Body Transformation: Learn How Jeff Went From Zero To Hero

Jeff wanted to sculpt a body like his hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not an easy feat, but he is well on his way to building the ultimate body. Check out his transformation!

Jeff wanted to sculpt a body like his hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not an easy feat, but he is well on his way to building the ultimate body. Check out his transformation!

Vital Stats

Name: Jeff Seid
Email: Seid.Jeff@yahoo.com
Bodyspace: JeffSeid

Before 120 LBS.
After 195 LBS.
Age: 13
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Body Fat: 9%
Age: 17
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Body Fat: 5%

Why I Got Started

Throughout elementary I had been kind of a nerd. I would read my fantasy books everyday for hours upon hours, played Runescape (Six 99 levels, combat level of 122) and World of Warcraft and I would always visualize myself as the mighty hero. Acne also was a problem. I knew I could be more than I was at the time.

I was also an athlete. I played football, wrestled, baseball and ran track. But in order to succeed in sports you have to be in amazing shape, strength is a must.

Whenever I would see a jacked dude walk by and all the girls would just be staring, that's what I wanted to be. I wanted everyone to stare at me; I wanted them to feel my presence as I walked into a room. The one thing that got me started was that I wanted to be like Arnold Schwarzenegger, my hero. I can remember the first time I saw Conan the Barbarian, and how awestruck I was throughout the entire movie.

That was the first time I had seen Arnold Schwarzenegger, the one who inspired me to become who I am today. Later that night I went and researched him to see who this person was. All of the websites and images just left me in amazement. I than knew what I wanted to do with my life. So I went to my dad and told him that for my birthday I wanted a weight set.

My birthday was in a couple weeks so it was perfect timing. My parents bought me a little set that included 40 pounds of plates, with a curling bar. Every night I would do curls until I couldn't curl anymore, and ab workouts. I asked to get a poster of Arnold Schwarzenegger for my room so I could look upon my idol while I did my novice workouts.

Back than I had no idea what I was doing, all I knew was I wanted to be like Arnold Schwarzenegger, my hero.

How I Did It

Obsession and dedication! I have always been obsessed with my figure. I watch what I eat, never miss a workout, etc. I haven't missed a workout for a longer time period than a week since I started in 7th grade, and that was only because I had to. In order to achieve your goals you must be obsessed and dedicated.

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Every day I look forward to going to the gym. The gym shouldn't be something you dread to do; it should be something you can't wait to do. Once I arrive, it's all business from there. No messing around, no goofing off. The gym isn't a time to hang out with your friends; it's a time to get aesthetic.

Also when I'm in the gym, if I feel as if I can do more reps than the workout says, I pump them out until I reach failure. The feeling of your skin just being torn from your amazing pump is what I look forward to everyday in the gym.

Diet is a huge factor in the way I have gotten my body today. Diet is a serious must if anyone wants to get results.

Supplements

In all honestly food always beats supplements, but still supplements are a must for your diet. When your diet says to eat 5,000-plus calories in one day, you're going to need your mass gainers. Period.

My favorite supplement is hands down mass gainers. When you go to the store just make sure you don't buy the mass gainers that are loaded with sugars, look at the nutrient label. Make sure it's packed with complex carbs and loaded with protein that way you'll get your results of jacked up muscles and gain little fat.

Pre-Workout supplements aren't necessary as that cash would be better spent on foods, but if you're tired and need a kick of energy, Pre-Workout is a must! Just do what works for you.

Here is a list of my supplements:

With Meal 1
With Meal 1 and 7 & Pre/Intra/Post Workout

GLUTAMINE 1 tsp


With Meals 2 and 4 & Post Workout

MASS GAINER 1 Serving


Pre Workout
Pre-workout drink

OPTIMUM NUTRITION BCAA 5000 POWDER 1 heaping tbsp w/ 10 oz of water


Post Workout
Before Bed

ZMA 1 serving


CASEIN PROTEIN 2 scoops



Diet

I would be nowhere if it wasn't for diet. Working out in the gym can go only so far. Once you realize that lifting isn't everything, that's when you need to get on an amazing diet.

Everyone's body types are different. Some gain muscle faster than others, and some gain fat faster than others. It all depends on who you are and what works for you. Just experiment with different things until you finally find out what works for you.

