Posted 31 January 2012 by Interview:

Sadik "Physique" Hadzovic

How and when did you start training?

I always have been fascinated by the physiques in comic books and action figures that I played with as a child. Since a young age I knew how I wanted to look like and I wanted to resemble those action figures, comic book characters, and superheroes. I would always do hundreds of dumbbell curls and push-ups as a kid but it wasn’t until I was a teenager where I started really taking my training serious and saw some serious results.

What mistakes did you make as a newbie?

Being a newbie I would force-feed myself these huge 1,500-2,000 calories meals. After eating these meals I would be so full I couldn't eat for another 4-5hrs later. Although I thought at the time "hey this is great I'm reaching over 4,000 calories a day" after all of that I still wasn't gaining any weight. I didn't start seeing mass gains till I realized the importance of eating clean and frequently.

We know consistency is key, what tips would you
give to anyone struggling to stay consistent?

You must visualize the physique you want, every workout will get you closer to your goal. Look at people in your gym that you admire, pictures of bodybuilders, youtube videos, read motivational stories and quotes. I do all these things on an everyday basis. This isn’t easy or everyone would be walking around cut and jacked. Understand it’s hard, the struggle is going to make the reward sweeter.

Do you listen to music whilst training?

Wu-tang clan, DMX, Eminem, Kanye West, The Roots, System of a Down,
Chevelle, and Jedi Mind Tricks

What do you think about when you have to
dig deep and push out that last rep?

I think about all the people I have inspired to exercise. The ones who write me emails saying they have lost 20lbs or joined a gym because of me. I feel as if I have a duty/obligation to these people that is my motivation that is what pushes me to bump out those last few reps. That makes me feel good and is the reason I’m going to continue doing this for the rest of my life.

Free weights vs machines what do you feel are the
pros and cons of both and which do you prefer?

I alternate from free weights to machines. The first half of my workout is always free weights. Free weights are the universal reference point of strength no-one asks you how much you bench press on a plate loaded machine, they want to know how much you bench-press free weight. Towards the end of my workout I incorporate machines to focus more directly on individual muscle fibers. Why choose one if both can be used to reap maximum results.

What are you most proud of?

I am proud to be in the position I am in to help others realize the importance of training and adopting a healthy lifestyle. I am proud that I ever picked up the weights in the first place for it has giving me the confidence I needed in life. I am proud to be training at Bev Francis' Powerhouse Gym one of the premier gyms in the world. I am proud to be a top competitor in the Mens Physique Division. Oh yeah, and I am proud that you are reading this right now ;)

Do you bulk and cut or stay lean year round?

Lean 24/7 365 days a year.

What types of cardio do you do?

Interval sprints, stair master, box jumps, and anything crossfit inspired.
Mostly sprints. DO SPRINTS!

What is your training routine like?

Click to checkout the Sadik Hadzovic workout

What is your diet when trying to get in peak condition?

I follow the Palaeolithic diet all year round. I am for roughly 2,500-2,750 calories per day at a 2:1 ratio of protein to carbohydrates. I allow myself two cheat meals a week, usually being pizza or sushi. Egg whites, bison steaks, tilapia fish, tuna fish, salmon, lean turkey breast, nuts, and all types of vegetables.

Who are your favourite athletes,
bodybuilders or fitness models?

Arnold Schwarzenegger for making bodybuilding popular in the mainstream society.
Dorian Yates for his workout intensity.
Sergio Oliva for having one of the greatest V-tapers ever.

What supplements do you use if any?

ETB grizzly protein powder, Yohimbine, L-Carnitine, Glutimine, Creatine, Fish oils,
and a good multi vitamin.

What top 3 tips would you give to anyone
wanting to get CutAndJacked?

1. Aim for 8hrs of sleep a night!
2. Consume 1 Gallon of water daily!
3. Eat every 2-2.5 hours!

Sadik "Physique" Hadzovic: 1987, 185lbs, 6'0

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