Name: Scott W. Stevenson (Dr. Scott W. Stevenson, PhD)
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 215 stage weight 235 off-season
Hometown: Quincy, IL
Current Location: Tampa, FL
Family: Single with Three Canine Kids
Occupation: Bodybuilding Physiologist / Coach / Author / Licensed Acupuncturist
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Top Lifts/ Career Highlights
2009 NPC Mr. Arizona, 5 Top 5 Finishes at NPC National Level

Your favorite type of training right now?
Fortitude Training

Supplement routine
Off-Season. Coupled with Nutrient Timing – Peri-Workout Recovery Nutrition, Staple Supplements: Creatine, BCM-95 Curcumin, Fish oil, DIM, Rauwolcine, ß-alanine, Taurine. ArcReactor™, Recovery Factor X™

Favorite Cheat Food

Favorite Diet Food
Protein Pancakes

Favorite Exercise in Gym
Rack Deads

What’s in your gym bag?
Collars, Hip Squat Belt, Bands, Training Log, Towel, Spare Headset, Pins (adding weight to stack), Carabiner with Daisy Chains, Straps, Versa-Grips, Climber’s Chalk bag, a lot of stench.

What do you like to do outside of the gym?
Time with my dogs, Tinker on my Jeep, read / listen to (audio) books of a philosophical slant.

Biggest gym pet peeve
Standing in front of the DB while doing exercises, effectively making several pairs of DB’s unavailable.
Do you have any hero’s or mentors in the sport? Gary A. Dudley PhD. Mentor at University of Georgia for my doctoral and post-doctoral studies.

Dr. Scott W. Stevenson, PhD, LAc is an applied exercise physiologist (PhD from University of GeorgiaACSM and NSCA-certified), licensed acupuncturist (State of Florida) and competitive bodybuilder (four overall titles, including the 2009 NPC Mr. Arizona, and five top 5 national level showings).   Scott has over thirty years in the gym and two decades of experience personal training and coaching online.

Scott believes in keeping an open “beginner’s minded” approach to finding what works, while blending his experience, Western science and Eastern medicine. Scott coaches from the perspective of educator, hoping his clients will eventually move beyond his guidance.  He’s a former college professor (Cal Poly Pomona), academic dean and instructor (ASAOM), columnist for EliteFTS™, and adjunct professor at University of Tampa.  Scott has published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and his lay bodybuilding articles have appeared in Musclemag and Flex magazine.
Scott is part of John Meadows’ MountaindogDiet  team and co-authored John’s book, “The Brutality of Mountain Dog Training.”

Scott absolutely, unconditionally, undeniably loves (especially his) dogs!

Scott is a also a founding member / supermoderator at
Of course, Scott is the author of the bodybuilding training system e-book “Fortitude Training™.”  He is also the former training partner and long-time advisor to IFBB Pro David Henry.

For online exercise consultation (individual, group or team) and speaking engagements (worldwide), please feel free to contact Scott via his website and / or email