Here is an example of my bulking diet:

Meal 1

Oats (Dry) W/Water 1-1/2 Cups


Banana 1


Egg Beaters 1 Cup


Meal 2

Mass Gainer 1 Serving


2% Milk 16 oz


Flaxseed Oil 1 tbsp



OR

MEAL REPLACEMENT POWDER WITH COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES 1 Serving


Flaxseed Oil 1 Tbsp


Fruit (Optional)1 Piece


Meal 3

Chicken, Turkey or Lean Fish 6-8 oz


Brown Rice 1-1/2 Cup


Green Beans or Broccoli 2 cups


Meal 4

Mass Gainer 1 Serving


2% Milk 16 oz


Flaxseed Oil 1 tbsp



OR

MEAL REPLACEMENT POWDER WITH COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES 1 Serving


Flaxseed Oil 1 Tbsp


Fruit (Optional)1 Piece


Meal 5

Chicken, Turkey or Lean Fish 6-8 oz


Brown Rice 1-1/2 Cup


Green Beans or Broccoli 2 cups


Meal 6

Mass Gainer 1 Serving


2% Milk 16 oz


Flaxseed Oil 1 tbsp



OR

MEAL REPLACEMENT POWDER WITH COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES 1 Serving


Flaxseed Oil 1 Tbsp


Fruit (Optional)1 Piece


Meal 7

Cream of Rice 1/2 Cup


Banana 1


Meal 8 (Before Bed)

Casein Protein 2 scoops


Complex Carbohydrate Powder 3 scoops



Training

Here is an example of my weekly workout routine. I change up my workouts all the time to keep my muscles shocked and constantly growing, so it is always something new. Stays focused in the gym and never get distracted. Finish every single rep and always go 100%!

Note: For abs I do random workouts for 15 minutes with no rest.

Day 1: Chest/Calves/Absicon
Superset
1

Barbell Incline Bench Press Medium-Grip

4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 6 reps
Barbell Incline Bench Press Medium-Grip Barbell Incline Bench Press Medium-Grip
2

Incline Dumbbell Flyes

4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 8 reps
Incline Dumbbell Flyes Incline Dumbbell Flyes

Superset
3

Dumbbell Bench Press

4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 6 reps
Dumbbell Bench Press Dumbbell Bench Press
4

Butterfly

4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 8 reps
Butterfly Butterfly

Superset
5

Cable Crossover

3 sets of 12, 10, 8 reps
Cable Crossover Cable Crossover
6

Low Cable Crossover

3 sets of 12, 10, 8 reps
Low Cable Crossover Low Cable Crossover

Superset
7

Decline Barbell Bench Press

3 sets to failure
Decline Barbell Bench Press Decline Barbell Bench Press
8

Dips - Chest Version

3 sets to failure
Dips - Chest Version Dips - Chest Version

Working Sets
9

Standing Calf Raises

2 sets of 100, 75 reps
Standing Calf Raises Standing Calf Raises

10

Donkey Calf Raises

2 sets of 50, 25 reps
Donkey Calf Raises Donkey Calf Raises

11

Abs

15 min various exercises
Crunches Crunches

Day 2: Legsicon
1

Barbell Squat

5 sets of 15, 10, 8, 8, 6 reps
Barbell Squat Barbell Squat

2

Front Barbell Squat

2 sets of 10, 8 reps
Front Barbell Squat Front Barbell Squat

Superset
3

Hack Squat

3 sets of 10, 8, 8 reps
Hack Squat Hack Squat
4

Lying Leg Curls

3 sets of 10, 8, 8 reps
Lying Leg Curls Lying Leg Curls

Working Sets
5

Leg Press

3 sets of 10, 8, 8 reps
Leg Press Leg Press

Day 3: Bicep/Triceps/Absicon
Superset
1

Barbell Curl

4 sets of 12, 10, 8, 6 reps
Barbell Curl Barbell Curl
2

Standing Overhead Barbell Triceps Extension

4 sets of 12, 10, 8, 8 reps
Standing Overhead Barbell Triceps Extension Standing Overhead Barbell Triceps Extension

Triset
3

Preacher Curl

3 sets of 10 reps
Preacher Curl Preacher Curl
4

Lying Triceps Press

3 sets of 10 reps
Lying Triceps Press Lying Triceps Press
5

Reverse Barbell Curl

3 sets of 10 reps
Reverse Barbell Curl Reverse Barbell Curl

Triset
6
One Arm Supinated Dumbbell Triceps Extension One Arm Supinated Dumbbell Triceps Extension
7

