Dawn Fernandez

Photography by Jerry Fredrick Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, CA Height: 5’6” Weight: 136 off-season; 130 contest Training: Sunday: quads; Monday: rest; Tuesday: upper body; Wednesday: glutes, hamstrings; Thursday: upper body; Friday: rest; Saturday: yoga Sample bodypart (back): Wide-grip pulldowns, ...

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Esmey Leon

Photography by Jerry Fredrick at Gold’s Gym, Venice, CA Height: 5’3”     Weight: 115 Age began training: I began training officially when I was 19 years old. I played all kinds of sports growing up—basketball, volleyball and track and ...

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Profanity for Power?

Does swearing make your workouts better? Consider that many commercial gyms will not tolerate profanity and obnoxious behavior. One successful commercial gym, Planet Fitness, installs “lunk alarms,” which go off when trainers scream, grunt or slam weights. What does the ...

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