Sunday 19th May 2013
What should I look for in a coach? I have always done this on my own and really need to find someone who can help me with some details in dieting for my show. The only problem is I cant afford one really. So If I was to fork out money, or try to get a sponsor I want to make sure I know what to look for.
Make sure you hire someone who is a competitive natural bodybuilder or former natural champion bodybuilder. You also want to conduct an interview and or consultation with them. Ask them questions that you want answered and that pertain to your goals. Determine if they are listening, knowledgeable and if they are passionate about working with you. Then do a trial workout with them if you want to hire them as a trainer. Did the workout excite, challenge and interest you?
With regards to coaching you nutritionally, make sure the program is not extreme. It needs to be balanced and sensible. Don’t succumb to diuretics. They need to assess your current nutrion program and then make the adjustments that are going to help you get in your best shape! You need to see them or email them your nutrition daily or two to three times a week so they can monitor your progress and your body as it starts to change with your new nutrition program.
Bottom line, what they are giving you needs to feel right for you and you must feel confident in them that they are a right fit. If your instincts tell you its not right keep interviewing. Ideally choose a coach with at least 20 years of experience that has been competing or has stayed in great shape since their teens/ early twenties. Its a case of walking the talk but more than that being able to communicate their knowledge in a clear and intelligent manner that works for you!
Best with it mate. Let me know how you progress.
Have a healthy and successful new year,