Psycho Fitness discusses how he trains his clients… both mentally and physically.
Coaches can be a vital part of a pro bodybuilder’s career. They can perhaps bring an objective eye to the progression of a physique. They can provide valuable information that a competitor might not have known or learned yet. They can also provide motivation. And don’t be fooled – the mental game is just as important as the physical game when it comes to bodybuilding. In our latest GI Exclusive interview, Psycho Fitness details how he aims to train champions both mentally and physically.
Midway through our interview segment above, we ask Psycho Fitness a point blank question. Has he ever trained a bodybuilder who believes they can be Olympia champion, but Psycho knows will never be able to succeed? No, this isn’t a problem for Psycho but not for the reasons you might think. Psycho Fitness only takes on clients that he knows can become Olympia champions.
That’s a sentiment that can sound cocky or too idealistic. But Psycho Fitness elaborates further to fully explain his thinking. If a bodybuilder has doubts about being able to become a champion – then they’ve already failed. A bodybuilder needs to believe that they have it within them to become a champion. Only then will Psycho Fitness agree to take on a client.
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In our latest interview segment with Psycho Fitness, he details exactly how he combines the mental and physical to create the perfect training routine for each of his clients. He explains that part of his job as a coach is to motivate and inspire a bodybuilder that they can accomplish great things.
And they’ll definitely need that motivation – because Psycho also holds nothing back in his training routines. He puts his clients through the ringer and only with strong will power and a strong believe in oneself will a bodybuilder be able to succeed being coached under Psycho Fitness.
But what if a potential client is too confident for their own abilities. Psycho Fitness understands this problem as well. He believes that if a bodybuilder is told too often that they are amazing by their support unit, they’ll start to believe it. This will make them work hard. Psycho isn’t interested in those kinds of clients either. He wants someone who’s hungry. Who believes they can succeed but knows they have a lot of punishment in store before they do.
It sounds like a tricky job separating the true potential champs from the chumps. But that’s part of what makes Psycho Fitness a top name bodybuilding coach. He has the passion for the sport and an eye for the right kind of motivation. It’s what helped him bring Shawn Rhoden to become Mr. Olympia in 2018. Perhaps another of his clients will one day achieve the same.
You can watch Psycho Fitness’ full comments about training clients in our latest GI Exclusive interview segment above.