Could you tell us a bit about yourself and how you started training?
My name is Petr Prielozny, I am 24 y/o, 5’11 tall, weighing from 235-185lbs. I live in NYC where I work as a professional personal trainer and nutrition expert. I am also a European and American bodybuilding champion and fitness model.
I was always a sport based child with tons of activities, and at 15 I started with weight lifting. I am a classic story, grew up in a small town so I had to build my own gym equipment from concrete filled bottles, ironing board as bench, etc.
How do you stay motivated?
I would say that motivation is very important key in your bodybuilding progress. It’s not always that easy to be focused on diet, workout, competition 24/7.
With the support of your family, fans, it’s always easier.
I like to keep an eye on the competition, I watch the bodybuilding videos, even talk with pros I know.
What is your current workout routine?
My current workout routine is composed of heavy basic exercises. My current split is shoulders and arms, back and chest, legs and calves.
Always starting with stretching, light weight warm up and slowly increasing the weight set by set, I usually find myself doing a 2-3 rep sets with heavy weight. Always correct technique, not a cheating. I tend to do supersets as well. Workout takes approximate 70 minutes.
What is your diet like?
I am currently in a bulking phase, my goal is to gain 40 lbs.
My approximate caloric intake is about 7000kcal a day.
Looks approximately like this:
6 am: 6 eggs, bowl of cereal, piece of fruit
9 am: potatoes with cottage cheese
11 am: protein + carb drink
2 pm: potatoes, cottage
5 pm: bowl of cereal, few sandwiches with ham& cheese
8 pm: rice and chicken
10 pm: cottage cheese
11:30 pm: milk and casein
Petr Prielozny - Abs workout
What gives you the best results when cutting?
The most effective way to lose the weight is the combination of smart diet, weight lifting and cardio.
It always depends on your own metabolism, nutrition habits, etc, but basically if you want to change your results, just adjust the numbers. Adjust the caloric intake, energy output. It’s all about numbers.
What 3 exercises have contributed the most to building your physique?
For the best progress, these 3 exercises shouldn’t be skipped in your workout routine. It’s squat, deadlift and bench press.
You can always play around with angles, positions, etc to change it up a bit. Rear squat, front squat. You can do presses with dumbbells, barbell, incline flat or decline. Just use your imagination.
If you want to be a true champion, you also have to exercise your mind to be strong, determined, persistent. True champions should also behave like a true champions.
What supplements do you use?
As I always mention to everyone, supplements are only useful when your nutrition is perfect.
I use 100% whey protein, maltodextrine, dextrose, glutamine, casein, tribulus terrestis, dhea, l-arginine, caffeine, vitamin c, multivitamin, fish oil, joint support.
I was trying to find the perfect post workout drink and I personally recommend mix of whey protein, maltodextrine, dextrose, glutamine, creatine.
What is the most common training question that people ask you?
People usually ask how much can I bench press, etc. And I always answer them that bodybuilding is not about this. Its about feeling the muscle stretching and contracting, bringing fresh blood into muscle cells, etc.
Not many people know, but powerlifting used to be a part of a bodybuilding show, when bodybuilding first started. You were judged by your physique performance, but also by numbers you lifted during a competition. Old school
Petr Prielozny NPC Space Coast Classic
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My greatest achievement in my personal life is marrying my beautiful wife in 2010. She is great support for me and huge motivation.
In my sports career, I consider my victory on 2 NPC shows as my best so far.
I am also proud of myself that I managed to establish myself here in NYC as a top personal trainer and fitness icon, all within 3 years.
What is your favorite quote?
I have few of them…
“Even the biggest wall was built from basement”.
“Tears will give u sympathy, sweat will give u results”.
“Never give up”.
Petr Prielozny - Posing
What are your plans for the future?
I just started my own company with my wife, its called BEAUTY&BEAST FITNESS by PRIELOZNY, LLC. We are fully focused on professional personal training, nutrition consulting, also providing CPR workshops.
As for bodybuilding, my goal is to hit 270lbs in off season and once I hit this number, I’ll know I am ready for the season. I expect to be competing in 2012 or 2013 in National competitions.
Thank you for the interview and if any of the readers are interested in my services, please feel free to contact me. You can find me on Facebook & Youtube.