Online Coaching: Nutrition and Training

What is online coaching?

What is online coaching?

Here’s why it makes sense to get coached:

We waste far too much of our precious time chasing our physique goals. Leaving things in the hands of an experienced professional takes the frustration and guesswork out of things, which is going to make you a lot more productive in the other areas of your life. Almost all successful people have had coaches or mentors, regardless of their field. So, if you are serious about getting your physique goals nailed then I feel it’s worth considering hiring someone, even if only once.

Here’s why working with someone online can be a good option:

The choice that most of us face when seeking out coaching is not between working with a world class coach online or in person. It is between working with someone world class online, or whoever is available locally. Now whether this matters or not depends on what you are after out of your coaching. If you are looking for someone to motivate you through your workouts, show you correct form, or diagnose and correct some imbalances or injuries, then seeking out an in-person coach is definitely the way to go. Everything else I feel can be done equally well online, but you get access to anyone in the world this way, and therefore the standard can be much higher.

Here’s why it makes sense to get coached:

We waste far too much of our precious time chasing our physique goals. Leaving things in the hands of an experienced professional takes the frustration and guesswork out of things, which is going to make you a lot more productive in the other areas of your life. Almost all successful people have had coaches or mentors, regardless of their field. So, if you are serious about getting your physique goals nailed then I feel it’s worth considering hiring someone, even if only once.

Here’s why working with someone online can be a good option:

The choice that most of us face when seeking out coaching is not between working with a world class coach online or in person. It is between working with someone world class online, or whoever is available locally. Now whether this matters or not depends on what you are after out of your coaching. If you are looking for someone to motivate you through your workouts, show you correct form, or diagnose and correct some imbalances or injuries, then seeking out an in-person coach is definitely the way to go. Everything else I feel can be done equally well online, but you get access to anyone in the world this way, and therefore the standard can be much higher.

Why hire me?

Why hire me?


  • Extensive experience – I have coached male, physique-focussed strength trainees online, via email, one to one, as my full-time job, for the last five years.
  • Proven track record – I have over 100+ client result photos and 400+ testimonials.
  • Peer respect – I’ve written a book on the subject of online physique coaching which is unique in it’s field, and I’ve co-authored a pair of books on training and nutrition set-up which are widely recognized as being among the best in the industry.
  • I can afford to be honest – I attract more coaching applicants than I can handle, so I can afford to tell you honestly if I feel I can’t help you or not, and I won’t just try and sell you my services.

I hope that the writing on my site and in my books has already done a good job of letting you know that I am a good coach that cares deeply about his work. The rest of this page will give you information about my specific skill set, what I do, and who I work with, to help you decide whether you feel that my coaching is something that may be for you.


  • Extensive experience – I have coached male, physique-focussed strength trainees online, via email, one to one, as my full-time job, for the last five years.
  • Proven track record – I have over 100+ client result photos and 400+ testimonials.
  • Peer respect – I’ve written a book on the subject of online physique coaching which is unique in it’s field, and I’ve co-authored a pair of books on training and nutrition set-up which are widely recognized as being among the best in the industry.
  • I can afford to be honest – I attract more coaching applicants than I can handle, so I can afford to tell you honestly if I feel I can’t help you or not, and I won’t just try and sell you my services.

I hope that the writing on my site and in my books has already done a good job of letting you know that I am a good coach that cares deeply about his work. The rest of this page will give you information about my specific skill set, what I do, and who I work with, to help you decide whether you feel that my coaching is something that may be for you.

What We Will Do

What We Will Do

The Initial Set-up

The aim of this set up phase is to get you making the fastest possible progress towards your goals. During the application process we’ll have a deep initial discussion of goals and plans. If you choose to become a client the initial set-up guidance will cover:

  • Macronutrient targets, example meal templates, with customisation rules to help the food fit your preferences, including personalized meal timing suggestions for your schedule.
  • Tracking and adherence guidelines.
  • training program tailored specifically towards your goals, experience, and schedule.

