This Armless Female Bodybuilder Will Teach You A Thing Or Two About Courage

Posted: May 27, 2014 by kirisyko in SykOtic
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Meet Barbie Thomas, the 37-year-old female bodybuilder… who happens to have no arms.

Last weekend, she competed at the NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding Championship in Charleston, South Carolina. And while she didn’t win any major awards, Barbie was the only entrant to have the entire crowd cheering and on their feet.

The 37-year old lost both her arms during an electrical accident as a toddler – but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her bodybuilding dream.

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She said: “I’d say to anyone, you can do whatever you put your mind to.

“The only limitations are the ones you put on yourself. Everyone has limitations and handicaps in some way or another – mine are more visible than yours maybe.”

Competition organiser, Tres Bennett, was first introduced to Barbie when she requested that her trainer be allowed to come backstage – a request he normally rejects.

But was astonished when she said: “I need him to help me put on my costume. It’s because I have no arms.”

They have been firm friends ever since.

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