"I get a bit obsessed with minutiae, the trivial details surrounding a subject. Sharif helped me cut through all that and fix on what was important"
I liked the look of what Sharif stood for – evidence-based, flexible dieting, solid training protocols. That's very important to me. If you're a natural, it's even more important. Truth is, many guys in the gym are huge because they're enhanced.
It's not the bro-split they're doing seven days a week. It's not "genetics" (we're all human; we're not that different). So the fact that Sharif was working from the latest research was very important – it gave me confidence that I would be dealing with someone who really knew what they were talking about.
From the off I found Sharif not only seriously knowledgeable, but also personable, supportive, and positive. His advice was the icing on the cake for me. He is very confident, knows what he's talking about – and can back that up.
Although I'm quite well up with research on training and nutrition, Sharif helped me a great deal with finding the right amount to eat and with macro breakdowns.
Even better, he also did the sums. I get a bit obsessed with minutiae, the trivial details surrounding a subject. Sharif helped me cut through all that and fix on what was important, with regards food and training.
I have recommended Sharif to a couple of friends who struggle with training and nutrition. You can lead a horse to water, though, but you can't make them drink, and I keep telling them it's their loss if they don't hire him.