75 The Cycle Diet, How To Get Awesome Abs and Optimizing Your Metabolism- Scott Abel


The Cycle Diet, Innervation Training,  How To Get Awesome Abs and more with “The Coach” Scott Abel

On the show today is a true legend and a coach who is all results and no fluff. Someone I truly aspire to and look up to in the fitness industry. Elite coach Scott Abel  and also co host of the awesome podcast, Smarter Sculpted Physique Podcast . If you haven’t listened to the other episode I did with Dr Mike Forest, Scott’s cohost you can check it out here.

Scott really over delivered, in this episode he breaks down the key training methods, diet strategies and mindset tools he uses and teaches in his books, courses and with his clients for sustainable results. Scott has coached over 400 champions and was mentored by the great Bill Pearl, the “Arnold” before Arnold. 




Key takeaways from this interview:

  1. Quality of mindset reflects quality of behavior.
  2. Consistency in sleep and eating patterns drive long term success.
  3. Anchoring and why essential to your body transformation.
  4. Metabolic enhancement training is optimal for fat loss.

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio

Itunes: https://goo.gl/BVtrQM

Stitcher  https://goo.gl/6Ni5uR


Love the podcast? Leave a review in Itunes (click the image below to leave an awesome review in Itunes)


  • [9:00] Changing your stinking thinking. Anchoring and moving towards your dream body.
  • [11:00] Pain and pleasure in fitness.
  • [19:21] Metabolism Myths, Metabolic Damage and the dangers of dieting
  • [21:45] The problem with aerobic training and fat loss and the wrong way to go about fat loss.
  • [23:00] “You can’t alter a metabolism you can only optimize it.” –
  • [24:10] Creating situational hypermetabolic environments
  • [27:11] How to optimize your metabolism
  • [28:05] The first rules to weight control. The real effective but unsexy truth.
  • [30:05] Convenience V Results, avoiding shiny objects and producing results.
  • [33:30] The french paradox
  • [35:00] The Anti Diet Approach, Permanent Weight Loss, Scotts exact books and resources for burning fat then adding muscle.
  • [37:00] MET – Metabolic Enhancement Training.
  • [43:33] Innervation Training, Why your muscles won’t grow by just adding weight on the bar.
  • [45:58] Robert Kennedy from Muscle-Mag telling a meat head to FUCK OFF in the gym in Toronto.
  • [49:58] Program mastery, and the mastery phase of a training program. 
  • [59:20] Awesome Abs and the 2 things every diet MUST have.
  • [1:03:00] The Cycle Diet, Cheat Days/Refeed Days and Living Lean.


Resources Mentioned

Awesome Abs

Program Design Master Class

The Abel Approach

Beyond Metabolism

The Cycle Diet

Understanding Metabolism

Follow Scott

Website – https://scottabelfitness.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CoachScottAbel

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/coachscottabel/

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/scottabelcoaching


You can see the results I was talking about in this guest posing video from Scott during his bodybuilding career.

Luis Diaz

Comments are closed.