Ongoing Guidance, Support, Accountability and Motivation

Any training and diet plan will produce results for a time. But as we progress our training and dietary needs change and they need to be adapted. This is where the real skill of coaching comes in, it’s key to the whole process which is why I wrote a book about it.

  • We’ll have reassessment points every 2 weeks. I’ll make all and any necessary adjustments to your diet and training plan to keep you progressing.
  • You’ll learn how to become independent. I do not aim for repeat business, I aim for referral business. I want you to be walking around looking awesome for years so that people ask you how you did it.

The Initial Set-up

The aim of this set up phase is to get you making the fastest possible progress towards your goals. During the application process we’ll have a deep initial discussion of goals and plans. If you choose to become a client the initial set-up guidance will cover:

  • Macronutrient targets, example meal templates, with customisation rules to help the food fit your preferences, including personalized meal timing suggestions for your schedule.
  • Tracking and adherence guidelines.
  • training program tailored specifically towards your goals, experience, and schedule.

Ongoing Guidance, Support, Accountability and Motivation

Any training and diet plan will produce results for a time. But as we progress our training and dietary needs change and they need to be adapted. This is where the real skill of coaching comes in, it’s key to the whole process which is why I wrote a book about it.

  • We’ll have reassessment points every 2 weeks. I’ll make all and any necessary adjustments to your diet and training plan to keep you progressing.
  • You’ll learn how to become independent. I do not aim for repeat business, I aim for referral business. I want you to be walking around looking awesome for years so that people ask you how you did it.

Client Locations To Date

Client Locations To Date


Client Map

Why I Get Good Results

Why I Get Good Results

The key factors that drive my ability to consistently deliver a high standard are as follows:

  • Consistent, daily, incremental improvements. I’ve worked hard to improve the way I coach over the last five years, both in terms of style and thoroughness of the information that I deliver. It makes my life easier, gives better results, and leads to happier clients.
  • I have a lot of experience working with guys just like youI have narrowed the subset of clientele I take on, which makes me very good at that niche. Though you may consider your personal situation a puzzle, it’s highly likely that I’ve worked with someone in a similar position before and guided them through it.

Objectivity & Accountability – There is a magic that happens when you combine these two things.

“Andy is able to write articles, debate, rub shoulders with, and coach right alongside experts with decades of formal education and tons of experience. His critical thinking skills, the ability to self-teach, and his drive to learn that allow him to do this are rare indeed.”Eric Helms, MPhil MS CSCS Pro Natural Bodybuilder, Raw Powerlifter, Team 3DMJ Coach www.3dmusclejourney.com

The key factors that drive my ability to consistently deliver a high standard are as follows:

  • Consistent, daily, incremental improvements. I’ve worked hard to improve the way I coach over the last five years, both in terms of style and thoroughness of the information that I deliver. It makes my life easier, gives better results, and leads to happier clients.
  • I have a lot of experience working with guys just like youI have narrowed the subset of clientele I take on, which makes me very good at that niche. Though you may consider your personal situation a puzzle, it’s highly likely that I’ve worked with someone in a similar position before and guided them through it.

Objectivity & Accountability – There is a magic that happens when you combine these two things.

“Andy is able to write articles, debate, rub shoulders with, and coach right alongside experts with decades of formal education and tons of experience. His critical thinking skills, the ability to self-teach, and his drive to learn that allow him to do this are rare indeed.”Eric Helms, MPhil MS CSCS Pro Natural Bodybuilder, Raw Powerlifter, Team 3DMJ Coach www.3dmusclejourney.com

Who I Work With

Who I Work With

→ Men, typically in the 25-40 year age range, experienced strength trainees. The majority are physique-focussed individuals, most of whom are looking to lose fat. However, I’ve worked with people in all different kinds of sports and physical professions. (More specifics on this in the coaching FAQ.)

→ Those that I am confident I can help. This starts with the requirements below, which keeps me working with people inside of my skill set. Further to that, if I don’t think that we can get it to work given your current set of circumstances, or if I think you need to just make a simple change rather than hire me, I’ll tell you.

→ Those that are prepared to focus. My coaching is exceptionally thorough. If you aren’t prepared to focus on long and detailed emails, my coaching is not for you. If you demonstrate an inability to do so during the application process I will decline to work with you.

