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High School Basketball Is Over But Now Track Starts. When Should My Athlete Start Strength Training?

I received the following question this week about when to start a strength program for an 8th grader.  The 8th grader just finished up basketball and is about to start track.  He wants to gain size and strength for 9th grade football. Question:  Hey Scott, we’ve briefly met before. I wanted to get some info…


High School Football Players – Feed Your Fear And Fuel Your Fire – Leg Day On The Mighty Northshore

The weekends are always “gut check” workouts and, typically “leg day”. If you’re doing it with passion and grit, leg day should scare you a little.  But that’s only because you care.  If you don’t care then probably not much will matter.  And that will reflect on the football field. Or the baseball field.  Or…


Find A Way To Win

Strength Training For Athletes l Find A Way To Win l Scott York Fitness Subscribe to my youtube channel at Workout highlights from the week of Jan 21 2018. Our group is growing. We have 14 putting in hard work in a consistent, efficient manner each week. Dads are joining sons to workout with…


Attention High School Athletes: Don’t Give Up! Here’s Why!

It’s that time of year where varsity football players are waiting for the phone to ring, waiting for a text message or email from a college football program.  In some cases, any college program.  These athletes are hoping to receive an offer to play football at the next level. My advice?  Don’t wait. Let me…


How To Start A Beginning Strength Training Program Right Now!

The most common challenge that beginners face when starting a general strength training program is where to start.   Should they begin with: Barbells? Dumbbells? Machines? Suspension Trainers? Or something else? They know they have to do something to get healthy and fit but they’re not sure how. They know that strength training is one…


How Much Does It Cost To Correctly Feed A High School Football Player?

“Hi, Scott.  My son needs to gain weight for high school football but I’m wondering how much it will cost to feed him all of that extra food and not to mention supplements.  It seems like he already eats A LOT!” This took me back to my teenage days when my parents put a lock…


Strength And Conditioning In Athletics

I saw a news story recently about a high school football player in Louisiana who was breaking all kinds of school records in football.  He’s a 5’6″ 198lb running back named Joshua Bickham who is, wouldn’t you know it, also a power lifter. He: Bench presses 420lbs Squats 660lbs Deadlifts 725lbs These are all State…


Weight Gain For Teenage Athletes – You Gotta Want It!

Scott York Fitness l Weight Gain For Teenage Athletes l You Gotta Want It! FULL ARTICLE at Scott’s New Book! “Mom’s Guide To Weight Gain For High School Football Players: 5…


5 Off Season Training Tips For High School Football Players

If you’re reading this, I assume you are a high school football player, the parent of a high school football player or the Coach of high school football players.  There’s nothing like…


Cedar Park vs Manvel Playoff High School Football Game – The Vision

Within 3 years of training,  Keegan went from 160 to 203lbs. You can see his strength, power and athleticism in this video. As I always say…strength is never a weakness. Cedar Park…


Off-Season Football Strength Training Schedule 2017-2018. Here’s What You’ll Get!

Now that Off-Season football strength training is here for a lot of high school football players, parents and athletes are wondering what their training schedule should consist of.   I can help…


Quick Meal Idea For Teenage Athlete Meal Plan – PB&J Oats

My 15 year old is a picky eater. One week he likes a certain food, the next week he hates it. We stock up on the food he likes and it goes…

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Meet Scott

About Me

I grew up in Austin, Texas am married and have 4 kids. I’ve been training others, for over 30 years. Although I’ve worked with members of the general public for many years, I currently primarily work with athletes at the high school level and up. I have numerous certifications including those from the National Academy Of Sports Medicine (NASM), International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), and a CPR certification.  After playing high school football, I needed a physical outlet and discovered bodybuilding. I walked into at Gold’s Gym in Waco while attending Baylor University and have been lifting weights ever since.

