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Fitness Nick Scott Fitness 360: Training

After a car accident left him wheelchair-bound, Nick Scott started to lift harder than ever. Check out his training regimen!

Nick's Training, In His Own Words

"When I started training after my accident, I wore a chest brace. I started with the bench press and from that I built my confidence. I really wanted more. Instead of thinking I couldn't do this or that, I had a more open mindset. Instead of thinking I couldn't do it, I started thinking, "How could I do this? Or how can I make adjustments to make it work for me?"

Nick Scott Fitness 360

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"If there wasn't a spotter, I did a lot of my training on the Smith Machine. Instead of adjusting to the incline from the flat bench, I just adjust the Smith Machine and raise it up. I didn't need to be on an incline bench to do incline curls; I could simply lean back and be in the same position for the movement.

"I started to think outside the box. It's really about the angles of the body and the movement. Understanding how to do the movements in a different mindset gave me an understanding of how I needed to adjust my training."

Training Splits ///

"I train 5-6 days per week, but it's usually 6 days. In the beginning of the week, I train the larger muscle groups, and at the end of the week, I train the smaller muscle groups."

  • Monday: Back
  • Tuesday: Chest
  • Wednesday: Quads and Abs
  • Thursday: Shoulders and Traps
  • Friday: Biceps, Triceps, Forearms
  • Saturday: Hamstrings, inner/outer thighs; abs … or Rest
  • Sunday: Rest
Training ///

Aim for 8-10 reps for most sets. 12 reps on some exercises.

Day 1: Back
Day 2: Chest
Day 3: Rest
Day 4: Shoulders & Traps
Day 5: Biceps & Triceps
Day 6: Quads & Abs
Day 7: Rest

Nick's Cardio, In His Own Words

"In the beginning I just pushed myself in a wheelchair. I hated doing that, but I still do it. I sit behind a recumbent bike and pedal with my hands and monitor my heart rate to make sure I don't go over what I need to do. I tried swimming, and some people like that, but I absolutely hate it. It's about figuring out what works for me.

"Eventually I go to the point where I could use the recumbent bike with my feet, but my feet fell off the pedals. I strapped my feet on with Velcro and that gave me problems. I lined the bottom of my shoes and the pedals with Velcro so they'd stick together. That worked for awhile, but it became a pain trying to line it up correctly. Sometimes I'd even bolt my shoes onto the pedals, but changing shoes became a pain. It's all about trying to find out what works for me."

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