2008 Arnold - Women's Finals Review.

Get Jaime Filer's on location review of the women's finals from the the 2008 Arnold Classic.

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Women's Finals
Official Top 6

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6. Cathy LeFrancois:

    Hardened up. Looked a lot drier than she did this morning. Very graceful posing. She's feminine but still powerful. She also looked fuller, probably because of the fries and hamburger she had between pre-judging and the finals. Her whole package was just amazing, and the audience just picked up on it. Even the Emcee said, "All time greatest condition, I must say."


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Cathy LeFrancois At The 2008 Arnold Classic.
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5. Brenda Raganot:

    Really great V-taper and X-frame. Awesome quad/hamstring separation and solid conditioning. Her abs were tight and her waist was small. She has bicep and tricep muscles that look like they're going to pop out of her arms at any minutes. She's just so ripped on top, but not so ripped that it takes away from the conditioning of her lower body. The balance and symmetry is there, and she looked great.


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Brenda Raganot At The 2008 Arnold Classic.
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4. Betty Pariso:

    The posing routine was a little corny, but her striated glutes made me forget what was going on. I was genuinely mesmerized by her level of conditioning. Her delts are really powerful and she's got such hardness and graininess. Although her waist is a little thick, she has ABS VEINS! This woman has AB VEINS!


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Betty Pariso At The 2008 Arnold Classic.
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3. Lisa Auckland:

    Got so much harder as the evening progressed. Super tight back and legs. Extremely well proportioned and balanced. No bodypart is too overpowering. She really dialed it in well with striated glutes, and had the crowd engaged with a stellar posing routine.


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Lisa Auckland At The 2008 Arnold Classic.
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2. Dayana Cadeau:

    Crazy separations in her quads. Really solid abdominal definition. Wide clavicles with a great amount of shoulder mass than really bring out her excellent V-taper. You know a girl is conditioned when you can see the adductor and abductor muscles. Shredded. THAT is a Ms. International calibre physique.


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Dayana Cadeau At The 2008 Arnold Classic.
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1. Yaxeni Oriquen:

    Abs look like they're etched in. Round and full muscle bellies. Waist is a little thick, but her hamstrings look amazing. Excellent biceps and tricep development and thickness. Her back is also a sight to behold. Awesome overall package.


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Yaxeni Oriquen At The 2008 Arnold Classic.
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* Iris Kyle was disqualified from the competition.

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Figure - OFFICIAL TOP 5
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Top 3 Figure: Amy Fry, Jennifer Gates & Gina Alliotti.
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Fitness - OFFICIAL TOP 5
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Top 3 Figure: Julie Palmer, Jen Hendershott & Kim Klein.
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** I apologies to the readers. I went out to eat with my boss and it went late, so I missed the routines for these two categories. At least I'm honest about it. Rather than make stuff up and risk embarrassing myself and bodybuilding.com, I left out my critiques for these categories. You can find them elsewhere on the Arnold blog and around bodybuilding.com.