[quote]Professor X wrote:
In under a month I will be going away to college and will be living with 3 Div. I-A college football players.
I am a Certified Personal Trainer, and even though they train 5+ times a week I know these guys eat like crap and also drink alcohol frequently.
I would really like to help these guys out because they all are NFL prospects and one of them is my cousin.
How can I have a positive influence on their diets and lifestyles without turning into a nutrition nazi and an outcast of the house?
By living it and waiting for them to ask you questions…period. I have frat brothers that are just now beginning to exercise regularly simply because they have seen me do it non-stop for years. Aside from going out of my way when actually asked, I would never chastise them for drinking a 40oz. In the end, it is their life. [/quote]
I agree. A lot of my frat brothers didn’t have the best lifting approach or nutrition habits. Some did pretty well in spite of it. Others didn’t. It wasn’t my place to change their approach. But if I asked I did pass along the great information I was learning at T-Nation and applying in my own life. And as everyone has said, if they’re really NFL prospects they’ve done ok for themselves so far. I’d probably laugh if I was them. I used to laugh at my teammates who would never have a beer and tell me to do the same. Maybe theirs was the healthier approach, but I kicked their asses on the track and most of the competition too. If it ain’t broke, we as human beings don’t see too much reason to fix it.