James Sadek

Background

I was a competitive swimmer,I started to train when I got a job in the local gym cleaning the squash courts. When I moved swimming got boring, looking at the bottom of the pools black line didnt do it for me any more. I quit swimming, joined my local gym and 9 months later I was competing in my first show, placing 3rd at 16. i did 2 more shows the following year placing second in both and then the following year (2002) I competed in and won the Teenage Mr Australia. Name: James Sadek
Years Bodybuilding: 3 years
Favorite Bodyparts: Back, Chest and Arms
Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts
Favorite Supplements: Protein Powder
Hobbies: Beach, Gym, Hanging out with mates

Off Season

Arms: 17 inches
Chest: 46 inches
Waist: 35 inches
Legs: 24 inchs
Weight: 92 kg

Competition Stats

Arms: 16 inches
Chest: 43 inches
Waist: 30 inches
Legs: 22 inches
Weight: 75 kg

Note: James is no longer a teen, so we created a new section for his new articles on the main Bodybuilding.com site.

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Articles

  • 7 Weeks Out!

    I officially started to get cravings this week up until now I haven't had any but now the time between meals is growing 3 and a half hours feels like a half a day, no joke but I'm coping as long as I keep myself occupied.

  • What To Eat, When And Why?

    Food nourishes the body, food feeds the body and food gives the body energy to do those big intensity packed workouts. Whether it is a chest workout, an abs workout or a leg workout, you need to feed after you train to get the body into recovery mode.

  • 5 Weeks Out!

    As I said last week I am starting a new phase of my diet today which entitles eating 11 times a day, I know it sounds bad but its not as bad as it sounds.

  • 2001 Sydney: Ten Weeks Out!

    Hey how is everyone doing? I am 10 weeks out from competition and I am feeling bloody awesome. I am weighing about 81.7kg which is about 178 pounds. My body fat % is 7.72. I started my pre-comp training and dieting on February 25th.

  • The Transformation Of Matt Charles PART THREE.

    See how Matt transforms his body with help from the 2002 Teenage Mr. Australia!

  • Rope Crunches - Way To Go!

    If these are done the majority of the time they are done the person doing them is training there lower back for injury.

  • Flexin'

    Everyone loves to FLEX his or her muscles and now I have an excuse for it. That's right you can FLEX your muscles for another reason than just look big.

  • An Interview With Bob Cicherillo!

    See when Bob got started, the best and worst things in his life and what he thinks of the 2002 Olympia!

  • Its Ok To Be Backwards... Once In A While!

    Everyone gets in a plateau once and a while so here is a great way to add a challenge to your workout and a whole different look to it with out changing a single exercise.

  • Contest Prep: 15 Weeks Out!

    Follow James Sadek as he starts us at 15 weeks out of his contest preporation. He'll go through his diet, training and tell us how his progress is coming along...

  • When To Train What And Why?

    If you want to get the most out of you're weights training you must prioritize body parts and the times of day also the order of the body parts you train.

  • Plateau Busting - The Sadek Way!

    I understand what people go through, I have gone through it, but I wouldn't call it a plateau.

  • 2001 Sydney: Ten Weeks Out!

    Hey how is everyone doing? I am 10 weeks out from competition and I am feeling bloody awesome. I am weighing about 81.7kg which is about 178 pounds. My body fat % is 7.72. I started my pre-comp training and dieting on February 25th.

  • An Interview With Hayley Zalewski!

    Learn all about this upcoming Australian Female Bodybuilder and how she won the Teenage Natural Olympia.

  • Learning About Teenbodybuilding.com Stars!

    The questions and there answers are posted below in what I believe to be a pretty decent way to somehow get to know these guys a little better in regard to their bodybuilding.

  • Plateau Busting - The Sadek Way!

    I understand what people go through, I have gone through it, but I wouldn't call it a plateau.

  • Stretchin'!

    Stretching isn't a favorite part in many bodybuilders' training programs, and it's not mine either! I hate it! Even though I dislike it I make an effort to stretch before, during and after a workout.

  • 2 Weeks Out!

    I am counting the days, I am 14 days away from the show and couldn't be happier with they way things have gone.

  • An Interview With Mr. Universe Roger Walker!

    Learn from the 1976 Mr. Universe on how to beat everyone, including Arnold. Find out how much of an ass Arnold was also!

  • 2001 Sydney Title Competition: Contest Prep!

    James is currently preparing for the 2001 Sydney Title Competition!

  • Sadek's Bodypart Of The Month: Back!