I’ve won various titles during the 13 years that I competed in bodybuilding in both the National Physique Committee (NPC) and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and always placed in the top 3 of any contest that I entered.  Bodybuilding taught me about the value of hard work, discipline and sacrifice. I enjoy writing and have written 6 books so far on heath and fitness, bodybuilding and a children’s book with my kids, I have been a contributing writer for numerous health and fitness websites and magazines.

I was a member of the Austin’s Mayor Fitness Council in 2007 and worked on the advisory board for “America’s Fittest City” campaign with other leaders in the community. I still compete regularly in events such as Austin’s Fittest (2015 winner over age 50). I love training hungry, driven individuals to help them see the possibilities, set goals and then crush those goals.

What Sets Your Training Apart?

I’ve been told that mindset is one of the factors that sets my training apart. We regularly talk about goals and greatness. Peak Performance. The training has to have a purpose. To achieve the best results, I weigh each of my athletes once a week, oversee their nutrition, provide daily feedback on their nutrition and set strength, speed and agility goals. My strength and conditioning program is not one sided. It’s not just about lifting heavy weights. It’s about nutrition, mindset, improving speed, agility, flexibility and strength. I know of no other program that goes to the lengths as mine does to ensure the best possible results. This is NFL caliber strength and conditioning.

What Success Has Your Training Had?

Results. It’s always about results. Although I’ve been training people for over 30 years, I realized how much I loved training athletes just 3 years ago. My first high school athlete showed up at age 15. We began training 3 x a week at 5:30 in the morning before school. I monitored his nutrition. I weighed him. I worked out with him and pushed him.

Fast forward.

He’s gained over 40lbs, owns most of the All Time strength records at Cedar Park High School, is a 2 year starting linebacker and has 4 firm college offers as of this writing.  What’s special about him? He’s hungry, motivated and is coachable. His parents trusted me to do my thing. I’ll always be thankful for that. Cedar Park won the 5a State Championship in football in 2015.


The basics always work. Bench Press, Deadlifts, Squats, Cleans, Pull Ups. Agility drills, speed drills, jumping, pushing, pulling. Nutrition. Mindset. Peak performance. My training keeps me strong and healthy. It allowed me to win the title of Austin’s Fittest Man 2015 (Over 50).

Who Have You Learned From?

The list is long.

Kelly Hitchcock. Kelly was my training partner for a period when I lived in Dallas. Kelly went on to win Mr Texas and Mr USA (class winner). Kelly owns and operates 2 very popular gyms in Tyler, is a strength coach, speaker, teacher and works with very high level college and pro athletes (Greg Ward, Jr of the Philadelphia Eagles and Tyus Bowser of the Baltimore Ravens).

Frank Capallupo. I met Frank in the gym around 1990. Frank was a Mr America (Masters) winner and a former Marine. I learned about business and bodybuilding from Frank.  Frank became my boss in the corporate world for 10 years. I rose the ranks and became a supervisor, a buyer, and a manager.  I managed 3 supervisors and over 30 employees.  I learned how to work with people.  I learned to go for the win-win.  I was responsible for a multi-million dollar budget.

Ed Smith.  Ed was my supervisor and a training partner.  He was a pilot in the Air Force.  I learned how to have fun while working hard.

Mike Scarcella. Mike was another training partner of mine. Mike went on to become Mr America and MR USA. Discipline, focus, hard work.

Joe Vitale. Joe appeared in the movie, “The Secret” and is an author of numerous books. Joe helped me with the mental aspect of life. His books are highly recommended.

My wife. My wife, Kristin, was a D1 athlete. She was a member of the Diving team at The University of Nevada and a team captain.  She ws a scholar athlete and won many awards in both diving and in education.  One of my best training partners and a constant source of inspiration.

My parents.  My Dad was an attorney in Austin.  He died in 2007.  He was very involved in the community and in the church.  He was president of the Rotary Club, a member of Toastmasters, a Deacon at Hyde Park Baptist church in Austin.  My Mom was athletic, played tennis and introduced me to healthy eating.

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