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How do we define beauty? How do we define strength? How far can we push the limits of the human body?
Photographer Lize Rubens exposes the hidden truth of the backstage in Bodybuilding shows. You can not help but notice the stark contrast between the glitter and glamour in the bodies on stage, and the tired, drained faces backstage. 
The book discobolus sets a spotlight on every moment, every expression, every emotion that isn't supposed to be in the spotlight.


Text by sportsychologist Inez Swinnen

Published by Hopper & Fuchs

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