I have always been into sports from a very young age, which was football, at the age of 18 just when I was finishing college it just amazingly happened that I started to do modeling after being signed to a model Agency in London. Being a model I knew I needed to stay in shape in order to cause a better impact with the photo shoots that I was getting booked with, this was when I first started to find out about training and eating well, it was challenging but it was also fun.
I would not say that it was actually a mistake but it definitely taught me some good lessons. One of those mistakes was a mistake that everyone commits as a newbie which was training chest and biceps everyday hoping to look like a super hero, missing rest days, not giving enough time for my body to rest and without considering that my physique had a very funny shape, ...I mean can you imagine big biceps and a huge chest on a stick man??! It was mental. There are a few more but this one is a classic and had to be shared.
My advice and tip in order for anyone to stay consistent would be to create goals and objectives and focus on those. It can become difficult to stay motivated, it happens to everyone, but we all have that one athlete that we look up to or admire, keep up with their progress and grab your motivation from them but most important always ask yourself why did you start in the first place. Become your own answer.
I have to listen to music while training, music is like a pre-workout to me. Currently I have some artists such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, TrapMuzik, Rick Ross, Rockie Fresh and without forgetting Jay Rock... Go get the album.
As a Men's Physique competitor, I always want to be better than I was on the previous year or competition, therefore I know progress does not come easy, you cant do what you did yesterday and expect a different result, so Yes We Shall Dig Deeper.
Around 12 weeks I start experimenting with new exercises and changes in my nutrition, always trying to find an answer on what works best and what does not. When it get to 6 weeks out I usually have my training and nutrition more than ready.
I am very proud of all my fitness achievements to present date, knowing that so far I have managed to achieve most of my goals when I have put my head down and focus.
I tend to bulk and cut, I do enjoy having a nice off-season where I can enjoy everything that Pizza Hut and Nutella can offer, but I always keep in mind my limits. Whenever I am dieting I just can't wait to stop dieting and when I am not I can't wait to get back to it, it's a love and hate relationship.
We all know how boring cardio can be in everyone's life, cardio sucks and yes I said it. Answering the question I would normally go for long walks in the morning between 25-35 mins 2 times a week, I enjoy swimming once a week for 45 mins and boxing pad work every now and then and that's about it, the rest is just the intensity of training.
I like to keep it old school, I am a huge fan of the bodybuilding physiques from the golden era, my favorites being Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frank Zane, these guys were the real artists of aesthetics.
Elton Pinto Mota
Date of Birth: 8th of March 1991
Weight: 88kgs, Height: 178cm, 5ft 10in
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