Name: Mara Brescia



Birthdate :4/6/67

Where are you from/where do you live: NYC

Job/School: have a personal training business

Hobbies / Interests: biking, roller blading, climbing

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Brian’s Song, Rudy (movies), Absolutely Fabulous, Seinfeld (TV)

Favorite Music latin jazz, R&B, dance

Athletic Background...sports played growing up – was a ballet and jazz dancer

When/Why did you start lifting weights – started lifting seriously in my late 20’s

What’s your strongest muscle group?: legs

What's your weakest muscle group?: shoulders

How do people, men in particular, react to you lifting weights and/or being

muscular?: most are impressed by my strength; most are not put off by the muscularity because I try to keep it as feminine as possible. Of course, there are a few who are completely put off and see it as very masculine and something a woman should never be. I go by what I want and feel comfortable with.

Have you ever been challenged in sports or in the weight room by a guy?: have been challenged by strength lifts in the gym – friendly matches

What are your future goals in athletics and weight lifting? Going to try to turn pro with keeping my physique and my look feminine.

Height: 5’

Weight: 135 off season – not sure what I’ll compete at this year

Biceps size: 14 ½"

Can you share with us the poundages you lift for the following exercises

(specify reps, sets or if they are maxes)

BenchPress: 155 lbs., 2 reps

Bicep Curls: 70 lbs., 8 reps

Dbell Rows: 75 lb. dumbbell one arm rows, 8 reps

Squats: 225 lbs. 8 reps

Deadlift: 225 lbs. 8 reps

Pullups/chinups 3 sets of 10 (body weight)

Pushups: 2 sets of 50