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Katka Kyptova

IFBB Professional Bodybuilder

Personal Stats:

  • Nationality: Czech
  • Height: 5´5”
  • Competition Weight: 158 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Biceps: 14”
  • Chest: 39”
  • Quads: 23”
  • Calves: 16”

  

Best Lifts:

  • Bench: 176 lbs. for 4 reps
  • Deadlift: 308 lbs. for 2 reps
  • Squats: 220 lbs. for 4 reps

  

Competition History

2006

  • Aréna Cup – Doksy – Czech Republic – 5th
  • Mis ir Misteris Baltija – Marijampole, Litva – 8th
  • Junior Championship – Czech Republic – 3rd
  • Big Prize Austria – 5th

2005

  • Nutrend Grand Prix Fitness – 13th

2004

  • Championship Northern Bohemia – 2nd
  • Championship Czech Republic – 1st
  • Championship Bohemia – 2nd

2003

  • Europe Championship – 6th
  • Championship Czech Republic – 3rd

2002

  • Grand Prix – 10th
  • Prague Cup – 9th
  • Sportfitness Aminostar Cup – 5th

2001

  • Fitness Cup 2000  – 1st
  • Promil Cup  – 4th
  • Sportfitness Cup  – 1st

 

 

Karen Zaremba

IFBB Professional Bodybuilder & Figure Competitor

Involved in competitive sports since childhood, Karen didn’t really have an interest in bodybuilding until she started working out at a local gym as a way to stay in shape. After a successful 6 year career as a fitness model, Karen competed in her first bodybuilding show in 2003 – winning in two classes and overall. She earned her IFBB pro card in 2005 by taking second place in class “A” at the Nationals.

Born January 27, 1964, Karen stands 5′ 2″ in height, weighs 128 pounds off-season and cuts to 122 pounds for competition, sports 13-inch biceps, and 36D – 24 – 33 measurements. Her best lifts are 275-pound squats for 5 reps, 90-pound bar skull crushers for 10 reps, 50-pound dumbbell shoulder presses for 10 reps, and 40-pound biceps curls for 10 reps.

Competition History

  • 2003 Michigan Novice Bodybuilding Championship – 1st Place       
  • 2004 Central States Figure Championship – 1st Place                                
  • 2005 Junior Nationals – NPC – 3rd Place                                                   
  • 2005 Junior USA – NPC – 3rd Place                                                           
  • 2005 Team Universe 2nd Place                                                               
  • 2005 NPC National Figure Championships – 2nd Place                                
  • 2006 Palm Beach Pro Figure – IFBB – 14th Place
  • 2006 Pittsburgh Pro Figure – IFBB 16th Place
  • 2007 Europa Supershow – IFBB – 8th Place                                                   

Lauren Lillo

Lauren Lillo is a figure competitor and fitness model currently competing at the regional amateur level with the National Physique Committee (NPC).

Born on August 6, 1984, Lauren grew up in San Bernardino, California and began training at the age of sixteen. The 5’ 9” athlete entered her first figure contest in 2003, but sustained a serious back injury later that same year. After taking a year off, Lauren returned to competition in 2005, entered her first regional contest in 2007, and took her first figure championship win that same year.

 

Contest History

  • 2013 NGA 21st Annual Northwest Natural Championships – 3rd
  • 2012 NPC Emerald Cup – 7th
  • 2012 ABFF Treasure Valley Axiom Natural Championships – 1st
  • 2011 NGA Northwest Natural Fall Show – 1st
  • 2011 NGA 19th Annual Northwest Natural Pro/Am Championships – 5th
  • 2011 ABFF 6th Annual Golds Classic Bodybuilding Championships – 3rd
  • 2007 WFF Gold’s Gym Treasure Valley Figure Championship – 1st
  • 2007 NPC Emerald Cup – 9th
  • 2005 WFF Gold’s Gym Treasure Valley Figure Championship – 2nd
  • 2003 WFF Gold’s Gym Treasure Valley Figure Championship – 3rd

Tina Zampa – NPC National Level Bodybuilding Champion

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Competition History: 

  • 2002 Border States Bodybuilding Championships – Heavyweight Novice: 2nd & Heavyweight Unlimited: 1st
  • 2003 California State Championships – Heavyweight Novice: 1st & Overall & Heavyweight Unlimited: 5th
  • 2004 Border States Bodybuilding Championships – Heavyweight Unlimited: 2nd
  • 2005 Los Angeles Bodybuilding Championships – Heavyweight Unlimited: 2nd
  • 2005 USA Bodybuilding Championships – Heavyweight Unlimited: 3rd
  • 2006 USA Bodybuilding Championships – Heavyweight Unlimited: 8th
  • 2007 USA Bodybuilding Championships – Light Heavyweight: 10th
  • 2007 North American Bodybuilding Championships – Heavyweight Unlimited: 11th
  • 2007 USA Bodybuilding Championships – Heavyweight: 8th

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Tina’s Training Schedule – Six On & One Off

  • Saturday – Chest
  • Sunday – Back
  • Monday – Biceps / Triceps / Forearms
  • Tuesday – Quads
  • Wednesday – OFF
  • Thursday – Shoulders
  • Friday – Hams and Calves

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Maryse Manios – French Professional IFBB Bodybuilder

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Stats:

  • Height: 5 feet – 5 inches
  • Off-Season Weight: 185 pounds
  • On-Season Weight: 170 pounds
  • Shoulders: 54 inches
  • Pecs: 48 inches
  • Waist: 25 inches
  • Biceps: 17 inches
  • Forearms: 13 inches
  • Thighs: 26 inches
  • Calves: 18 inches

Career and Achievements

  • 2015 IFBB Wings of Strength PBW Tampa Pro – 15th
  • 2013 IFBB PBW Tampa Pro – 16th
  • 2013 IFBB Toronto Pro Super Show – 9th
  • 2012 IFBB PBW Tampa Pro – 14th
  • 2009 IFBB Tampa Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships – 12th
  • 2009 IFBB New York Women’s Pro – 12th
  • 2007 IFBB Europa Super Show – 6th
  • 2007 IFBB Jan Tana Women’s Bodybuilding & Figure Contest – 2nd
  • 2006 IFBB Europa Super Show – 2nd
  • 2001 IFBB European Bodybuilding Championships – 1st
  • 2001 IFBB World Bodybuilding Championships – 1st
  • 2001 WFP French Championships – 1st
  • 1998 WABBA French Championships – 1st
  • 1997 IFBB French Championships – 1st
  • 1996 IFBB French Championships – 1st
  • 1996 National French Championships – 1st
  • 1995 National French Championships – 1st

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