Craig Golias reacts to famous bodybuilders hiring staff to create coaching plans for clients.

Welcome to another episode of Talking Huge – a weekly digital series in which Craig Golias talks in-depth with Vlad Yudin on the latest trending topics in bodybuilding. Raw, honest, and uncut – Craig Golias shares his opinions on all things bodybuilding. In this episode, Craig Golias shares his thoughts on bodybuilding coaching plans, Aaron Singerman’s sentencing, and Mark Wahlberg’s recent physique update at 50 years old.

This was another news-packed week in the world of bodybuilding and strength sports. So we broke down the top news stories with Craig Golias to get his thoughts, reactions, and insight on the most engaging moments in bodybuilding this past week. Our key topics discussed cover Aaron Singerman’s 4.5 year prison sentence and whether he will serve a full sentence. Craig also provides insight as a fellow bodybuilding coach about top tier coaching plans. Is it okay for a big name bodybuilder to hire staff to help write their plans and coach clients? Lastly, Craig reacts to Mark Wahlberg’s recent physique transformation. Let’s jump into it.

Aaron Singerman’s Prison Sentence

It was announced over the past week that Aaron Singerman was finally sentenced after a long legal battle regarding his previously owned company Blackstone Labs. He ultimately plead guilty for conspiracy to sell anabolic steroids and other banned substances in his Blackstone Labs products – as well as promoting misinformation on said projects.

Craig Golias holds a pretty stern stance here. Do things the right way and you won’t have to worry about getting caught. Craig doesn’t understand why Aaron Singerman and Blackstone Labs felt the need to include banned substances in their products. Would it really lead to that many more sales?

How legitimate are famous bodybuilder coaching plans?

This week’s biggest topic covers the concept of bodybuilding training plans. Is it fair for a big name bodybuilder or coach to hire a team to help guide clients? If a training plan is promoted as directly from the mind of a famous coach or athlete? Is the client getting cheated if the person messaging them is actually a staff member and not the legend himself?

Craig Golias initially thinks that this is a cheat. That bodybuilders and coaches should always directly train their clients. Blanket training plans don’t account for the individual needs of a client. A major bodybuilding legend or guru should understand this. If they take a clients money only to have a staff member give a cookie cutter plan (perhaps overseen by the legend), it’s not the same thing as direct coaching.

That being said, Craig Golias warns that you get what you pay for. If you are paying lower towards $100 for coaching, you’ll probably get a bad training plan. There are no bargain coaches that are truly worth paying for. Invest in good coaching and you’ll get a good experience.

But what about famous bodybuilders who receive likely thousands of requests? How do they upscale to successfully train a larger clientele? Craig Golias considers this and starts to backtrack slightly. Perhaps there is a fair way to hire staff to help so long as the bodybuild or guru is also very hands on. But ultimately, if a person simply uses their name to sell a program made by others – it’s a scam.

Wrap Up

You can check out the full conversation in the latest episode of Talking Huge above. Watch Craig go into full detail about additional topics such as Mark Wahlberg’s latest physique and answer fan questions. Make sure to check out Talking Huge every week on Friday – only on the Generation Iron Fitness Network!

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