Bodybuilding
Athlete

Elena
Rago

Nationality
Italy
Date of birth
18/11/1992
Height
1,58m
Weight
61kg
Professional
2018 / PADOVA / OLYMPIA AMATEUR

Biography

I approached and immediately fell in love with training from the first day I set foot in the gym 10 years ago, just turned 18, with the simple reason to get fit. A passion for the "movement" that continues and is still renewed today. I had previously practiced other individual sports such as swimming and athletics, but I had never developed such a strong passion before. I approached the competitive spirit after a year in the gym and I immediately did my first bodybuilding competition as a Shape-bikini at the age of 19, and I have cultivated this passion for years, working and giving my all, with the aim of achieving the my maximum physical condition and compete in the most important circuits. My dream came true both when I turned professional at 24,

Parallel to the competitive activity I have chosen to direct my studies towards the field of fitness: I have obtained the certificates of room instructor, working in the gym with extreme passion for 4 years. In the meantime I was able to pay for the ISSA Personal Trainer course and attend the SANIS sports nutrition and supplementation school and other training courses, becoming a Fitness and Bodybuilding coach.

Per 6 years I have followed and accompanied girls and boys to achieve their aesthetic goals, and also to Bodybuilding competitions. After my recent change in the approach to training, moving away from the competition goal, and to the less restricted diet, I am focusing on helping those who come to me in achieving a psycho-physical balance by offering them help both from emotional-psychological and physical point of view, in finding a healthy and pleasant approach to nutrition and training, which can lead them to love themselves more, taking care of their body. Per this reason I am now attending the Popular University to become a holistic consultant and I try new training approaches myself, such as functional training, flow work, yoga.

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Palmares

  • 2013 2nd triveneto WABBA - 4 'National WABBA SHAPE-BIKINI
  • 2014 1st AICAP selections - 10 'WABBA World Championships Athens SHAPE
  • 2017 1st One Way Fitness - 4 'Italians IFFB ELITE BODYFITNESS
  • 2018 1st OLYMPIA AMATEUR Abano Terme and PROCARD - IFFBB PROLEAGUE FIGURE
  • 2020 7th EUROPE PRO CHAMPIONSHIP Alicante FIGURE
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Work out

During this time I train 4 times a week. A typical workout is divided into 3 phases:

 

  • 20 'of warm-up with exercises that can be set on activation, mobility or conditioning
  • 40-50 'of bodyweight or functional weight training: sometimes it is a very metabolic workout. Various between triset and gianteset or tabata or HIIT circuits, choosing mixed exercises between exercises from calisthenics, from Crossfit or from bodybuilding. Other times I do more technical training with mostly free body exercises preparatory to the improvement of particular abilities / skills.
  • In the end I finish with 10 'of abdominals and some light stretching.I always prefer to do separate sessions dedicated only to stretching, mobility and autofibrolysis from 3 to 5 times a week depending on the time I have available.

Diet

In general, for a couple of years my diet has always been regular at 1800 kcal.
In the period close to the race I started to go down near 1600, lowering the carbohydrates.

 

Right now I follow a diet that I manage with macronutrients that gives me the energy necessary to face the workouts and that allows me to recover 100%. So it changes according to the intensity and frequency of your workouts.

I keep Protein fixed at around 2g per kilo of body weight, while I vary with fats and especially with carbohydrates.

  • WHAT INSPIRES ME?

    In my path I have found many people who have judged my choices starting from my family who did not accept my sport and my habits, and there have been very hard moments that have tested my passion, but I have always believed in myself and what I loved to do and this always remains the mentality with which I want to face life. Bodybuilding awakened a great inner strength in me, which put a strain on my physical and mental stamina. It triggered in me the constant desire to test myself, to challenge myself, it ignited the flame of competition and the great ambition to be among the best in this sport. I developed muscles and acquired physical skills, but I also trained my resilience, determination, perseverance, patience.
    What inspires me then? DO WHAT I LOVE BASED ON WHAT I FEEL RIGHT FOR ME, AND IMPROVE EVERY DAY, INSIDE AND OUT.
  • My favorite exercise

    In this period of my life I would reply that my favorite exercise is always the one I still don't know how to do, and that I work every day to be able to do it. So right now it's the Dragon Pistol Squat. I can add that in general I like all those exercises that test my balance, coordination, strength and mobility all together.
  • Future dreams

    my dream is to create my own personal approach and path (as I am already doing) to help people who wish to undertake an inner growth oriented to listening to the body (through the movement of the body at 360) and to inner listening (with meditation and more). To achieve this dream, I am committed to evolving and improving myself first with many small goals: to finish the path of Holistic consultant, to learn as much as possible about Flow work, functional training and yoga, to continue my personal growth through meditation and energy techniques and holistic approaches.
  • Why Yamamoto?

    I am happy to be able to collaborate with the Yamamoto Nutrition company because it reflects my idea of ​​professionalism and transparency, of the continuous desire to improve for the good of its customers. I am proud to be a spokesperson for its products, always at the forefront. It perfectly reflects my idea of ​​directing people to take care of their psychophysical well-being at 360 degrees, through healthy nutrition, physical activity and integration, always preferring quality as well as in the foods we choose to nourish our body as well. also for the integration we choose. Per two years, Yamamoto supplements have supported my competitive path and so they continue to do so even now that I want to follow a healthy and balanced lifestyle.