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Holy Incredible Hulk Arms, Batman! Maria Sharapova’s Two Tickets To The Gun Show

GAH! Look at the bulging biceps on Maria Sharapova. The ferocious forearms. The, uh, terrifying triceps? Yeah, let’s go with that. It’s like a still mid-scene from when David Banner is morphing into The Incredible Hulk. Most of her body is in Bill Bixby mode, but her arms are all Lou Ferrigno-ized. Except for the green.

Oh, and one other thing: that photo is freaking scary, man. Is it just me, or is it all out of whack, like it is difficult to reconcile that those arms are attached to that body? It looks Photoshopped, for crying out loud.

Now, before I continue, let me make it clear that I adore the beautiful, talented and, as I have now learned, extremely musclebound Maria Sharapova. She is without a doubt a miraculously gorgeous display of the feminine, yet athletic, human form. But photos like these are a prime example of the risks inherent of a supremely athletic moment frozen in time by photograph. My guess is no matter how hard she tried, Maria could not duplicate the rippling display of musculature depicted in this graphic. And that’s a good thing.

If I were her, I would forward this photo to Sabine Lisicki, her opponent in the semifinals at Wimbledon. Talk about a heavy intimidation factor. I’m scared and I’m halfway across the globe.

Do you know what we need? Some images to remind us of the graceful beauty that is Maria Sharapova. There. That’s better.

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