It’s important that the level that I coach at, and the level you are at right now, isn’t a mismatch. My coaching style is not suited to novice strength trainees or those that are new to counting macros in their diets. (Reasons and advice here.)

Requirements

Detailed reasons for each requirement are given in this coaching requirement FAQ. I do not make exceptions, please do not ask.

• Male, over 20 years old.
• 3 months serious weight training experience (minimum), comfortable with the compound lifts. (No? Suggestions on where to start here.)
• Experience counting macros. Ability to cook most of your meals. (No? Practice counting first. Start guide here.)
• Low stress, good quality sleep.
• No injuries or medical conditions. (I’m not a doctor or rehab guy.)
• Non-vegetarian.
• You are a natural trainee. (No steroid use.)
• Good work ethic, open mind, and hungry to succeed.
• You never email me from your phone.

The No-Smartphone Rule
No Smartphone Request

Emails from smartphones destroy the coaching process. Consultations take place via e-mail as I’ve found this to work by far the best. Our e-mails form a valuable written record and reference tool.

Aside from the difficulties of being able to work with spreadsheets, re-name, resize and attach files, and it screwing up the formatting of the email chain, smartphones simply cripple the communication process because they make otherwise intelligent people unable to focus when reading and responding to carefully written e-mails. Eliminating smartphones fixes this.

If you want to work with me, please don’t read or respond to email from me from your smartphone. If this is not ok please do not apply.

“I very rarely endorse other trainers because I have extremely meticulous standards but I can honestly say, Andy’s training packages for his clients are unparalleled from anything else I have ever seen in terms of online training. He genuinely blew me away.”Ben Carpenter, Physique Model, UK-based Personal Trainer

→ Men, typically in the 25-40 year age range, experienced strength trainees. The majority are physique-focussed individuals, most of whom are looking to lose fat. However, I’ve worked with people in all different kinds of sports and physical professions. (More specifics on this in the coaching FAQ.)

→ Those that I am confident I can help. This starts with the requirements below, which keeps me working with people inside of my skill set. Further to that, if I don’t think that we can get it to work given your current set of circumstances, or if I think you need to just make a simple change rather than hire me, I’ll tell you.

→ Those that are prepared to focus. My coaching is exceptionally thorough. If you aren’t prepared to focus on long and detailed emails, my coaching is not for you. If you demonstrate an inability to do so during the application process I will decline to work with you.

It’s important that the level that I coach at, and the level you are at right now, isn’t a mismatch. My coaching style is not suited to novice strength trainees or those that are new to counting macros in their diets. (Reasons and advice here.)

Requirements

Detailed reasons for each requirement are given in this coaching requirement FAQ. I do not make exceptions, please do not ask.

• Male, over 20 years old.
• 3 months serious weight training experience (minimum), comfortable with the compound lifts. (No? Suggestions on where to start here.)
• Experience counting macros. Ability to cook most of your meals. (No? Practice counting first. Start guide here.)
• Low stress, good quality sleep.
• No injuries or medical conditions. (I’m not a doctor or rehab guy.)
• Non-vegetarian.
• You are a natural trainee. (No steroid use.)
• Good work ethic, open mind, and hungry to succeed.
• You never email me from your phone.

The No-Smartphone Rule
No Smartphone Request

Emails from smartphones destroy the coaching process. Consultations take place via e-mail as I’ve found this to work by far the best. Our e-mails form a valuable written record and reference tool.

Aside from the difficulties of being able to work with spreadsheets, re-name, resize and attach files, and it screwing up the formatting of the email chain, smartphones simply cripple the communication process because they make otherwise intelligent people unable to focus when reading and responding to carefully written e-mails. Eliminating smartphones fixes this.

If you want to work with me, please don’t read or respond to email from me from your smartphone. If this is not ok please do not apply.

