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Scott Herman's Getting Fit VIDEO: Scott & Sean's Q&A Episode 15

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(0:37) Ronak Patel

I was wondering if it is possible to strength train and hypertrophy train at the same time. I want to gain a considerable amount of strength in my legs and lower back and want to gain a considerable amount of muscle on everything else.

So would it be effective to do 3-6 reps on my legs and lower back, and do 8-12 on the rest of my body? What would be the optimum sets per exercise for these two training methods, if it is possible to do at the same time? Thanks!

(5:53) Ethan Stivers

I'm 21 yrs old and have been lifting for about 2 years. My freshman year of college, I weighed 170 lbs at 6'3" tall. I am now up to around 195 lbs and was recently measured at about 12% body fat. For the past six months I have been working with routines that I based off of your videos (drop sets, etc.), mixing it up every month or so.

My typical week is: Monday- Chest/Abs : Tues- Arms : Wed- Legs : Thurs- Back : Fri- Shoulders/Traps : Sat/Sun- Rest : +Abs 3 to 4 days a week and playing basketball around 1 hr a day.

I have been gaining muscle slowly, but would like to really focus on increasing mass without increasing my bodyfat percentage. I eat cleanly and try to take in at least 3,500 calories a day. Could you please suggest a routine, or at least sets/reps/number of exercises I should be doing per muscle group, in order to achieve my goal. Getting up to 200 lbs lean would be a good start.

(11:59) Fernando Pastor

Let me tell you a little about myself first, before I ask you guys my question. I am 29 years old, 5'7", weight 150 lbs and have a bodyfat percentage of 14.69%. I have always been around the same weight, maybe 10 lbs heavier at my worst and higher fat percentage, but for the most part, I have been fit and active all my life. My goal is to get more muscle definition. I do not necessarily want to get bigger, as I need to stay agile and quick for my true passion (soccer) and I want to maintain that lean look. I do want my muscles to show more, though.

Should my goal be to build muscle or to loose fat? And if I should be working on building muscle, should I go for a traditional muscle building splits or total body workouts? Oh, also I am already following the SHF meal plan and I take about 2500 calories with 400g in carbs 100g protein and 70g fat.

(16:38) Derek Martin

Hey guys, I want to throw in here before I get started on my question, you guys do an awesome job answering all the questions to the best of your ability. Very informative. Ok to start my question ... or maybe questions. I work out at about 6:30 am 3-4 times per week, as it's the best time to fit my schedule.

I would like to know if I should be eating food before my workout and if so, what should I be eating, or should I just drink a protein shake before and breakfast after? Another, I'd say more of a favor, is what would be a good routine for me to use considering my schedule? Thank you in advance for everything, keep up the awesome work.

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Scott Herman is the founder and CEO of Scott Herman Fitness. He created the business because he saw the need for people who wanted to get in shape, but couldn’t afford the high cost of a personal trainer. He has worked in a gym since he was 14 and has done everything from GM to Fitness Professional. He attended Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also holds a real estate license. After college, Scott harnessed his energy into a career that encompassed all the things he loves: fitness, modeling and the entertainment business. Thus, Scott Herman Fitness on YouTube was born and this dynamo now spends his days expanding his social network on his quest to teach fitness to the world for free.