she explained.
On the other hand, she acknowledged that she had very little support from her family: “My mother is out of fashion, she says ‘women do not have to have muscles’, ‘I did not have a boy, I had a girl.'”