Do you picture bodybuilders as oiled-up musclebound men? Think again! Meet Jenn Farrell, a personal trainer who competed in her first bodybuilding competition at age 44.
Sweat pastes my shirt to my back as I settle into the leg press. The cacophony of the gym becomes distant as my focus narrows. I align my feet on the platform above, inhale, and bend my knees deeply. Now I have to push it back up—all 500 pounds of it.