Incline Dumbbell Curl

2 sets of 10 reps
Incline Dumbbell Curl Incline Dumbbell Curl
8
Lying Close-Grip Barbell Triceps Extension Behind The Head Lying Close-Grip Barbell Triceps Extension Behind The Head

superset
9

Concentration Curls

2 sets of 15 reps
Concentration Curls Concentration Curls
10
Dumbbell One-Arm Triceps Extension Dumbbell One-Arm Triceps Extension

RESUME NORMAL SETS
11

Abs

15 min various exercises
Crunches Crunches

Day 4: Back/Absicon
1

Barbell Deadlift

3 sets of 10, 8, 6 reps
Barbell Deadlift Barbell Deadlift

superset
2

Bent Over Barbell Row

4 sets of 12, 10, 8, 8 reps
Bent Over Barbell Row Bent Over Barbell Row
3

Wide Grip Chin-Up(To Back)

4 sets of 10 reps
Chin-Up Chin-Up

superset
4

Seated Cable Rows

2 sets of 10, 8 reps, 1 double drop set of 8, 6 reps
Seated Cable Rows Seated Cable Rows
5

Wide Grip Chin-Up(To Front)

4 sets of 10 reps
Chin-Up Chin-Up

superset
6

Lying T-Bar Row

3 sets of 12, 10, 8 reps
Lying T-Bar Row Lying T-Bar Row
7

Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown(To Front)

3 sets of 10, 8, 8 reps
Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown

Resume Normal Sets
8

Abs

15 min various exercises
Crunches Crunches

Day 5: Shouldersicon
Triset
1

Front Dumbbell Raise

3 sets of 10 reps
Front Dumbbell Raise Front Dumbbell Raise
2

Side Lateral Raise

3 sets of 10 reps
Side Lateral Raise Side Lateral Raise
3
Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise

Triset
4
Standing Barbell Press Behind Neck Standing Barbell Press Behind Neck
5

Cable Seated Lateral Raise

2 sets of 8 reps
Cable Seated Lateral Raise Cable Seated Lateral Raise
6
Dumbbell Lying Rear Lateral Raise Dumbbell Lying Rear Lateral Raise

Resume Normal Sets
7

Upright Barbell Row

2 sets of 10 reps
Upright Barbell Row Upright Barbell Row

8

Barbell Shrug

4 sets of 20, 15, 12, 10 reps
Barbell Shrug Barbell Shrug

Day 6: Chest/Calves/Absicon
Superset
1

Barbell Incline Bench Press Medium-Grip

4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 6 reps
Barbell Incline Bench Press Medium-Grip Barbell Incline Bench Press Medium-Grip
2

Incline Dumbbell Flyes

4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 8 reps
Incline Dumbbell Flyes Incline Dumbbell Flyes

Superset
3

Dumbbell Bench Press

4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 6 reps
Dumbbell Bench Press Dumbbell Bench Press
4

Butterfly

4 sets of 10, 8, 8, 8 reps
Butterfly Butterfly

Superset
5

Cable Crossover

3 sets of 12, 10, 8 reps
Cable Crossover Cable Crossover
6

Low Cable Crossover

3 sets of 12, 10, 8 reps
Low Cable Crossover Low Cable Crossover

Superset
7

Decline Barbell Bench Press

3 sets to failure
Decline Barbell Bench Press Decline Barbell Bench Press
8

Dips - Chest Version

3 sets to failure
Dips - Chest Version Dips - Chest Version

Working Sets
9

Standing Calf Raises

2 sets of 100, 75 reps
Standing Calf Raises Standing Calf Raises

10

Donkey Calf Raises

2 sets of 50, 25 reps
Donkey Calf Raises Donkey Calf Raises

11

Abs

15 min various exercises
Crunches Crunches

Day 7: Resticon


Suggestions for Others

Something I picked up from Arnold is that mind is as much at play as your muscles. If you don't think you can finish your set, you most likely won't. You need to believe that you can finish.

Concentrate as if someone were holding a gun to a loved one of yours and you need to finish the set if you want them to live. You need to go to the extreme during your workouts.

Also concentrate on your muscles at play. Feel them being torn as you go through your workout. Just remember to have a solid workout plan and a solid diet, than you'll be set toward making great gains!