Fitness 360: Rachel Flint, Fit Like Flint Supplements

Rachel Flint's supplement regimen isn't fancy. She takes pre-workouts because she lifts so early. Her simple stack balances her nutritional profile.

Supplements can play a key role in reaching our health and fitness goals. They don't have to be expensive, complex, or even a huge part of your plan, but they're a great way to fill in the gaps. Rachel Flint uses quality supplementation to help her maintain her awesome physique and support her evolving fitness goals.

Rachel Flint Fit 360
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Effective Supplementation

"I definitely think that supplements are a vital part of my overall success in fitness," says Rachel. "I don't think you need them to get in shape, but I think they're so helpful." Rachel's supplement plan is simple: "I usually pick things that support my goals and leave it at that." Right now, her supplement regimen consists of a pre-workout, branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), essential fatty acids (EFAs), and protein powder.

Says Flint: "Pre-workouts are important in my routine because I get up at 4 in the morning and the caffeine really helps me get going. I have had a lot of success using them, and I can really tell when I go without." Rachel uses CLA to help break down fat in her body. "I added it to my stack because it occurs naturally in your body and I thought it would be a nice, easy thing to help with fat loss."

For a beginner, Rachel suggests starting simple and choosing a pre-workout, a protein powder, and a multivitamin. "Start reading the intended purposes of other supplements and match them with your personal goals," is her advice.

Rachel's Supplementation Regimen

Pre-workout: 0430 (4:30 a.m.)
Post-workout: 0630 (6:30 a.m.)
Lunch: 1200 (noon)
Snack: 1430 (2:30 p.m.)
Dinner: 2030 (8:30 p.m.)
Before Bed: 2100 (9 p.m.)