It is not blind obedience. I happen to be really good friends with the coach. He used to be a professional boxer on the 80's and 90's. One of his opponents was Hector Camacho. Coach makes suggestions on what I should do to reach my goal, and I listen. I think he knows what he is doing. He is the best coach I have even had. I have nothing but praise for him. I always recommend him. He runs a non-profit gym, which means that his number one goal is to teach. Believe me, I have had a lot of crappy money-hungry "I don't care" "coaches". I have finally found one who cares about his athletes and not about the Almighty Dollar. So, yes, to sum up, I do obey him, simply because he is good at what he does.