A year ago, Scotty was a pretty typical 20-year-old skinny kid.
Weighing in at 142 pounds and a self-proclaimed video game junkie, Scotty would begin each day with a bowl of Fruity Pebbles, and that would usually hold him over until dinner time. A naturally fast metabolism ensured that Scotty stayed skinny.
And then, one day, he felt a challenge to get into the gym. And once he started, he didn’t want to stop.
“I was just motivated to get in there. Once I started going, I saw results – putting on 5 pounds, 10 pounds, 15,” he said. “I was just stoked to see it happening and excited to go every day. I realized that what I put into it, I got back out of it, and that really appealed to me.”
That same week, he visited us at Nutrishop to get his plan rolling – and we were happy to help! Toby set him up with a basic gainer stack – N’FUZE, PRO7EIN SYNTHESIS, KARBOLYN and BCAA – and a meal plan that drastically increased Scotty’s protein intake. He went from starting out around six eggs a day and thinking there was no way it was possible to recently taking in 18 daily. Of course, he started putting on muscle mass.
“I went from literally eating only Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles and dinner to eating with a solid plan every day,” Scotty said. “I focused on eating good carbs because it’s so hard for me to gain weight, and I still try to eat whatever I can, whenever I can, as long as it’s clean. They really got me going in the right direction.”
Combined with monthly workout plans that vary his sets and reps, Scotty stayed consistent above all else and continued to see gains. When he would hit plateaus, he would come into Nutrishop for advice, and find a way to get past them.
“It’s a great partnership, I think,” he said. “Instead of going in there to buy my supplements and just leave, I can talk with them for as long as I want. They’re so knowledgeable – they’d help me revise my meal plan or offer some other advice that I didn’t even think about to keep me moving forward.”
Scotty didn’t even truly notice his gains until he compared recent photos of himself to ones from a year ago – quite the difference! But the biggest reward for Scotty is in how he feels, not just physically, but in his self-evaluation too.
“I do feel a higher sense of confidence – more than anything it affects me mentally,” he said. “I feel like in the gym, I can apply myself, go all-in 100 percent and achieve my goals, and that’s a powerful feeling. That’s something I can apply that to other aspects of my life.”
Way to go, Scotty!