Freeletics experience – Today: Marko Todorovic
Marko lost 20 kg of fat during his freeletics journey.
1) Please tell us a few things about you
Hello guys I My name is Marko and I’m a 35yrs old. I have followed and trained many different sports (some on a higher level) all the way to my late teens. A sporting injury and a steady desk job made it difficult for me to quickly recover and get back into the groove of being fit again. Far from it. I gained a lot of weight quickly and maintained in that shape for almost a decade. Only by pure luck I stumbled upon the Freeletics program. It was instinctively something I wanted to try. Let’s just say the stars aligned form me in that way ☺. Since I don’t like lifting weights and prefer outdoor sports it seemed like a perfect fit in that sense.
2) How long do you do freeletics?
I started the Freeletics program in the beginning of November 2013. This was after I looked into it deeper (Wikipedia, freeletics website, forums etc..) and watched a few videos that have been uploaded on the Youtube that I decided to do it.
3) What was your motivation to start with freeletics?
I needed to lose weight and the freeletics had a program for that. It was all about do this much this many times a week. I liked that. I also like the fact that the training was all bodyweight only, required very little space to practice, a few props (pull-up bar, yoga/training mat etc..) ,all the exercises take relatively short time to complete which, in all, gave you very little excuse why you shouldn’t or couldn’t complete an exercise on a given day. There was also a competitive side with checking and competing with your friends times over the Freeletics app. Although I must admit I was the only one doing it at the time. I never believed that I would become an inspiration to my closest and to many other people, and that gives me a great pleasure. Now I have a few followers that have given me additional motivation in my training.
4) What other sports are you doing?
I play basketball when I can and I like surfing. Hopefully now I can find a board that can float me again☺
5) How often do you train freeletics per week?
I tend to train on average 5 times a week. I like to have rest days as I believe reflects well on my performance on the following week (especially for breaking personal bests)
6) How is your freeletics nutrition plan looks like?
I had to lose a lot of weight and for me, dieting on top of at first, brutal exercising, was too much. So In the beginning i didn’t pay attention to my i.e calorie intake. It started balancing itself out with the exercise. I slowly started to reject too fatty or sugary food. I decided to base my diet on a daily calorie intake from week 7-8. I significantly reduced the sugars from my diet. And then cut lightly on the carbs intake. There wasn’t a plan per day. As long as the scale was showing progress I kept my intake the same without a strict eating plan. Now, in my second Freeletics 15 weeks run I will try to reduce the carbs as well. I am not a vegan but I fully support the vegan menu, and I have tried various and delicious vegan recipes.
My favourite daily menu would consist of:
Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled + 60g of bread (any sort) or 75g of Sport Musli
Lunch: Chicken breast 250g + Feta Cheese 50g + Salad (lettuce + tomato + low calorie dressing)
Dinner: Pork Loin steak 250 g + 60g of bread (any sort) + Feta cheese 50g + Salad (lettuce + tomato + Aceto balsamico dressing)
Between meals I like to eat fruit: oranges, tangerines, apples
7) How many kcal do you consume per day?
My net calorie intake is between 1650 -1850. I’m still trying to lose quite a bit of weight as I am still far off my ideal weight. I have experimented with higher and lower intakes and for now I’m happy with this.
8) What are your further goals with Freeletics
I hope to continue doing freeletics for many years to come. It keeps me fit and in shape, and same as for the the exercises, there is no excuse why I should quit it. Also it has become an integral part of my life, a routine, something like brushing teeth. You feel crap if you don’t do it 😀
9) As an experienced freeletics athlete, what would you say to freeletics beginner?
The sense of self accomplishment in successfully completing the first full exercise is invaluable, but to get to there is absolute hell for people who are not used to exercising. Take baby steps in your goals, and if you can’t complete the full exercise try and complete one part. By completing all the little tasks in no time you will be loving the freeletics and the results. If you narrow it down to numbers, in my opinion, you will only need 32 hrs of total exercise time to feel amazing. Not much is it?
10) What else you want to share with us?
Stop reading about it and become part of it. ☺
Many thanks to Marko for sharing your freeletics experience and your freeletics transformation
Article posted by Christian Wenzel
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