    Each month I would like to talk to you about a body part of my choosing. I will discuss various methods that it can be trained, poundage's to use and give you one of my favorite workouts for that particular body part.

  • 7 Weeks Out!

    I officially started to get cravings this week up until now I haven't had any but now the time between meals is growing 3 and a half hours feels like a half a day, no joke but I'm coping as long as I keep myself occupied.

  • Ten Tips To Huge Horse Shoes!

    Getting the most out of your efforts require you to use a full range of motion on exercises that stretch your triceps such as dips.

  • Its Ok To Be Backwards... Once In A While!

    Everyone gets in a plateau once and a while so here is a great way to add a challenge to your workout and a whole different look to it with out changing a single exercise.

  • Stretchin'!

    Stretching isn't a favorite part in many bodybuilders' training programs, and it's not mine either! I hate it! Even though I dislike it I make an effort to stretch before, during and after a workout.

  • The Barbell Curl!

    The barbell curl is the meat and potatoes of the bicep workout and is usually performed within the first or second exercise of your bicep workout.

  • An Interview With Mr. Universe Roger Walker!

    Learn from the 1976 Mr. Universe on how to beat everyone, including Arnold. Find out how much of an ass Arnold was also!

  • Supplementing!

    Supplements are the bodybuilding world's biggest success. Without them we wouldn't get the bodies people are training towards and maintaining now.

  • Big Guns. Huge Biceps!

    You won't feel nearly as much soreness in your muscles with cables compared to free weights.

  • 3 Weeks Out!

    I am starting my first week of carb depletion this week but only having low carbs on 4 days (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).

  • The Transformation Of Matt Charles!

    See how Matt transforms his body with help from the 2002 teenage Mr. Australia!

  • 6 Pack To Go... Thanks.

    How many times have you ordered a 6 pack, whether it be a 6 pack of nuggets, 6 pack of beer or a 6 pack of toilet paper.

  • You Can Do It!

    So you want to become a teenage bodybuilder do you? It's tough, it's demanding, but most of all it will be one of the best things you will ever accomplish as the rewards are both mental and physical.

  • 2002 Australian Teenage Nationals: 1 Week Out!

    I am one week off and not really craving anything except for victory. I still realize I have a lot to do in the last 7 days but I am prepared to do it.

  • If You've Got The Will, I've Got The Way!

    Have you wanted to get big and have your mind set on it, but don't know where to begin. James Sadek tells us how to get going on your way to becoming the next Arnold.

  • Chest 101: The Basics!

    The first installment is the pectoral muscle, otherwise known as the chest. This is the most popular muscle group to train in any gym around the world, followed at a close second to the biceps.

  • Sadek's Bodypart Of The Month: Legs!

    Each month I would like to talk to you about a body part of my choosing. I will discuss various methods that it can be trained, poundage's to use and give you one of my favorite workouts for that particular body part.

  • Sadek's Bodypart Of The Month: Triceps!

    Each month I would like to talk to you about a body part of my choosing. I will discuss various methods that it can be trained, poundage's to use and give you one of my favorite workouts for that particular body part.

  • Six Weeks Out!

    Six weeks holy shit!!! I can't believe I have been on a diet for 5 weeks. Although I can only call it a no junk food diet as I can have Soy sauce, rice, and tuna, eggs, chicken and meat, which I can have bucket loads without getting sick of them.

  • What To Eat, When And Why?

    Food nourishes the body, food feeds the body and food gives the body energy to do those big intensity packed workouts. Whether it is a chest workout, an abs workout or a leg workout, you need to feed after you train to get the body into recovery mode.

  • Supersets For More Growth!

    I think the best time to experiment is when you are young and you have a set schedule that is the same day in and day out.

  • Sadeks Bodypart Of The Month: Shoulders!

    Each month I would like to talk to you about a body part of my choosing. I will discuss various methods that it can be trained, poundage's to use and give you one of my favorite workouts for that particular body part.

  • Contest Day: A Breakdown Of What Happens!

    Learn the secrets on how I won the 2002 teenage Mr. Australia! Find out what I did to kick so much ass!

  • 9 Weeks Out!

    Training is still the same but I am going to start to use a little bit lower reps not going higher than 10.

  • Eight Weeks Out!

    Wazzzzup people?? How is everyone? I am now 7 weeks and 6 days out from my competition and feeling good. I am weighing about 78 kg which is about 173 pounds.

  • Meso-Tech: Good Or Bad?

    Muscletech Meso-Tech also has 10 grams of glutamine, which is excellent for recovery; I feel having it with a MRP is better than on its own so it can get into the muscles same to as the protein and speed to recover to promote growth.

