Before’n’After #104 Interview – Ivan Simic

Before'n'After #104 Interview – Ivan Simic

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your everyday life

I'm 24 and currently work at a supplement shop and have the luxury of being able to work out before work as I don't have to start until 10am. My day-to-day consists largely of training, work, eating, eating, eating and then sleeping.

How did you come across the Before'n'After program?

At that time, I had worked as a temporary assistant at Clever Fit Fellbach during my vocational training. One day my friend and then boss Adrian Fleuchaus told me about Wolfgang and his great knowledge and his before'n'after successes. After looking at the before'n'after photos, I quickly realized that I had to see Wolfgang!

Which sport did you do before the Before'n'After program?

Before the program I was already registered at the gym and before that I played football.

What motivated you to start and follow the program?

The first motivation was the first Before'n'After successes that Wolfgang had already successfully produced. I quickly knew I wanted one too! I already had an underlying motivation for lifting weights and eating a lot of good food (meat). In Training Moving a lot of weight in exercises like squats, bench presses, overhead presses has always fascinated me.

How did your sleep develop during the program?

When I started at Wolfgang, I had 2 jobs at that time, one of which was in a bar where I worked until 3 a.m. So my sleep was quite short and pretty bad as I woke up several times during the night. Shortly after starting the program, I found I was falling asleep much faster, sleeping much more deeply than I ever had before.

How did your energy level develop during the program?

My energy level improved from day to day, from "zero" to "get up on my own without an alarm clock in top shape". My mental and physical performance has increased enormously, which is clearly noticeable in everyday life. Two main reasons that were responsible for this was the better and deeper sleep and the breakfast. That had the greatest effect.

What was the biggest change for you?

The biggest and hottest was that I had to or was allowed to eat many, many, many carbs! Not staying up so late anymore and going to bed before 10:00 p.m. and getting up at 5:30/6:00 a.m. even on weekends. And exercising less than usual. Before Wolfgang, I worked out in the gym every day. In the program I trained 4 times a week and on upper body day I did an arm session in the afternoon. I quickly realized that recovery is one of the keys to building muscle and burning fat.

What's your favorite breakfast?

Lamb or veal burger with cashew butter. Or steak with Bernaise sauce and poached eggs.

How often and for how long did you train?

4 times a week and upper body day an arm session in the afternoon, yes working in the gym has its perks.

your favorite exercise?

Squats and incline LH presses, I think the 2 exercises have a huge impact on the look.

Did you do endurance training to lose fat?

Yes, over 3 reps on the squats xD . No, not at all.

What is the reaction of your environment to the change in the last few weeks/months?

From "Ohhaaa" to "Are you doing competitions now?" Everything was there. My legs got the biggest response, for whatever reason :D.

And what happens now?

I'm always motivated and still hungry. There is always a better way and that is also my goal for the future! Get better and stronger. And of course set up some PR's. In addition, I will complete the YPSI Mass and Strength Holiday for 2 weeks this August.

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