Interview with Scott Herman

Interview with Scott Herman

Could you tell us a bit about yourself and how you started training?

I am a dreamer.  I don’t see things as impossible or out of reach.  I just see paths that might take a little longer to go down to reach my destination.  I grew up in a big family.  We believe in tough love and I feel that has molded me into the independent person I am today.  Opportunities were never given to me; they were made available only from hard work and the sweat of my own brow.  My dream was to do something BIG with my life.  The only problem was that I didn’t know exactly what that was going to be.  Growing up I idolized superheroes and being bullied as a kid pushed me to figure quite quickly the kind of person I wanted to be.  I decided I wanted to be like the heroes in my comic books.  I wanted to help others.  But what can you really do when you’re a kid?  Don’t get me wrong, I had friends and a lot of fun at a young age.  But I still needed a place to vent my frustrations from being bullied at school.

At the age of 12 I decided to pull my Dad’s old weight set out from the dark and dusty corner of the basement.  I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew doing something was better than nothing.  My Dad showed me some exercises to do and for a while his weight set was enough to get me going.  When I was 14 I started working at a local Gold’s Gym cleaning for 3 hours every Saturday for a free membership.  At this point in my life the gym had become a place I loved to be.  Lifting was no longer an escape from reality to vent my anger, but was now a part of my life.  It was a place I could go to focus on myself.  My limitations were only the ones I set in my mind and I have been hooked ever since.

 

How do you stay motivated?

Just like anything else, if you don’t keep your workouts interesting they will start to become boring, repetitive and your gains will suffer.  To stay motivated I do my best to switch up my routine every 4 – 6 weeks.  I also make sure that my meal plan is on point and I am getting 8 – 9 hours of sleep a night.  For me, if I begin to lose sleep and slack on my meal plan my body just doesn’t want to do anything.  Proper nutrition and adequate sleep are very important to maximize your gains as well.

Interview with Scott Herman

What is your current workout routine?

Right now I am focusing on making lean gains.

Monday: Deadlifts (5×5) followed by a high intensity total body circuit

Tuesday: Chest / Triceps /ABS

Wednesday: Muscle-Up and Human Flag technique practice / High intensity total body circuit / ABS

Thursday: Glutes / Quads / Back

Friday: Hamstrings / Calves / Biceps

Saturday: Shoulders / ABS

Sunday: Rest

 

What is your diet like?

My current daily macros are:

Protein:
300 grams

Carbs: 180 grams

Fat: 90 grams

I focus on eating a lot of sweet potatoes, Greek yogurt, oatmeal, chicken, fish, eggs, brown rice, beans, broccoli, strawberries, apples, bananas, almonds and use SYNTHA-6 ISOLATE to supplement more protein into my diet.

Interview with Scott Herman

What gives you the best results when trying to get lean?

What I have noticed works the best is to combine circuit training into my weekly routine like I mentioned above.  I also will incorporate 15 – 20 minutes of cardio after my muscle gain splits 2 – 3 times a week to gain that extra edge as well.

 

What 3 exercises have contributed the most to building your physique?

Deadlifts
Seated Dumbbell Overhead Extensions
Dumbbell Bench Press

 

What supplements do you use?

BSN SYNTHA-6 IOLATE
BSN AMINO-X
BSN CELL MASS
BSN N.O.-Xplode 2.0

Interview with Scott Herman

What is the most common training question that people ask you?

The most common question I am asked is how to lose weight while maintaining muscle.  Whenever you are in a calorie deficit you run the risk of losing muscle, but you can focus on a high protein diet to ensure you maintain as much muscle as possible.  Usually when I am asked this question, the first thing I go over is their meal plan and the end result is that their protein is usually way too low.  For a high protein diet you want to be around 1.5 grams per pound of lean bodyweight.  In order to help my community members on a global scale I made the following video.  It goes will help you step by step figure out your daily intake of protein, carbs, and fat and will also explain how to make adjustments when needed.

Check it out!

How To Build A Meal Plan!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZjxWqwoWTg

 

What is your greatest achievement so far?

I would say my greatest achievement is my website.  I have been featured in Men’s Health Magazine many times, filmed 3 fitness DVDs with Lionsgate BeFit and even had the chance to be a castmember in “The Real World: Brooklyn”.  But my website is something I feel that is going to revolutionize the fitness industry.  I have combined all the best things about fitness and social media to build a place where anyone can go to find the information they need to succeed.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, you don’t know what you are missing!

Interview with Scott Herman

What are your favorite quotes?

“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.”
– Arnold

“The only thing keeping me going, is not stopping”
– Scott Herman

 

What are your plans for the future?

Aside from continuing to add content to my website, my next immediate goal is to start competing in Men’s Physique.  I have wanted to do this for a few years now and finally feel like I am in a position where this will be possible.  As a natural athlete it is important for me to show my fans that you can stay natural, look your best, compete, and win!

 

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Website:
www.ScottHermanFitness.com

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www.YouTube.com/ScottHermanFitness
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