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Posted 17 October 2014 by CutAndJacked.com

CutAndJacked.com Interview:


Gerardo Gabriel

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How and when did you start training?

I started in 2009 while I was in the United states Marine Corps. I went through a bad relationship, and separation. I started to go to the gym as my outlet, and a friend gave me a protein tub for free since he saw I had started working out. After a month and finishing my first tub of protein I had gained about 7 pounds of muscle, and looked like a new person. I was Hooked!

What mistakes did you make as a newbie?

As a newbie my biggest mistakes were my form. I was careless, and most of the workouts were not as concentrated on the body part due to form. I suffered slight injuries due to my form. Luckily I have been able to recover 100%, and now one of my priorities is form.

We know consistency is key, what tips would you give to anyone struggling to stay consistent?

I always look a few days ahead. I think to myself " In a few days if I don't go to the gym and train, or if I don't follow my diet what will I think...Will I regret it?"  My answer is always YES!! I know that if I don't do what others are not willing to do I will be like everyone else. I just always make myself remember that eventually I will regret not following through. So I just stay consistent in the moment.

Do you listen to music whilst training?

YES!!! Music is what drives me to train. Just like I need Pre-Workout, I need Music!!
Everyday I switch up my playlist. I range from House, Trance, Dubstep, Hip-Hop, Rap, Reggaeton, and Motivational Speeches. My favorite on a day I am feeling weak is definitely a motivational speech playlist.

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What do you think about when you have to dig deep
and push out that last rep?

I think about all the people who think they are better than me. This is in a competitive way of course. I will never let anyone out train me.

How far ahead do you plan and prepare ahead your
nutrition and training if at all?

I usually take it day by day. I have the luxury of being able to do that versus planning several days at a time.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud to have served my country at such a young age and having had a successful military career that has helped me become a better individual for the rest of my life.

Do you bulk and cut or stay lean year round?

I stay lean year around. I am about four weeks away at any given time to step on stage and compete.

What types of cardio do you do?

I mainly prefer basketball as my form of cardio. My other option is treadmill or elliptical at a heartrate between 125-135 for 15-30 minutes during this time which I take this time to read, or handle social media.

What is your training routine like?

I train six days a week as Follows:
Monday: Chest-Triceps-Calves
Tuesday: Back-Biceps-Abs
Wednesday: Shoulders-ForeArms
Thursday: Legs-Calves
Friday: Chest-Abs
Saturday: Legs-Calves

My rep range is always between 10-15. I really try to focus to be exhausted by the 12th rep and squeeze out those extra 3 reps. I don't have a specific number other than that except to just go until I am BEAT, and mentally know I have given it my all.

What is your diet when trying to get in peak condition?

I like to make things simple for me.  I will keep my protein at around 2g per pound. My Carbs around 1.5-2g per pound, and fats 80g/day. I typically go for Tilapia and Chicken for protein. White rice or sweet potato for carbs, and avacado and almonds for fats. I find that  if I keep it simple it’s just easier to prep.

Who are your favourite athletes, bodybuilders
or fitness models?

My favorite fitness model is Gerardo Gabriel, I cheer myself on everyday lol ;)
My favorite Bodybuilders are between Kevin Levrone,  Jay Cutler, and Phil Heath.

What supplements do you use if any?

I use whey protein, creatine monohydrate, BCAA, and a pre-workout.

What top 3 tips would you give to anyone wanting
to get CutAndJacked?

1. Have a passion for training.
2. Train like a BEAST.
3. Take it one training session at a time.

 Gerardo Gabriel

 Age:  24 Years Old

Social Media:
Facebook: Facebook.com/GerardoGabrielOfficial
Instagram: Instagram.com/Gerardo__Gabriel (2 Underscores)
Youtube: Youtube.Com/GerardoGOfficial

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