"This guy has a high amount of theoretical knowledge, he absolutely knows how to put that into practice. He has that certain something, that mindset that makes him get the best out of every situation. Why doesn't he have 1 Million followers?!"
I came across Nsima through a youtube video where he talked about the potential for a natural drug free athlete to gain muscle. My first thought was "This guy has a high amount of theoretical knowledge, he absolutely knows how to put that into practice. He has that certain something, that mindset that makes him get the best out of every situation. Why doesn't he have 1 Million followers?!"
When I inquired about his coaching services he over delivered again, giving me in depth insights on what he would recommend me to do and what we would do together. Fast forward two years I can say that it was a great decision to work with Nsima. The good thing about a professional coach is that he is both objective and knows what to do in a different situations. Nsima realized pretty quickly that taking things a bit too seriously was holding me back and took the right steps to improve both my training, nutrition and most importantly my mindset.
When we started I was interested in power-building. We began to improve my body-composition and lifting numbers while staying around the same bodyweight. One of the most helpful aspects of the coaching was him critiquing my form. Despite being on the almost the opposite side of the world he knew what angles he needed to see in my lifts in order for him to find my exact weaknesses. This was especially valuable because I'm training at a commercial gym where there was nobody who could really help me. When I wanted to focus more on bodybuilding Nsima changed the program right away and also despite living far away, he helped me tremendously with my posing via skype conferences.
Lastly when I went into my cut which we took 2 years to prepare for, Nsima made the necessary adjustments to the diet in order to keep performance and muscle mass (this worked out extremely well) despite losing lots of body fat. He knew when one should go slower and when one should push for more fat loss. In general this diet was slower, more controlled, and therefore more effective than what I did on my own when I started lifting. In the end it was an awesome experience working with Nsima on such a wide range of fitness related problems and I learned so much that now helps me both with my own training and with my personal coaching business!