Sadik Hadzovic is an American professional bodybuilder (classic physique competitor) and fitness model who came to the limelight as the champion of the first-ever Arnold Sports Festival Pro Men’s physique competition in 2015. He has since enjoyed a career that has allowed him to amass a fortune estimated to be around $1 million.
Sadik is one of those bodybuilders who have their names in gold; he is one of the finest men to grace the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) Men’s Physique. As such, it is not surprising that he has won many awards and is featured in many fitness magazines like Fitness Rx and Muscle & Fitness among many others. He has, however, never won the Mr. Olympia Physique showdown competition, serving as a runner-up for two consecutive years. Sadik has not competed since 2019 but plans to make his return to Classic Physique in 2022
Sadik Hadzovic Profile
- Full Name: Sadik Hadzovic
- Date of Birth: June 8, 1987
- Age: 35 years (as of 2022)
- Place of Birth: Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Profession: IFBB Professional Classic Physique Competitor
- Net Worth: $1 million
- Height: 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm)
- Weight: 95 kg
- Marital Status: Married
- Sadik Hadzovic’s wife: Chelsey Pethick
- Children: 2
- Instagram: @sadikhadzovic
What is Sadik Hadzovic’s Net Worth?
Sadik Hadzovic has built a name for himself in his profession and achieved a tremendous feat that his fellow bodybuilders wish to attain. As such, it is not surprising that his net worth is estimated at $1 million. While he has multiple sources of income, his main source of income comes from his work as a professional bodybuilder and fitness model.
In addition, he earns money from the sales of his e-book series and from the coaching sessions he offers to people interested in bodybuilding.
Sadik Started Bodybuilding in His Late Teens
Sadik Hadzovic was born on June 8, 1987, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, formerly known as Yugoslavia. In his early days, his family departed from war-torn Yugoslavia and settled in the United States of America. Sadik is tight-lipped about his early life and as such we do not have details about his parents and siblings. However, it can be gathered from his social media pages that he shares a close bond with his family, especially his mother whom he loves dearly and acknowledges for her role in his success. Similarly, Sadik adores his father for the role he played in strengthening his character.
As a young boy growing up in New York, he was inspired by the physiques of superheroes in comic books and he wanted to look like them. Sadly, he had trouble putting on muscle, which was leading to a lack of self-confidence. He started doing plyometrics in his room until he had enough money to join a gym.
At the age of 18 years, he weighed 139 pounds and stood at 5 feet 11 inches tall, but was still insecure about his physique. He then took his training and diet to another level, changing his diet plan and starting to eat frequently with smaller meals. He trained rigorously until he reached 240 pounds. By the time he was 24 years, he had achieved his dream body and thereafter decided then to become a bodybuilder.
Sadik Hadzovic Won the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival
Sadik Hadzovic took up strength training at a young age. His desire for strength building was unmatched, and he invested his time and effort into workouts. Upon realizing that his diet wasn’t enough to meet his goals, he changed his diet plan and improved his nutrition. After years of consistent hard work and dedication, he decided to become a professional bodybuilder at the age of 24. He made his competitive debut in the 2011 NPC Eastern USA Championship and came third. He also competed in Brooklyn Grand Prix events and finished second. Sadik continued to train harder. Determined to be among the best, his determination earned him the nickname “The Physique”.
In 2012, he made yet another remarkable achievement when he competed in the NPC Metropolitan Championships, and emerged as the winner, bagging the first title of his career. In the same year, he won first place at the year’s IFBB Valenti Gold Cup. That’s not all he also finished second in the 2012 NPC Junior USA Championships which provided him with the opportunity to participate in the Junior National Championships. He won the gold at the Nationals thereby receiving the Pro card. 2012 is Sadik’s year, as he subsequently bagged the 2012 NPC Athlete of the Month award.
He became more prominent in the industry after receiving his Pro card. Like a Pro, Sadik kept on pushing forward and came second in the 2012 IFB Greater Gulf State Pro competition. In the space of 3 years, he entered eight Pro competitions and made it to the podium seven times. His greatest achievement was winning the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival named after bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger and earning second place at Olympia for two consecutive years (2014 & 2015).
In the year 2016, Sadik Hadzovic transferred into the Classic Physique division where he competed in the Olympia and came third overall. A year later, he returned to the Classic Physique Olympia and came seventh. He did not compete in 2018 but returned to the competitive stage in 2019. Subsequently, he participated in the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival and finished sixth.
Will Sadik Compete Again?
After taking a break from bodybuilding for a couple of years, Sadik Hadzovic revealed in an interview that he would be returning to the stage for Athleticon in 2022. He was quoted as saying; “Next year will be Classic Physique for sure. I just started prepping last week. For me, it’s my passion. It’s my passion, man. I know I deserve to be up there with the best of them.”
Sadik Hadzovic Married Chelsey Pethick in 2019
Sadik is happily married to a beautiful woman named Chelsey Pethick. Chelsey is a travel and fitness blogger by profession. The duo tied the knot on 13th June 2019 in Kapalua, Hawaii. The marriage ceremony took place in the Ritz Carlton hotel in Hawaii, however, the exchange of rings and wedding vows took place on Lava Point, one of the beach cliffs near the hotel. The couple is blessed with two twin daughters.