Ellie P Fitness
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So just wanted to take this time to thank you all for following me. I may not be close to my fitness goals, but y’all motivate me to try harder. Truly, y’all do!

Oh and I hope you know that this isn’t my main account. If you have a fitblr and you get a like and follow from a CaptainElles, that’s me.

New comp prep log tomorrow. I’ve been pretty busy these past few days.

Have a good day!! 😄


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That back width doe. I don’t know if y’all have noticed from my logs, but I’ve been trying to grow some width on my back by focusing on wide grip exercises rather than close grip. I think it’s paying off 😊

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That back width doe. I don’t know if y’all have noticed from my logs, but I’ve been trying to grow some width on my back by focusing on wide grip exercises rather than close grip. I think it’s paying off 😊

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Follow up for my last comp prep log.

So this is for all the ladies who say that lifting will make you look manly/bulky. Lol don’t mind the pose. It’s the girliest I could think of and I don’t dress up often 😂

I lift heavy and I do high volume workouts 6 days a week, hitting each muscle group twice. My biceps and quads are so big that I can’t fit into certain clothing, but I think I look far from manly.

Ladies, there’s nothing wrong with lifting heavy. If you don’t have the body that you want, create it! If you’re scared that people will judge you, remember that every one started somewhere! If not know where to start is stopping you, look at videos and articles! Heck, when I started, I’d watch fitness youtube videos all the time hahaha

You can do it!!

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Follow up for my last comp prep log.

So this is for all the ladies who say that lifting will make you look manly/bulky. Lol don’t mind the pose. It’s the girliest I could think of and I don’t dress up often 😂

I lift heavy and I do high volume workouts 6 days a week, hitting each muscle group twice. My biceps and quads are so big that I can’t fit into certain clothing, but I think I look far from manly.

Ladies, there’s nothing wrong with lifting heavy. If you don’t have the body that you want, create it! If you’re scared that people will judge you, remember that every one started somewhere! If not know where to start is stopping you, look at videos and articles! Heck, when I started, I’d watch fitness youtube videos all the time hahaha

You can do it!!

So who logs their workouts as well?

Started bringing a notebook to the gym to make sure that I hit all the exercises I plan to do. I used to use an app to track my progress, but found that using a notebook was more effective for me. For each set, I log the # of reps and how many lbs the weight was. 

It helps make it easier to create my next workout and reminds me what weight I can start using. It’s also motivating to visually see that you’re progressing.

So who logs their workouts as well?

Started bringing a notebook to the gym to make sure that I hit all the exercises I plan to do. I used to use an app to track my progress, but found that using a notebook was more effective for me. For each set, I log the # of reps and how many lbs the weight was.

It helps make it easier to create my next workout and reminds me what weight I can start using. It’s also motivating to visually see that you’re progressing.

So I thought I’d try something new today.

Usual order: Iced venti Americano with 3 pumps hazelnut and soy. 5f/18c/9p

Today’s order: Blended venti Americano with sugar free vanilla. 0f/5c/0p

Got the idea from Paige Hathaway. Tastes great and it’s macro friendly! I kind of miss the hazelnut flavor, so maybe I’ll try sugar free hazelnut next time 😄

So I thought I’d try something new today.

Usual order: Iced venti Americano with 3 pumps hazelnut and soy. 5f/18c/9p

Today’s order: Blended venti Americano with sugar free vanilla. 0f/5c/0p

Got the idea from Paige Hathaway. Tastes great and it’s macro friendly! I kind of miss the hazelnut flavor, so maybe I’ll try sugar free hazelnut next time 😄

Comp Prep Log: Quaking Quads and Lifting Buddies

Are you ready to make your quads shudder in fear?

I’m focusing on my quadriceps today rather than doing a full leg work out. It’s going to be HIGH volume. I’m also going to try to reach 2 45lb plates on each side of the leg press. I’m slowly working my way back up to 3. I’m proud of how fast I’m progressing since starting up again. I’m also glad that I have a gym buddy this time to motivate me to get my ass to the gym every day.

Female lifting buddy criteria:
1. Motivates you
2. Makes you push for one extra rep
3. Doesn’t complain about lifting
4. Doesn’t complain about getting bulky
5. Likes to lift
6. Likes to lift heavy
7. Willing to learn
8. Willing to teach
9. Knows how to spot
10. Not a cardio bunny

So why be specific and say “female” criteria? Because, to be honest, not many girls want to lift. When they do, they refuse to lift more than a certain weight. It took me a while to find a lifting buddy who actually likes to lift heavy.

