Her close-up video speaks volumes about what it takes to be a female bodybuilder – focus, grit, determination and a little bit of humor.
Budding female bodybuilders should watch and learn!
Dena is a 42-year-old and professional female bodybuilder and personal trainer who also specialises as a neuromuscular therapist. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Her biceps tape 16 inches, quads 25 inches, chest 43 inches, calves 16 inches, forearms 31.5 inches.
She benches 315lbs, leg pressed 1,500lbs, squats 315lbs and curls 165lbs.
In 2005, Dena won her IFBB pro card. In 2006, she attended her first Ms. Olympia.
Her contest history includes:
2000 Women’s Tri- Fitness - 3rd
2001 NPC USA Coastal - 1st (overall and HW)
2003 NPC USA MW - 7th
2003 NPC Junior National - 1st (overall and MW)
2004 NPC National - 4th (LHW)
2005 NPC National - 1st (LHW)
2006 IFBB Europa Super Show - 2nd
2006 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 14th
2007 IFBB Jan Tana Classic - 2nd
2007 IFBB Europa Super Show - 4th
2008 IFBB New York Pro - 4th
2009 IFBB Ms. International - 9th
2009 IFBB New York Pro - 5th
2010 IFBB Phoenix Pro - 5th
2010 IFBB Ms. International - 13th
2011 IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships - 15th