Lead Performance Trainer, Unbreakable Performance Center
- Co-founder, Unbreakable Performance Center
- Six years with the United States Marine Corps, including two combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton
- Certified strength and conditioning specialist
- Former football, basketball and soccer strength and conditioning coach at The University of Tulsa
“I always tell people, principles are few and methods are many. My principle is force equals mass times acceleration. To get more forceful you have to lift heavy or lift fast. That’s relevant even to an everyday client—you either have fatty tissue or you have muscle. People say they don’t want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger—that depends on diet or whatever you complement your exercise with. If you eat well and clean, you won’t bulk up. And most of all, you can’t outwork a bad diet.
My philosophy is that you need to work through full ranges of motion; squatting, pull-ups, all in a full correct range of motion. I am big on correct form and understanding that when you have correct form you don’t get injured. Injuries do not happen because of exercise, but because of incorrect form or not being taught right.
Maximizing physical performance and increasing durability based on science and practical application yields RESULTS. I have no margin for error working with athletes that have millions of dollars on the line.”
Gabe Rangel’s passion for fitness, matched with the work ethic for which Marines are renowned, helped him obtain his bachelors of science in kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton. The physical skills and rigors of the military imbued in him during Marine boot camp and deployment enhanced his drive for success and appreciation for working with clients and athletes on a day-to-day basis.
Today Rangel works with elite professional athletes and prepares collegiate football players for the NFL draft. For two years he and his staff have trained more than 100 NFL, NBA, MLB and UFC athletes as well as professional boxers and Olympians.
In June 2014, along with retired Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, FOX television analyst Jay Glazer and professional volleyball player Lindsey Berg, they opened Los Angeles’s Unbreakable Performance Center to cater to the elite athlete and professional. The fitness center is based on the premise that like-minded people produce success and it aims to become “the SoHo House of gyms,” catering to successful individuals in any trade or field.
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