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Rob Connolly - Pro Male Physique
State (residence): Florida
Available for posing exhibitions and/or seminars: Yes
Occupation: Doctor of Physical Therapy Student
Hobbies: Working out, triathions, reading, and any outdoor activities
Pro Athlete Training since: 2012
Year Turned PRO: 2014
Stats: Height: 6' 1" Weight: Preshow 220 Weight: Show 188
OCB - Beach Body Jax - 3rd
NGA - Abraham Fitness Championship - Pro Card
NGA - Abraham Fitness Championship - Novice class 1st Place
NGA - Abraham Fitness Championship - Tall open Class - 2nd Place
Personal Training since: 2 012
Education: College Graduate
• Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology
• Master of Business Administration
• Doctor of Physical Therapy
BIO: My original interests in the human body and wellness not only prompted me to pursue physical therapy but also helped create and develop my love for bodybuilding, and more recently men's physique. I have always seemed to have other physical commitments that required a great deal of time though. The first couple years of my college career was my first experience with lifting, but I was also a good endurance athlete and began competing in triathlons. I did these at a high level for several years and later went on to cheer collegiately for 4 years throughout part of my undergraduate degree and Master's degree. Cheerleading was where I met my current wife of 2 years. Moving to Florida to start my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree 2 years ago marked the first time that I was able to lift and train with the specific intention to compete in men's physique. My wife also decided to compete with me, with us receiving our pro cards at the same show earlier this year. Training has never been easy, even since coming to FL due to being in an accelerated program with school. I am often in class from 8-5 with 3-5 hours of studying/work to do outside of class. I'm thankful to Steve Mousharbash, to help bring me in at my best. Despite hardships or obstacles, I believe that you must set purposeful goals and figure out how to achieve them. This means prioritizing, sacrificing at times, waking up at all hours to train or study, and remembering why you do the things that you do. I do these things because I enjoy them and I hope that my physical accomplishments bring honor and glory to the one God that has given me the ability to train and compete. "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." - Benjamin Franklin.