Eleanora Lost 57 Pounds And Went Down 11 Sizes!

Eleanora wanted to change her body and make it onto the fitness stage to celebrate turning 50. See how she transformed herself and accomplished her goals!


Vital Stats

Name: Eleanora Reeves

Email: egirlreeves@yahoo.com

BodySpace: egirlreeves

Eleanora Reeves Eleanora Reeves

Before:

Age:
49
Height:
5'5"
Weight:
183 lbs
Body Fat:
22%
Waist:
36"
Hips:
42.5"
Thighs:
upper 25", lower 28"

After:

Age:
50
Height:
5'5"
Weight:
126 lbs
Body Fat:
10.3%
Waist:
24.5"
Hips:
34"
Thighs:
upper 18", lower 13"


Why I Got Started

I have no athletic background other than my doing tap, jazz and ballet at the age of 8-12. I stated working out and have been in the gym now for 13 years, the last 7 of those years have been in the sport of powerlifting. In pursuit of bigger, and better gains on my lifts in the sport of Powerlifting I lost sight of the extra weight I now was carrying. I had grown from 130 pounds to a whopping 183 pounds in those 7 years. Due to improper eating and no real cardio to speak of. My husband took a picture of me back in December of 2009, at my last Powerlifting meet and when I saw the picture I was shocked at how I looked. Seeing the picture is what opened my eyes! I needed a change! I was fast approaching the age of 50 and decided to celebrate my turning 50 in the biggest way I knew how, "A Figure Show!"

We (my husband) and I had to decide how to go about this new goal of mine in a smart way, as luck would have it we lived in the same town as Layne Norton, now Dr. Layne Norton, (he just received his PHD in Nutritional Science).

I had weight training knowledge but I needed knowledge and know how to help strip body fat and keep my hard earned muscle. Layne Norton was the missing ingredient. Once I brought Layne into the picture he set into action a 17 week plan to help me achieve my goals of stepping onto stage to celebrate my turning 50! At my first figure show in DeKalb, Illinois November 21, 2009.

With Layne's training and diet plan in place I slowly saw my body transform from a woman's size 13, 183 pounds to a juniors size 2, 126 pounds. Wow!

I Needed A Change!
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I Needed A Change!


How I Did It

Once given the diet, nutrition and training program from Layne I followed it to the letter. I never questioned anything that was asked of me. I knew Layne knew what he was doing. I watched him take clients and change their bodies into some amazing works of art. I too would/could have the body I had dreamed of at 50!

I worked out seven days a week, not a day off and I had to eat clean seven days a week not an ounce of cheat food. I pushed hard with every workout, challenging myself with each workout.

I Too Would/Could Have The Body I Had Dreamed Of At 50
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I Too Would/Could Have The Body I Had Dreamed Of At 50.


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Diet

Here is the diet plan that worked for me.


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Training

My training plan is as follows:

TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW
Superset - Two exercises are performed consecutively without any rest.
Failure - That point in an exercise at which you have so fully fatigued your working muscles that they can no longer complete an additional repetition of a movement with strict biomechanics. You should always take your post-warm-up sets at least to the point of momentary muscular failure, and frequently past that point.

Day 1: Upper Body

  • Barbell Rows: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Chin Ups: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Close-Grip Cable Rows: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Weighted Hanging Leg Raise: 1 time for 60 secs
  • Seated Dumbbell Presses: 3 sets of 5 reps
  • Dumbbell Side Raises: 2 sets of 12 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 2 sets of 8 reps
  • Dumbbell Curls: 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Skull Crushers: 2 sets of 8 reps
  • Barbell Curls: 3 sets of 8 reps

Day 2: Legs

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  • Standing Calf Raises: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Seated Calf Raises: 3 sets of 10 reps

Day 3: Cardio/Abs

  • Cardio: 45 mins to 1 hour
  • Crunch Machine: 4 sets of 50-100 reps
  • Hanging Leg Raise: 3 sets of 50 reps
  • Cable Crunch: 3 sets to failure

Day 4: Chest/Back

  • Weighted Pullups: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Pulldowns: 2 sets of 15 reps
  • Barbell Rows: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Decline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Flat Bench Flyes: 2 sets of 15 reps

Day 5: Legs

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  • Standing Calf Raises: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Seated Calf Raises: 3 sets of 10 reps

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Day 7: Shoulders/Arms

  • Arnold Presses: 2 sets of 12 reps
  • Dumbbell Curls: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Cable Curls: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Tricep Pushdown: 2 sets of 12 reps

Note: I do 45 mins to 1 hour of Cardio 7 days a week.


Suggestions for Others

If you say you can't, you are right! If you say you can you are right! I wanted to get my story out to those of you men/women alike who feel or think that you are too old to go after a long time dream/goal that it is never too late! You are never too old! I am an example of what can be achieved if you really want it. I set my long time dream of stepping on stage to do my first figure show at the age of 50. I stood next to women in their 20s and 30s and took first in the following categories:

  1. First in the Novice Class
  2. First in the Open Class
  3. First in the Masters Over 40 Class
  4. Overall win in the Novice Class.

I Am An Example Of What Can Be Achieved If You Really Want It
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I Am An Example Of What Can Be Achieved If You Really Want It.

Not bad for 50. I am also a 2 X World/National Masters Female Champion Powerlifter and I started the sport of Powerlifting at age 44. Set your dreams/plans in action, reach for the stars! It can be done with hard work, determination, dedication, a good solid support group of friends, a great trainer and diet/nutrition plan in place YOU can/will do it. I wish all of you who have dreams and goals, and desires "NOT" to let age be a factor in determining whether or not you reach those plans or goals.

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