Beast Mode: Rising Star Marko Djordjic Talks With


Quick stats:

Age: 21
Height: 5’10” – 179cm
Weight: 89kg – 196lbs


How did you get started with bodybuilding?

Back in high school I played soccer a lot and it kept me very fit. Although it wasn’t until I was 17 that I started going to the gym. I remember when I had first started I would train very often and with a lot of intensity. My friends would train with me too and were always there to push me to my limits. 4 months later I had noticed some great changes to my physique and that was when I began to fall in love with the weight room.

The gym became an escape from the world and I have been addicted ever since!


Where does your motivation come from?

It’s something from within, something inside of me that just wants it real bad. The whole idea of training and the pump, I just love it!


What workout routine has worked best for you?

Full Routine:

Note: I warm up on the bike for 10 mins before each workout

Monday – Back

  • Bent Over Rows 4×10
  • Lat Pull Down 4×10
  • Cable Rows 4×10
  • T-Bar Rows 4×10
  • Deadlifts 4×10

Tuesday – Shoulders/Biceps

  • Shoulder Press with Barbell 4×10
  • Side Laterals 4×15
  • Behind The Head Shoulder Press 4×10
  • Dumbbell Front Raise 4×10
  • Z-Bar Bicep Curl 4×12
  • Preacher Curl 4×12
  • Cable Curl 4×12
  • Hammer Curl 4×10

Wednesday – Rest Day

  • Recovery

Thursday – Chest/triceps

  • Incline Bench Press 4×10
  • Pec Deck 4×12
  • Dips 4×10
  • Cable Fly’s 4×10
  • Dumbbell Fly’s 4×10
  • Tricep Pushdown 4×10
  • Dumbbell Overhead 4×10
  • Single Handed Rope Pull Down 4×10

Friday – Calves/Abs

  • Standing Calve Raise 4×30
  • Seated Calve Raise 4×20
  • Single Leg Calf Raise 4×20
  • Rope Pull Down 4×20
  • Leg Lifts 4×20
  • Crunches 4×20

Saturday – Rest

  • Recovery

Sunday – Legs

  • Leg Extensions 4×10
  • Squats 4×10
  • Walking Lunges 4×10
  • Single Leg Press 4×10
  • Leg Curl 4×10


What is your diet like?

Daily Diet:

  • Meal 1: Protein Pancakes – 2 cups of Oats mixed with 1 scoop Of Hydrolysed Whey Protein cooked in Coconut Oil
  • Meal 2: 200g Salmon Fillet, half an Avocado, 1 cup of Brown Rice & 1 cup of Vegetables
  • Meal 3: 4 Whole Eggs, 2 cans of Tuna & 200g of Sweet Potato
  • Meal 4: 200g Chicken Breast, 200g of Sweet Potato & 1 cup of Vegetables
  • Meal 5: 2 Scoops Whey Protein Concentrate & 1 cup of Blueberries


What are your plans for the future?

I would like to be the next Australian IFBB Pro Champion. This has been my ultimate dream since day one. I will continue to train like an animal and never give up so that one day the dream will become a reality.


What is your favorite quote?

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” Vince Lombardi


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Written Filmed and Edited by Miguel Valenzuela
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