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Old 12-06-2010, 08:18 AM   #3
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One thing I've found Coop is that you really need to understand the motivation behind someone's goals. Many guys just want to have a good beach body - and there is nothing wrong with that - but they often have a false perception that they can train for 2 months, achieve this goal, and then back off. Many also don't understand just how much work is involved with simply having a good beach body.

He can run it with you, but if his motivation isn't the same, the difficulty of the program might make him jump ship quickly...back to curls and abs and bench press and lat pull downs.

I say let him try. Do your best to make him understand the program's relevancy to his goals. Teach him about simple progression.

If he backs away, not much you can do. 99% of people in the world want health and fitness, but few want it more than Doritos and video games.

Teach him, but not in a pushing way. This is called "planting seeds." They might not take root today but may 3 years from now.
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