  • 2002 Australian Teenage Nationals: 1 Week Out!

    I am one week off and not really craving anything except for victory. I still realize I have a lot to do in the last 7 days but I am prepared to do it.

  • Motivation!

    Although you see most teenagers lift weights for other people but if you want proper muscle building motivation you have to want to do it for yourself first and then second for those girls on the beach.

  • Training To Win The 2002 Australian Teenage Nationals!

    I thought I might give you a bit of an insight into how I prepare myself for training each morning.

  • Sadeks Bodypart Of The Month: Shoulders!

    Each month I would like to talk to you about a body part of my choosing. I will discuss various methods that it can be trained, poundage's to use and give you one of my favorite workouts for that particular body part.

  • Teenage Bodybuilding's 10 Commandments!

    Thou Shalt Lift Big, Thou Shalt Eat Big, Thou Shalt Sleep. These are just a few of the 10 Commandments. Read the rest and grow!

  • 4 Weeks Out!

    I am now four weeks out from my next contest!

  • Learning About Teenbodybuilding.com Stars!

    The questions and there answers are posted below in what I believe to be a pretty decent way to somehow get to know these guys a little better in regard to their bodybuilding.

  • GI Index.

    Ok picture this: It is coming into the end of summer and you decide you wanna be a beast come next year. You have been inspired all you need now is a way, a direction a PLAN.

  • Ideas For Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner!

    After dreaming of eating a variation of food for the last 12 weeks I decided to put all my dreams into writing for this. Below I will give options and examples of some of my favorite meals.

  • James Sadek's Q & A!

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has emailed me wishing me their support and luck for my show, also thank you to those who's questions I have used for this article.

  • Sadek's Bodypart Of The Month: Biceps!

    Each month I would like to talk to you about a body part of my choosing. I will discuss various methods that it can be trained, poundage's to use and give you one of my favorite workouts for that particular body part.

  • Supplementing!

    Supplements are the bodybuilding world's biggest success. Without them we wouldn't get the bodies people are training towards and maintaining now.

  • An Interview With Hayley Zalewski!

    Learn all about this upcoming Australian Female Bodybuilder and how she won the Teenage Natural Olympia.

  • An Interview With Bob Cicherillo!

    See when Bob got started, the best and worst things in his life and what he thinks of the 2002 Olympia!

  • The Transformation Of Matt Charles!

    Without hesitation I agreed and quickly started thinking about what I could do with Matt to change him in a 3-month time frame.

  • 6 Pack To Go... Thanks.

    How many times have you ordered a 6 pack, whether it be a 6 pack of nuggets, 6 pack of beer or a 6 pack of toilet paper.

  • The 3 Most Common Ways Of Hair Removal!

    I have had a lot of emails asking me of my preferred method of hair removal. So I thought I would give my reasons to which ones and why? I use all different types of hair removal for different parts of my body.

  • 2001 Sydney Title Competition: Contest Prep!

    James is currently preparing for the 2001 Sydney Title Competition!

  • Training To Win The 2002 Australian Teenage Nationals!

    I thought I might give you a bit of an insight into how I prepare myself for training each morning.

  • Ideas For Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner!

    After dreaming of eating a variation of food for the last 12 weeks I decided to put all my dreams into writing for this. Below I will give options and examples of some of my favorite meals.

  • Training Styles!

    I have found for a period of a couple of weeks one might training style such as drop sets but then it doesn't feel right after a while so I will use another.

  • Don't Get Ahead Of Yourself!

    All young and beginning rookie bodybuilders look at the Muscle and Fitness, Flex and Men's Health magazines and see all those big, tough muscular guys advertising bodybuilding supplements to reduce fat, make you stronger and to make you BIGGER.

  • The 3 Most Common Ways Of Hair Removal!

    I have had a lot of emails asking me of my preferred method of hair removal. So I thought I would give my reasons to which ones and why? I use all different types of hair removal for different parts of my body.

  • Q & A!

    James Sadek Questions and Answers from viewers!

  • You Can Do It!

    So you want to become a teenage bodybuilder do you? It's tough, it's demanding, but most of all it will be one of the best things you will ever accomplish as the rewards are both mental and physical.

  • Rope Crunches - Way To Go!

    If these are done the majority of the time they are done the person doing them is training there lower back for injury.

  • Training Styles!

    I have found for a period of a couple of weeks one might training style such as drop sets but then it doesn't feel right after a while so I will use another.

  • Meso-Tech: Good Or Bad?

