Okay, I’m prepping for my first figure competition, and after much thought, I decided to change coaches (I previously used another online coach for general fat loss). I just signed-up with Tad the Diet Coach and he sent me my plan last night.
In all fairness, please allow me to give you the full background. Tad has been in the industry for 20 years, is a natural bodybuilder himself, and routinely gets his figure women down to 8.5-9.5% body fat. My former coach has never competed, and I’ve only seen photos/testimonials of female figure competitors in the 11% range. Tad also says that he likes competitors to “come in fast and maintain.”
I was shocked and upset when I received my program, and I hope I’m totally overreacting.
First of all, he completed my program without knowing my body fat percentage or seeing photos of me. I just gave him my height and weight. Now, I’m 6 months out from my competition, so maybe it doesn’t matter at this point.
He have me a ONE DAY DIET. WTF? I’ve never competed, so I don’t know much about competition diets, but I just can’t see how this can be a good idea.
He also has me scheduled for 60 minutes of fasted low-intensity cardio 7. Days. Per. Week. Now, again, he likes competitors to “come in fast,” so maybe this is why.
I sent him an email late last night asking a few questions, but he usually doesn’t respond until midnight or so my time. But before I continue freaking out, I wanted to get the opinion of others.
P.S. This is my first time starting a thread here, so forgive me if I’ve posted in the wrong forum.