Gerardo Gabriel
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Who is Gerardo Gabriel?

As a US Marine, NPC Champion, and top fitness model in the world, Gerardo Gabriel is well-known.

Short Career of Gerardo Gabriel

After a difficult breakup, Gerardo Gabriel began working out, using weight lifting as a means to focus and channel his energy.

Since then, he has developed steadily into a fitness model contender and an inspiration to people all over the world thanks to his tale of rising from obscurity.

Body Measurements of Gerardo Gabriel

Full Name: Gerardo Gabriel
ERA: 2010
PROFESSION: Bodybuilder, Model
NATIONALITY: U.S. and Mexican
AGE: 175 to 185 lbs (79.4 – 83.9kg)
HEIGHT: 5’7″ (170cm)

Gerardo Gabriel



  • 2013 NPC Southern State Men’s Physique Champion
  • 2014 Musclemania Men’s Physique Champion


Early Years

On June 3rd, 1995, Gerardo was born in Tepic, Nayarit. He is the son of Martha Gabriela Morales Lopez and Gerardo Francisco Cerón Evangelista, and according to his friends and relatives, he was always hyperactive as a child.

Gerardo’s family was modest and upbeat, but they encountered some challenges in the beginning. Gerardo’s parents relocated to Tijuana when he was five years old, separating the young boy from them.

After that, he was sent to live with his grandparents, where he received excellent care and all he required to lead a healthy and happy childhood.

Meeting Up With Family

He went to see his parents after spending two years living with his grandparents.

Gerardo tried to stay and study in Tijuana, but they wouldn’t let him. Years later, Gerardo was eventually permitted to settle down in Tijuana by relocating in with his parents.

After a while of residing in Tijuana and enrolling in high school, he made some wonderful friends with whom he spent some of the happiest moments of his boyhood. The “putarracos” were their self-named group.

Player of Soccer

In the Nayarit sub-12 selection, Gerardo, who also played soccer, excelled as a player. Thanks to his amazing soccer skills, he also visited various states in the Mexican republic.

Gerardo was also renowned for showing Samantha, Matty, and Emiliano a lot of love and care.

Bodybuilding and US Marines

After experiencing a horrible breakup, Gerardo Gabriel began weightlifting in 2009 while serving in the United States Marine Corps. He utilized weight lifting as a means to focus his energies.

He was given a container of protein by one of his close pals at the time after they discussed how much he was working out.

Gerardo claims, “I was hooked” after finishing the tub because he gained 7 pounds of muscle and looked like a completely different person.

After a few more months of training, a bodybuilding coach noticed him and gave him the insight and training recommendations he needed to push his body to “the next level.”

And that was when everything shifted, as Gerardo puts it.

He has now won the 2013 NPC Southern State Men’s Physique Championship and has been crowned the 2014 Musclemania Men’s Physique Champion, utilizing bodybuilding as a way to cope with his childhood struggles.

Gerardo Gabriel



As his preferred aerobic exercise, Gerardo favors basketball. He also enjoys using an elliptical or treadmill to maintain a heart rate between 125 and 135 for 15 to 10 minutes.

Training in Strength

After years of training, Gerardo has developed a body that is capable of withstanding numerous sets, repetitions, and high weights.

He typically does exercises in the 10 to 15 rep range, and, as Gerardo says, “squeeze out those extra 3 reps,” he tries to concentrate on emptying the muscle on the 12th repetition.

As for a certain number, Gerardo adds, “I don’t have one other than to just keep going until I am BEAT, and psychologically know I have given it my all.”

Gerardo’s Exercise Program

Monday: Chest/Triceps

  • Flat Bench 3×10
  • Cable Fly’s 5×15
  • Incline Dumbbell Press 3×12
  • Dumbbell Fly’s 5×12
  • Tricep Pushdowns 5×12
  • Skull Crushers 5×12
  • Tricep Dips 3×12

Tuesday: Back/Biceps

  • Pull Ups 5×20
  • T­Bar Rows 3×8
  • Lat Pull Down 6×15
  • Bent Over Rows x 3×10
  • Deadlifts 4×20
  • Hammer Curls 3×12
  • Barbell Curls 3×12
  • Cable Bar Curls 3×12
  • EZ Bar Curls 3×12

Wednesday: Shoulders/Abs

  • Lateral Raise Dumbbell 5×25
  • Seated Dumbbell Press 4×12
  • Standing Barbell Press 3×20
  • Bent Over Rear Delt Raises 3×25
  • Front Dumbbell Raises 2×25
  • Hanging Leg Raises with Twists 7 x 8-10
  • Crunches 5×20
  • Weighted Cable Sit-Ups 3×20

Thursday – Legs/Calves

  • Leg Extensions 5×25
  • Squats 6×15
  • Leg Press 4×8
  • Barbell Lunges 25 Meters x2
  • Seated Leg Curls 3×15
  • Calf Raises Seated 3×25
  • Calf Raises Standing 3×15
  • Smith Machine Calves 2×25

Friday: Rest Day

  • Recovery

Saturday: Rest Day

  • Recovery

Sunday: Rest Day

  • Recovery

Top 3 Exercises

Gerardo recommends these top three exercises to anyone looking to improve their overall physique with only the basics of movements.

  1. Incline Bench Press: “This helps develop a more complete chest! A must-have exercise in any chest workout.”
  2. Squats: “They help build overall strength and big leg muscles! I always love to go heavy on this exercise while maintaining good form.”
  3. Shoulder Press: “You can’t be wide and alpha-looking with small shoulders! In my opinion, this is the king of all shoulder exercises.”


Gerardo Gabriel favors simplicity in his life. He consumes about 2g of protein for every pound of muscle, 1.5–2g of carbohydrates for every pound of body weight, and about 80g of fat per day.

Tilapia and chicken are their main sources of protein. White rice and sweet potatoes are his sources of carbohydrates, and avocados or almonds are his sources of fat.

According to Gerardo, preparation is simpler if he keeps things straightforward.

Since Gerardo claims to have a very quick metabolism, when he’s not competing, he often follows a very lax diet and will include one or two cheat meals in with his regular meal preparation.

My diet enables me to preserve my appearance and lean body mass all year long.

Roberto’s Diet

  • Meal 1: 6 Eggs, 1 Cup of Oatmeal & 2 bottles of Water
  • Meal 2: 8 oz. Sweet Potato, 2 Tilapia Fillets & 2 bottles of Water
  • Meal 3: Cheese Burger & 2 bottles of Water
  • Meal 4: Spinach, 8 oz. Chicken Breast & 2 bottles of Water
  • Meal 5: Protein Shake & a Protein Bar
  • Meal 6: ¾ cup of White Rice & 2 Tilapia Fillets

“Gerardo Gabriel is my favorite fitness model, and I encourage myself every day.”

Influences and Idols

Besides being his own biggest supporter. Kevin Levrone, Jay Cutler, and Phil Heath are among Gerardo’s favorite bodybuilders.

How Can Gerardo Gabriel Teach Us Something?

Gerardo Gabriel struggled with family issues and his relationships from his earliest years into his adulthood.

He became a celebrity in the fitness and modeling industries and a champion bodybuilder by using bodybuilding as a means of self-expression and energy management.

If there is anything we can take away from Gerardo, it is to keep going forward and strive for better things despite the challenges life throws at us.