George Farah considers leaving coaching behind if the bodybuilding industry continues its current course.
Throughout our GI Exclusive interview segments, it became increasingly clear that George Farah is unhappy with the current state of bodybuilding. Not necessarily with the pro leagues or how they operate, but more so with the state of coaching and drug use in the sport. It seems after surviving cancer, Farah has a new view on life and the health of athletes. In our latest GI Exclusive interview, George Farah reveals that he will likely stop coaching in the near future if something doesn’t change in the sport of bodybuilding.
George Farah is one of the top legendary coaches in the sport of bodybuilding. He’s been behind many of the top athletes to hit the stage and is largely regarded as one of the most credible bodybuilding gurus in the industry. But, as Farah gets older he has begun to change his views on coaching. Specifically, about the life athletes must lead beyond bodybuilding into their later years.
Throughout our sit down interview, George Farah has made it very clear that he is unhappy with the direction athletes and younger coaches are taking the sport. He believes it focuses too much on steroids and other performance enhancing drugs, that the doses are getting out of control, and that misinformation is becoming more prevalent. It seems that Farah just doesn’t think there are enough actual experts in the sport anymore.
Of course this doesn’t apply to everyone, and Farah makes a point to mention the younger coaches and trainers that truly seem passionate and valuable to bodybuilding. But ultimately, Farah simply seems to have lost the passion he once had in today’s modern bodybuilding times.
In the interview segment above, George Farah reflects back on his younger years competing and coaching and how full of excitement and passion he was for the athletes hitting the stage. It seems as if that spark is gone for Farah. He reasserts that his experiences in recent times are more focused on finding the most amount of drugs to become a mass monster faster. He worries for their long term health and does not want to be a part of that culture. He doesn’t want the guilt of bending to what athletes are looking for if it could possibly hurt them down the line.
“I don’t know for how long I’m going to do this,” George Farah states. He then later continues, “But if they’re all going to be like this, I refuse to take people man. Because I don’t want to have a guilty conscience.”
While George Farah has no immediate plans to stop coaching, it certainly seems that he is near the end of his time coaching in the near future. You can check out Farah’s full comments on the subject in our latest GI Exclusive interview segment above.