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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

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78 Comments

  1. Luke says:

    Great work Jeff! #beastmode

  2. darren says:

    One of the best physiques I have ever seen! Well done mate and a good story too!

  3. Mario says:

    Awesome physique, I believe this guy will be a big star one day. Good luck in the future!

  4. Edward says:

    That spartan photo is epic, loved it

  5. Rudy says:

    You have inspired me to aspire for more as i work diligently towards an attainable goal. You have a great future ahead the magnitude of your story will influence others as well. Wishing you success and health. Stay focused my dude. peace.

  6. Sorin says:

    Good job Jeff! Always mirin

  7. jones says:

    best teenage body i have ever seen

  8. Ben says:

    Shit this guy’s impressive and he’s only 18! Keep up the good work buddy

  9. jagsthetics says:

    fuaark in on this. sikkest kunt in washington

  10. Anonymous says:

    Can’t say I’m quite on your level, but I had a similar situation in football except with my shoulder and I can completely relate. The best of luck to you Jeff.

  11. Munk says:

    Phenomenal physique for a man of this age. All the best for the future.

  12. Chris says:

    unbelievable for 18!!! great work keep it up.

  13. Rocky S.R. says:

    Incredible physique for 18 years old, you’ve got a very promising future ahead of you!

  14. Taylor says:

    Great proportion and symmetry, however a little more traps i think would all but clinch his IFBB pro card!

  15. James says:

    Jeff – Awesome work – and 18!! You’ve got a top career ahead of you.

    Some QQs. Do you find doing so many supersets the weight you use is dropping as you progress in the program, compared to the weight if it was only stand alone sets – obviously it’s working either way? Do you change your routine for bulking or muscle building ever? Do you lift heavy?

  16. Supreme says:

    My GOD!!!! Mannnnnnnnnnnnnnn Do You Look amazing!!!

  17. Charlie says:

    Amazing for someone so young! but the only thing I was sad about is that there was not one time mentioning him being natural, bit of a demotivator! :(

  18. dang says:

    Rising star? He should already be a star lol

    18 and jacked like a beast

    Is it too much to say he could give Ulisses a run for his money?

  19. Jesus mate god himself couldn’t have carved a better spartan i will be taking up your regime asap and who knows i may end up looking half as buff after 8 or 10 years lol keep it up bud I’m so jealous lmao.

  20. Smitty says:

    Awesome physique, but no way you’re 84kgs?! at 6ft?

  21. Luke says:

    How did you tear your ACL the second time around?

  22. Anonymous says:

    How is this possible at 18? You don’t train at a gym you train in the hyperbolic time chamber don’t you?

  23. Feros says:

    No back, no legs, good symmetry for what we can see here though

  24. Anonymous says:

    Holy !#¤%, 18 years old and ripped like a beast. Just inspired me to go even harder.

  25. john says:

    this guy would get all the pussy

  26. Nigel says:

    Jeff, I have trained numerous individuals in my life; some with exceeding genetics, others with natural ability to be strong and have a decent looking physique. You my friend have beyond belief genetics, great symmetry and aesthetically pleasing physique. You are going to do wonderful things in the art of modeling and physique competitions. Great accomplishment for such a young age. Congratulation! Now you are one individual I will like my sons to look up too. Keep up the great job!

  27. Jamsk says:

    Killa’ body! Really inspiring

  28. james bettess says:

    So much respect for this bloke. So much dedication and I’m sure sacrifice. Good on you mate

  29. stevebills says:

    Get those lats bigger for perfection

  30. Anonymous says:

    the second pic when his arms are up, fuck that shit’s great

  31. Drew says:

    Very impressive man. Especially to be 18. Good luck to ya! You got a great future ahead.

  32. kalie says:

    unreal.

  33. Roy says:

    Shit dawg. Very impressive for 18 yrs old, iBe spewin

  34. My says:

    Hey! :)
    Have to say that you look amazing! Great job with your body and life! :)
    Another thing I need to say is that you kind of reminds me of Patrick Swayze, ya’ know the male lead in Dirty Dancing ;) Learn how to dance to and you’ll be unstoppable! :D

    xoxo My

  35. Timmy C says:

    Wow, inspiration for all natural bodybuilders everywhere.

    He is natural of course, right?

  36. Shockley says:

    Bit of a ‘T’. Work the back and get a bit more of a ‘V’ and you’re looking at championship form….

  37. Jan says:

    WOw!!! Inspiring stuff. Man must just slay women haha

  38. Theresa Ng says:

    Perfect man

  39. Chris says:

    damn solid lookin at 185lbs

  40. Naturalbody says:

    That’s got to be juice? Amazing but wondering if genetics have little to do with it? Not a hater, looks great.

  41. sonia says:

    Incredible! Wow and he’s only 18! My teenager is ready to get to the gym!

  42. Cam says:

    Hey whats a good protein shake for a 14 y/o tryna get lean bulk , i do play football (Soccer) just needa abit more meat + strength

  43. louise says:

    i love you and shit

  44. Dan says:

    That Spartan picture is now my new motivational poster for bodybuilding!

  45. Kevin4 says:

    Crazy look, and at only 18? faah amazingly aesthetic!

