Common Sense…Ain’t (Enough-Said): Coaches’ Corner w/ Jason Haynes

Today’s post is our latest installment of a new series called the “Coaches Corner.”  Our Adonis Transformation Coaches will share their knowledge, experience, and best practices to help ensure your successful transformation.  To continue the series, our topic  comes from none other than AGR Pioneer,  Jason Haynes.




Common Sense…Ain’t (Enough-Said)

Now, I know I am not the most brilliant person in the world, but even I can tell when some things are simply not right.  Before you get concerned, let me say that this blog is not a commentary on society, morality, or religion….

No, what I am talking about is training.

I don’t know who took the “sense” out of common sense, but as the saying goes:  “common sense, ain’t.”

Common, that is.

While I personally blame Microsoft for the illogical way people think (I still use a PC, though), I suppose blame does not matter.  Facts are facts.

Take what I saw today, outside our window:

Two extremely overweight people jogging.

Taking potential knee damage from the repeated impacts of all that weight out of the issue, the speed they were “jogging” at was just about the same speed as a brisk walk.  Walking for the same distance as they jogged would have produced the same results in just a few more minutes of time.

It must have been absolutely miserable for them…physically AND mentally.  I can’t help what their attitude of exercise (in the generic sense) was at the end.  I bet it was “UGH..that sucked…I HATE exercising.”

No, you hated JOGGING.  You might actually LIKE training if you did a form of it you were more capable of.

And, of course, I wonder if they “treated themselves” to ice cream or something because they “earned it.”

I don’t know…but the “logic” of decisions made just flabbergast me.  In the case of those two “joggers,”  the thought process might have been (and probably was) :

“Those joggers we see on tv and in magazines are thin, so if we jog we will be thin too.”

No accounting for calories, bad gut bacteria, or possibility of injury.

Same is true for most guys who go to the gym to either lose fat or build muscle…or both.  Most guys initially either take a program out of some magazine ( “designed” by a pro bodybuilder…yeah right, like they actually designed or used it…Nevermind the chemical assistance of the pro, either) or just go in and wing it because they don’t want to ask for help.

But then…some…a very small percentage, it seems, seeks help from someone more knowledgeable and has experiential knowledge.  They actually listen, learn, and do as their “teacher” tells them.  A person who guides them and helps them over the humps.  Someone who kicks them in the butt when necessary and “gets it,” (and offers some ideas to deal with the problem) when it’s a legitimate issue.

And guess what?  These humble guys…willing to admit they need a roadmap or even a coach/mentor…get BETTER results.

The Adonis Golden Ratio program, and it’s related/supplemental material, are designed by John Barban, who has over 20 years in the training field (both in education and “in the trenches.”). Likewise, he has trained up some others who lead the Premiere Coaching program to personally coach you through your problems and humps that come up individually.

We truly enjoy helping others to achieve their goals.  Not only that, we have each walked the walk and have coaches and mentors as well.  John Barban being one of them, of course.

If you need help…it not a shame or disgrace.  Heck, you can even keep it covert if you want.  But if you need help, don’t wast years like so many of us did…myself included.

Train hard, train smart,


P.S:  short blog today.  Been busy with our son who was born 2 days ago.  Writing this blog in an odd moment at the hospital when both our newborn and his toddler big sister are sleeping at the same time!

P.P.S:  congratulations to Ream Kidane, who placed in the top 10 in the last Adonis Transformation competition.  You worked hard and it was a privilege to have worked with you around the challenges you faced.


Ream Kidane 8th Place - Front Before/After Photos

Ream Kidane: AT-14 Contestant — 8th Place Winner – Front Before/After Photos — AGR Coach: Jason Haynes




ADONIS ORIGINS: Jason Haynes | Circa 2009-2010

ADONIS ORIGINS: Jason Haynes | Circa 2009-2010

Jason Haynes is one of the oldest members of the AGR community and has been around since he participated in the first and second AGR Transformation Competitions, of which he placed second and first, respectively.  Having found a system that he is confident in and that works, he has faithfully stuck by it ever since.  Now in his 40’s, Jason enjoys living the life of maintaining his physique easily and with little effort, thanks to the AGR system and tools provided.  He is also a coach in the Adonis Premiere Coaching program and desires to help anyone to achieve their fitness goals.

ADONIS LEGEND: Jason Haynes | June 2014

ADONIS LEGEND: Jason Haynes | June 2014


About Allen Elliott

Allen is the Editor-In Chief of the Adonis Index Blog, bringing you weekly articles on contest prep, transformation testimonials' and much more!

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