Adela Garcia: Professional Fitness Champion / GNC Ambassador

GNC Ambassador Adela Garcia’s career as a professional fitness competitor is legendary. She has won dozens of fitness competitions including the International Federation of Bodybuilders Olympia and Arnold Classic events multiple times. Adela lives and trains in Austin, Texas.

Why GNC?

Adela is a GNC Ambassador because she believes in the company and is a regular GNC customer. She tells us why:

GNC has been a leader in the supplement industry for as long as I can remember. I know that GNC tests all of their products for purity and effectiveness before they are put on the shelf. I have always been extremely happy with any supplement that I have taken from GNC.
GNC products rock! You will never go wrong with any supplement sold at GNC. There is a reason that they are the leader in sports nutrition.
Adela's Daily Nutritional Regimen

What does a typical day of food and supplements look like for you?

I typically eat seven times a day and I adjust my diet when I get close to a competition.

Typical Daily Diet

Meal 1:4 egg whites, 1 whole egg, 2 cups spinach, ½ cup oatmeal, ½ cup mixed berries
Meal 2:30g GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60
Meal 3:4oz bison, ½ cup basmati rice, 1/3 cup avocado
Pre-workout:20g GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60, ½ cup oatmeal
Post-workout:30g GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60, ¼ cup cream of rice
Meal 4:4oz chicken breast, 4oz sweet potato, 6 asparagus spears, 1 tbsp olive oil
Meal 5:6 egg whites, 1/3 cup avocado, 2 cups spinach

Competition Diet

Before a competition, my supplement regimen will stay the same as above but I will add a thermogenic like Hydroxycut® SX-7. I’ll also alternate antioxidants like GNC Herbal Plus® Turmeric Curcumin 1050 MG Extra Strength, GNC CoQ-10 100 MG and GNC Alpha-Lipoic Acid 300 MG.

Meal 1:4 egg whites, ½ cup avocado, 4 asparagus spears
Meal 2:4oz orange roughy, 3oz sweet potato, 1 cup mixed veggies
Meal 3:3oz bison, ½ cup brown rice, 2 cups spinach
Meal 4:½ cup oatmeal, 20g GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60
Meal 5:4oz tilapia, 1 cup mixed veggies, 4oz sweet potato
Meal 6:3oz tuna, 2 rice cakes, 10 almonds
Meal 7:4 egg whites, 8 asparagus spears, 1/3 cup avocado

When do you take the products in your list during the day?

In addition to taking GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 as I outlined in my diet schedule, I also space out my supplements throughout the day.

Wake Up:I take 5g GNC Pro Performance® RapidDrive BCAA 5000 before cardio and 5g during cardio. After cardio I take GNC Pro Performance® RapidDrive Glutamine 5000 and GNC Vitamin C 1000.
Meal 1:I take GNC Triple Strength Fish Oil 1500, GNC Vitamin D 5000, and one GNC WELLbeING® be-WHOLESOME
Pre-workout:1 scoop GNC GENETIXHD® Pro-Sculpt, 10g GNC Pro Performance® RapidDrive BCAA 5000
Post-workout:20g GNC Pro Performance® RapidDrive Glutamine 5000, 2g GNC Vitamin C 1000
Meal 4:1 GNC Triple Strength Fish Oil 1500
Before Bed:GNC Melatonin 5 MG, 5g GNC Pro Performance® RapidDrive BCAA 5000
Meal 7:4 egg whites, 8 asparagus spears, 1/3 cup avocado

How important are vitamins and supplements to your routine?

Vitamins are crucial to provide my body with the proper nutrients to continue to train at a high level. I will keep a staple regimen like the products on my list and I will cycle different antioxidant supplements throughout the year.

What advice would you have for someone who is just starting to use sports supplements?

Start off by getting some blood work done from your doctor to see if you are deficient in any vitamins. You can also talk to a GNC staff member at a store if you have any questions regarding supplements.

Adela's Favorite Products

In Adela's List below, she reveals the GNC products that power her incredible workout routine. All the products on Adela's list can be bought at GNC.com and can be added to your My Lists page.

GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60™

GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 is the best-tasting, best-quality protein on the market. I have a problem with lactose digestion so having such a high-quality isolate for after training is important to me and my muscle growth and recovery.

GNC WELLbeING® be-WHOLESOME™

I take the GNC WELLbeING® be-WHOLESOME Vitapak® to help protect my hair, skin, joints and muscles.

GNC GENETIXHD® Pro-Sculpt™

Overnight, Time-Released Recovery

I use GNC GENETIXHD® Pro-Sculpt as a pre-workout and it has given me the energy and endurance to excel.

GNC Pro Performance® RapidDrive™ Glutamine 5000™

Glutamine is one of the most important amino acids that any person can take. If I don’t take my daily glutamine, my muscle recovery suffers.

GNC Pro Performance® RapidDrive® BCAA 5000

BCAAs are important in supporting muscle during a workout. I take GNC Pro Performance® RapidDrive BCAA 5000 before cardio and before training.

GNC Triple Strength Fish Oil 1500

Fish oil has been studied greatly in the last few years and I use this product daily.

GNC Vitamin C 1000

Provides support for immune health and natural resistance with 1000mg of vitamin C per serving. Essential for healthy bones, teeth, blood vessels and collagen.

GNC Vitamin D 5000

With the recent research on the importance of vitamin D intake, I have added this to my supplement regimen. Many Americans are deficient in vitamin D.

Hydroxycut® SX-7™

An advanced diet-support formula provides clean energy and mental intensity featuring a green coffee bean blend, Myristica fragrans and Ecklonia cava for an unparalleled sensory experience.

GNC Herbal Plus Turmeric Curcumin 1050 MG Extra Strength

This powerful ayurvedic antioxidant is most commonly known as a main component of curry powder and is highly valued in India and other parts of Asia.

GNC CoQ-10 100 MG

Clinically shown to support heart health. It also protects cells from damage as a powerful cardiovascular antioxidant and fuels the heart’s energy production cycle.

GNC Alpha-Lipoic Acid 300 MG

Supports antioxidant regeneration and plays an important role in cell energy metabolism.

GNC Melatonin 5 MG

Take one tablet before bedtime to support restful sleep.

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