Ellen Adams

Bodybuilding Figure Competition Over 40

At 47, Ellen Adams has over come a devastating biking accident and acheived her dreams of competing in a bodybuilding figure competition over 40!

Figure Competition Over 40 Ellen Adams

In my most recent competition, the Powell Classic Bodybuilding Competition, not only did I place 3rd in Masters over 40 (and yes, I am 47) but I won $400!  And my daughter was there to cheer me on!

Name, Age & Hometown

Hi!  I am Ellen Adams, 47 years old and I live in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Hi Ellen Adams! Tell us a little about yourself.

Well, I have a full time job and also work part time at our local YMCA as a fitness instructor.  I am married and we have a beautiful 5 year old daughter so I am a mom too!

How did you come to choose Julie Lohre as your Online Figure Competition Coach?

I have always wanted to compete in a figure competition and found Julie Lohre!

What Unique Challenges Have You Faced on your journey to compete in a figure competition over 40?

I used to a an avid mountain biker, specifically down hill racing, until I was injured at one of the races. I fractured vertebrae in my cervical and thoracic spine.  After recovery, I competed in some races but it wasn't the same.  So, I decided to focus on other areas of my life.  That is when I started to do more Obstacle Course Races.  I like the challenge of the obstacles and seeing what I can do!  That kind of challenge will show you the areas of your fitness that really need work.

How did you come about choosing Julie Lohre as your figure contest prep coach?

After pregnancy, my body just did not respond as well to workouts as it did before.  The old routine I had been doing was not getting it done so I decided it was time for a new challenge.  I lifted weights and did some cardio sporadically, but it was not consistent.  My eating habits were not the best and I just was not seeing results.

That is when I decided to set the goal of  doing a figure competition over 40.  I began looking around on the internet for information about bodybuilding figure competitions and for a figure competition coach.  That is when I found out about Julie Lohre and began researching her figure contest prep training program.

"I feel really good about where I am at physically.  I am fit and strong."

Ellen Adams
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Ellen Adams overcomes incredible odds to compete in a figure competition over 40!

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When you were first thinking about starting Online Contest Prep Training, what were your concerns?

I was worried about how online contest prep training would work... you know, not having personal face to face time.  But I have to share, that is not something to be worried about with Julie Lohre.  She is a great communicator and she was there for me every step of the way throughout my figure contest prep.

Tell us about the changes you have made and your experience with a figure competition over 40!

I began working with Julie Lohre in 2016.  Since then, I have lost a total of 15 lbs of bodyfat and gained 7 lbs of muscle.

When we first started working together she helped me decide to compete in a Masters Bikini Competition because that is where I would be most competitive.  I do love to lift though and discussed with Julie that longer term, I wanted to gain muscle so that I could move to the figure division.  Throughout our first year together, I stuck with Masters Bikini and did really well!  I loved it but still wanted to  add muscle because I just love that bodybuilding figure competition look.

The following year, with a lot of hard work, I was able to add enough muscle that Julie and I agreed it was time to move to Masters Bodybuilding Figure Competitions!  I was so excited.  In my most recent competition, the Powell Classic Bodybuilding Competition, not only did I place 3rd in Masters over 40 (and yes, I am 47) but I won $400!  It was amazing!

What was the hardest part of your masters figure competition over 40 journey?

I would say balancing everything.  There were times when I struggled getting in my training and my cardio. But I made it happen!

How do you feel now about your fitness and your body?

I feel really good about where I am at physically.  I am fit and strong.

It has also been awesome that I have been able to compete multiple times without any post bodybuilding figure competition weight gain!   Even after my shows, Julie has helped me to stay within 5-10 pounds of my stage weight as I work on building muscle and getting more competitive for future shows.

What is the best and worst part about having Julie Lohre as your Online Figure Competition Coach?

I enjoy working with Julie Lohre.  She is so sweet, humble and has a great heart. She really wants what is best for you as a whole person, not just for competition day.

other comments?

If you are looking for a new direction in regards to your fitness or considering a figure competition over 40, then Julie Lohre is the right person to have at your side.  Take the step.  You are worth it!

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