Richard Uzelac has been involved in fitness literally his entire life. Mr. Uzelac’s first memories of childhood are riding his tricycle around the breezeway of his parent’s home in Tampa Florida. Other memories are running over and around the small hills across the street from the Uzelac home.
Richard Uzelac was blessed with strong genetics for athletics. In elementary school he was the fastest runner in gym class and on the playground. In junior high school he became an accomplished wrestler, wrestled in high school and even walked on to Penn State’s wrestling squad. In junior high school he won the Marine Physical Fitness Test and led his team to victory over many older high school teams.
Since then Richard Uzelac has competed in masters wrestling tourneys (Winning a tournament in 2004), body building, and power lifting (winning the 1992 California Sub-Masters Power-lifting Championships).With a lack of wrestling possibilities in Southern California, he has moved on to Brazilian Jujitsu, a form of wrestling used in the Ultimate Fighting Championships. Richard Uzelac has trained with many masters including Jean Jacques Machado, Bas Rutten and others.
Richard Uzelac broke 12 bones in a motorcycle desert race in 1993, but came back to racing in the form of auto racing in 1998. From 1998 to 2004 Richard Uzelac won 40 auto races in his 1982 Porsche 911 modified for the Porsche Owners Club. He won championships in 2002 and 2004.
Richard Uzelac has been training with weights for over 35 years. In that time Richard Uzelac has come up with some basics he feels will help others stay fit and healthy.
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