ATHLETES WE WANT TO TRAIN WITH

THE URBAN ATHLETE

By Tracey Longo //

NAME: Lynn Sambuco, winning bikini competitor, fitness model, trainer and mother of two

TRAINS AT: LA Fitness, Pittsburgh, PA.Lynn Ball

CLAIM TO FAME: Lynn racked up a remarkable 10 bikini competitions, since making the commitment to compete in 2010.  She came in first place twice and won an overall title in 2010.

HIGHLIGHTS: The 2012 Arnold amateur (6thplace), The 2012 Rock Star Bikini Competition (Top 3 Finalist) and 2011 Masters Nationals (2nd place). She’s an endorsed athlete, sponsored by SDC Nutrition/About Time. She’s the columnist, doing the “FrontRow Fit” column for FrontRowMonthly.com, a national online fashion and fitness magazine. Lynn is also a fitness model, signed with ADM Model & Talent Management. Lynn has been featured in Fitness Hers (standing next to Arnold Schwarzenegger at The Arnold, no less) and in PromotingWomen.com.

FAVORITE BODY PART TO TRAIN: Abdominals. It’s the most rewarding because I get the most feedback from it.

BODY PART THAT RECEIVES THE MOST ATTENTION FROM OTHERS: Stomach/Abdominals.“I am beyond blessed and happy to be able to maintain a 20″ waistline through diet and exercise” says the 40 year old mom of two, who is a size 0.

LESSON LEARNED THE HARD WAY: How to train her legs. “As a bikini competitor I have to make sure my quad-dominant legs don’t become too muscular,” says Lynn. “My legs respond best to plyometrics and long distance running. To counteract that, I squat deep and heavy to fire up my glutes and do lunges, to avoid engaging my quad.

Lynn GripNEXT UP: NPC Masters Nationals 2012 in Pittsburgh. July 20­12. AVAILABLE FOR: Personal Training (person to person, on-line and Skype), as well as promotional, modeling, bookings and appearances.

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