Drexel Long was an established and highly ranked 400m runner before she made the transition to female bodybuilding. In High School, she was ranked number 2 in the nation behind Olympian Marion Jones. Drexel went on to run college track and field for the University of Houston.
- Nov 2004 NPC John Sherman Classic - 2nd place as a Light heavyweight.
- 2005 NPC Jr. Nationals Top 10 Light Heavyweight
After competing at the Jr. Nationals, I made the decision to only compete in natural drug free shows:
- 2006 INBF American Championships, 2nd place Heavyweight
- 2006 NGA Southern States Extravaganza, 1st place Heavyweight, Overall winner and Pro card awarded
- 2006 Musclemania Superbody, 2nd place Open
- 2007 OCB TX Shredder, 2nd place, as a Fitness model
- 2007 NGA Southern States Pro (debut), 1st place
- 2008 FAME's World Pro Bodybuilding Champ
What workout works best for you?
Drexel Long trains for both size and strength using the following training split:
- Tuesday - Quads
- Thursday - Powerlifting, chest workout and deadlifts
- Friday - Arms and back
- Saturday - Shoulders, hamstrings and calves
What are some of your best lifts?
- 45 Degree Leg Press 600 lbs
- Smith Machine Squat 315 lbs
- Squat 275 lbs
- Bench Press 155 lbs
- Deadlift 225 lbs
What are your favorite meals and foods?
Favorite cheat food?
Oatmeal cookies, popcorn, brownies, and Chick-fil-A.
Advice For Others
What is the best tip you'd give to women thinking about competing in bodybuilding?
Drexel Long recommends that you compete against yourself, and not worry about the judges or other competitors. Drexel also recommends avoiding the temptation to compromise your health for the sport.
What are your future goals?
Drexel Long wants to remain competitive and keep placing in the top three in the FAME and IFPA. She would also like to one day own a gym, and promote natural bodybuilding competitions.
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