Elton Pinto Mota

Hometown: London, UK
DOB: March 1991
Height: 5ft 10
Contest weight: 196lbs
Off-Season weight: 216lbs
Occupation: Fitness model for multiple fitness and lifestyle brands and IFBB Pro Men’s Physique Competitor
Residence: UK

About me:
Before fitness, I was a model for various brands such as Diesel and Zara. In 2014 I started competing at UKBFF, something I discovered I was good at. I wasn’t taking it too seriously until 2018 when I placed second in 2 competition Overalls. In 2019 I started working with Jamie Do Rego and turned pro the same year. From that point, the rest is history, as we chase our 2021 Olympia dream.

Nutrition principles:
Keep food intake as clean as possible throughout off season, increase protein intake and carbs. During prep it becomes subject to when the competition is versus current condition, however that’s left in my coach’s hands.

Training principles:
High volume and slow negatives

Current goals (business/training/personal):
To make it to the Olympia stage

My motivation:
My mother’s work ethic

Favourite body part:
Shoulders and back

Favourite prep meal:
Breakfast oats and berries - with sweeteners

Favourite cheat meal:
Five Guys burger and fries

Career highlights:
Turning pro and more recently making it to the Top 3 at the IFBB Portugal Pro Show

Business Management degree 2.1. Level 3 personal trainer.


Favourite quote:
“Do as I say not as I do”.

How did you get into fitness and competing?
I started doing high fashion modelling from the age of 20 until I was 23. When I modelled at London fashion week for the last time in South Kensington, the stylist and coordinator backstage advised me to start looking into something else as my measurements were no longer matching. I’d always enjoyed modelling, so I decided to get into fitness modelling. The best route for me to get to where I wanted to be at the time was competing. So, Men’s Physique came into my life from that point.

How do you balance your social life and fitness life?
I tend to concentrate on one thing at a time, meaning if I’m on prep I don’t give as much importance to my social life so that I can remain focused. When prep is over I tend to have a more relaxed approach with my training and catch up with my social life.

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