Quick Stats:

Age: 27
Height: 5’4″ – 163 cm
Weight: 125 lbs – 57 kg

How did you get started with bodybuilding?

About three years ago, my husband encouraged me to go to the gym for the very first time in my life. At that time, we started training together. It took some time, but he eventually turned me on to eating healthy and weightlifting. As I began to educate myself about clean eating and training, I became very interested in this new lifestyle. I loved the way training made me feel, and I also loved seeing how my body was changing day by day. People at the gym started to take notice of how my body was changing too, and they told me that I should compete in a show. At first, I thought it was silly to even consider competing, but then I decided that I should give it a try! Before I knew it, I had five NPC overall wins in a row, and now I’m an IFBB Pro. I just got invited to the Arnold Classic for the first time, and I’m going to be on the Olympia stage in September.

My results didn’t happen overnight; it took a lot of time and patience, but I was very determined, and now fitness has become a way of life for me!

Where does your motivation come from?


Hwang Chul Soon is a South Korean bodybuilder who’s been called “Korean Hulk” — all for obvious reasons.

Chul Soon at the ’16 Musclemania­® Universe Show

Quick Stats:

Age: 20
Height: 5’2” – 160 cm
Weight: 130 lbs – 59 kg

How did you get started with bodybuilding?

I’ve always been passionate about pushing my body and my limits. Before I started working out, I used to play basketball. After ten years of basketball, I wanted to do something entirely different, but I had trouble committing to a scheduled training roster, that’s when I decided to try out a sport that I could do on my terms. When I first got into fitness it was recreational; I only worked out maybe twice a week.

After six months of training, I decided to raise the bar, and I got in touch with a coach to help me with my diet.

Where does your motivation come from?

What motivates me the most is seeing the results from all of my hard work, and I’m always looking for new ways to test myself and stretch my limits. The second thing that really motivates me is the daily support that I receive through my social media platforms, especially on Instagram. I’m very thankful for all of the support that I receive from everyone, and I never take it for granted. I try my very best to post interesting content which will motivate everyone to work out as well and make everyone believe that they can also have good results if they believe in it, and work hard for it...

Instagram: @yanyahgotitmade

Quick Stats:

Age: 31
Height: 5’11” – 175 cm
Weight: 235 lbs – 107 kg

How did you become involved in the Fitness industry?

When I was thirteen years old, I had no friends because the neighborhood kids had all dumped me. I ended up spending all of my time at home alone playing video games, which led to self-esteem issues.

I ended up making a new friend who invited me to a Taekwondo class, and Martial Arts was my first introduction into the world of fitness, and the rest is history!

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How did you feel when you first started training?

When I first started training, I started seeing results rapidly, and I started to feel great. Over time, I lost weight; I gained amazing flexibility, and I learned to jump kick and kick.

And one year later, I had a six...

Quick Stats:

Age: 32
Height: 5’9″ – 175 cm
Weight: 205 lbs – 93 kg

How did you get started with bodybuilding?

Initially, my motivation for working out came from training for football at the age of twelve. Throughout college, I continued to have a passion for training.

At that time, I loved the way training made me feel, and I loved seeing my body change over time as it become stronger.

Where does your motivation come from?

Today my motivation has changed because I feel like I need to be in shape for my career. I also feel as if I have a small group of people that rely on me for motivation.

This in itself is motivation for me, as I don’t want to let those people down.

What do you love most about being a police officer in NYC, and do you feel your celebrity status has helped you while patrolling NYC?

I love being a cop, especially in NYC. And no, I wouldn’t consider myself a celebrity by any means. People very rarely recognize me on the street, but it’s gratifying when they do. It’s nice to know I motivate them to live a healthier lifestyle, and sometimes they even fill me in on what accomplishments they’ve made because I have inspired them.

News like that really helps keep me going!

Training Footage

What workout routine has worked...

“There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all equal as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that is that. I am not talented, I am obsessed.” — Conor McGregor

Quick Stats:

Age: 29
Height: 5’5″ – 169 cm
Weight: 110 lbs – 50 kg

How did you get started with bodybuilding?

Before I got into fitness, I had done various sports including rhythmic gymnastics. About five or six years ago, shortly after participating on the television show, Survivor Bulgaria, I started going to the gym. During my fifty two day stretch on the television show on an island in Panama, I ended up losing eighteen pounds, and I dropped to eighty eight pounds! When I returned home, I decided that fitness and proper nutrition would help me reclaim my body and get me back into shape.

In the process of recovering from the show, I got hooked on training, and I just haven’t stopped since!

Where does your motivation come from?

Most of my motivation comes from my own achievements and the support I receive from my friends and followers.

It’s also a great motivation to meet so many people involved in the fitness industry who are striving towards the same goals as me.

What workout routine has worked best for you?

I train each muscle group separately. I personally do more exercises using free weights, rather than with machines. I train Monday through Friday, and I like to incorporate HIIT. On Saturday and Sunday, I rest.

Full Routine:

Monday: Back/Abs
  • Pull Ups 3 x 10
  • Barbell Rows 3...

The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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