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Posted 17 June 2014 by CutAndJacked.com

CutAndJacked.com Interview:


Kristina Krstic

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How/when did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?

I've been an athlete all my life. Staying active has always been my lifestyle!  When I was a kid, I started taking Serbian folk dancing classes, which are known for being live and rhythmic, and soon I joined one of the folk ensembles and participated in many international folk dancing festivals. At age 18 I went to college so I didn’t have time for dancing, I started doing basic aerobics and some weight lifting at a local fitness studio. In 2010 I met my future husband and through him I started training more seriously and intensively.

How do you stay motivated?

I like heavy and intense training. I like feeling strong and looking good, so I never really lose motivation or enthusiasm.

What types of cardio have worked best for you?

I have experimented over the years, and for me, I think, it’s a mixture of HIIT and long slow cardio sessions.  I prefer doing 2-3 HIIT sessions and 1 long slow cardio session a week. 

Do you have a favourite healthy recipe?

 Well, I love to make low fat/low carb/high protein ice creams and homemade Raffaello balls with whey protein, low fat cottage cheese, and fresh fruits!

What does your diet consist of?

My diet consist of lean meats, chicken breasts and fish mostly, but also eggs, rice, oatmeal, potatoes, green vegetables and fresh fruits.

How do you deal with cravings for junk foods, sweets and salty food?

I make sure I allow myself a cheat meal twice a week! I train hard and eat “clean” a few days and then I reward myself! Those meals are mostly during the weekends, when my husband and I really give ourselves a feast! LOL.

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What are your top 3 favourite exercises?

Hip Thrusts, Lunges and Wide Grip Chin Ups.

Do you listen to music whilst you train?

I never listen to music while I lift weights. It’s hard for me to get serious and focus. It is quite the opposite when it comes to cardio trainings, music really lifts me up then and makes cardio sessions more fun!

What is your training routine like?

  • My routine changes constantly for many reasons and one of them is that I’m a full time personal trainer so, quite often, I train whenever I have some free time. Sometimes I weight train in the morning and do cardio in the afternoon or vice versa... But, here is one of my favourite weekly routines:
  • Day 1: Quads, Glutes, Hams, and Calves
  • Day 2: Back and Triceps (cardio AM)
  • Day 3: Chest, Delts, Triceps (cardio PM)
  • Day 4: Back, Bis, Abs (cardio AM)
  • Day 5: Glutes, Hams, Quads, Calves
  • Day 6: Cardio
  • Day 7: Rest

Do you set short and long term goals?

I don’t really set any short-term goals. I see myself as a fitness professional that inspires people to achieve their fitness goals and lead by example.

What are you most proud of?

I don’t know if I’m proud in a true sense, but I’m truly happy and satisfied with where I am and who I am in my life! I’m happy to have a supportive, caring and great-looking husband!  I’m happy that I’m in a position to motivate and inspire people to achieve their own fitness dreams and goals.

How do you measure your progress?

I measure my progress by the way I look in the mirror!

Who are your favourite, athletes or fitness models?

Erin Stern, Nathalia Melo and Nicole Wilkins

What supplements would you use/recommend if any?

The only supplements I use are whey protein and vitamin/mineral complex. I’m confident I get more than enough of what my body needs from the food I eat.

What 3 tips would you give to any woman wanting to get a feminine, CutandJacked physique like yours?

Eat clean, lift heavy and hip thrust!

Kristina Krstic

  • Born: 04/05/1987
  • Weight: 110 lbs
  • Height: 158cm

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