Muscle & Strength Talks To Fitness Model And Ex-Arena Football Player Scotty Lindsey
What you love most about fitness and modeling?
What I enjoy most about fitness modeling is that it gives me the opportunity to showcase the physique that I train and discipline myself so hard for. I try to use fitness modeling as a platform to get others motivated to train and educate themselves about health and physique.
What keeps you motivated?
Competing against other models (along with myself) keep me motivated. Everyone is always trying to find that separation point in their career. As a fitness model you want to give the world something different so it is imperative that I study all aspects of the industry and continue to challenge myself.
What are your future goals, dreams and plans?
Well, the sky is the limit for me. I plan to continue expanding my brand so that my name (Scotty Lindsey) will always be a force to be reckoned with. I am also interested in acting in movies, commercials, etc.
What does your current training and split look like, and what do you like most about it?
I usually split my leg days with plyometric exercise with my chest. I would do a set of squats for 20 rep of 245lbs then superset plyo push-ups claps for 30 reps with no rest. I love this because it give me a great rush.
As I move along to the next set I usually go up 20lbs and switch up my push-up exercise to a more intense one. It allows me to work more of my fast twitch muscles in my upper body using nothing but my own body resistance and power.
You must learn to train your body in all phases of training to get the best results.
How often do you perform cardio?
I do cardio 5 days a week. I may do my longer duration of cardio on Monday and as the week wind down I will start cutting my time down and do more interval training and sprint work.
This give you a chance to challenge yourself mentally and physically. Example…
- Monday – 6 miles 50 minutes.
- Tuesday – 3 miles 25 minutes.
- Wednesday – 20 Sprints uphill.
- Thursday – 20 x 200 yard dash.
- Friday – 20 x 100 dash.
What are some of your best training tips for someone who wants to look good and get ripped?
My best tips are eat more lean foods and watch your caloric intake. Make sure you are watching your macronutrients so that they meet your goal requirements.
You must also do cardio 5 days a week. Make sure you are balancing your resistance training and cardio so that you are not losing to much muscle in the process of trying to look lean and ripped.
What advanced training techniques work well for you?
I switch my workouts up a lot so that my body does not get use to the same thing. I also use tempos a lot to give my body a change. I may use the tempo 3-2-1 or 4-0-1 so it all depend on if I am getting a good burn or not.
I may go heavy one week and then use my tempos the following week with lighter weight.
What does your post-workout nutrition and supplementation look like?
After a workout I usually consume 24 ounces of water with some size on and amino acids then about 30 minutes later I consume my protein shake with some simple carbs (fruit) so that I have enough energy to process the protein.
What does your off-season bulking plan look like?
Morning – 2 wheat bagels with 10 egg whites, 1 cup oatmeal with water, 5 slices of turkey bacon.
Snack – 1 potato, 6oz chicken breast.
Lunch – Apple, 2 cups brown rice, 6oz chicken breast, 2 cups steamed veggies.
Snack – Protein shake.
Dinner – 6oz tuna, 3 cups green salad, 2 cups steamed veggies.
Protein – 325g. Carbs – 380g. Fat – 35g.
What are your favorite cheat meals and foods?
My favorite cheat meal is Sherbet ice cream and Sprite. I have a bowl of that every night before bed.
What are some of your favorite motivational quotes?
My favorite quote of all time is “Results are earned and not given.”
I love that quote because everyone is looking for someone to give them results. You have to earn your results by working hard every day. So by saying that, it’s separate the pretenders from the contenders.