Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Francine Sablan

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  • Name: Francine Sablan
  • E-mail: fsablan670@gmail.com
  • Age: 26
  • Where: San Diego
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 109 Competition; 122 Off-seaso
  • Years Bodybuilding :1
  • Favorite Bodypart: Quads
  • Favorite Exercise: Quads
  • Favorite Supplements: EST Plasmatic EP, Lean Pro Matrix Protein, Nutraceuticals Kre-Alkalyn Complete

How Did You Get Started?

I have always enjoyed being active. After graduating from high school, I decided to join a gym. Little did I know that I would be meeting my future fiancé there. He taught me the basics of weight training and this sparked my curiosity. I began reading fitness magazines, asking questions, and experimenting in the gym. Eventually it became a hobby, and grew into a lifestyle.

Francine Sablan.
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Francine Sablan.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

During my off-season I keep cardio at a minimal, and focus on resistance training. I like to focus on one or two muscle groups per day.

Day 1: Legs/Biceps

Day 2: Back/Abs

Day 3: Chest/Triceps

Day 4: Off

Day 5: Shoulders/Abs

Day 6: Cardio Only

  • Spinning, Jogging or Dancing: 1 hour

Day 7: Off

Francine Sablan.
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Francine Sablan.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Meal 1:

Meal 2:

Meal 3:

Meal 4:

Meal 5:

Meal 6:

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Francine Sablan.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Kre-alkalyn and amino acids have helped me to preserve muscle.

Morning:

  • Body Fuel Natural Selection: 1 serving
  • Body Fuel Complete EFA: 1 serving

With Meal 3:

  • Body Fuel Complete EFA: 1 serving

With Meal 4:

  • Next Level Nutrition Lean Pro Matrix: 1 scoop
  • Next Level Nutrition Glutamine Complex: 1 scoop

With Meal 5:

  • Body Fuel Natural Selection: 1 serving

Pre-workout:

Post-workout:

  • Neutraceuticals Kre-Alkalyn Complete: 1 serving

With Meal 6:

  • Next Level Nutrition Lean Pro Matrix: 1 scoop
  • Neutraceuticals Amino Cell-AKG: 1 serving

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love to challenge myself on a daily basis. I like surprising myself with my strength and seeing improvements.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

I love feeling strong and knowing that I am fueling my body with nutritious foods. After seeing improvements with my physique I am motivated to stick with it in order to keep those gains.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

I watched the GNC San Diego Championships in 2010 and was completely inspired to compete. I was thoroughly impressed by all the athletes and the hard work they put in.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I plan on competing in the 2011 NPC Los Angeles Championships and then The USA Championships in Las Vegas.

Francine Sablan.
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Francine Sablan.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Don't worry about other competitors, just focus on your goal. The best feeling is to know that you did everything according to plan and that you presented your best version of you.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

I admire the physiques of Alicia Harris, Kristi Tauti, and Mindi Smith.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

I love getting on the forums and reading posts on there. There are posts for everything from workout advice to dieting. It's nice to connect with people that share the same interests. I also like updating progress pictures. It is a great way to view your progress. Pictures don't lie.