Introducing Scott Riches : Helping You Reach Your Fitness Goals!

Any diet and supplement regimen needs a well structured, practical training routine in order for you to maximise your health and fitness gains. So to facilitate this we have recruited Scott Riches - Founder of Scott Riches Fitness and renowned personal trainer to deliver weekly blog posts on fitness and training (including his very own training and supplement routines)!

Scott has worked in the fitness industry as a personal trainer for 8 years and has progressively become one of the most trusted and reputable trainers around. His application to fitness and health is reflected in his physique and persona. Scott has never been ‘out of shape’ and is a firm believer in fitness being a lifestyle and not a phase. Scott has a holistic approach to health and well being which led to him becoming a qualified sports massage therapist as well as an attentive nutritional practitioner who regularly blogs his meals and snacks on Twitter @scottrichesfitness and Instagram @scottriches.

Scott is going to be posting weekly fitness blogs on Discount Supplements…so without further ado, over to you Scott!

- Tom -


Scott Riches

Hi my name is Scott Riches and for the next few weeks I am going to be posting my training routines and tips to get you fit and trim in time for summer.

Brief background on myself

My first experience inside a gym was when I was 16 years old and still to this day I love every moment when I'm in one. I have been training on and off whilst doing some travelling since the age of 16, however for the past 3 years my training has been very focused and my goal is to compete on stage and be in fitness magazines to inspire you!

So in the coming weeks I will be writing about different muscles we all train. The first muscle I want to cover with you guys is possibly the most favoured of all muscles to train, the chest!!

My training principles

My staple training theory is sets of 3-4 with reps of 8-12. I always mix my training up, so there will be times when I add super sets, drop sets, rest pauses and so on. You'll get to hear of all these different types over the coming weeks.

So let’s start with the chest. There are 2 muscles that form the chest. Pectoralis major and pectoralis minor. Pecs major is the bigger of the two and is the main muscle that is worked. Pecs major goes from the middle of the chest toward the upper, whereas pecs minor is smaller and is the muscle underneath pecs major.

Here is my current chest workout:

8-12 reps 3-4 sets

Warm up with 25% and 50% of max weight

Dumbbell incline bench press

Flat barbell press

Dumbbell incline fly

Flat narrow grip incline press

Cable flies

I always increase my weight of each set when I reach 12 reps so that I constantly put stress on the muscles to grow and develop. Sometimes on the last exercise of my training I will add in a drop set, and usually I always implement a rest pause (where I will rest for 20 secs before completing the set)

A small tip when i train is that I always flex the chest muscle through the whole movement. I'm squeezing really hard so that I get the most out of each set. What this does is create mind and muscle contractions that give you bigger pumps, try it out.

Hope this helps and on your next chest session you hit it hard and hit bigger weights.

To find out more about me you can follow me on twitter @scottrichesfitness or on Instagram @scottriches

Next week I will be covering my back session and my pre workout supplement that fuels my workouts.

Stay fit,

Team Scott 

About the Author

Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.
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