Ladies: Lifting weights does not make you bulky or manly looking! Women don’t have enough testosterone in their body to look like a man. Incorporate lifting into your workout regimen! A great thing about it is that muscle burns more calories in a rested state than fat does because it takes your body effort to maintain and recover them. More muscles = Increased metabolism = Increased fat burn

The Workout:

So I’m going to start foam rolling before/after legs to relax and loosen those muscle fibers. I always start quad day with 2 sets of 15-20 lightweight leg extensions. I also warm up before squats with 1 set of 15 body weight or unloaded bar squats

P = Pyramid Sets

5x8 Squats
5x15,12,10,8,8 Leg Press (P)
4x15,12,10,8 Hack Squats (P)
3x16 steps Walking Lunges
4x12 Leg Extensions
3x15-20 Sitting Calf Raises


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New workout pants. People are off getting their stuff at LuLuLemon and I’m over here like “Forever 21! Yaaas!!”

Seriously, y’all, why pay $100 for something you’re gonna sweat in! These cost $21 and they’re just as cute.

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New workout pants. People are off getting their stuff at LuLuLemon and I’m over here like “Forever 21! Yaaas!!”

Seriously, y’all, why pay $100 for something you’re gonna sweat in! These cost $21 and they’re just as cute.

Why it’s not a good idea to go out with your gym crush

Ok…so you know how I’ve been crushing on Fabio for a long time? It was meant as a motivator, but I talked to him yesterday. All the benches were taken, so I thought I’d modify my workout until one is free. Honestly, I’m at the free weights area so much that I didn’t know which machine works what. He happened to be the only one there, so I asked him. I ended up working out with him and he offered to workout with me again today because apparently I was his gym crush too. I agreed to. Everything sounds good so far, right? Well here’s where it goes downhill…

He started fat shaming, kept showing me pictures of his abs cause he models for a living, kept talking about how he models, kept asking me if I think he looks good kooking or big (muscles wise), kept looking at himself in the mirror and flexing, doesn’t know how to keep a conversation going, and…he’s crazy.

He offered to treat me to food, so we went out to eat after the gym. When we were done and as he was backing out of the parking lot, some car honked at him. Halfway out, he puts his car on park, marches over to the guy, and starts cussing at him. I was all WTF dude…let it go o_o

Rude Narcissistic People = Instant Turn Off. He asked for my number. I didn’t give it.

Moral of the story: Don’t play where you work because if it doesn’t work out, then it’ll be hella awkward. Then again, it’ll only be awkward if you make it awkward. Be cordial.

(But if your hormones can’t take it and you’re in raging love-lust, don’t be afraid to talk to your gym crush…you might be his too. You never know until you try.)


Comp Prep Log: Boulda Shouldas and “Why Bodybuilding?!”

I feel like I have to hide to new people that I love to lift because they tend to be negative about it, but then I remember that I’m doing it for myself, not them.

People are so easy to talk down on others when they see something out of the norm. In my case, it’s being a girl who lifts heavy, doesn’t smoke, doesn’t party, and doesn’t drink often. I’ve said it countless of times that ever since I set a goal to do a fitness competition, I lost people who I thought were friends because, apparently, I wasn’t “fun” anymore.

In all honesty, bodybuilding has made me a stronger person mentally and physically. I’ve learned to love myself more and I’m not so hard on myself as I used to be. Failing at lifting a weight is the same thing as life. We will fall, but we try and try again until we reach that new PR. Life is all trial and error, hard work, passion, and dedication. I’ve also learned that true friends mean so much more than having a lot of acquaintances.

Never forget who you are y’all! Keep people who accept you for who you are. The people you surround yourself with is the person you become.

If you’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like you, remember that you have nothing to prove to anyone but yourself that you’re an amazing person. Keep up with your badass self!! :)

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Today is Shoulders and Triceps. I’m attacking my delts, so it’ll be HIGH volume. I’m doing pyramid sets, so increase the weight as you lower your reps.

Below are some shoulder/tricep progress pictures. For the whole of summer, I still had some delt cappage, but the striations weren’t visible. I’m starting to see them again. Sooooo happy!!

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Shoulders:
5x15,12,10,8,6 Shoulder Press
4x15,12,12,10 Lateral Raise (Both arms)
4x15,12,10,10 Wide Grip Upright Row
4x12,12,10,10 Alternating Front Raise
4x15 Rear Delt Raise
4x8 Cable Lateral Raise

Triceps:
4x15,12,10,8 Single Arm Pushdown
4x10 Bent Over Tricep Kickback
4x10 Dips