Posted 16 December 2012 by Interview:

Jeremy Scott

How and when did you start training?

I started strength training in college as part of our athletic program, but it wasn’t until I graduated that I started to really dive deep into the health and fitness world.

What mistakes did you make as a newbie?

The biggest mistake has to be my nutrition plan it simply stems from lack of knowledge and education. I had little education growing up about what proper nutrition was, once I entered college and started to become educated on macro and micronutrients that is when I began to see real progression. One other major mistake was simply trying to lift too heavy too soon, the whole male ego thing when you are 20 years old and think you know it all. Once I stepped back from the weight, lifted with proper form and full range of motion things went much smoother and I became more efficient in the weight room.

We know consistency is key, what tips would you give to anyone struggling to stay consistent?

Set goals and make them specific, “getting jacked” or “being ripped” is not a goal – a goal is something that is measurable with a start and end date; that is a goal. Find something that drives you and motivates you, write it down, set a date to achieve that goal circle that date in red and paste it someplace you can see day after day to remind you why you started this journey in the 1st place. Success isn’t an accident you need to plan for it!

Do you listen to music whilst training?

Yes all the time, when I lift, sprint, hike, bike you name it music is my #1 training partner. Currently my top 5 would be:

  • Staind - Fray
Red- Start Again 

  • Rise Against – Prayer of the Refugee 

  • The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars

  • Aaron Lewis - When I am Gone (Acoustic)

What do you think about when you have to
dig deep and push out that last rep?

Honestly, I usually think of every negative thing has happened to me recently or sometimes it could be from years ago and that little inner rage helps me push through another rep. I am not an angry person and I try and let most things wash over me, but I think we all have a little anger, rage, and aggression deep inside and I try and use mine for the better good – improving my physique and my workouts.

Free weights vs machines what do you feel are the pros and cons of both and which do you prefer?

I think there are benefits to both in certain cases, for certain people based on their training goals. I personally love free weights I would say my training is about 95% free weight based with minimal machine use for smaller body parts mainly.

What are you most proud of?

The thing I most proud of is being able to do what I love day in and day out through . Helping hundreds of clients reach their fitness goals, but more importantly educating them on fitness and nutrition that they can take with them for the rest of their lives. “Happiness is only real when shared” is a quote I live by and I believe that 100% - you can have the best body in the world, win every show, sign every endorsement but to me it would be worth nothing if I didn’t have people to share it with and pass along my knowledge to.

Do you bulk and cut or stay lean year round?

I stay pretty lean all year round, I don’t have what people call the “off season” I like to stay lean and in shape 24-7-365. Lee Haney once said “if you can’t flex it, don’t carry it” I guess that quote really resonated within me. I like to set a standard and be an example to my clients day in and day out.

What types of cardio do you do?

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. With that said I understand your body can’t take HITT style every single day.

My favorite cardio has to be sprints hands down – all out ball busting sprints, I also love jumping rope, hitting up some heavy ropes, tabata style circuits with bodyweight and kettlebell work. Living in sunny Scottsdale, AZ I am able to hike the mountains and ride bike pretty much all year round as well. I try and train not only for aesthetics but also for performance to be stronger, faster and all around more functional.

What is your training routine like?

My current program is totally new to me and I am in the 1st month of training with this program. So far it’s been a nice change of pace and below is an example of what a week would look like.

Jeremy Scott's workout routine

What is your diet when trying to get in peak condition?

Typical of what you will hear from most guys I am sure, clean proteins (chicken, fish, eggs, bison) tons of asparagus, carbs post workout are dextrose grams vary based on goals: the only other carbs I take in are from either oatmeal, Ezekiel products, sweet potatoes or the occasional berry. I come from the intermittent fasting world, so I never eat breakfast and the only thing I eat pre-workout is usually 1.5 scoops of PROLAB Whey Isolate protein. I backload all my carbs – meaning I only eat them post work on strength training days, on my active rest days it’s usually protein and veggies for me.

Who are your favourite athletes, bodybuilders
or fitness models?

Athletes I admire would have to be Ray Lewis for his work ethic and overall outlook on hard work. He gave a speech awhile back on “effort” and how important it really is in everything we do. This is a guy who wasn’t a top recruit, never really projected to me a superstar and outworked everyone he has come out against over and over again year in and year out. There is something to be said for guys who take their gifts and max them out 100%, to me that’s more impressive than any natural talent we can be given.

What supplements do you use if any?

I am a Prolab Athlete 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. In addition to what’s below I also throw Chia Seeds on almost everything and drink a powdered greens superfood mix to ensure I get all my micronutrients each day.

  • Multi-Vitamin
  • Fish Oil-Glucosamine
  • Vitamin D3
  • Vitamin C

  • Spirulina

  • ZMA

  • Melatonin

  • PROLAB Whey Isolate

  • PROLAB Beta Alanine Extreme


  • PROLAB Creatine

  • PROLAB Glutamine

What top 3 tips would you give to anyone
wanting to get CutAndJacked?

  1. Have a goal, write it down, set a start and end date, and hold yourself accountable – ask yourself each night did I take a step closer or further away from my goal today? There is no maintaining we are getting better or worse each day!
  2. Check the ego at the door, forget what your friends think, or other people in the gym, you are not there to impress them or anyone else focus on yourself and your goals and you should be just fine.
  3. Eat right – understand your goals, your body type and where you want to be and look like. Training hard without eating right is like working and forgetting to pick up your paycheck…it doesn’t make much sense. Your nutrition plan is 100% tied to how you ultimately will end up looking. 

Jeremy Scott

Height: 6’2, Weight: 210lbs



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