“I very rarely endorse other trainers because I have extremely meticulous standards but I can honestly say, Andy’s training packages for his clients are unparalleled from anything else I have ever seen in terms of online training. He genuinely blew me away.”Ben Carpenter, Physique Model, UK-based Personal Trainer, Man with high standards

The Application Process

The Application Process

The client intake process I have developed is purposefully detailed.

  1. It weeds out non-serious applicants, which means I get to spend more time interacting with you before you become a client.
  2. We’ll find out if we get along and are a good fit before any commitments are made,
  3. And this leads to better results, happier clients, more referrals, and greater job satisfaction for me.

Apply to the waiting list (The form is below)

I’ll send you an application form when your turn arrives in the queue.

I’ll make a suggestion/prediction based on your goals, current physique, and training experience.

You’ll tell me your thoughts, if we agree on things I’ll then send over pricing information.

If the coaching offer and pricing is acceptable we’ll move forward. If not, just decline.

Start of coaching.

The client intake process I have developed is purposefully detailed.

  1. It weeds out non-serious applicants, which means I get to spend more time interacting with you before you become a client.
  2. We’ll find out if we get along and are a good fit before any commitments are made,
  3. And this leads to better results, happier clients, more referrals, and greater job satisfaction for me.

Apply to the waiting list (The form is below)

I’ll send you an application form when your turn arrives in the queue.

I’ll make a suggestion/prediction based on your goals, current physique, and training experience.

You’ll tell me your thoughts, if we agree on things I’ll then send over pricing information.

If the coaching offer and pricing is acceptable we’ll move forward. If not, just decline.

Start of coaching.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

For any question regarding the reasons for the coaching requirements please see this page.

What commitment is required from me?

  • Three months minimum commitment coaching from me, a lifetime to yourself. Average client retention rate is currently 5.
  • You’ll need to check in every two weeks on Saturdays via email, attaching the tracking spreadsheet that we’ll use to log body measurements, weight, and training data. You’ll need to write me a brief email letting me know how you feel you’re getting on, and any concerns you have.

How much does coaching cost?

– Prices are in line with my experience level. This is a very detailed and personalized service. If you are just looking for someone to throw you a set of macros and a new training routine each month then I am not your man. My monthly fee is around what you’d expect to pay for a night’s stay in a top end hotel in a big city. That’s either expensive or a bargain depending on your income, value perception and commitment level.

Why do you not discuss pricing specifics first?

  • It helps me to distinguish myself and demonstrate to you how thorough I am.
  • It helps me to weed out the types of people that try to throw money at their problems instead of work at them.
  • It stops people from coach shopping. I want to work with people that have decided they want to work with me after reading my work.

Rest assured that I do not charge different prices for different people and there is no obligation after applying.

How do you handle payments?

– I use a PayPal business account. It a simple, secure, and efficient system for both you and I to set up recurring monthly payments.

How long does it take to see results?

– Burning down a house is quicker than building one; fat loss happens quicker than muscle growth. Therefore, those primarily focused on fat loss will see faster changes than those focused on muscle growth. I’m good at making initial estimations appropriate calorie and training setting, however it takes me longer to get things right for some people than others. This is because metabolic variability to calorie surplus or deficit conditions differs between individuals. For this reason I don’t do one-off consultations. Adjustments as you progress and adapt are essential to continued success.

What kinds of clients do you/have you worked with?

– Recreational physique-focussed trainees make up the majority of clients. Coaches and personal trainers make up the second largest category. Military, MMA/BJJ competitors, actors, physique magazine models, and a few stage-competing bodybuilders (drug free, regional-level). More details here.

Do you have any terms and conditions?

– Sure, you can see those here. These will all be discussed before you become a client though.

For any question regarding the reasons for the coaching requirements please see this page.

What commitment is required from me?

  • Three months minimum commitment coaching from me, a lifetime to yourself. Average client retention rate is currently 5.
  • You’ll need to check in every two weeks on Saturdays via email, attaching the tracking spreadsheet that we’ll use to log body measurements, weight, and training data. You’ll need to write me a brief email letting me know how you feel you’re getting on, and any concerns you have.

How much does coaching cost?

