Friday, November 27, 2015

Strength and Health TV - Episode 19: Interview with vegan powerlifter Jason Morris!

In this week's episode I talk with my good friend and brother from another mother, Jason Morris. Jason is a powerlifter on Team Plantbuilt, a personal trainer, an ethical vegan and an all around awesome guy.

Some of the topics we cover are why Jason became vegan, why the idea that you cannot build muscle and strength eating a plant-based diet is a complete myth regardless of what the "experts" say, how Jason got into powerlifting and why the Universe steered him away from bodybuilding, the infamous Team Plantbuilt 2014 pizza prank, the ethical side of veganism, and much more!

Connect with Jason online at - there you will find information about his training services as well as links to his social media pages.

Be sure to check out to find out how you can support them in preventing the University of Washington from building a new animal research facility and learn about the unnecessary cruelty research animals are subject to.

Be sure to check out the fully documented Pizza Prank - thanks to our friends Sasha and Matt at - here:

I hope you enjoy this week's episode!

Stay Strong AND Healthy!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Strength and Health TV - Episode 18: Fixing the Squat.

In this week's episode I talk about a common problem I see with many of my lifters in the squat. Many of them tend to dump the bar forward coming out of the hole, or bottom position of the squat.

There are a few different reasons I have seen for this, but primarily it is due to a weak lower back or driving too hard with the legs while not pushing the head and upper back into the bar as they drive out of the hole.

Hopefully you enjoy this video and if you are experiencing a similar issue I hope these tips help you to fix your squat and get more weight on the bar!

Friday, November 13, 2015

My Interview with Justin Morgan of Carbed Up Vegan Muscle!

Big thanks to my buddy and teammate Justin Morgan for having me on his Carbed Up Vegan Muscle video blog show!

We talk about powerlifting, vegan diet, Team Plantbuilt, and the Gilmore Girls!

Check it out!

Be sure to subscribe to Justin's YouTube channel - click here to subscribe to Carbed Up Vegan Muscle.

Stay Strong AND Healthy!


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Scott Shetler's Strength and Health TV - Episode 17: The Business of Health, Fitness, and Training.

In this week's episode I talk about my experience getting into the health, fitness and strength & conditioning industry as I went from emplyee to business owner.

I also share my thoughts and some advice for new or prospective trainers getting into the business and discuss the pros and cons of different employee, contractor and owner positions.

I hope you enjoy this week's episode and if you have any suggestions on future topics please leave them in the comment section below.

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Any questions email me at:

Stay Strong AND Healthy!


Friday, November 6, 2015

Strength and Health TV - Episode 16: A Look at My Training and Nutrition.

In this week's episode I provide an overview of my own personal training and nutrition plan. I've gotten some questions regarding the specifics of how I train so I wanted to talk a little more about my own programming.

My main focus is health and longevity so I put most of my focus on my study of the internal martial art of Taijiquan and following a nutrient dense plant-based diet. These two things have had the greatest impact on my overall health of anything I've ever done. 

That being said, I still like the challenge of heavy lifting and continue to follow a powerlifting approach to training with a big focus on the deadlift. I do a lot of restoration work, GPP,  and intensive qigong and meditation practice.

With all that being said, I can honestly say I am healthier and stronger at 40 years of age than I've ever been and I have no plans of slowing down anytime soon!

Here is an overview of my current "strength and health" plan:

Every day: nutrition consists of a nutrient dense, plant-based diet and while it is mostly clean, whole foods, I do enjoy some less than healthy food options, sometimes a little too much!

Five days per week I do intensive qigong practice and meditation as well as a special type of "health" massage with an iron brush.

On M/W/F I have 2 hours of formal Taijiquan practice with my teacher, and I practice on my own as much as possible.

My strength training is a 4-day per week, Westside Barbell influenced training plan.

Monday - max effort lower body with a separate upper body GPP workout.

Tuesday - max effort upper body with a separate lower body GPP workout.

Thursday - dynamic effort lower body with a separate upper body GPP workout.

Friday - dynamic effort upper body with a separate lower body GPP workout.

In addition I do a LOT of restoration work with Indian clubs, and flexibility / mobility training, particularly to support my Taijiquan practice.

I hope you enjoyed this week's episode and look into my own personal strength and health practices, and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for updates on future episodes.

Stay Strong AND Healthy!