Sadik Hadzovic: The Comic Book Impersonator

Sadik Hadzovic

Born in 1987, Sadik Hadzovic is a world physique fitness model, winning a large number of laurels in the bodybuilding circuit. Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, his family sought refuge in America, rendering the young child with a no non-sense upbringing. He faced a rough childhood and found solace in his comic book heroes, and he released his frustrations working out the gym. Shortly, the gym became a haven for him and his quest to look like the superheroes in his books motivated him to become a bodybuilder.

Interesting facts about Sadik:

  • His nickname is ‘The Physique, ‘ and he is given much appreciation for having a sculpted, muscular body and tight waist.
  • He works diligently 365 days a year, claiming that he does not believe in the term ‘off-season.’
  • He is 5’11” tall, weighing between 185-195 lbs, or 83.9-88.5 kg.
  • He is lenient with his diet, eating two cheat meals. His favourite meals are pizza and sushi.
  • His key influences are Arnold Schwarzenegger for making bodybuilding mainstream, Dorian Yates for high-intensity workout and Sergio for his history creating V-taper.
  • His favourite quote is – “I became a beast to rid myself the pain of being a man.”
  • He is a picture perfect model, featuring in several fitness magazines such as Muscle & Fitness and FitnessRX for men. He has also received much-deserved adulation on national television.

Training regime:

The most optimal fitness routine for Sadik involves heavy weights combined with high reps. His body type is ectomorphic, and he uses HIIT to enhance it.

He gains motivation from the people who follow his fitness routines and lose weight. He believes he is responsible for their health and fitness which compels him to be dedicated to his path.

Bodybuilding career:

Sadik was not satisfied with his under-weight body, which lowered his confidence. To become like his cherished superheroes, he started working out relentlessly by doing hundreds of bicep curls and push-ups. He realized that his efforts were in vain because he still did not get the desired progress even after a few years of training. After analysing his performance, he realized that he was neglecting his diet.

After rectifying his mistake, he progressed exponentially and achieved the desired look he wanted by the age of 24. With grit and determination, he decided to become a professional bodybuilder in 2011. He moved on to win numerous high-priority competitions, coming 3rd in the NPC Eastern USA Championships.

With vigor he powered forward, winning IFBB Valenti Gold Cup Pro, NPC Junior National Championships, NPC Metropolitan Championships, in 2012 to name a few.

He is a four-time world physique champion, and he prides himself for winning 3 IFBB Pro League Titles and qualifying for the Mr. Olympia twice in a row.

He earned his Pro Card at the age of 25.

In 2015, he won the prestigious and enviable Arnold Classic title and ranked 1st at the IFBB Arnold Sports Festival held in 2015.

An element of unwavering passion and perseverance, Sadik’s story gives us a reason to follow a path of sincerity towards our goal. It is on this path that we will achieve true excellence, just like Sadik.

Contest History

  • 2017 IFBB Mr Olympia – 7th
  • 2016 IFBB Mr Olympia – 3rd
  • 2015 IFBB Arnold Sports Festival – 1st
  • 2015 IFBB Olympia weekend – 2nd
  • 2014 IFBB PBW Tampa Pro – 1st
  • 2014 IFBB Olympia Weekend – 2nd
  • 2013 IFBB New York Pro – 1st
  • 2013 IFBB Olympia Weekend – 4th
  • 2012 NPC Metropolitan Championships – 1st
  • 2012 NPC Metropolitan Championships – 1st
  • 2012 NPC Junior USA Championships Men’s Physique Division – 2nd Class B
  • 2012 NPC Junior National Championships – 1st
  • 2012 IFBB Greater Gulf States Pro – 2nd
  • 2012 IFBB Orange County Muscle Classic – 2nd
  • 2012 IFBB Valenti Gold Cup Pro – 1st
  • 2011 NPC Eastern USA Championships – 3rd

Workout Plan

Monday: Back
  • Deadlifts 5×11-13
  • Lat Pull Downs 4×11-13
  • Bent Over Barbell Rows 4×11-13
  • Underhand Pull Ups 3×11-13
  • Seated Cable Rows 4×11-13
  • Overhand Pull Ups 1 set to failure
Tuesday: Chest
  • Incline Dumbbell Fly’s 4×11-13
  • Incline Barbell Bench Press 5×11-13
  • Machine Fly’s 4×11-13
  • Bench Press 5×11-13
  • Cable Fly’s 3×11-13
  • Decline Machine Press 4×11-13
  • Push Ups 1 set to failure
Wednesday: Cardio
  • Interval Sprints (1 minute rest, 1 minute sprint for 5 sets)
Thursday: Legs
  • Leg Press 5×11-13
  • Leg Extensions 5×11-13
  • Lying Leg Curl 5×11-13
  • Donkey Calf Raises 6×11-13
  • Squats 4×11-13
  • Walking Lunges to failure
Friday: Arms
  • Seated Preacher Curls 4×11-13
  • French Curls (on decline) 5×11-13
  • Standing Hammer Curls 4×11-13
  • Tricep Pushdowns 5×11-13
  • Heavy Barbell Curl 3×11-13
  • Seated Overhead Tricep Extensions 3×11-13
Saturday: Abs
  • Cable Crunches 4×11-13
  • Arm & Leg Raises With Exercise Ball 4×11-13
  • Alternating Leg Ups 4×11-13
  • Running Plank 4×11-13
  • Torso Twist with Medicine Ball 4×11-13
  • Alternating Toe Touches 4×11-13
  • Hanging Leg Raises 1 set to failure
Sunday: Shoulders
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press 5×11-13
  • Seated Dumbbell Side Raises 5×11-13
  • Seated Dumbbell Front Raises 3×11-13
  • Barbell Shrugs 4×11-13
  • Barbell Standing Military Press 4×11-13
  • Standing Dumbbell Arnold Presses 3×11-13

Diet Plan

  • Meal 1: 1/2 lb. of Lean Chicken or Turkey or 8-10 Egg Whites, with 1/2 a cup of Oats
  • Meal 2: 1/2 lb. of Red Meat & 1 cup of White Rice
  • Meal 3: 1/2 lb. of Fish & a large Potato
  • Meal 4: Protein Shake
  • Meal 5: 1/2 lb. of Fish, with Asparagus or Broccoli
  • Meal 6: 1/2 Lean Protein Chicken or Turkey or 8-10 Egg Whites, with some Egg Yolks or Almonds

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