Todd Scott, National Level NPC Middleweight Bodybuilder, Competition Prep Coach, and Personal Trainer

Todd Scott, NPC National Level Middleweight Bodybuilder, Competition Prep Coach, and Personal Trainer Todd Scott, NPC National Level Middleweight Bodybuilder, Competition Prep Coach, and Personal Trainer Todd Scott, NPC National Level Middleweight Bodybuilder, Competition Prep Coach, and Personal Trainer

Bio

I've been training for 17 years and competing for 15 of those years. I started playing with weights at age 16. I really didn't know what I was doing so I read magazines to gain some knowledge. I figured I wasn't going to get any taller so I had to get wider. I also used weight training to improve my performance in football and wrestling.

When I first started training, my strength increase was the most notable. Soon after starting, my muscles started to develop and a lower body fat was more easily maintainable. As my physique improved, my diet and free time became more focused on seeing additional improvements.

I've made my share of training mistakes along the way. In my early years, I didn't know better and overtrained and over ate. I would get a bit heavy in an effort to add extra muscle and fight the extra body fat when it was time to lean down. I also over dieted for shows and would lose some of the valuable muscle I had gained. I learned over the years that it's what you do with your time in the gym, not the time you spend in it.

I love training legs, I love the way it feels to push that hard and to feel that smoked at the end of the workout. Now abs, I don't care for. I tend to skip them most of the time, until right before a show. Diet-wise, I try and eat clean 5 days a week with weekends off. My diet is mostly chicken, brown rice, and green vegetables. Off season I eat larger portions of brown rice, and my meals number 4 to 6 a day.

My family and friends have been supportive for the most part. My parents don't like the dieting part of bodybuilding. My friends don;t understand why I do what I do and feel that I am missing out on the enjoyment of life. I just tell them my body is the only one I have, so I am taking care of it so I can enjoy life longer.

Right now, bodybuilding is my life. I love the sport, because I love the challenge. I feel nothing challenges the body, mind, and faith more. I need that in my life. I believe the current trend in the sport is focusing more on shape and conditioning, rather than just being freaky huge. I believe this makes bodybuilding more acceptable to the general public. Acceptance is something the sport needs if it is to thrive and grow in popularity. I am working to build and shape my physique, to meet this new trend.

This is an exciting journey, watching my body mold and shape itself, like clay as my training progresses. Watch out of big things to come as I continue to challenge the national level stages in the quest for IFBB Pro status.