Riko Cetin – From Mindset To Motivation
Join us as we meet Riko Andrej Cetin, a competitive bodybuilder from Slovenia, and a true ambassador of #NOCOMPROMISES What's your athletic background? I don't have any specific athletic background but I liked to play sports like soccer and basketball, and I liked to run around like every kid does. What sparked your interest in training and bodybuilding? I was a chubby child. My love for sports couldn't match my poor eating habits so I always struggled with my weight. It wasn't until I started high school that I said to myself: "ENOUGH! I have to change my lifestyle or I will never be happy." So the first step was my diet and then came fitness. The start of it (diet and fitness) were far from ideal but I perfected both with time. And when the first results came, I was hooked for life! Then I soon started to research the bodybuilding scene and it wasn't long before I discovered GASP and what it represents. When it comes to idols, I know it is a cliche, but I looked up to Arnold Schwarzenegger from watching the movies.
What aspects of training do you enjoy the most? Training itself is my stress relief and the gym is my temple. I enjoy to try different styles like HIIT, mountain dog, MI40, classic pyramid, double up, supersets, Milos Sarcev (giant sets), muscle roulette etc. What has been your most challenging workout? John Meadows aka Mountain Dog's LEG day and block system, where you train a muscle 3 times a week! Just imagine training legs 3 times a week and being on a contest prep diet! This is not for everyone that's for sure, but the results are out of this world and well worth it! What are you working towards? I'm always looking for improvement, not just myself and my body but in other aspects of my life as well. Anything from family to my job and everything in between. This is what bodybuilding gives you: determination, dedication and endurance to get things DONE! Who could imagine that from following a diet and a daily training regimen for years could provide such great capabilities. This is also what GASP and the NO COMPROMISES attitude is all about. Be a BEAST inside the gym and outside as well! What is your best advice for goal setting? We all have bad days and situations that are difficult, when self believe is low and drive is down, but that is also the times when you have to push harder than ever - remember, the results are worth it! Strive to improve daily, adopt the lifestyle, be happy, make others around yourself better/happy, and create the life you deserve! How is the bodybuilding and fitness community in Slovenia? The bodybuilding scene is nowhere near the way it is in the US but is improving daily. I'm doing my part and spreading the iron and no compromise lifestyle for others to try and improve their lives as best as I can. Together we are stronger!