Today, we’ll meet Aleksander Košmrl, a determined and successful bodybuilder and a two-time junior bodybuilding national champion.
1 How long have you been building muscle?
It’s been eleven years.
2 Do you train at home or do you go to the gym?
Usually I hit the gym, but sometimes when I don’t have much time or don’t feel like going to the gym, I train at home.
3 Why did you start exercising?
I wanted to strengthen my body.
4 How often do you exercise?
4-6 times a week.
5 In general, how long does one training session last?
About an hour.
6 Do you follow any special training program? What does your training session look like?
Yes, the classic bodybuilding training program. Each session I work only one muscle group, and doing so in one week I’d have worked my whole body.
7 Besides going to the gym, do you regularly engage in any other physical activity?
Yes, occasionally I include cardio exercise such as running or hiking.
8 Do you pay attention to your diet? If yes, in what ways?
Yes. I make sure I eat enough nutrients every day in relation to current goals/needs.
9 Do you take any dietary, fitness supplements?
Yes, I take supplements such as whey, amino acids, and vitamins.
10 Have you ever participated in a competition (bodybuilding, powerlifting, weightlifting…) or do you plan to do so?
Yes, I have and I was very successful. In Slovenia, at Maxxopen 2013 I was the junior classic champion and at 2014 Maxxopen I was the junior bodybuilding champion.
11 Have you ever suffered injury as a result of training?
12 What would you advise beginners?
First of all, don’t rush into it and don’t do anything preparation. Before you start, find enough information about different training strategies and
suitable diet. At the beginning, you can also find a personal trainer to help you make training and diet plans that will fit your current fitness level and goals.
13 Would you like to share with us anything else?
The results are the product of hard work and discipline. You can achieve almost everything with perseverance and discipline. Nothing comes by itself and overnight.