Stefano chose MB as Online Coach. Why?
Stefano is an Italian engineer, he is 33 and works and lives in Ningbo, China. He works for an Italian company. His task is to take care of the Eastern market in his sector. He is resident in Asia since a few years, and travels often (50/60 flights per year). I met Stefano when he got back in Italy for the Christmas holydays and he was interested in online coaching.
“When I am traveling for work it’s difficult to maintain the pace of training and a certain diet. Almost every night I am out for dinner with some client, and I can’t always choose to eat how I want. When I am at home I normally go to the gym three times a week, but when I am in hotel is difficult to train and I am starting gaining weigth“.
This is the perfect situation for MB online coaching – I told him. If you agree, I could follow your training and (as possible) your alimentation for a couple of months: I am sure we can get some good results!
“Yeah, but I have a problem to my knee… You know, I have been playing soccer for so many years, and my left knee now doesn’t have no more cartilage”.
I proposed to start for a couple of weeks of general conditioning, paying attention not to stress his left knee. Stefano’s goal in the first two weeks is to ido a lot of aerobic work, which is the basical work for anyone wants to lose weight. We opted for two different warm-ups: jogging when weather is nice, and MB video warm-up for indoor sessions.
In addition to his normal body building training for the upper part of the body in the gym, I suggested to implement specific exercises to reinforce the muscles of the thighs which control the knee, in order to help the knees which are actuallt a weakness of Stefano.
Today I had an email from Stefano: “I just finished working out now! This week I did 5 workouts and following you suggestion here you have some data, since I also bought the pedometer and the libra which also indicates the fat mass. I also have measured the dimensions of my knee:
Measures right thigh : 41 cm (above the knee) / 59 below the groin
Left : 42/60 (I’m left-handed )
Weight: 93 kg ( lost 1 this week)
Fat Mass: 23.1 kg (according to the libra. Ideal for me is around 15, so we must keep on working!)
Body mass index: 26.6 (ideal under 25)
Average calories: 2900 per day, 900 of which active
We can have a call Thursday in the morning at 8 if it is ok for you, because until Thursday I will be around for work and do not have much time.
For the moment everything is okay. I would like to continue for another week with the same type of workout, then we can introduce something else. Please note that, in addition to strengthening the legs, my goal is to lose weight, since I have at least 8 kg to lose. I got the advices of your friend Sara (the nutritionist), and I will take a look!
If I continue like this and with your help and encouragement we get results!
See you soon
Stay tuned on MB to follow the progress of Stefano with Metropolitan Beast Online Coaching!
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