  46. Easy says:

    No matter what! he has to take something, looking like that already at 18 is sick good! Anyway he has to have the best genes in the world or he is going on somethin’!

  47. Anonymous says:

    Spartan photo is astonishing jeff!
    Keep us updated on your latest progress, wanna see how thick, tight and solid you get.
    Thanks for the motivation!
    xo

  48. Shred out says:

    Gnarly physique

  49. Anton says:

    ye he’s alriite

  50. BreaksOver says:

    Whenever I see someone so young with a good physique I’m always extremely curious of whether they drink alcohol and party. I go to college out of town and I feel like its the drinking holding me back even though I cut down.

  51. Lean N'Stuff says:

    Props man, great physique. Hard to tell whether or not that’s purely genectics at 18 and not some help from a little something something, but either way you can definitely tell you put a lot of effort into your diet and work out routine. Keep it up man!

  52. Rob dawg says:

    Warlord!!!!!

  53. George says:

    Dude your physique is sick! How are you training to compete only two months after surgery? Im 3 weeks out of acl surgery and ive been told that i can’t train hard until at least 6 months after surgey without risking rebreaking it !

  54. Anonymous says:

    wow im the same weight same height and not nearly as ripped…at 8% bf…damn

  55. RoosterCS says:

    i was wondering the same thing as george. i had surgery a week before jeff did and my legs are no where near competition ready.

  56. Anonymous says:

    Spartan pose is dominant.

  57. will says:

    I believe your natural. Most people on here wont as youve accomplished more than they ever will at 18 and it makes them jealous so theyll accuse you of gear. Big respect bro keep it up

  58. Chris says:

    Will,
    I couldn’t agree more with you. Any time someone is in excellent shape haters are gonna hate and say they’re on something. When we all know that it’s those same people who go to the gym for a week, don’t see instant results so they call bullsh*t and give up. Then say anyone who is in excellent shape is “juicing.” It’s the way of the world though, haters gonna hate and slaters gonna slate.

  59. ekisde says:

    someone try the posted workout ? it works ?

  60. Bobby says:

    Yeah, it will work if you have copious amounts of “supplements” to hand, without them that much volume would result in massive overtraining.

    To the guy above, its not hate, it’s realism. Undoubtedly he looks awesome and I am most certainly “jelly, brah”, however thinking that was all natural is extremely naive. I am sick of seeing young guys claiming to be natural. Understandably they don’t want their parents, friends etc to find out, but it sets unrealistic standards for other youngsters who will also no doubt turn to synthetics when they don’t achieve such mass. i have nothing against them, but please don’t claim natural when its clearly not true.

  61. Chris says:

    Bobby

    I do agree that there are some young guys out there who do take the shortcuts…granted I don’t know Jeff from a hole in the wall so I guess I honestly cannot say whether or not he juices…but in my personal opinion he doesn’t seem as though he does… now if Jeff was 6’0 and weighed 225 at age 18 and was that shredded then yes i would assume that he was cheating…but weighing 185 at 6’0 tall is not unrealistic…when you look at a good # of fitness models that are 6’0 they usually weigh right around 180-190lbs….now if you wanna talk about a young guy who I DEF. THINK IS JUICING look no further than this interview

    http://www.simplyshredded.com/cody-lewis-interview.html

  62. Kevin4 says:

    most aesthetic teenager in the world, keep up the work :)

  63. Zombiebrah says:

    Juice or not, it’s their personal choice and we’re no one to talk down since they’ve still gotta put in work for it. I mean, everyone reveres Arnold Schwarzenegger and he openly admitted to riding the bike. Some dudes out there juice and just become distorted looking pricks (Gregg Valentino). So props to Jeff Seid, beast for sure.

  64. Bubu says:

    I wa just wondering what drop set 8, 8 meant could anyone help me out?

  65. smyd says:

    Really nice physique, but im not a fan of the workout he does.

  66. anon says:

    Drop set 8,8 means do 8 reps then lower the weight and do 8 more.

    If you’re not a fan of the workout then you don’t understand it. I’ve been doing it for the past couple weeks and have amazing results

  67. Robby says:

    What is the best ab plan workout?

  68. Bp says:

    I agree this workout is killer!

  69. Nate says:

    Great physique, going to try out that training split sounds very effective.

  70. Don Keep says:

    Jeff Seid has ham sandwiches and pb&j? SIGN ME UP BROSEPH!

  71. martin says:

    i have a question about hiit . do you do hiit before chest or after you have done chest ?

  72. Anonymous says:

    Awesome physique!!!
    Evryone wans to be lyk you jeff…best wishes for future..

  73. hazeb says:

    Remember my words, this guy will create history.

  74. janet d says:

    Jeff, you have the most amazing male physique! Your hard work shows and I know you are reaping the deserved rewards and admiration for your efforts. You keep us girls loving muscle hunks!

  75. Toby says:

    Amazing!

  76. Reece says:

    What does drop set 8, 6 mean ?? help !

  77. weukke says:

    Reece :
    It’s the amount of reps he’s doing

  78. YaMan says:

    Guys can somebody give me a clear explanation what does it mean exactly – “4 sets of 12, 10, 8, drop set 8, 6″? Coz I am lost. Thank you!

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