Natalia Kuznetsova, from Chita, has shared the images as she prepares to make her return to the sport at an event in Moscow after taking an 18-month hiatus.
The 26-year-old, who started bodybuilding as a teenager, announced her ‘retirement’ last year but has decided she cannot stay away from the sport.
The athlete, who set multiple world records in bench press and deadlifting, said she will also be working as a coach to help others reach their potential.
Natalia Kuznetsova has made her return to weight lifting after initially intending to retire from the sport but lasted just 18 months
Natalia began training at the age of 14, initially intending to simply gain weight weighing in at just six stone
However, she soon found herself transfixed by the sport and now weighs in at 90kg (14st)
Natalia now has set three world records for bench press and three for deadlift.
Natalia now trains for several hours every day and abides by a strict diet, adding protein powder to her food rather than spices or sauces.
She has around 200K followers on Instagram.
Originally found at DailyMail