How To Pick A Good Coach
Never, never, NEVER choose a coach based upon what they did as an athlete!
Seriously. No I am sorry hiring (insert IFBB pro name here________________) who has won (insert comp name here___________) and has 100,000 Instagram followers does not mean that you get a) great advice, b) what you pay for, c) fabulous service d) genuine care, d) tailored, individual plans based around your lifestyle and goals that will get you to stage in a healthy, enthused, conditioned and optimal manner.
On the weekend I actually had a conversation with someone who emailed a VERY WELL KNOWN Australian pro who has prepped many girls to stage. What was the process? The process was sign up, make the payment, and send your photos.
So said client said "yes but don't you want to see my current diet"?
Pro trainer: "no, just send me your photos"
Client: "How about my training program, my medical, my snapshot of a typical day?"
Pro trainer: "No the photos will do.
And then, this lady proceeded to give me in hard copy her diet. But her friend who was with her, also passed me her diet – and guess what. Yes they were exactly the same. Now I took a few minutes to look at the two diets carefully. I thought... "well benefit of the doubt....perhaps the grams of food are slightly different, perhaps the supps are slightly different, perhaps the macros are tweaked....even maybe the "notes" section was different. Alas no. Word for word, gram for gram.
And this gorgeous, lean and conditioned woman is an idol of many. Sorry but this makes me feel very cross and rather sad. It's really uncool and discredits her in my eyes and again our industry as a whole. Just not good enough.....but I suppose a fast way to make a buck.