Frequently Asked Questions
Are your programs only for Bodybuilders?
In fact, a large number of our clients are "regular people" who's goals are to improve their personal appearance, health, and energy levels. Our nutrition and training programs utilize many of the techniques that have worked for decades for bodybuilders. We apply these principles of fueling your body to build muscle and and burn off fat in a way that everyone can follow. We design each personalized program based on the goals of the client, and take into account the client's experience and comfort level with resistance training, and their specific situation.
We do also work with bodybuilders at every level of experience, from first time competitors to some of the top National and Pro level competitors in the world. If you are a competitor, or thinking of competing, we can definitely help you bring your best ever physique to the stage.
No matter what your health and fitness goal, we can design a program to help you reach it!
Whether your goal is Fat Loss, Building Lean Muscle, or changing your entire body our Personalized Online Nutrition and Training Programs will start you on the road to a new you!
How do your online training programs work?
Our online training programs are specifically designed to provide personal, one on one instruction online to help you reach your individual goals.
When a client purchases a new program, the first thing I do is send a list of questions to help design the individual plan for that client. The questions detail the client's specific goals and training history, current diet and training, food preferences, available equipment, daily schedule, and other important information.
When I receive the client's responses, I send any follow up questions I may have, then begin designing the personalized program for that client based on their specific answers. It generally takes 5 – 10 business days from the time that I receive a client's answers for me to complete and deliver each personalized program. Exact delivery time can vary depending on the time of the year, our current schedule, or the client's schedule, so I will discuss and confirm the exact delivery and start date with each client when they purchase. Programs are delivered via email in printable pdf format.
Included with each program is a progress log that helps track measurements and weight information throughout the program period. In addition to the progress log, I request that each client email me a short update weekly to keep me informed of their progress. I will monitor each client's results based on their updates and adjust their program as needed to keep them progressing as planned. Updates are an important part of the process. Clients who keep me updated on their progress will definitely get the best results from their program.
Clients can email any questions they have at any time during their program period. There is never any additional charge for consultation or answering questions for clients.
Are there any specific foods or supplements that I'm required to buy, or any hidden costs to your programs?
There are never any required supplements to buy. I will generally recommend a few basic supplements in the beginning that will help ensure each client gets the optimal nutrition to reach their goals and maximize endurance and recovery during and after their training. In most cases, the only supplements I recommend in the beginning are a basic Whey Protein supplement and branched chain amino acid supplement. Even these supplements are not required and I can offer alternative suggestions to those who want them.
For more advanced clients, contest prep clients, or for those already using supplements, I can recommend some specific additional supplements to accelerate progress if they are interested.
Once a client has purchased their program there are never any additional required charges from us.
All foods included on our programs are basic items that can be found at any regular grocery store. There are no exotic or unusually expensive food items included. Each nutrition plan will detail the specific foods to eat at each meal, as designed based on the goals of the client and the client's answers to their program questions.
Do I need to belong to a gym to do your training programs?
Definitely Not! We have many clients who train at home. It's important to understand that we don't have “One Program” that we give to all clients. Each nutrition and training program is designed based on the equipment and resourses available to each client.
It is true that the more training equipment a client has available, the more options we have for their training. We will design the most effective training program possible based on each clients individual situation and the resources they have available.
Will my program be the same as someone else's?
No two programs are ever completely alike. Each program is designed based on the goals and specific information from each client. Over the past 3 decades I have developed many training and diet strategies that have proven themselves to work very well. I like to incorporate these techniques into our programs whenever possible, so there will be some similarities between plans. Also, if I am designing a program for couples or friends who will be working together, I often try to incorporate the same foods and exercises where possible for convenience and support. Although I do use my proven diet and training methods from plan to plan when possible, I always design each program to the schedule, preferences, and particular needs of each client, so each program is truly personalized and unique.
Do I have to take Before and After Pictures?
Progress pictures are not required, but definitely encouraged if you have the ability to take them. Progress pictures can often provide better feedback about your actual progress than changes in weight or measurements. Even if you don't send them to us, I encourage you to take Starting and Ending pictures so you can see your progress for yourself! Also, please note that all correspondence with clients, including pictures, is kept strictly confidential. We will never share or post your pictures anywhere without your expressed permission.