Beauty ideals have changed substantially over the last few years, and these days there is much more emphasis placed on achieving a look that shows off a fit, healthy and muscular physique – even for women.

There has been an undeniable shift in the way women perceive their own bodies, with an increasing number of women heading for the gym and seeking out weight-training exercises.

More and more women are discovering increasingly popular “fitspiration” Instagram accounts which emphasize the importance of being #strongnotskinny.

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So without further ado, here are 23 astoundingly buff women who will have you going weak at the knees.

1. Locker room selfies are a must when you’re this ripped

This woman is brimming with confidence.

2. Look at those rock-hard abs

And some sick tattoos just to top of it all off.