– Prices are in line with my experience level. This is a very detailed and personalized service. If you are just looking for someone to throw you a set of macros and a new training routine each month then I am not your man. My monthly fee is around what you’d expect to pay for a night’s stay in a top end hotel in a big city. That’s either expensive or a bargain depending on your income, value perception and commitment level.

Why do you not discuss pricing specifics first?

  • It helps me to distinguish myself and demonstrate to you how thorough I am.
  • It helps me to weed out the types of people that try to throw money at their problems instead of work at them.
  • It stops people from coach shopping. I want to work with people that have decided they want to work with me after reading my work.

Rest assured that I do not charge different prices for different people and there is no obligation after applying.

How do you handle payments?

– I use a PayPal business account. It a simple, secure, and efficient system for both you and I to set up recurring monthly payments.

How long does it take to see results?

– Burning down a house is quicker than building one; fat loss happens quicker than muscle growth. Therefore, those primarily focused on fat loss will see faster changes than those focused on muscle growth. I’m good at making initial estimations appropriate calorie and training setting, however it takes me longer to get things right for some people than others. This is because metabolic variability to calorie surplus or deficit conditions differs between individuals. For this reason I don’t do one-off consultations. Adjustments as you progress and adapt are essential to continued success.

What kinds of clients do you/have you worked with?

– Recreational physique-focussed trainees make up the majority of clients. Coaches and personal trainers make up the second largest category. Military, MMA/BJJ competitors, actors, physique magazine models, and a few stage-competing bodybuilders (drug free, regional-level). More details here.

Do you have any terms and conditions?

– Sure, you can see those here. These will all be discussed before you become a client though.

Apply Here

Apply Here

↓Get On The Waiting List↓

I’ll send you an email when a coaching space becomes available.

Your Name (First & Last) (*)

Your Primary Email (please type carefully) (*)

↓Please confirm that you meet the client requirements mentioned above ↓

I am male. I am over 20 years old. (*)
 Yes No

I have weight training experience. I am comfortable with the main compound lifts. (*)
 Yes No

I have no injuries. I have no medical conditions. (*)
 Yes No

I have a good work ethic, open mind, and I'm hungry to succeed. (*)
 Yes No

I eat meat. I'm willing to cook most of my meals. (*)
 Yes No

I have experience counting macros. (*)
 Yes No

I am ok with your 'no smartphone' policy. (*)
 Yes No

↓Get On The Waiting List↓

I’ll send you an email when a coaching space becomes available.

Your Name (First & Last) (*)

Your Primary Email (please type carefully) (*)

↓Please confirm that you meet the client requirements mentioned above ↓

I am male. I am over 20 years old. (*)
 Yes No

I have weight training experience. I am comfortable with the main compound lifts. (*)
 Yes No

I have no injuries. I have no medical conditions. (*)
 Yes No

I have a good work ethic, open mind, and I'm hungry to succeed. (*)
 Yes No

I eat meat. I'm willing to cook most of my meals. (*)
 Yes No

I have experience counting macros. (*)
 Yes No

I am ok with your 'no smartphone' policy. (*)
 Yes No

In The Comments Below You Can Find Client Testimonials

This comments section is for client testimonials only. If you have a question please check the Coaching FAQ.

Note: There are ~250 testimonials here but few are recent. This is because I took the majority of 2015 off from coaching to concentrate on writing.

Note: There are ~250 testimonials here but few are recent. This is because I took the majority of 2015 off from coaching to concentrate on writing.

454 Comments on “Online Coaching: Nutrition and Training”

  1. Sean Korhonen

    You are not only a great mentor and coach but a true class act as well. I will say, Andy, as a small but important thing: at work you can be seen as total “non-team player” or completely stuck up if you don’t socialize with the boss or key figures. I mention this because you are the only coach I’ve worked with that provides an important tool on how to tackle exactly this. Other coaches have simply told me to abstain from wine – which is not practical in the long term. BUT I had less fat loss success with them and MORE success with you. Plus, once you factor in the macro impact — you discover there is a finite amount of socializing. So much good learning from you, coach.

