!---- !---

Rising Star: Fitness Model Jeff Seid Talks With Simplyshredded.com

Quick Stats:

Age: 18
Height: 6’0 – 183 cm
Weight: 185 lbs. 84 kgs

How did you get started with bodybuilding?

Well pretty much I started training when I was 12 years old. 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. I mean I was a 12 year old kid! What else would I want? But my desire has evolved to such greater heights since then. Training is a lifestyle now. I can’t imagine life without it. Working out is as much a part of me as my own skin and bones.

I plan on continuing this lifestyle for my entire life and I can’t imagine living any other way.

Where does your motivation come from?

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. Simply said the only real motivator in my life is myself.

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.

Have you had any obstacles or setbacks towards achieving your goal physique?

Well pretty much it was my first football game of my senior year. I was going into that year expecting a full ride scholarship for sports and continuing my sports career into college. I had done numerous football combines that summer and was talking to multiple D-1 schools for offers and such. Also being an All-American in wrestling helped for wrestling prospects as well. Well pretty much I tore my ACL in my first football game of senior year, and everything kind of fell to waste. I had surgery on my knee and I didn’t know what to do with myself. My entire school career I had naively based myself on getting a scholarship and going on to the next level of sports. I never thought something like this could happen to me. Anyways I found out about the fitness industry and discovered a new bodybuilding category, Men’s Physique. 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. 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. I actually tore my ACL again (2nd time) 3 months after the first surgery. I waited to have surgery though so that I could do a couple bodybuilding competitions and get myself started with the fitness industry. I had surgery 2 months ago (May 2nd) and I am currently preparing myself to compete for my IFBB Pro card in Las Vegas on July 28th. The competition is called USA’s.

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.

What workout routine has worked best for you?

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

What is your diet like?

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

When trying to cut down do you prefer to use HIIT or just normal cardio?

HIIT all the way! 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.

What is your supplementation like?

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

Favorite Quote?

“The individual who know the score about life sees difficulties as opportunities.” Norman Vincent Peale

Bodyspace: http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/JeffSeid/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialjeffseid

Print Friendly and PDF

Abjout Me

Twistter


    Advertisement