Episode 202: Scott Mendelson - Nutrition and training strategies to optimize health and body composition

This episodes guest Scott Mendelson for Infinity Fitness

On this episode Scott and I discuss:

  • Scott's background
  • We discuss nutritional periodization
  • I ask Scott about the validity and reliability of food allergy testing
  • I ask Scott what are the first steps he takes with a client who has reached a plateau with their nutrition
  • I ask Scott are elimination diets still the best method to deal with food intolerance's and allergies 
  • I ask Scott to share with us how he works with his online clients
  • I ask Scott how does he monitor his clients training
  • I ask Scott how does his determine the appropriate training volume for his clients throughout their training
  • I ask Scott - how does his deal with clients who are afraid of getting fat when wanting to gain muscle mass
  • I ask Scott when he feels a client needs to reduce their training volume - how does he prescribe this adjustment?
  • I ask Scott what are some of the main differences he finds when working with females vs males
  • I ask Scott who have been his biggest professional and personal influences?
  • I ask Scott how does his learn?
  • I ask Scott - what have been the biggest lessons he has learned so far in his life
  • I ask Scott - how can clients determine if a coach is competent?
  • I ask Scott how does he define success?
  • I ask Scott for his top resources?
  • I ask Scott, if he had only 1 year left on planet Earth - how would he spend that year and why?
  • We discuss the importance of understanding human behavior
  • I ask Scott for his top and current book recommendations
  • I ask Scott if he wasn't an American - where would he like to have been from?
  • I ask Scott, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?


This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,



Show Notes:

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Books Mentioned:

Science and Practice of Strength Training

Why We Get Fat?


Lone Survivor 


People and Resources Mentioned:

Eric Serrano

Eoin Lacey

Irish Strength Institute


John Meadows

Gary Taubes 

The Wall Street Journal

SWIS Conference 2019

ISI Symposium 2018

Ken Kinakin 

Heather Pearson

Luke Leaman

Danny Lennon

Victoria Felkar

Damien Maher

John Connor

Alessandro Ferretti

Robert Sapolsky

Marcus Luttrell

Ronald Reagan 

James J. Braddock

Joe Gibbs

Rodney Dangerfield

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