  2. Paul Hanney

    The coaching experience has been fantastic and I have learnt a lot. I realised my knowledge level was a lot lower than I thought it was just on reading what you have sent me both on the training and nutrition side of things.

    I think the most valuable part is to not focus on scale weight and to be consistent with my measurements to gauge what is and isn’t working. It seems simple but ultimately this is what keeps me motivated knowing things are heading in the right direction. In the past if I had two weeks of no weight change I would tend to get disheartened and usually have a blow out and ultimately undo a lot of the hard work I have put in.

    On the training side of things understanding the different progression models has also been huge for me, now I know going into the gym I can lift X amount more, so psychologically I am ready to hit my numbers and more often than not, I do. Before I think I was giving up too soon and not seeing the strength increases I should have.

    I will be in touch again soon and thanks again for all you have done for me over the past few months.

  3. Karl Lassberg

    This has been an excellent experience for me. Yesterday I saw an old friend who actually referred to me as “swole”…that was really nice to hear. I am trying to get another friend to hire you.

    I hope to be one of the people that checks back in with you some months from now and bring a smile to your face.

    Thanks again for everything. You got me pointed in the right direction to change my life.

  4. Pat Manuel

    1. How do you feel about the coaching experience overall?
    I thoroughly enjoyed my coaching experience and look forward to working together hopefully in the very near future.

    2. What do you feel was the most valuable part or lesson learned?
    I feel the most valuable parts of the experience were having the accountability, not only for having a set number to follow and having to check in regularly, but also being forced to track my progress more objectively by weekly measurements. It was also great to have a coach whose knowledge I trusted. That was one of the main things keeping me in line because I knew if I followed your advice, I would start seeing improvements.

    Keep myself accountable, learning how to track, and seeing that I could eat “big” while cutting weight has finally taught me to follow all the advice I have been reading from some time. I know I don’t have to make drastic cuts to make weight and, more importantly, I can eat in a manner that is against all sports performance advice and STILL be able to perform in competition at a high level.

    3. Is there anything you feel I could do better, or you could suggest as an improvement? – Seriously, straight talk is appreciated.
    Unless you could have somehow magically kept me from hurting myself (lol), I honestly have no suggestions at this moment.

    1. Andy Morgan

      I’ll just add as a note for those reading, Pat is a professional Muay Thai boxer. The shoulder injury mentioned is a recurring AC joint issue from years back and reoccurred during sparring.

      Pat, you’re awesome, thank you.

  5. Sean Flynn

    1. How do you feel about the coaching experience overall?
    I feel like it was exactly what I wanted and needed. Outstanding advice and guidance. Would not change a thing.

    2. What do you feel was the most valuable part or lesson learned?
    The need for consistent tracking and objectivity, and the importance of not panicking when progress seems to have stalled.

    3. Is there anything you feel I could do better, or you could suggest as an improvement? – Seriously, straight talk is appreciated.
    No. I’d recommend you to anyone.

  6. Jack Mitchell

    Andy,

    I feel GREAT about my progress, and wish I would have found you years ago. I’m stronger than I’ve ever been, look better than I ever have, and feel amazing. I will stick with this training and nutrition regimen for the rest of my life, and am thankful for all the info you gave me to keep tailoring it to my goals as they change. Thanks again, man. Really mean it.

    Jack

    1. Andy Morgan

      Jack, thank you.
      When you take this to shreds please send me an e-mail. – I’d love to see it. And, if you’d like to claim your place on the results wall then, then consider yourself a new proud member.
      Time to earn that, so keep your head down for the next 4 weeks and nail it! Deal? 🙂

      Andy

  7. David Mennie

    Hi Andy

    I feel good, really happy that I’m back into the swing of things after falling away from it for a year, and delighted with results so far. Your support has been excellent and there were a couple of points where I honestly think I would have made some changes that would have blown progress if you hadn’t been there to keep me on track.

    1. How do you feel about the coaching experience overall?
    I enjoyed it and I looked forward to receiving your feedback on my updates. I’ve never used an online coach before so don’t have much to compare it too, but I was happy with it. Knowing that my training and diet had been set up with yourself gave me the confidence to give them my full commitment.

