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New Jersey native Craig Richardson exemplifies everything his home state stands for. Strong work ethic, strong family values and making sure your priorities are in order. Craig took a hiatus from the competitive side of bodybuilding for three years after turning pro to develop his now successful personal training business so that he could make sure to properly provide for his wife of seven years, Jennifer, and his three children, Qualayia, Quashawn and Quaterra. “I trained hard through those three years because I wanted to make the improvements I needed

When Lee Priest stepped on stage at the 2003 Mr. Olympia, a show he was rumored to be entering, then not entering and entering again several times right up until the press conference in Vegas, this was not the Lee Priest his legion of fans were familiar with. Sure, his arms still looked superhuman, but his legs just didn’t have the appearance of the quality athlete that Lee is appropriately known to be. Of course, the whispers of his critics grew to a deafening roar. “Priest is done. His legs

When you think of Lee Priest, the professional bodybuilder of freaky dimensions, the image of the biggest arms in the world on a bodybuilder of shorter stature immediately come to mind. Let’s face it. Lee can trade bicep and tricep shots all day with any bodybuilder walking the face of the earth. You probably don’t think about Lee’s delts right away, and that’s a good thing. It would take nothing short of a huge, round complete set of delts to symmetrically match those crazy arms of his, and he’s got

By Larry Pepe It’s the good news and the bad news all rolled up into one. Being born with the genetic gift that almost allows you to just look at weights and grow huge, muscular arms. That’s the good news. The bad news, you ask? Well, if you make your living as one of the top professional bodybuilders in the world, symmetrical development among all your bodyparts is one of the major criteria to success onstage and, ultimately at the bank. And therein lies the curse and blessing, all rolled up

www.CraigRichardson.net About Craig Major Titles: 2000 NPC Nationals, Light Heavyweight Champion 2004 Florida Pro Extreme Challenge, 3rd Birthdate: July 25, 1974 Height: 5-7 Contest Weight: 213 Off Season Weight: 235-240 Starts preparing for a contest 12 weeks out When Craig Richardson showed up at the 2000 Nationals, he was, in a word, peeled. In dominating the light heavyweight class, Craig’s 196-pound package gained entry into the IFBB. In fact, the buzz was that he had given overall National champ and now pro superstar Victor Martinez all he could handle in the final posedown. Craig decided to take some time