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by with John Berardi & Martin Rooney

Can My Coaches Be Trusted?


Today is the sixth day in a row that I’ve hovered around 180 pounds.

I’m getting worried that I’m not gonna make it to 190. Counting today, I have 11 days left and 9.2 pounds to go, which means I need to gain .84 pounds per day.

That seems like it’ll be tough.

At this point, I’m just blindly trusting JB and Martin and that they know what they’re doing.

It’s a weird feeling to turn over all the thinking to other people, and I’m sure that’s what our clients in the S2B Coaching Program probably feel, too.

As a client, you hope your coach knows what he’s talking about — and with Martin and JB, I’m confident they do — but there’s always a shadow of doubt in your head, too. Maybe they’re not really paying attention to what’s going on.

Maybe they’re both sitting in a recliner stroking a Rottweiler’s head and drinking brandy while laughing at my feeble attempts to gain weight.

But I can’t let any of that shit creep into my brain. It certainly doesn’t help me feel better. And really, I know JB and Martin are looking out for me.

In fact, JB said something to me today that made me think. He told me that often the best leaders are the best followers, too. They have faith in other people.

So I’ll soldier through and keep following even though JB’s diet recommendations require insane amounts of food and I’m pretty sure Martin is still trying to kill me.

My mantra from now on: Take every day as it comes and follow the plan, no matter how hard it is.

Other highlights from Day 17

  • Peeing bright yellow for the first time since I can remember, which is a sign that I’m likely dehydrated. Come to think of it, I haven’t been drinking a lot of water during my meals or even throughout the day. I’ll have to get on that.

Knowledge Bomb!

A Thought On Coaching From Martin

A good coach can make or break your chances of succeeding. It’s really a lost art, and one JB and I take very, very seriously. You need support. You need help. 

In my experience, the guys who are the world champions; the guys who gain the most muscle and build the best bodies; the guys who are truly successful in every part of their life — those are the guys with coaches.

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