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The Michelangelo of MUSC LE

Can you relate to this story? Your dad wanted a boy, but he got you, and even though he was thrilled you were you, he encouraged you to be sporty. See how fast you can run! See how high you can jump! See how many people you can beat!

Your story is also Erin Stern’s story, and due in no small part to her father, Stern excelled at sports. She started lifting weights as a kid, knocking about on her father’s old Universal multi-station in the garage (which incidentally, she says, he still has and it still works!).

“I remember being very pleased with myself that I could max out on that leg press when I was a kid,” says Stern, who spent almost a decade lifting for performance as a track athlete, focusing on drills to make her faster,

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