On this week’s episode Jeff Alberts, Alberto Nunez and Andrea Valdez discuss the often overlooked aspects of coaching physique athletes, and how although knowing the science and having an evidenced based approach is important, the way in which it is applied is even more critical. Coaching physique athletes is more than just adjusting macros, and the group explains why.
Just as training and nutrition methods change over the years, so does the way in which one coaches. Jeff, Alberto and Andrea discuss the importance of gaining experience, and how doing so not only gives you the coach confidence, but also how it better equips you in knowing the correct time to wear which “hat”.
The group discusses where they each got their coaching experience from, and give recommendations to those who are looking to do them same.
How important is science when it comes to coaching physique athletes? What role does the emotional intelligence of a coach play? How can the coach’s role differ when working with novice first time competitors’ compared to veteran bodybuilders? What problems has the invention of social media created for the athletes in this sport? All of these questions plus many more are addressed in this episode.
The group finishes with a discussion on what methods 3D Muscle Journey personally uses and favors for athlete communication, some common signs that indicate an athlete may not be adhering to a protocol, and the reasoning behind why neither Jeff nor Alberto use a coach when they prep.
Selected Links from this Episode:
Progressive Fitness Article
Shredded by Science
Wooden on Leadership: How to create a Winning Organization
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