    Muscletech Meso-Tech also has 10 grams of glutamine, which is excellent for recovery; I feel having it with a MRP is better than on its own so it can get into the muscles same to as the protein and speed to recover to promote growth.

  • Contest Prep: 15 Weeks Out!

    Follow James Sadek as he starts us at 15 weeks out of his contest preporation. He'll go through his diet, training and tell us how his progress is coming along...

  • The Transformation Of Matt Charles!

    See how Matt transforms his body with help from the 2002 teenage Mr. Australia!

  • The Transformation Of Matt Charles!

    Without hesitation I agreed and quickly started thinking about what I could do with Matt to change him in a 3-month time frame.

  • 9 Weeks Out!

    Training is still the same but I am going to start to use a little bit lower reps not going higher than 10.

  • A Review On Lee Priest's 'Another Blond Myth!'

    Lee is in training for the 2000 night of champions where he placed 5th, but should have come first, see how he trains in this video!

  • Sadek's Bodypart Of The Month: Back!

    Each month I would like to talk to you about a body part of my choosing. I will discuss various methods that it can be trained, poundage's to use and give you one of my favorite workouts for that particular body part.

  • A Quick Run Down On Macro Nutrients!

    There are 3 main macro nutrients, the 3rd most important nutrient is fats, the second most important nutrient is protein and the most important nutrient is carbohydrates.

  • Most Underused Chest Exercise: The Decline Dumbbell Press!

    Even if you train your *ss of in the gym with no variety, after a period of time you will get no results. Here is a good exercise to add to your routine. Try it out!

  • Sadek's Bodypart Of The Month: Triceps!

    Each month I would like to talk to you about a body part of my choosing. I will discuss various methods that it can be trained, poundage's to use and give you one of my favorite workouts for that particular body part.

  • Supersets For More Growth!

    I think the best time to experiment is when you are young and you have a set schedule that is the same day in and day out.

  • Q & A!

    James Sadek Questions and Answers from viewers!

  • Big Guns. Huge Biceps!

    You won't feel nearly as much soreness in your muscles with cables compared to free weights.

  • Flexin'

    Everyone loves to FLEX his or her muscles and now I have an excuse for it. That's right you can FLEX your muscles for another reason than just look big.

  • Training Splits-Managing Them Around School And A Social Life!

    Well in this article I will give you many training splits and the advantages and disadvantages of using that system.

  • 4 Weeks Out!

    I am now four weeks out from my next contest!

  • Drop Set And Gain!

    This article is about a method of changing the way you train to make sure you keep putting on mass. When you won't grow anymore, you don't want to train, you are sick of the gym and putting all your hard work into bodybuilding and getting no results.

  • Micronized Creatine Vs. Liquid Creatine!

    Do you know the difference between Micronized creatine and liquid Creatine? Not many people do, including me. I have used both and I have researched it a bit, so I want to share with you what I have found.

  • Timing And Bodybuilding!

    Teenagers have a lot on their plates, and teenagers who train seriously have a lot more on their plates. I will try and suggest ways to maximize time.

  • Eight Weeks Out!

    Wazzzzup people?? How is everyone? I am now 7 weeks and 6 days out from my competition and feeling good. I am weighing about 78 kg which is about 173 pounds.

  • 6 Weeks Out!

    Well I am 6 weeks out from ANB Australian Nationals 2002. I am expecting some good and tough competition, which I hope to overcome through hard training, diet and determination.

  • GI Index.

    Ok picture this: It is coming into the end of summer and you decide you wanna be a beast come next year. You have been inspired all you need now is a way, a direction a PLAN.

  • Chest 101: The Basics!

    The first installment is the pectoral muscle, otherwise known as the chest. This is the most popular muscle group to train in any gym around the world, followed at a close second to the biceps.

  • Micronized Creatine Vs. Liquid Creatine!

    Do you know the difference between Micronized creatine and liquid Creatine? Not many people do, including me. I have used both and I have researched it a bit, so I want to share with you what I have found.

  • If You've Got The Will, I've Got The Way!

    Have you wanted to get big and have your mind set on it, but don't know where to begin. James Sadek tells us how to get going on your way to becoming the next Arnold.

  • The Transformation Of Matt Charles PART THREE.

    See how Matt transforms his body with help from the 2002 Teenage Mr. Australia!

  • Six Weeks Out!

    Six weeks holy shit!!! I can't believe I have been on a diet for 5 weeks. Although I can only call it a no junk food diet as I can have Soy sauce, rice, and tuna, eggs, chicken and meat, which I can have bucket loads without getting sick of them.