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Shamir “Fox” St. Prix

It’s not that these guys have the biggest muscles or can bench the most weight – it’s that their abs and biceps are just… perfect

Charlie Read. Photos by Charles Pratt.

Best abs

Charlie Read

Sometimes it’s hard to tell from Facebook pictures if Charlie Read’s abs are real or if they’re photoshopped –– until you see them in person.

There’s no denying that Read is “jacked.” His muscles bulge, his chest is strong and firm, but it’s really his perfectly-cut, chiseled eight-pack that impressed us. Not to mention, they’re complemented by his naturally golden skin.

With his shirt on, he looks like just another in-shape guy. It’s when he takes it off heads turn.

“Sophomore year, every time I went to the pool or beach, someone came up to me. It made me feel special,” he laughed.

On average, the junior chemistry major goes to the gym three to four times a week, spending about seven to eight hours there weekly. He alternates and makes up most of his workouts, but spends most of the time on his abs –– as if they need the extra work.

Although it might look like, Read’s physique isnt all he cares about, his main focus is on getting good grades so that he can go to grad school and eventually get a job as a science researcher.

But even though Read has his priorities in check, the gym is still one of them.

“Finals week, I didn’t go to the gym for like a week,” he said. “I feel fat when I don’t go to the gym for a while. But then when I go back, I go extra hard.”

Well, that just makes the rest of us a bunch of slackers.

Shamir “Fox” St. Prix

Best biceps

Shamir “Fox” St. Prix

Shamir “Fox” St. Prix used to look in the mirror and see a scrawny college kid. So he decided to do something about it.

Now, after making the gym his second home for the last two years, he has the biggest and baddest biceps at FAU.

When St. Prix flexes, his 17 inch guns could impress even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He spends five to six days, almost 15 hours, cooped up in the gym every week. He bench presses about 405 pounds, and spends $100 a week on protein. To put it lightly, he puts a lot of sweat, time and cash into making his biceps as big as possible.

“It’s like, you ask a genie for a wish and he’s like, ‘Hey, you wanna be swole? Here you go,’” he said. We think “swole” is an understatement.

One time, he went to the doctor for a check-up and the nurse couldn’t even take his blood pressure.

“She put two on me and it still couldn’t fit on my bicep,” he said. “She was like ‘oh my God.’”

“Oh my God” is how I felt when I saw them, too.

St. Prix is proud of his massive biceps and doesn’t try to hide them, seeing as cutoff T-shirts are his unofficial uniform.

“Nothing embarrasses me,” he said, “because I work for it. So why not reap the benefits?”

Hey, we think if you’ve got it, you should flaunt it.

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