Biography

Neven Corak was born on October 4, 1967 to Josip and Mirjana Corak in Zagreb, Croatia. As a youth, under the influence and guidance of his father, a world-class athlete, Neven achieved significant accomplishments in Track & Field and Wrestling.

He went on to receive his formal education in Zagreb, earning the following degrees:

    • MEDICAL NUTRITIONIST
      Open University, Zagreb
    • CERTIFIED BODYBUILDING TRAINER (Associated Degree)
      University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology
    • BACHELORS OF SCIENCE IN KINESIOLOGY
      University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology

As an adult, he has applied his formal education, practical knowledge and life experience to his further athletic successes as a competitive bodybuilder. The most noteworthy include:

- 2006
1st place in World Cup
(Class & Overall / BNFF-WFF)
- 2006 Finalist / 4th place at The Mr. Universe Competition
(Class 1 / NABBA)
- 2005 2nd place at The Mr. Universe Competition
(Class 1 / NABBA)
- 2004 Finalist / 5th place at The Mr. Universe Competition
(Class 1 / NABBA)
- 2004 7th place in World Championships
(Class 1 / NABBA)
- 1993 Best Athlete (awarded by the Croatian sports
association "Ban Jelacic")
- 1993 First Class Athlete of Croatia (status granted by
the Croatian Olympic Committee)
- 1993 1st place in European Championships
(+95 kg / ILBB)
- 1993 3rd place in World Cup
(+95 kg / ILBB)
- 1991 The Best Bodybuilder in 1991 (awarded by
the Croatian Body Building Association)
- 1991 Best Athlete (awarded by the Croatian sports
association "Ban Jelacic")
- 1991 2nd place in European Championships
(+95 kg / ILBB)
- 1991 3rd place in European Championships
(+95 kg / WPF)

While engaged in his personal, professional athletic pursuits, Neven served in various community environments as Head Trainer, Manager, Director and Owner while participating as a Member of the Board of Directors of numerous sports, fitness, and recreation centers in Croatia. In this capacity, he trained many individuals and teams, some of whom won many Olympic, World and European medals under his expert direction.

After winning his first European medal in bodybuilding (1991), Neven brought his expertise to the citizens of Croatia through the media.

Throughout 1991 and 1992, Neven actively participated as a featured columnist in numerous Croatian magazines intended primarily for women. His columns focused on weight control techniques, preventing cellulite, exercises for critical parts of the woman's body, aerobic and resistance training, training at home and at work, nutritional programs and diets and comparisons between popular training equipment and fitness centers.

Neven broadened his reach through public radio where he often co-hosted and edited over 80 broadcasts with an emphasis on sports, exercise and nutrition. He expanded his influence further through Croatia's National Television network (HRT Croatian Radio Television) and its independent television network (OTV Open Television). Neven's production and editorial contributions provided the general public with valuable and popular programs on proper nutrition, sports, sport and fitness equipment, and living a healthy lifestyle. Body Fitness (HRT) and Beautiful Body by Neven Corak (OTV) ran from 1994 to 1997, before focusing his efforts on other business ventures.

Additionally, he had a major role in the 1994 production of the movie "NAUSIKAJA", performed in theatrical productions and many television commercials, sketches and musical spots.

In addition to his many publications, Neven has authored and published eight books recognized as must-reads for those interested in bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition:

- 1992 BODY BUILDING FOR EVERYONE
- 1992 LJEPOTA TIJELA
(Beautiful Body)
- 1993 STOP CELULIT
(Stop Cellulite)
- 1993 PREHRANA SPORTASA
(Nutrition for Athletes)
- 1994 VITKO I LIJEPO ZENSKO TIJELO
(Slim and Beautiful Women's Body)
- 1995 LJEPOTA TIJELA BY NEVEN CORAK
(Beautiful Body by Neven Corak)
- 2000 BASICS OF NUTRITION FOR
SPORTS AND RECREATION
- 2001 FITNESS & BODYBUILDING


 

 

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