JYM Army Profile: Rob Goebel

JYM Army Profile: Rob Goebel
A football coach walks the walk by going all in on his training, nutrition and supplements.

Written by Rob Goebel

I started my fitness journey in March of 2015. At the time, I weighed 286 pounds, with a 42-inch waist, and 42 percent body fat. I was on high blood pressure medicine, cholesterol medicine and several other meds to fight the side effects of my aforementioned state.

I have been a football coach for 26 years and have had the opportunity and privilege to coach some amazing athletes over the years. I was a three-sport athlete myself in high school, and was lucky enough to play college football as well. With that said, I have always understood the value of fitness. My livelihood depends on it. But for some reason, I had let myself slide to the point of being VERY unhealthy.

In March of 2015, I was attending a strength and conditioning clinic at Texas A&M. One of the strength coaches was a former player of mine who I had not seen in years. When I walked up to him, he barely recognized me. The first words out of his mouth were, “GOD, Coach, you have gotten fat!” Talk about a punch to the gut! 

That night, we went to dinner and he asked me if I have changed my coaching philosophy. I have ALWAYS preached "Bigger, Faster, Stronger!" I told him I hadn't. Then he asked me this: "Coach, how can you ask your kids to go in that weight room and kill themselves when you look like you do?” Second punch to the gut.

He asked me about my health and when I told him, he delivered the knockout blow. He said, “Coach, I love you. I am where I am today because of you. The last thing I want...

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