    2. What do you feel was the most valuable part or lesson learned?
    Learning about the benefits of tracking progress. I already tracked progress in the gym in the past, but tracking body stats with the tape measure was new to me and I intend to keep that going. Weighing myself daily and using an average for the week was also new and I found that worked really well. Tips on training and motivation were useful too, as was the feedback that being tired was normal!

    3. Is there anything you feel I could do better, or you could suggest as an improvement? – Seriously, straight talk is appreciated.
    This is a difficult one as nothing springs to mind. I would say that 3 months is quite a short period of time and from my starting point I was never going to reach my final goal in that time. Perhaps offering a longer period of working together but with less frequent updates (at a similar cost) might suit some clients.
    Thanks also for the info that you sent on the diet break and the next steps after that. With that, and the resources on your excellent website, I feel well prepared for carrying on after my break. I understand the need for patience (doesn’t make it any easier though as I want the end result now!). I don’t officially have a bucket list but if I did getting lean and having a six pack would be near the top, so I WILL NOT GIVE UP 🙂

    ^ Hope that helps. Thanks again for all of your help, I really appreciate it, and best of luck for the future with the website and your coaching work.

    Cheers
    David

    1. Andy Morgan

      David, thanks. This is most appreciated.
      Great working with you. Please know that I’m always available in the comments on the site if you have any questions in the future, so no excuses now. Look forward to a surprise e-mail in my inbox in ~6 months time with a photo of you and a shit-eating grin boasting of your progress. 😀

  8. Jason Long

    Andy, between everything you’ve provided me and your website as a resource, I feel very confident in my ability to track out and follow a linear progression to my goals. I will also experiment with the additional carbs on Unit training days and after particularly demanding missions.

    1. How do you feel about the coaching experience overall?
    Absolutely thrilled! 10000% better than my last experience (LeanGains) and I
    would attribute this to your personality and demeanor. As a coach myself
    (Combat shooting and tactics), I also want to excel at what I do, and I depend
    greatly on student’s feedback for improvement. Because of your easygoing personality, I came to think of you more as a buddy (no stalker stuff intended haha) that I was accountable to and didn’t want to disappoint. All questions
    were also pleasantly answered.

    2. What do you feel was the most valuable part or lesson learned?
    The most valuable lesson that I learned was that for years I have been making
    it way harder than was necessary. This has been by far the easiest program
    that I have followed in terms of adherence. In the past I have restrained myself
    to “clean” foods only, strict paleo, etc. all totalitarian programs that are
    difficult to stick to. Your “relax, it’ll be okay” system has been a breath of
    fresh air and doesn’t make me a social pariah who can’t enjoy a drink or a
    family meal on a special occasion. And it produced better results than the
    other programs as well. I have also found myself very intrigued and “addicted”
    to the data gathering and examination. It is very satisfying to be able to track
    the numbers and see real loss instead of imagined ones in the mirror or on
    the scale only.
    3. Is there anything you feel I could do better, or you could suggest as an improvement? – Seriously, straight talk is appreciated.
    I honestly can’t think of one Andy. I have had several people ask me what I’ve
    been doing and tell me that I look very different (it’s tough to see when you
    look at yourself daily) and although I am far from “ripped” , I can see it on the
    horizon. I like that you are training people to accomplish goals on their own,
    and that you cut them loose after 12 weeks instead of continuing to hold their
    hands. Rather than try to explain it on my own, I simply refer people to your
    site, and tell them that it is worth every penny to use your services. I only
    wish that I could hire you for my wife! Although I COMPLETELY understand
    your decision to deal with men only.

    One thing just out of personal interest that I like to ask guys with a work line like yours after working with them, have the changes noticeably impacted your work performance, or not quite yet?
    In regards to work performance, I was worried that converting to a straight strength routine with no metabolic conditioning would cause some issues however I have experienced none thus far. It may be considered though that I have been assigned to my current unit for almost 14 years so possibly Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands (SAID) at work?

    I can’t thank you enough again and I look forward to sending you a shredded pic in the coming months! Take care of yourself and cheers, Jason

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