HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH FITNESS/BODYBUILDING?
I have loved being active my whole life, growing up in small town MN, all I did was play sports football, baseball, basketball you name I played it. I actually ended up playing basketball all the way through my time at college. After, graduating, strength training and bodybuilding just became a natural follow up. Once my competitive basketball playing days ended, I need another outlet something to dedicate myself to and fitness became my new obsessions.
WHAT WORKOUT ROUTINE HAS WORKED BEST FOR YOU?
I currently strength train 4-5 days per week, focusing on compound movements: deadlifts, squats, heavy pushing and pulling movements which are the essentials of strength training. I love bodybuilding style training as well as functional fitness, so I try and mix the two styles together.
This would be a basic Strength Split:
Day 1 – Legs/Calves/Core
Day 2 – Chest/Back
Day 3 – Shoulders/Biceps/Triceps
I do like to be active every day, so it may be hiking the mountains here in Phoenix, playing basketball, sprinting or going through some of our boot camps at Jeremy Scott Fitness. It’s hard for me to take days off from something I love, and the way I see it your legs work every day so why not use them.
I will say this, I hate doing long, slow, boring cardio I don’t see the purpose of it, I am a huge believer in high intensity training. I love training like a top level athlete all year round; working hard, working smart, elevating my heart rate. I try and train not only for aesthetics but also for performance to be stronger, faster and all around more functional.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE EXERCISES?
My Top 5 would be in no particular order ….
Various Squat Variations – Split, Front, Sumo, the list goes on and on…..
WHAT IS YOUR TYPICAL DIET LIKE?
My nutrition plan right now is very simple, at least for my lifestyle. Since last year I have been doing my own version of intermittent fasting. To be brief, I fast for anywhere from 16-20 hours each day and I eat all my macro nutrients within a 4-8 hour window.
For example, I will eat from 11am-7pm then the remaining 16 hours I will only drink water and coffee. Other days I may only eat between 3pm-7pm and fast the other 20 hours.
I know it might sound crazy, but without boring you with all the science, I have found, for me, personally it’s easier for my digestive system. To help me stay lean throughout I also cycle my carb intake, going no-low-high-carb in different patterns. My only other major rule is if it: runs, swims, fly’s and grows from the ground eat it, if it comes with a bar code forget about it.
WHAT SUPPLEMENTS DO YOU TAKE?
I am a Prolab Athlete http://www.prolab.com/team/jeremy-scott/ and I love working with them, as they have some absolutely amazing supplements that have helped me make huge progress in my training. It’s also helped me further my education in how important supplementation can be in any training regimen.
Prolab Whey Isolate
Prolab Beta Alanine Extreme
Prolab BCAA Plus
I take my supplements at 3 times throughout the day pre-workout, post workout, and just before going to sleep. Now these are my basic staples, it changes throughout year based on my goals and competition schedule. The one new great addition this year has been the Beta Alanine Extreme, it’s been a huge help with my endurance, and it gives me that extra push to keep my intensity higher for longer during training sessions.
WHAT MISTAKES DID YOU MAKE WHEN FIRST STARTING OUT?
All of them, but the biggest 2 hands down have to be – not having a nutrition plan that fit my goals or better not having an understanding of what the best nutrition options were for my body type. Also, like most guys lifting too heavy too soon and focusing on single joint movements as opposed to compound movements.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PRE AND POST WORKOUT MEALS?
Pre-Workout I keep it simple usually I train fasted meaning I don’t eat anything but 200-600mg of caffeine mixed with some PROLAB BCAA’s and PROLAB Beta Alanine.
Post workout simple as well typically 40-50g of PROALB Whey Isolate and approximately 30-60g dextrose depending on my goals and training session.
WHAT ARE YOUR SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM GOALS?
Short term goals are simple I want to just keep learning and improving my knowledge of nutrition and overall fitness. Long term to keep building www.jeremyscottfitness.com as the premier fat loss spot in Scottsdale, AZ!
HOW DO YOU MEASURE YOUR PROGRESS?
In all reality if I can look myself in the mirror and ask “did you do everything in your power to get better today?” and answer YES….I am making progress 1 day at a time!
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH CRAVINGS FOR JUNK FOODS, SALTY FOODS AND SWEETS?
I eat them! Well sometimes that is, we are human and I typically plan my cheats out well in advance so I am eating them an optimal time. Planning ahead has helped me stay on track more times than not knowing in a few days you can have that pizza, ice cream, or whatever you wishing for now.
HOW LONG DO YOU SPEND IN THE GYM DURING A TYPICAL WORKOUT?
Strength training days typically last anywhere between 45-75 minutes, while my “cardio” sessions are no longer than 20 minutes ever and usually involve sprints or some variation of them.
FUN QUICK QUESTIONS FOR OUR READERS
Favourite color? White
Favourite food? – I would have to say Burgers and Fries
Favourite TV Show? Dexter
Favourite movie? American Psycho
Favourite Band/Singer? Aaron Lewis – Staind
Do you have any pets? 2 year old dog – Jacey
When it comes to your own fitness journey please don’t compare yourself to other people you see in the gym, in magazines, or on TV just focus on what you can control and that’s you. Jay Cutler said something years ago while training for the Olympia that stuck with me “I’m just going to be the best Jay Cutler I can be.” It made me realize it’s all I can do “just be the best Jeremy Scott I can be” same goes for you guys just be the best version of yourself today and everyday forward. Thanks and please checkout our website and follow us on Facebook & twitter for tons of FREE motivation, training, and nutritional information. Links below
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