Olena Starodubets posing and smiling on the wellness IFBB stage

Olena Starodubets

Fitness Model, Welness IFBB Athlete

Olena Starodubets is a famous fitness model from Ukraine but now residing in Portugal. With her curvy legs and glutes, she sets the benchmark for other women who aspire to become fitter.

Olena started her fitness journey in 2013, aiming to attain a healthy physique. In the beginning, Olena only weighted 55 kilograms. But with time and dedication in the gym, she achieved an awesome transformation; reaching 64 kg of lean and toned muscle.

Nowadays, she pays it back to the fitness community by filming her video blogs showing the benefits of training and healthy nutrition.

Olena Starodubets taking a selfie of her curvy glutes in green leggings in a gym

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Olena Starodubets
Ukrainian, PortugueseFitness Model, Welness IFBB Athlete2010
NationalityUkrainian, Portuguese
ProfessionFitness Model, Welness IFBB Athlete

Olena Starodubets posing on the stage with a trophy and a medal in her hands


  • Fitness Model
  • Wellness IFBB Athlete

Olena Starodubets posing outdoors looking fit

Olena Starodubets taking a selfie of her awesome body in the gym


Form Over Everything

Olena Starodubets has always loved to train with heavy weights. That said, having a perfect form is her top priority. That’s why she’ll reduce the weight if she notices her form suffering.

Olena says that the time-under-tension is the most important aspect in building muscle. Through optimal stretching and contraction of the muscle, the time-under-tension increases.

However, if she would train incorrectly, Olena’s other muscle groups would activate to compensate. This, she says, could lead to a lack of results and even muscle injuries.

Olena Starodubets doing squats in a gym

Olena’s Take on Cardio

Olena does high-intensity cardio three times per week, with the exception of her rest days.

In some cases, when Olena trains extremely hard, she’ll let her body recover for a full week before going back to the gym. She won’t do any cardio during this period.

Top Exercises For Fat Loss

Olena’s curvy and toned legs are a result of her intense gym sessions. Here are some of her favorite leg and glute exercises;

  • Smith-Machine Squats – These help Olena isolate her glutes. She alternates between smith machine squats and regular squats every two weeks.
  • Lunges – Olena does lunges at the end of her glute workouts, using them as a ‘finisher’ exercise.
  • Romanian Deadlifts – This is Olena’s favorite exercise when it comes to shaping her hamstrings.

Olena Starodubets spreading her lats wide in the gym

Arm and Shoulder Workout by Olena Starodubets

  • Cable Biceps Curls supersetted with Close-Grip Bench Press, 3-4 sets of 12 reps
  • Skullcrushers supersetted with Barbell Curls, 4 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Triceps Extensions supersetted with Hammer Curls, 4 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Barbell Overhead Press, 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Lateral Raises, 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Front Raises, 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Rear Delt Flys, 3 sets of 10 reps

Olena Starodubets' transformation

Olena Starodubets posing for the photo showing off her curvy glutes


There is a price for having a physique as lean as Olena’s. She can’t eat a lot of processed foods and sugars.

However, this is something she’s got used to over the years and has now fully embraced it as a part of her lifestyle. In Olena’s own words; “Healthy and wholesome food is what I love. It’s my lifestyle.”

Each of her meals is balanced in macros, with carbs being her most important fuel source. Here are some of her favorite foods;

  • Whole-Wheat Bread
  • Dark Leafy Greens
  • Brown Rice
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Berries
  • Pork
  • Chicken Breast
  • Beef
  • Low-Fat Cheese
  • Pasture-Raised Eggs
  • Avocados
  • Nuts & Seeds

Olena Starodubets taking a selfie of her awesome body

What we can learn from Olena Starodubets

Being an elite fitness model like Olena Starodubets has its price. While some of her friends are partying and having fun, she trains hard in the gym and prepares her meals in tupperware to carry with herself wherever she goes.

This might seem like a real chore to some, but it’s quite the opposite for Olena. She enjoys every second of her fitness journey and always looks forward to improving. She believes that the key to longevity in fitness is in actually loving this lifestyle and living it every day.

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Mrs. Olena, first an for most, I would like to congratulate you on all your success through out your fitness carrier. You have become such an inspiration to my wife and I. We watch your videos and she started following up your routines. I’m a weight lifter myself. I train with moderate wight to keep myself cut, tone, but with a decent size, but my wife doesn’t want to bulk up. What would you recommend for her? Thank you so much. Blessed be.

First I would like to say through your work out u have accomplished a lot and to work out like u do and still look as beautiful as you do is amazing. I would luv to have someone like you to work out with, to keep me in shape something I need since I’m recovering from cancer. Continue to do what your doing and keep staying positive and being very sexy and beautiful ?❤

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