It was always a dream of mine to compete on the legendary IFBB New York Pro stage! Dreams do come true and I won the 2013 IFBB New York Pro Championships. It was a great honor to bring the NY Pro title back to New York and compete in front of my friends, and family in my home town. This is my second professional win and unforgettable experience. I will do my best to keep the title in New York! Thank you to the NPC/IFBB, my Manager JM Manion, and Big Steve Weinberg for putting together such an amazing show and representing East Coast Bodybuilding to the fullest!
Excerpt from the official press release:
“Sadik first came to the forefront in NPC Men’s Physique by winning the Overall 2012 Steve Stone New York Metropolitan Championships then he followed that up by winning the 2012 NPC Junior National Men’s Physique Championships which qualified him for the IFBB Professional League.In his first two IFBB Pro Men’s Physique contests, the 2012 IFBB Orange County Muscle Classic and 2012 IFBB Greater Gulf States, he placed second. Sadik regrouped after those contests to take the Overall 2012 IFBB Valenti Gold Cup Pro Men’s Physique. In 2013 Sadik has placed second at the IFBB Pittsburgh Pro and fourth in the IFBB Europa Show Of Champions Pro. He is looking to get another Overall win to qualify him for the first ever 2013 IFBB Men’s Physique Olympia Showdown and is hoping to achieve that in his home town on May 25th in the 2013 IFBB New York Pro.Like fellow FMG athlete Jason Poston, it was Sadik’s impromptu photo shoot with FMG athlete Courtney King in Orlando the Sunday after Courtney won the IFBB Europa Show Of Champions Pro Bikini that has garnered him much attention. Sadik just happened to be finishing his Sunday morning cardio session and was sitting out by the hotel pool when he was invited to jump in the waterfall hot tub with Courtney for the subsequent photo shoot and behind the scenes video. Within one hour of one of Sadik and Courtney’s photo being posted on Facebook it had 5,000+ views! You can find the link for the video on the FMG Facebook page.”
Be sure to watch NPCNewsOnline.com for updates as Sadik trains for the 2013 Olympia.
Visit JMManion.com to see more and/or book your shoot with JM, who provides shoots with all divisions of athletes in the IFBB & NPC
My journey to the 2013 Olympia continues! I am proud to announce that I placed 2nd this weekend at the 2013 IFBB Europa Show of Champions in Orlando, FL. I was very pleased with my placing and physique that I presented on stage along side 23 other competitors! With my 2nd place placing I have earned 4 more points toward my Olympia qualification. Next stop is the 2013 IFBB Pittsburgh show on May 4th. Wish me luck!
Here is FitnessRX’s latest article titled “Sadik Hadzovic: The Man of Steel”
IFBB MPD Pro’s Inspiration Started With Super Heroes
Most young boys find themselves reading comic books. It’s just the natural progression in life; become fascinated with these larger than life characters portrayed in the four-color pages therein and pretend to be like them.
But some of those kids take it up a notch – and make some of those fantasies become a reality.
When Sadik Hadzovic was a youngster, he was not unlike the majority and found himself thumbing through issues of these tales of wonder. Seeing the physiques of the various super heroes stuck in his mind and when he began training at 17, he was able to hone in and use one of his memories to garner success.
No, he wasn’t able to ‘run faster than a speeding bullet’ or become ‘more powerful than a locomotive’ as the fictitious Superman could, but Hadzovic was able to carve out himself a physique that would make the Man of Steel himself jealous. Within a few years, the 5’10.5”, 180-pounder joined Steve Weinberger and Bev Francis’s Powerhouse Gym in Syosset, New York and took it to the next level.
“It wasn’t until I joined the ‘East Coast Mecca’ that I started taking my training seriously,” Hadzovic says. “In that gym, I was quickly bitten by the competitive bug and it was then and there that I decided to become a Men’s Physique Division champion.”
The Westbury, New York native began his career on stage at the 2011 NPC Eastern USAs with a third place finish. A year later, he took the top spot at the NPC Metropolitans and a few months later, earned his IFBB pro card at the Junior Nationals.
Since then, Hadzovic, 25, has had one first (Valenti Gold Pro Cup), two second (Greater Gulf States Pro and Orange County Muscle Classic) and one-fourth place finish (Houston Pro). He has his eyes set on bigger and better things now moving forward – on the stage and off.
“On stage, I would like the opportunity to compete in three legendary shows: the New York Pro, Arnold Classic and Olympia,” says Hadzovic, quietly wishing with that statement that we will see the MPD added to the schedule in Columbus, Ohio. “Off the stage, I want to continue promoting a healthy lifestyle and inspire young adults to start weight training and help them realize the importance of goal setting.”
As far as the new division that he competes in, Hadzovic looks at it from afar and is enjoying the big picture. “One thing that you can’t put a limit on is the growth and popularity of the MPD,” he says. “You can expect to see lots of world class physiques flood the stage in the coming years.”
And a good chance that many of them will be former comic book fans.
FitnessRX for men – Written by Joe Pietaro
January 5th 2013 video update. In this video I express my thoughts on goal setting and new year resolutions. I also touch on the top of getting back what you put in.