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How did you first get started in the bodybuilding and fitness industry? I have always been active and considered myself an athlete. At a young age I caught the competition bug and became a dedicated competitive gymnast. After nearly ten years I made the switch to dance and studied through high school until I became a dance major at Cal State Long Beach. After two years of my undergrad I suddenly got really sick and had to leave the program. [...]

How did you first get started in the bodybuilding and fitness industry? As a child, I was intrigued with sculpted and muscular bodies and I wanted to be that, as well. There was one Christmas in particular, that I wanted some water weights (the ones you fill with water or sand). When I finally got them I was in love. I had found my calling. Throughout my childhood and high school, I read every muscle mag I could get my [...]

How did you first get started in the bodybuilding and fitness industry? First of all, I want to thank you for having me. I’m a big fan of RateMyArms.com. Fitness has been something that, as a police officer, is extremely important in my line of work. When the public I serve needs my assistance, I owe it to them to be in the best shape I can be. I also owe it to my family to come home safe at [...]

How did you first get started in the bodybuilding and fitness industry? My mom and I both started working out, and decided to do our first show together. She did figure, and I did bikini! It was an amazing experience, and I am still hooked! What are the top 2 or 3 ways you keep yourself motivated? I like to look at different fitness blogs and find motivational pictures or saying that speak to me. I post them on my [...]

How did you first get started in the bodybuilding and fitness industry? I was a competitive fighter in college and after graduating I was done fighting, but the competitive spirit was still alive, so I was looking for a new direction when Lonnie Teper came up and asked if I was a fitness competitor. I replied “not yet” with a smirk and that was the beginning of it! Was there a defining moment that got you to start training at [...]

Author: Linda Stephens There are two misconceptions that I experience as a personal trainer. The first one is that most women feel they need to do cardio for countless hours day in and day out in order to stay “long and lean”. The other misconception that’s expressed to me by many women is that they don’t want to lift heavy weights for fear of becoming bulky and “too big”. I’d like to address the later first if I may. As [...]