Jeff Seid: Men's Physique Changed His Life

From a sporty teenager to a shredded top fitness model: Jeff Seid's (height: 6’0, weight: 205) development in the world of fitness has become an epic journey. Jeff was born June 12th, 1994 in Renton, Washington, United States. He began playing sports at the young age of 5. Jeff: "I was always a very athletic kid growing up and I soon realized that being physically strong and in great shape helped give me an even greater advantage over my competition." This desire and overwhelming passion to be different than everyone else inspired him to begin lifting weights at the age of 12. Jeff: "I can remember I asked my parents for a weight set for my 12th birthday. They gave me a bench press, pair of dumbbells, 50 pounds of weights, a 30 pound barbell and my first training book, “Weight Lifting For Dummies”. I still have the exact book actually to this very day! The reason why I began was to impress girls with a killer body. The passion to be unique gives me the drive and motivation to be the best, and accomplish all that I can."

Going into his senior year of high school he was an All-American wrestler, All-State football player, and had set multiple records in track. He had multiple full ride scholarships for football and wrestling and pretty much planned on having his college education paid for through sports. Jeff: "But sometimes life doesn’t happen the way you expect. My first football game of my senior year I tore my ACL and shattered my dreams. It was a pretty depressing time in my life. Not only was my dream of playing sports in college shattered but all of my scholarship offers were gone, leaving me with no way to pay for college." Jeff tore his ACL a 2nd time a couple months later. Jeff: "At first it was very devastating for me and not going to lie, I was depressed for a short period of time after the surgery. I definitely thought my life was over. But I knew just dwelling on it wasn’t going to do any good for me, so I just told myself shit happens and planned a new future for myself." A few days before his 1st surgery, he was on the bodybuilding.com website and he stumbled across the new bodybuilding category called "Men’s Physique". Jeff: "I had been training consistently for 6 years at that time and knew this was my calling. I waited to have surgery though so that I could do a couple bodybuilding competitions and get myself started with the fitness industry." A month later he tried it out and won the overall title at his first show. Exactly a year after his first competition he went on to win the Jr. Nationals competition which made him the youngest IFBB Professional in history. Two months after becoming an IFBB Pro he won his first Pro show that qualified him to step on stage at the first ever Mr. Olympia Men’s Physique Showdown. Jeff: "So with all the obstacles that were put in my way I managed to overcome them. What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger."

Now training is a lifestyle for him, and he can’t imagine life without it. Jeff: "Working out is as much a part of me as my own skin and bones. This is just the beginning of my journey that has taken me to various parts of the world and has introduced me to many incredible people. I’m very excited about this new chapter in my life and to see what this world has in store for me." Jeff is aware of his Motivation. "To be honest my motivation comes from a desire deep, deep down to want to achieve the most out of my life. I try to live without regrets so I try to take chances at things that I know I would regret not doing when I’m older. I am so lucky to have gotten such an early start in the fitness industry. I am always trying to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be and it’s a pretty good motivator for me. Simply said the only real motivator in my life is myself."

This video documents Jeff's 9 year body transformation from 2007 to 2016.



Jeff's Full Routine:

Monday: Chest/Calves/HIIT

Super Set:
◦Incline Bench: 4 sets of 10, 8, 8, drop set 6, failure
◦Incline Fly’s: 4 sets of 10, 10, 8, 8

Single Set:
◦Cable Cross Overs: 4 sets of 15, 10, 8, drop set 8, failure

Super Set:
◦Dumbbell Flat Bench: 4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 6
◦Dips: 4 sets to failure

Super Set:
◦Incline Bench Machine: 3 sets of 10
◦Pushups: 3 sets, failure

Single Set:
◦Pullovers: 3 sets of 15

Single Sets:
◦Standing Calf Raises: 4 sets of 15
◦Donkey Calf Raises: 4 sets of 15
◦Seated Calf Raises: 4 sets of 15

Tuesday: Back/Abs

Single Set:
◦Deadlifts: 4 sets of 15, 10, 8, 6

Super Set:
◦Bent Over Rows: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, 8
◦Chainsaws: 4 sets of 12, 10, 10, 8

Super Set:
◦T-Bar Rows: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, drop set 8, 6
◦Wide Grip Pull Ups: 4 sets, failure

Super Set:
◦Seated Rows: 4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 6
◦Wide Grip Lat Pull Downs: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, 8

Single Set:
◦Good Mornings: 3 sets of 12

Single Set:
◦Various ab exercises for 10 minutes (Crunches, Hanging Leg Raises)

Wednesday: Legs/Calves/Cardio

Single Set:
◦Squats: 5 sets of 15, 10, 8, 6, 4

Super Set:
◦Front Squats: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, drop set 8, 6
◦Hack Squats: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, drop set 8, 6

Single Set:
◦Leg Press: 4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 6

Super Set:
◦Quad Extensions: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, 8
◦Lying Leg Curls: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, 8

Single Sets:
◦Standing Calf Raises: 4 sets of 15
◦Donkey Calf Raises: 4 sets of 15
◦Seated Calf Raises: 4 sets of 15

Thursday: Shoulders/Abs

Tri-Set:
◦Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 8
◦Alt. Front Lateral Raises: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, 8
◦Side Lateral Raises: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, 8

Super Set:
◦Arnold Press: 3 sets of 10, 8, 8
◦Cable Upright Rows: 3 sets of 8-10

Super Set:
◦Bent Over Lateral Raise: 3 sets of 8-10
◦Upright Rows: 3 sets of 12-15

Single Set:
◦Shrugs: 4 sets of 15

Single Set:
◦Various ab exercises for 10 minutes (Crunches, Hanging Leg Raises)

Friday: Arms/Calves

Super Set:
◦Barbell Curls: 4 sets of 10, 10, 8, drop set 8, 8
◦Incline Bench Skull Crushers: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, drops set 8,8

Super Set:
◦Machine Curls: 4 sets of 8-10
◦Pushdowns: 4 sets of 8-10

Super Set:
◦Incline Curls: 4 sets of 8-10
◦Kickbacks: 4 sets of 10-12

Super Set:
◦Concentration Curls: 4 sets of 8-10
◦One Arm Extensions: 4 sets of 10-12

Single Sets:
◦Standing Calf Raises: 4 sets of 15
◦Donkey Calf Raises: 4 sets of 15
◦Seated Calf Raises: 4 sets of 15

Saturday: Off ◦Rest

Sunday: Off ◦Rest

HIIT:

Jeff: "To cut down I do ten minutes of HIIT every other day. I jump on the bike, keep my RPM over 120 for 30 seconds on level 15, then bump down to level 5 for 30 seconds at a comfortable rate. I do this for 10 minutes straight."

Jeff's Full Diet:

◦9:00 AM: 5 Egg Whites, 1 Whole Egg, half a cup of Oatmeal & Banana
◦11:00 AM: Protein Shake & Apple
◦1:00 PM: 8oz. Chicken Breast, Salad & Sweet Potato
◦3:30 PM: Ham Sandwich, Grapes
◦6:00 PM: Protein Shake
◦7:30 PM: 8 oz. Steak, Sweet Potato, Broccoli & Salad
◦10:00 PM: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, 2 glasses of Milk
◦11:30 PM: Half cup of Greek Yogurt & Blue Berries

Jeff's Supplementation:

◦100% Gold Whey Protein
◦Xtend BCAA’s
◦Con-Cret
◦Glutamine
◦Opti-Men Multi Vitamin
◦Fish Oil
◦Pre Workout

Source: www.simplyshredded.com, http://jeffseid.com

Credit for all photos: Facebook OfficialJeffSeid

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