ABOUT COACH JUSTIN
Justin was bit by the bodybuilding bug at the age of 20 when he was still playing Collegiate Football. Since those dorm room days, Justin’s passion for the sport and lifestyle has just continued to grow. He challenges himself every day to improve not only as a competitive bodybuilder himself but as a teacher and coach. He sets both short-term and long-term goals for himself and his clients so that they can always track their progress and ensure they are improving. What it boils down to is, Justin has just begun to tap into what he is truly capable of and continues to grow as an athlete and coach.
Justin grew up playing the big three, football, baseball, and basketball in Upstate NY. This is where Justin first began utilizing the weight room as a tool to improve on the field. It was early on when he realized that training was his true passion, even more so than being on the field. After walking away from college football a few years early to pursue bodybuilding full-time, Justin jumped in headfirst and participated in his first NPC contest a few months later at the age of 21. Low and behold he would end up walking away with 3 first place trophies that day and the rest is history. To date; Justin has competed 6 times, most notably placing 2nd in Lightweight at the 2016 NPC North Americans, winning the 2019 NPC Georgia State LHW and Overall title, and placing 3rd in middleweight at the 2019 NPC USA Championships. Justin won the middleweight class at 2021 NPC Nationals and is continually building his coaching career!
With his promise to always give you his very best, Justin intends to push each client further than they dreamed and achieve a physique they thought wasn’t possible. Leaving no stone unturned and making sure every client is optimal in all aspects of the game; training, nutrition, supplementation, and managing stress. Justin will make sure he does everything in his power to not only achieve the goals you have laid out but to exceed them!
- Honesty and Communication: Allowing for transparency and open communication with Justin is going to ultimately help him, help you. The height of success at which you achieve together is going to strongly depend on your relationship and fully disclosing all details, asking questions, and being honest within your check-ins and the execution of your plan.
- Adaptable and Coachable: This requires attention and diligence from the athlete. It is important that you are open to listening to feedback, receiving constructive criticism, are able to reflect on your efforts and how they can be improved, and just being an enthusiastic-go-getting-bad-ass individual in general. Stay hungry, and Justin will make sure that you eat.
- Effort and Intention: Follow through. Stick to your word. Execute and adhere to the plan. Leave no room for questionability, make your goals obvious, and demonstrate adherence while also being patient- as this takes time and there will be no instant gratification.
EXPECTATIONS OF JUSTIN
Accountability: As Justin’s client he expects you to remain accountable to your check-in schedule. This goes hand in hand with training and nutrition, as it is your responsibility to eat all your meals and properly execute your training program it is also your responsibility to check in on your set schedule. This is not a babysitting service, and Justin will not round up clients not checking in.
Trust: Trust the process and we will get you to where you want to be and beyond it. Every decision I make in your plan is there to help you and is in your best interest, never forget that. I am always on your side, even when the things I say may not be what you want to hear but are what you need to hear.
Consistent Communication: More than just checking in, letting me know the different nuances of your daily life allows me to understand you as a person and better tailor your plan to fit you. Being thorough when you are checking in also goes a long way to make this coach-athlete relationship flourish, this way I am not dragging information out of you each time you check-in and we can get right to monitoring and adjusting as needed!
Your best effort: The more you put in the more you will get out, plain and simple. Strive to be the hardest worker in the room, and when you achieve that go to a bigger room. I promise you will always get the most out of me when you give me your very best!
Accessibility: Via WhatsApp, all clients will have 24/7 access for check-ins and communication as well as a 12hr window for a response to check-ins you will never be left in the dark or left guessing. You will always have access to me, even more so the final week and days of contest prep!
Continued Education: While coaching is a great passion of mine, another is learning. Bodybuilding fascinates me and I am always eager to learn and add more tools to my toolbox that I can then apply to my clients to make sure they get the optimal guidance. I feel only a fool will pretend they know everything, and I will always strive for furthering my understanding of all the nuances of bodybuilding to make sure all of my clients stay as competitive as possible.
Attention to detail: As all clients are different so are all of your individual plans. While we have our basic philosophies we believe in, sometimes what makes sense on paper does not translate in real life. That is where the analysis of the details becomes so important as to not overlook anything. This is also where your input is valued greatly as we are a team and in this together to get the best outcome. As much as we need to look at the big picture, the devil can be in the details.
Passion: This is something I talk about a lot. Not only finding what you are passionate about but then fully immersing yourself in it. This is how I am about bodybuilding and coaching. I get more joy out of helping others achieve their goals than I do my own personal ambitions. You will never see me complain about someone wanting to learn or asking me 100’s of questions, that is what I am here for and what I enjoy doing for all of you. Having someone in your corner that truly loves what they do is an invaluable asset!
Transparency: I can promise you I will always give you God’s honest truth when providing feedback on any aspect of your check-in. Like I have mentioned before, you may not always like what I have to say. However, I am saying it because it will ultimately make you better. Now, that does not mean I will break you down, quite the opposite. My plan is to give you my honest assessment so that I can then start to build you up to what you aspire to be both as a person and as a competitor.