Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Gabriel Rodrigues

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  • Name: Gabriel Rodrigues
  • E-mail: gabrielspock@hotmail.com
  • Age: 24
  • Where: Niteroi-RJ, Brazil
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 242 lbs Off 198 lbs Contest
  • Years Bodybuilding :2
  • Favorite Bodypart: Chest
  • Favorite Exercise: One Arm Dumbbell Row
  • Favorite Supplements: Whey, Glutamine, Creatine

How Did You Get Started?

I started training after I had an injury on my knee (broke a ligament) when I was playing basketball in high school. Since then I started searching new techniques to get bigger so I discovered bodybuilding and fell in love with the sport.

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Gabriel Rodrigues

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I decided to split my leg training this year in order to get more improvement in my legs which are my lacking body part, and I have had good results. I always change my workouts, every week it's a different. I train 5 days a week:

Day 1: Quads/Calves
Day 2: Back/Abs
Day 3: Shoulders/Chest
Day 4: Hamstrings/Calves
Day 5: Arms/Abs
Day 6 And 7: Off


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Gabriel Rodrigues

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

For pre-contest, I eat the same food, but just take out the tuna and lower the calories.

Meal 1:
Meal 2:
Meal 3:
Meal 4:
Meal 5:
Meal 6:
Meal 7: (Optional)
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Gabriel Rodrigues

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

The supplements I liked the most were SizeOn, Volumaize, Jack3d, NO Shotgun, EAA Stack, Kre-Alkalyn, and Xpel.

With Meals 1 And 6:
With Meals 2, 4, And 7:
With Meal 4: Pre Workout
Pre Workout & Post Workout:
With Meal 6:

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love this sport because I love the sensation of lifting heavy amounts of weight, it's indescribable. People are amazed by your results, and I feel more confident and healthy.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

My results with changing my body shape. When you follow a diet plan well the results will come no matter what. I have a check up every year, and my health is always good.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

When I was on high school I was a little fat, and sometimes I suffered from bullying but nowadays no one dare to make fun of me! (Just kidding). My development every single year motivates me to progress even more!

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

My plans are only to be evolving year after year, and have success on my journey with my hard work. Get good results at the state championship and nationals.

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Gabriel Rodrigues

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Be disciplined and believe in yourself, this is the key to get good results in this sport. If you're not getting anywhere then it might be time for an adjustment. Get to know what works for your genetics.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Ronnie Coleman, Branch Warren, Evan Centopani, Markus Ruhl, Arnold, Kai Greene.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

I use the workout tracker to track my daily workouts, and the progress pictures to track my visual progress.