In this industry, there are a ton of shysters and snake oil salespeople… all of which are praying on the hopes and dreams of women trying to look just like their idols in the magazines. Nothing makes me personally more angry than a “coach” or “trainer” having an already caloric deficient girl in their early 20’s do several HOURS of cardio per day to get ready for a bikini or physique championship. Seriously ladies, if someone tells you that you need 3-4 hours of cardio per day because you “have a long ways to go”… you should punch them in the nose and walk away. The cost of bail will be much less than what they charge for their BS training program… and you will be in much better health and spirits.
AlaskaFit ProductionsFor all athletic women in their 20s, this is for you:
Being a certified trainer for the last 18 years… I’d like to make an observation about something that is all too common, yet most “coaches” or trainers won’t bring this up. This is a personal pet peeve of mine, and yes I have been guilty of it many times in the past. Now that I’m an older competitor-trainer I do my best to not interfere with other people’s training programs… but on to my point –
AlaskaFit ProductionsIf you have ever used a “diet coach” or “training guru” please read this…
I started competing back in 1992… not working out, actually COMPETING in NPC shows. This was years before meal prep services, 6 pack bags, organic food, Stevia. Protein Powder mixed like oil and water, you couldn’t walk into a restaurant and order a plain chicken breast and plain rice… people looked at you like you were crazy. Everything at McDonalds was deep fried, there was no such thing as Qdoba or Chipolte, and Subway was about the healthiest option for a quick emergency meal. We actually called “meal prep” COOKING back then