Musclemania Balkan Champion Blaz Hrastnik recently became a practicing physician and says the new career brings new challenges. The 6'2", 230 lbs., Slovenian explains, "Because of my years of experience, I know a lot about the whole process of food preparation and training. My advantage is that I don't need to think about what to cook for certain results, how to train. All that is done automatically in my head allowing me to do two demanding things at a time. I am staying positive, weights are still my best stress reliever so I strongly believe my work and hobby will go hand in hand in the future."
Musclemania® Balkan Champions Blaz Hrastnik is 3 weeks from MM Paris. The 6'2", 225 lbs., 26 year old lifetime natural says, "I always got lean quickly when i wanted. When I start dieting seriously, I lose fat so fast I can fell the skin on my body tightening up on a daily basis. I am combining fasted cardio with mountain hiking and weights in the evening. I eat a lot of meat and about 200g carbs." Blaz just graduated from medical school last month and brings to his training both practical and physiological knowledge.
Musclemania® Balkan Champion Blaz Hrastnik says he's taking his physique to new levels. The 6'3", 230 lbs., 27 year old, Slovenian medical student says, "Right now I have this burning will to go through walls with my training! For the past 3 months I had plenty of time because I only have one exam left to finish my school (I graduate on September 1). So I am training 2-3 times a day. A typical day consists only of training, meals and sleeping! I am planning on going to MM Europe in Berlin, so until then if my estimate is right i should maintain around 220 lbs. on the stage." Blaz is lifetime natural and works out with MM Pro Ben [...]
Serbian natural bodybuilder Aleksandar Vukicevic has been training for 10 years. The 6', 202 lbs., 24 year old physical education school teacher competed at '14 Musclemania® Balkan and wants to take on the world's best naturals at MM in Las Vegas. "SInce the show last year, I have trained for symmetry and condition," Alek says. "I have improved my physique a lot, especially overall mass. I think I can handle an international show and show a really aesthetic physique." If Alek can get his US visa, he'll be in Las Vegas in November. In the meantime, he'll be on stage at MM Rome in May.
Musclemania® Pro Benjamin Radic (L) is training Blaz Hrastnik for MM Balkan this month. The 6'1", 210 lbs., 25 year old bodybuilder has been training 5 years and working with Ben for his competition preparation. Ben is training for the fall season and is focusing on condition and not so much size. "I got all the size I want as a natural guy. I am just getting leaner and that is helping to make my physique look bigger anyway.