Marco Laterza
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Who is Marco Laterza?

Growing up, Marco Laterza showed promise as a gymnast. Marco, however, had a knee injury at the age of 16 while working out.

He was unable to train for more than a year due to the injury, and his doctor warned him that he would never be able to bend his knee fully once more.

Short Career of Marco Laterza

The news devastated Marco Laterza. But he was adamant that he would not give up on his goal of becoming a world-class gymnast.

He discovered a physical therapist a year later, who began him on a free weights training regimen.

gMarco’s body responded very well to exercising and his knee became better; as a result, he soon got in shape.

After that, Marco gradually lost interest in gymnastics and developed an obsession with weightlifting.

Since then, he has established himself as a fitness icon and a licensed personal trainer, appearing on the covers of several international publications.

Never say never since boundaries and anxieties are frequently simply illusions.

Body Measurements of Marco Laterza

Full Name: Marco Laterza
ERA: 2010, 2000
PROFESSION: Entrepreneur, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, 
WEIGHT: 185-195 pounds (83.9-88.5kg)
HEIGHT: 5’9″ (175cm) 

“Vision without execution is a delusion.”

Marco Laterza


  • Nine-Time Cover Model
  • Personal Training Business Owner
  • Qualifications

  • Charles Poliquin PICP Strength Coach Level 2
  • Dipl.Fitness Instructor
  • Charles Poliquin BioPrint Practitioner
  • TRX Group Suspension Trainer
  • Charles Poliquin Advanced Programme Design
  • Alan Aragon UKC Nutrition
  • Nutritionist
  • Cardio Trainer

“Success is never owned, it’s rented. And the rent is due everyday.”


Meniscus Damage

Marco Laterza, who was born on August 6th, 1986, has Italian ancestry and is from Zurich, Switzerland.

Gymnastics piqued Marco’s interest greatly as a young man.

Over the years, this curiosity only grew more intense to the point where he started to think about turning his passion into a career.

His hopes, however, were dashed when he tore his right meniscus while practicing gymnastics. Marco was unable to train again for over a year after that.

Even worse, his doctor warned him that there was a good chance he won’t be able to do gymnastics ever again. “I was devastated,” Marco remarked.

Making Everyone Look Bad

Marco was certain he would prevail and heal from the injuries despite the doctor’s cautions.

He then located one of Zurich’s top physical therapists, who started him on a free weights training regimen. Unexpectedly, Marco’s body reacted to the activities he was doing favorably.

Over time, both his knee and his overall physical condition improved. He eventually gained the ability to continue his training on his own.

At this point, “a new fire was kindled” within Marco, and he gradually developed an addiction to weightlifting and its advantages.

A Licensed Coach

Marco, who was working toward a job in banking, was quite busy. However, he spent all of his leisure time in the gym or the kitchen cooking or exercising.

His passion for exercise inspired him to leave his banking job and train as a strength coach and nutritionist instead.

He stated that he wanted to use his knowledge to benefit others and continued, “I realized that the skills I’d developed in banking — listening to my customers’ needs, trying to put myself in their position, and coming up with solutions that were specifically tailored to them — were key when working as a personal trainer.”

Marco wants to grow his following in the fitness sector and assist as many individuals as he can in achieving their objectives, whether they involve growing muscle or slimming down.

“The first minute of your day sets the tone for the rest of it, whether it’s going to be good or awful.

You know that today will only bring you the best things, so start the day with delight and a broad smile on your face.


Spiked Spiders

One of the biceps workouts Marco makes certain to include in his arms program is this one.

He claims that spider curls highlight tension at the motion’s peak, which is frequently a weak point for many people.

Power Versus Hypertrophy

The greatest method to avoid plateaus, according to Marco, is to switch up your workouts frequently.

He also likes incorporating micro cycles of strength and hypertrophy exercises and combining them with endurance exercises. which is roughly like this;

Week Rep Scheme Sets Target
1 1-4 4 Maximum Strength
2 6-8 3 Functional Hypertrophy
3 8-12 3 Hypertrophy
4 12-15 3 Strength Endurance
5 1-4 5 Maximum Strength
6 6-8 4 Functional Hypertrophy
7 8-12 4 Hypertrophy
8 12-15 4 Strength Endurance


Marco works out with cardio only four to six weeks before a photo session or performance, not during the entire year.

His cardio routine consists of a 10-minute warm-up, two easy sprints of 50–100 meters, and 5–10 sprints at maximum speed. His favorite cardio technique is HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training).

Marco will stroll back to the starting area in between sprints.

Marco will jump as many basketballs as he can and repeat the process if he has any energy left when he gets to the starting position.

Marco Laterza

Advice for Novices

Marco acknowledged that he first neglected good form in favor of weight when beginning his fitness adventure. He thought this was a mistake.

He now exhorts people to concentrate on the exercise’s form and the mind-muscle connection.

He claims that by doing this, the muscle is used to the fullest extent possible and the chance of damage is significantly reduced.

Training Program

  • Monday: Rest Day
  • Tuesday: Chest/Back
  • Wednesday: HIIT, Cardio
  • Thursday: Shoulder/Abs
  • Friday: HIIT, Cardio
  • Saturday: Arms
  • Sunday: Legs

“How many Mondays have been and gone since you said I’ll start next week? Take action, start today!”


An Ordinary Dietary Method

For the days that follow, Marco cooks his food in advance and vacuums it to preserve its freshness.

Marco Laterza typically consumes whole, unadulterated meals. The key, he said, is balance, and occasionally treating yourself to a cheat meal won’t do any harm.

Typically, Marco enjoys himself and doesn’t “worry about macros” during one cheat meal per week.

0.8 to 1.5 grams of fast-acting carbs per pound of body weight, along with glutamine, creatine, BCAAs, and whey isolate, will be consumed by Marco post-workout.

The Menu for Marco

  • 1st Meal: 100g gluten-free oatmeal, 30g almonds, 40g Whey Isolate, 1 linseed oil
  • 2nd Meal: 100g rice, 170g turkey breast, broccoli, 1 boiled egg
  • 3rd Meal: 300g sweet potatoes, 150g turkey breast
  • 4th Meal: 100g of quinoa, 170g of beef fillet, broccoli
  • 5th Meal: 10 egg whites, 20g tree nuts, 5g BCAA. and glutamine before going to bed


The three supplements that Marco must have are whey, glutamine, and BCAAS. For everyone who aspires to be “at the highest level” in fitness, he claims that these vitamins are a need.

He takes the following supplements:

  • Whey Isolate
  • BCAAs
  • Glutamine
  • Kre-Alkalyn
  • Beta-alanine
  • Maltodextrin
  • Casein Protein

Influences and Idols

The likes of Kevin Levrone, Greg Plitt, Michelle Lewin, and Jamie Eason serve as motivation for Marco.

Marco was inspired to become a fitness model by Greg Plitt’s determined character and accomplishments.

“To inspire myself, I digitally modified a cover by Greg and substituted a photo of me,” he continued. The picture was then reproduced and hung in the residence.

“Love yourself enough to never lower your standards for anyone!”

How Can Marco Laterza Teach Us Something?

Major setbacks occurred in Marco Laterza’s life. Marco was “crushed” when he learned from his doctor that he would be unable to train after the injury.

Marco, however, defied the odds and made a full recovery because of his “winning attitude.” He also rose to fame as a fitness hero and served as an example for many.

We can all learn from his outlook on life and his experience.

Whatever people may say, never give up on your dreams. Just keep Marco’s tale in mind whenever you encounter a similar circumstance.