Fitness model Scotty Lindsey is a native of Houston, Texas that has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin University.
He played professional football for 6 years before becoming a highly sought after personal trainer, fitness competitor and model. Scotty is an apex certified, corrective exercise and performance enhancement specialist that has certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
He is also certified in CPR and has travelled the country to lecture/educate people about the benefits of healthy living and fitness.
Scotty has taken his training and experience from professional football to maximize his stellar fitness modelling career to the next level while being featured on the covers and in numerous fitness videos, magazines and advertisements.
We recently had an opportunity to sit down and ask this up and coming fitness star just how he has managed to climb the fitness ladder so quickly and how the heck did he get those abs!
One word to describe yourself?
What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?
There are just too many to mention. I am truly blessed.
How did you get into fitness/bodybuilding?
My life has ALWAYS revolved around fitness because of all the sports and physical activities that I was involved in. I was a Fitness/Health fanatic even before playing professional football for over six years. People (mostly agents and scouts) would always compliment my physique and encourage me to look into modeling and competing. So I decided to compete in a couple of fitness modeling competitions as they were a good fit for my physique and my personality. Shortly after, I won the 2011 REAL Fitness Modeling Competition and TKO’s Sports Brand “Model Of The Year”Award.
What is your eating plan like?
My diet/eating plan really depends on my career demands. When I have a fitness photo-shoot or competition scheduled then usually I am on a high protein/low carb diet. If I don’t have an event scheduled within months, I mostly stay balanced across the board. (300 grams carbohydrates / 300 grams protein) For my protein I consume mostly tuna, chicken, fish and protein shakes. My carb intake is mainly from yams, fruit, brown rice and veggies. I mostly eat lean and clean to stay prepared for a fitness shoots, workout videos, etc.
What food can’t you go without?
I can’t go without my Sherbet (ice-cream) and Sprite.
What is a typical daily routine for you?
Here is my current workout broken down daily.
*Note: My upper body develops even faster from working out my legs about two times a week.
What are your workouts like?
My workouts are very intense! I refuse to just go in the gym and push some weights just to impress everyone. Some people are impressed when they see others lifting a lot of weights. In my opinion…..that doesn’t make you a complete athlete, it just means that your strong. My workout consist of plyometric exercises like plyo push-ups super set with bench press.( 4 sets/ 15reps of 235lbs)
On leg days, I super set squats and squat jumps with 135lb bar across my back. Now that’s a workout, anything else is child’s play.
Famous fitness icon/bodybuilder you would most like to have coffee/protein shake with?
Definitely Arnold Schwarzenegger! No one can deny his physique and presence in the fitness/bodybuilding community. I would have to give him those well-deserved props and I would have a ton of questions to ask too.
What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?
Honestly, there are no challenges for me to stay in shape. I eat, breath, sleep, teach and live fitness!
You own physical feature you are most proud of?
I always get compliments on my abs and chest, but I am very proud of my legs.
What is the biggest fitness (weight loss, work out, diet) myth you encounter in the fitness industry every day?
Eat less to lose more! Some people believe that if they only eat two meals a day, they will lose weight. That is HILARIOUS!
Top 3 tips for people who want to get in shape?
1. Write out a plan. (A goal properly set is half way reached.)
2. Follow through with what you wrote down.
3. Stay consistent to what you wrote down. (Don’t try to find a easier way or substitute……..even if the road gets tough!)
Your favorite ab exercise?
To get the complete ab package, you have to work all planes of motion. Reverse crunches and medicine ball wall throws are just some of my favorites….. but the list goes on.
What keeps you motivated to stay in shape?
Me, Myself and I. My motivation comes from within me. No one should have to push you to perfection, it should already be in your heart, mind and soul to truly obtain your well-deserved greatness.
Any final words of wisdom?
Don’t just talk about it…..Be about it! Anything in life is worth working for and waiting for. We all want results, but those results would be appreciated even more if you put the hard work in as well.
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