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Picking the Right Coach

These days, everyone seems to use a prep coach before entering a competition or physique transformation. With that said, do you know what you should be looking for in a coach? There are certain basic qualities that everyone should know and pay particular attention to: experience, honesty, and the “eye.”

Experience is a strong attribute when prepping clients. An experienced coach will have seen more diet road bumps and will have better tools to deal with problems when they occur.

Troubleshooting a diet crisis successfully comes with putting time in. Hiring a coach whose resume only reads as having competed in one show is a disaster waiting to happen. When we first started dieting clients, we studied under IFBB pros Donna and Brian Logue. They had years of experience, and we were lucky enough to have them teach us their craft. We worked with them for four years, discussing each client intimately and working out the successful plan of attack. It was an invaluable learning experience, and I don’t know of another prep coach who has gone through such a learning experience (other than Chris Aceto, who mentored under Bob Gruskin). Sure, trial and error is a great way to learn, but tell a client that you want to experiment on him and I know what I would say if I were the client! We really do owe Brian and Donna everything, as they set the foundation for what we do today.

Honesty is a tough one. It’s especially tough

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The Coaches' Word

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Here it is! This is where you want to be to read the latest diet tips, contest prep strategies, training information, motivational pieces…and oh yes, even the occasional rant! You’ll get 30+ years worth of experience – what got us in incredible shape and what we do to help our clients reach their goals! We’ll try to keep the content relevant and current. If it pertains to getting you to your physique goal we’ll write about it here!

Elite Physique Training Hacks - Somersault Squats

Welcome to the 2nd episode in our new video series – Training Hacks.  Today we’ll be introducing an innovative exercise for targeting your quad tear drops. It’s very similar to the traditional Sissy Squat and another great way to finish your leg workout. So grab the Smith Machine and give this one a go on your next leg day! Trust me…you’ll feel it for days afterwards! If you wear board shorts you need not view this video. LOL

Elite Physique Training Hacks - Lateral Raises

Elite Physique is back!  I’d like to introduce our new video series – Training Hacks.  We’ll focus on showing how to get the most out of common exercises, how to perfect your form and reveal some unique exercises that most gym goers have never seen!  In this episode we’ll reveal a more effective way to perform lateral raises.  This is a video you don’t want to miss.  Wide delts are not only important on stage for ALL categories but the strong look that barn door delts has on a physique cannot be denied when dressed up for a formal event!  This is the one body part that will turn heads even when you are clothed!  Check it out, try it on your next shoulder day and don’t forget to share it with your friends!

MuscleTech Whey Protein Plus Isolate - Protein Rice Pudding Recipe!

This month Elite Physique is featuring MuscleTech and their value packed 6 lb’er Whey Protein Plus Isolate.  To make your mouth water we’re taking this fast-acting protein and making a protein packed rice pudding!  Macro-friendly this dessert is sure to kill your sweet cravings and top up glycogen stores post-workout!