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Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Week: He-Man Muscle Mass

Jeremy's infatuation with muscle dates back to childhood. He idolized He-Man and Arnold but didn't aspire to look like them until now. His journey is far from over!

Name: Jeremy Scott
E-Mail: jeremyscottfitness@hotmail.com
BodySpace: kvfamily
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Age: 29  Height: 6'2" Weight: 210 lbs
Years Bodybuilding: 8

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How Did Your Bodybuilding Journey Begin?

I have always loved bodybuilding and was astonished how people could transform their physiques with hard work and dedication. I always wanted to be He-Man growing up, so maybe it all stems from that. When my final year of college ended, I became interested in changing my body. I was unhappy with how I looked, but more so with how I felt.

I was 6-foot-2 and 165 pounds soaking wet with no definition. I was skinny fat with no abs, little muscle, and hardly any strength. I started having health issues from my poor diet—pizza and beer with little to no fruits or veggies—which took a toll on me. I had countless intestinal issues, poor digestion, ulcers, and dangerously low kidney function. It scared me straight.

As my eating habits changed, so did my lifestyle. Going out and staying up late turned into frequent gym visits, proper rest, and healthy nutrition. The byproduct was a physique that looked the way I wanted it to.

What Workout Regimen Delivered the Best Results?

I tried numerous programs throughout the years. This is an example of a program I've used for a while now and I love it. It provides a mix of everything I enjoy and need. This variation is taken from an original program by Dr. Layne Norton. I changed certain movements and rep ranges every 6-8 weeks depending on my goals and schedule.

Each day begins and ends with 5-10 minutes of dynamic warm-up and foam rolling sessions that target the movement patterns for the day. Typically, I rest anywhere from 45-90 seconds between sets and longer for heavier movements with low reps.

Day 1: Upper Body


Day 2: Lower Body


Day 3: Cardio
  • Sprints

    Sprints

    20 minutes
Day 4: Upper Body


Day 5: Lower Body


Day 6: Upper Body


Day 7: Active Recovery

    Foam rolling, mobility and flexibility work.


What Nutrition Plan Fueled Your Body?

My nutrition plan is simple at this point. I have been using intermittent fasting (IF) for the past two years. I experimented with various protocols, backloads, and carb cycling within IF. I eat from around noon-8 p.m. and fast for the other 16 hours by drinking water, green tea, or espresso. My window is smaller on some days and I eat between 2-8 p.m. or 4-10 p.m.—it all varies on my schedule, goals, and training time.

Meal 1: Pre-Workout
Meal 2: Post-Workout
Meal 3
Meal 4

What Supplements Gave You the Greatest Gains?

How Did Your Passion for Bodybuilding Emerge?

I was always obsessed with muscles from playing with He-Man action figures. I played for hours, drew He-Man, and watched endless cartoons. I didn't become determined to change my physique until much later. It is one thing to want to change your body and add lean muscle mass, but it's a whole different thing to do it. I fell in love with hard work. I was able to create something, change, mold, and control it. I always loved art, and I guess in a way, bodybuilding is the ultimate art—you mold your body into something you want it to be. It's an endless journey that constantly changes.

What/Who Motivated You to Be a Bodybuilder?

I grew up in the Terminator era, so Arnold was, is, and always will be amazing. His physique is the greatest, but he accomplished so much more. I hope to do the same with my training and take my physique to the highest level so I can parlay it with other things. Watching Arnold progress motivates me to never limit myself into just one or two areas of life.

From a motivational standpoint, I love watching Jay Cutler videos. I always loved his work ethic and business approach to training and eating. It inspires me to do the same.

Where Did You Go for Inspiration?

It's just about being healthy at this point. I focus on each day, and eat and train the right way so I feel my best. Waking up healthy and happy is a gift I don't want to waste. Being healthy is all the inspiration I need.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

Right now, I'm currently adding size and want to end up around 217 pounds, or 230 maximum. I'm happy with my progress during the past two years. It took hard work and it's paying off. This past year, I competed three times and won twice in men's physique. I plan on doing one bodybuilding show toward the end of 2013 and one or two men's physique shows. My future plan is to keep improving every day and enjoy the journey.

What Is the Most Important Bodybuilding Tip?

Understand nutrition. Before anything, get a program that works for you and your body type. Invest the money and get advice from knowledgeable people. It will be the best money you ever spend.

Who Is Your Favorite Bodybuilder?

Touching on this again, it has to be Arnold. Learning about him makes me want to dominate all areas of my life.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

Bodybuilding.com helped me connect with other fitness professionals who have been in the game a lot longer than me. Dr. Layne Norton put out some amazing free information on Bodybuilding.com that helped me tremendously.

The programs and nutrition protocols are sweet. In the early stages of my training, some of the articles and video series helped me move light years ahead. To this day, when guys like Layne put videos or articles on Bodybuilding.com, I watch intently and always walk away learning something.

In addition to the programs and nutritional content, the number of people on BodySpace in amazing shape is mind-blowing. It's motivating to see the drastic changes and hear the stories. It goes to show that anyone can do anything if they want it bad enough. Seeing average people do extraordinary things pushes me to do a little bit more each day.

Thanks: Thank you to everyone who helped me on my health and fitness journey. Thanks to all the amazing clients at Jeremy Scott Fitness, Prolab, and all my FitFluential friends. You guys are the best and you all inspire me to do more every day.

Find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, my personal Website, and my Prolab Athlete profile.

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Great Article !

Mar 18, 2013 5:42pm | report
 
Casali

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Casali

Hell yeah, representing for Intermittent Fasting!!! I am slowly starting and IF epidemic among my friends haha. Nice job man!!! You look great!!!

Mar 18, 2013 5:59pm | report
 
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TheSilent0ne

How does someone whose been bodybuilding for 8 years classify as an "amateur"? No disrespect intended, just an honest question.

Mar 18, 2013 7:00pm | report
 
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mecksoneo1

I'm assuming you're mixing up the terms amateur and beginner. He's not pro, therefore he's an amateur, but far from a beginner.

Mar 18, 2013 8:03pm | report
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TonedJordan

Professional Body builder = earns money competing. Same as any other sport i.e. pro tennis player = earns money playing tennis in competitions.

Mar 19, 2013 8:06am | report
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travis132

Yeah buddy does sprints for cardio!

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KettleBellFreak

Look like a beast. Nice to see a tall guy kicking as much *** as you do. Gives my bulking hope!

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estin1981

Representing AZ baby! Sick physique man!

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BuiltLikeABear

Wow, do you ever eat real food or is it just supplements?

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ritchie684

Fantastic article and great motivation.

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