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This Shoot With Muscular Women Shows Them Crushing Stereotypes Bare-Handed

"Being strong is sexy."

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Ayesha Billimoria, 29, track athlete and fitness trainer

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“Fitness has become all about looking good and running marathons. But you need to be able to just stretch, jump and sprint to be fit."

Shweta Sakharkar, 25, bikini bodybuilder

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“I’ve taught myself to build a mental block against the creepy Facebook messages and arm-wrestling challenges that come my way.”

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