Nationally ranked heavyweight Dave Hughes has long been a fan favorite. Boasting size, awesome guns, and an unforgettably handsome face, this disciplined, ambitious bodybuilder has the onstage charisma and professionalism to put him head and shoulders above the crowd. So far, Dave has sought to avoid the limelight, preferring a quiet life with solid training and clear goals. However, he was happy to appear before our cameras—and we took full advantage of this access, following him through a training sequence and several on-location and studio posing routines. We also show Dave in the Las Vegas desert and private posing scenes the day after his top 5 placement in the 2006 NPC USA Championships.