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Who’s the Master?

I just got  back home after a day and half at a lake retreat at my friends family lake house.  It was great to just hang out and have limited internet access.  We got a chance to recharge and there was a pretty steep hill going down to the lake that was just too perfect for running sprints.  I decided to knock out 5 sprints on this hill with sets of 10 push-ups at the end of each, it was 1/3 fat burner, 1/3 staying on routine, and 1/3 justification for eating cookies.

Naturally, my decision to workout made me think of one of my all-time favorite 80's movies.

Who's the Master?

If you've ever seen Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, you know that is the signature line of the movie villain Sho-Nuff.  Early in the movie, we meet our hero, Bruce Leroy.  He is told by his martial arts teacher that he has taught him everything he can and that's it's up to Leroy to find a new master to reach the final level of his development.  Of course, this sets him off on a mission, looking for a master in all the wrong places before finally realizing at the end that he is the master and the final level of growth was inside himself the entire time.

When it comes to fitness and nutrition, many of us constantly seek out a "master" to help us get to the next level. In this case, that master might be a new workout program, a special diet, a 10-day challenge, or even a coach like myself.   There is nothing wrong with seeking outside help - even Bruce Leroy started off learning from someone else.  However, the true role of a coach is to serve as a guide, help you develop the skills you need to be successful, not to just do everything for you.  Ultimately, your success is based on your efforts.  

It would have been easy to justify an extra day off yesterday, to just sit by the lake and get a suntan.  Instead, I took 15 minutes out of the day to continue developing myself.  

If you want to become a master, you must first do 3 things:

  1. Learn and master the basics
  2. Admit that you are the only person standing in your way
  3. Develop new skills and practice them daily

What's Next?

If you think you'd benefit from working 1-on-1 with a coach like me, read below and see if my ProCoach program is right for you.


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 If any of the following statements is true, read on...

  1. You've lost weight multiple times but always regain it.
  2. You have trouble sticking to a diet.
  3. You've wasted hundreds, if not thousands of dollars and countless hours on programs that didn't get you the results you wanted.
This is always hard for me to say, no matter how many times I say it, but all 3 of those applied to me at one point.

I know exactly what it feels like to be overweight, stressed-out, and frustrated.  It took me years to figure out the right formula to finally lose 80 lbs and keep it off.  I don't want you to have to go through that.
I also know how feels to invest my hard-earned money into an overpriced program that didn't get results.  

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About the Author Stephen Box

My passion for fitness started with my own 80 lb weight loss journey. I love showing people that fitness and nutrition don't need to be complicated or restrictive. A good coach should be able to meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be. I am certified as a fitness trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Additionally, I hold certifications in exercise nutrition through Precision Nutrition and online fitness training through the Online Trainer Academy. When not serving my clients I am an expert media contributor for companies such as Men's Fitness, Men's Journal,, and many others.

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