Before’n’After #83 Interview – Ibrahim Karakoc

Before'n'After #83 Interview – Ibrahim Karakoc

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your everyday life

I'm 34 years old and a professional kickboxer with over 80 amateur fights and 31 pro fights (28 wins, 7 kos). To date I have won the world championship in kickboxing 3 times at the world's largest kickboxing association ISKA, 2 times the European championship in K1 and both of my 2 professional boxing fights. In addition, I am self-employed and run the "Kickboxen Landsberg" a martial arts studio in the direction of boxing and kickboxing in Landsberg near Munich. My day starts at 6 a.m. and doesn't end until around 10 p.m. I train different groups and also give personal training. Being an active fighter, I also train every day.

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

I came across Wolfgang at the Perform Better Summit 2015 in Munich, listened to his lecture and knew right away that's it, I have to see Wolfgang for training.

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

I have been training kickboxing intensively for 6 years. Weight training has never been my forte. Up to this point of time.

What motivated you to start and follow the program?

I finally wanted real muscles, definition and hamstrings.

How did your sleep develop during the program?

My sleep has been disastrous for the last three years, I have never had a deep sleep and have been awake several times during the night. Now the lights go out for me at 11 p.m. and I can sleep relaxed and deeply and that really gets me further in my job and training. Wolfgang alone for that you are my hero.

How did your energy level develop during the program?

The program has changed a lot for me. My energy level is at 100% tomorrow. After getting up I drink my lime juice with Himalayan salt and a good breakfast I'm in great shape.

What was the biggest change for you?

The diet, especially no more bread to eat. We Turks even eat rice with bread.

What's your favorite breakfast?

Kofta and Adana Kebap.

How often and for how long did you train?

Four times a week for 1 hour plus several hours of kickboxing.

What is your favorite exercise?

squats. Before that I hated her.

Have you also done endurance training to lose fat?

Except for my kickboxing training and a few running sessions, nothing.

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

This quote is absolutely true: “First they ask you why you are doing it. Later they ask you how you do it!”

And what happens now?

Train harder, keep at it. Win the K1 World Championship on April 3rd. And get my YPSI Trainer A license ready so I can pass the knowledge on to my martial artists...



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