What does it take to become a champion in the bodybuilding world – where the utmost discipline, dedication and strength are required? There are few people who can answer that question as well as Sadik Hadzovic, LGND’s newest ambassador.
A big part of Sadik’s mission in the bodybuilding world is inspiring others to chase their dreams, even if they seem unrealistic. Paying it forward, Sadik provides online coaching to others pursuing life transformations and often shares tutorials on his feed. A dedicated mentor, Sadik has helped countless others set out on their own self-improvement journeys, with nearly 200k YouTube subscribers and close to 3 million followers on Instagram. He practices what he preaches, too: there isn’t a day that goes by where he isn’t thinking about how to improve himself – for himself and for the million others who look up to him. Sadik is invested in competitive body building, yes, but he’s even more invested in his community and how he can improve the lives of those around him.Sadik won the inaugural Arnold Sports Festival Pro Men’s Physique contest and placed second at both the 2014 and 2015 Mr. Olympia physique showdown competitions. With a loyal following on and offline, he is an example for what years of commitment can do – and serves as an inspiration to countless aspiring athletes.
Sadik has certainly received recognition for his physical achievements. But he’s also willing to get real about what it means to compete in men’s physique on an international scale. It’s not all just impressive magazine covers (though he does have a few of those) – it’s about having a high level of mental discipline and fortitude found among only the world’s most impressive athletes. As a bodybuilder, Sadik has committed to showing up to the gym each day, staying fixated on your goals and not letting minor setbacks get in the way.
Understanding that countless people look to him as a mentor and inspiration, Sadik is also honest about his experiences. He doesn’t shy away from his most vulnerable moments: discussing his anxiety, life’s challenges and occasional self-doubt. While he is physically superhuman, Sadik relates to those around him through simple human connection – whether it’s working with his clients or discussing his strength and nutrition regimens on social media with his loyal followers. He’s a famous figure online, but he also seems like the type of guy who you could easily turn to for advice at the gym.
Among Sadik’s biggest inspirations are his parents, who immigrated to the United States, fleeing the Bosnian War in the early 1990s.
From a young age, he watched his parents fight each and every day to build a life for their family, even under the most difficult circumstances. For Sadik, this experience instilled a strong sense of integrity and resilience.
An embodiment of the LGND mission, Sadik leaves his mark through consistently lifting his clients up, embracing his truest self and never giving up.