Fit Employee Spotlight - Jesse Ellis!

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Bodybuilding.com Employee Spotlight: Jesse Ellis

Jesse Ellis Name: Jesse Ellis
Email: jesse.ellis@bodybuilding.com
Age: 27
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180 lbs
BodySpace: jesseellis

Tell us a little about yourself. What is your position at BB.com? How long have you worked here?

I love being active, doing anything outdoors, and spending time with my wife and family. My favorite sport is Ice Hockey. I have a degree in marketing from Boise State University and I have worked as a Bodybuilding.com Customer Service Rep for just over a year.

What was your workout/fitness/nutrition level before working at BB.com?

I have always played sports and been very active, even before I worked here. I grew up playing Ice Hockey and still try to play at least once a week.

However, I have become even more dedicated to fitness and living a healthy lifestyle since I am now surrounded by all of these great people with similar goals.

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I have become even more dedicated to fitness and living a healthy lifestyle since I am now surrounded by all of these great people with similar goals.

What does your workout routine consist of now?

Right now my workout routine consists of five to six days a week of really high intensity weight training and at least 30 minutes of cardio three days a week.

Lifting Schedule

Day 1: Cardio Only
Cardio
Jogging-Treadmill Jogging-Treadmill Jogging-Treadmill
minimum of 30 min

Day 2: Chest/Triceps
Exercises
Incline Dumbbell Press Incline Dumbbell Press Incline Dumbbell Press
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Cable Crossover Cable Crossover Cable Crossover
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Weighted Bench Dip Weighted Bench Dip Weighted Bench Dip
3 sets of 12 reps
Lying Triceps Press Lying Triceps Press Lying Triceps Press
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Triceps Pushdown Triceps Pushdown Triceps Pushdown
3 sets of 12 reps
Day 3: Back/Biceps
Exercises
Pullups Pullups Pullups
3 sets of 12 reps
Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Barbell Curl
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Dumbbell Alternate Bicep Curl Dumbbell Alternate Bicep Curl Dumbbell Alternate Bicep Curl
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Machine Preacher Curls Machine Preacher Curls Machine Preacher Curls
3 drop sets to failure
Day 4: Legs
Exercises
Barbell Squat Barbell Squat Barbell Squat
3 sets of 8-15 reps
Leg Press Leg Press Leg Press
3 sets of 12-20 reps
Leg Extensions Leg Extensions Leg Extensions
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Seated Leg Curl Seated Leg Curl Seated Leg Curl
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Barbell Lunge Barbell Lunge Barbell Lunge
3 sets of 12-15 reps
Day 5: Cardio Only
Cardio
Jogging-Treadmill Jogging-Treadmill Jogging-Treadmill
minimum of 30 min
Day 6: Shoulders/Calves
Exercises
Dumbbell Shoulder Press Dumbbell Shoulder Press Dumbbell Shoulder Press
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Front Dumbbell Raise Front Dumbbell Raise Front Dumbbell Raise
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Front Dumbbell Raise Front Dumbbell Raise Front Dumbbell Raise
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Side Lateral Raise Side Lateral Raise Side Lateral Raise
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Upright Barbell Row Upright Barbell Row Upright Barbell Row
3 sets of 8-12 reps
Dumbbell Shrug Dumbbell Shrug Dumbbell Shrug
3 sets of 12-20 reps
Standing Calf Raises Standing Calf Raises Standing Calf Raises
3 sets of 18-20 reps
Seated Calf Raise Seated Calf Raise Seated Calf Raise
3 sets of 18-20 reps
Day 7: Cleanup Day/Cardio

I hit anything that I would like to work on.

Exercises
Jogging-Treadmill Jogging-Treadmill Jogging-Treadmill
minimum 30 min

What does your diet consist of now?
Meal 1:
Meal 2:
Meal 3:
Meal 4
Meal 5: Post Workout
Meal 6:
Meal 7: Before Bed (Optional)
What supplements have helped you reach your goals?

After Meal 1:
Throughout The Day:
After Meal 2:
Pre Workout:
Post Workout:
Before Bed: (Optional)
What is it like working at BB.com? Does it create a helpful fitness environment?

It is so awesome to work here! Everyone is so encouraging with your goals and is truly excited to see you succeed in whatever it is that you are doing.

How does the Bodybuilding.com environment influence your health, fitness and appearance goals?

It is just so motivating to see the people you work with getting in shape for a half marathon, or getting ready for a bodybuilding competition, or just losing a few inches off their waist.

It seems that nearly everyone is always working towards one goal or another.

Everyone is so encouraging with your goals and is truly excited to see you succeed in whatever it is that you are doing
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Everyone is so encouraging with your goals and is truly excited to see you succeed in whatever it is that you are doing.

What are your co-workers like?

I work with some of the greatest people that I have ever known. Bodybuilding.com is full of smart, hard working, and compassionate people. And most of all they are fun to be around both in and out of the work environment.

Did someone from Bodybuilding.com inspire you to reach your goals?

There have been several people that have inspired me to reach both my professional goals and fitness goals. I look at what our CEO, Ryan Deluca has been able to build from the ground up and it is just incredible. I aspire to have his level of motivation and drive and his love for reading!

As for fitness goals I was inspired by Mckyle Duncan's transformation two years ago. Mckyle did an amazing twelve week transformation and motivated me to try my own twelve week transformation, which I just finished this April.

Have you inspired others with your new look and attitude?

I sure hope that I am able to inspire and motivate others. It would be so great if I can inspire others and be able to coach and motivate them like Mckyle did for me.

I sure hope that I am able to inspire and motivate others
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I sure hope that I am able to inspire and motivate others.

What is your favorite feature on the BB.com website?

My favorite feature on the website is the Product Rating and Reviews feature. This allows me to read people's honest and unbiased opinions and results of the products that we offer.

How does BB.com help to motivate/support you?

Bodybuilding.com offers tons of motivating articles, and real life transformation stories. I also get a lot of support and motivation through everyone on BodySpace.


Does practicing the bodybuilding lifestyle improve the productivity of Bodybuilding.com? If so, how?

I think the bodybuilding lifestyle and the whole company culture definitely improves productivity. The employees are healthier and have less stress and are able to work harder.

We have a great mix of work and play so that no one gets too burned out.

What are your future goals? Do you think working for BB.com will help you reach them?

I love this company and would love to have a long career with Bodybuilding.com. I think Bodybuilding.com will do everything they can to further my professional career as well as continue to motivate me to live the healthiest lifestyle possible.

Photographic Credit:
Tina Levinski

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