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How to Deal With Failure as an Ambitious Individual

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Ways to Deal with Failure

Are you ambitious?

Are you a goal getter?

Do you have dreams that you are chasing?

In an article titled: “Why Do 9 Out Of 10 People Never Live Their Dreams?”, the following is said:

 

“9 out of 10 people don’t even remember their dreams. They only know the facts and the facts are that escaping the 9-5 treadmill is on everybody’s mind, but only a few are actually taking action. Why is this?”

 

There are possibly a dozen different answers. However, in the same way that all roads lead to Rome, I really believe all answers related to my question have one thing in common: failure. We are all born with a go-getter spirit.

Unfortunately, over time, as you transcend from adolescence to adulthood and from adulthood to parenthood, life knocks some reality into you.

You get betrayed.

You get hurt by those you trust.

Your employer places you on a ‘long-term leadership, management or executive program’ that never materializes. In fact, too rub salt to injury, a less qualified and experienced colleague gets the position you’ve been promised.

You try the business world, and it just never seems to be the right time. Financial institutions give you the bureaucratic run around. Numerous doors get shut in your face. Then it’s your love life that seems to be going around in a vicious cycle.

Not to mention that weight you’ve been trying to shed for the past couple of years, with very little success!


 

5 Ways To Deal With Failure

Does any of the above sound familiar?

The above is many a familiar story for the majority of society. In fact, life failure crushes society so hard that eventually 90% decide to settle for mediocrity. Eventually “existence” replaces that ambitious, go-getting spirit you once had.

I was once in a place of despair and confusion. The cause: the very examples I’ve listed above. Yep, they all applied to me. Until one day, I decided to turn things around.

In this post, I want to give you 5 ways to deal with failure as an ambitious person.

 

1) Create A Powerful Vision and Mission Statement

This always sounded like hogwash to me back in high school and varsity. Until one day I set aside the whole of December 2008 to craft a Vision and Mission Statement that would define my life FOREVER!

I believe we all have a purpose. That purpose is to provide solutions to everyday life problems by using our talents, gifts and educational or life experiences. How you picture yourself doing it (Vision) and how you go about implementing (Mission) and fulfilling that purpose differs from one person to the next.

Below is my Vision and Mission statement.

Share knowledge with motivated individuals on the power of living a life that is centered around loving GOD and loving His people.

In doing so, I endeavor to create awareness around living a life of abundance by providing a wealth of solutions on achieving ultimate life balance spiritually, mentally, physically, relation-ally, career-wise, pleasurably, financially and charitably.

Setting that Vision and Mission for your life is the foundation to deal with failure and future challenges that lie ahead.

A Vision and Mission Statement gives you convictions that will far out-weigh the heartaches and pain caused by failure.

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2) List All Your Goals

Goals are powerful. Enough has been written about the importance of goals. Ironically, very few people make the time to sit down and actually list all their life goals. If you dedicated enough time, thought and energy to your Vision and Mission, listing your goals will become easier.

Just by listing your goals, you’ve leap frogged 70% of society because most people never bother to write their goals down. When I first did this exercise, I listed 65 life goals.

Sounds crazy right?

But, I look back and realize how that exercise changed my life around.

Because my Vision and Mission statement is broken up into 8 key areas (Spiritual, Mental, Physical, Relational, Career, Pleasure, Financial & Charity), I had goals for each area.

Below are 10 of my goals that I listed back then:

  • Spiritual – Read my Bible and Pray Daily
  • Mental – Read 2 books that develop me in the 8 key areas of my life
  • Physical – Run at least one Comrades Marathon
  • Relational – Spend more quality time with my dad, mom and younger sister
  • Career – Become a full time Blogger and Property Investor
  • Pleasure – Travel to a minimum of 20 countries
  • Financial – Launch a minimum of 3 websites that will generate a minimum profit of R1 million
  • Charity – Work with a local Non-Profit Organisation

These are just 8 out a list of 65. I don’t know what your life goals are. But, I urge you to think them through carefully. If you think it through and write it down, the chances of it getting achieved and avoiding failure is so much higher.

 

3) List All The Benefits Of Your Goals

Setting goals and writing them down is half the victory.

The hidden and less spoken about truth is that you WILL (not maybe) come across massive, heart-breaking challenges. The most effective way of dealing with this is to list the benefits of your goals. Listing the benefits addresses to very key issues.

The first is that it establishes your motives. It establishes the “why”.

I mentioned earlier that our purpose is that of adding value by solving everyday life problems. If your goals are selfish and “me” centered, you will fail dismally. Sometimes, and more painful, you will achieve your goals but have very little fulfillment.

The second is that your benefits will remind why giving up is actually a waste of time. Let’s have a look at some examples. I’ll refer back to my goals.

 

Goal 1: Read my Bible and Pray Daily

Benefits of reading the Bible: have convictions about life, understand God’s Will, stay positive about life at all times, know what God’s promises about my life are.

Benefits of Praying: confess God’s Word to Him, acknowledge God’s supremacy in my life, deal with challenges without having to turn to substance abuse.

 

Goal 2: Read 2 books that develop me in the 5 key areas of my life

Benefits: improve vocabulary, start having a list of mentors in the different areas of my life, improve my creativity by tapping into other people’s thinking patterns, stay positive mentally.

 

Goal 3: Run Comrades Marathon

Benefits: stay fit, think clearly, have energy to execute on my goals, enjoy the fruits of my hard work, serve God with a healthy and sound body, develop the ability to deal with pain and challenges, develop the ability to stay focused over lengthy periods, learn how to be patient.

 

Goal 4: Spend more time with my dad, mom and younger sister

Benefits: strengthen family bond, assist one another through the challenges of life, share and cherish special moments.

 

Goal 5: Become a full time Blogger and Property Investor

Benefits: time freedom, sharing life’s abundance.

 

Goal 6: Travel to a minimum of 20 countries

Benefits: Reward myself for hard work, grow by learning about other cultures and nations, bless my family with my financial rewards.

 

Goal 7: Launch a minimum of 3 websites that will generate a minimum profit of R1 million

Benefits: become debt free, make passive income, run online businesses that give me time freedom to do the things that really matter to me, run online businesses that have very low overhead costs, reach out to people globally, run businesses that are active 24/7.

 

Goal 8: Work with a local Non-Profit Organisation

Benefits: learn to become self-less, learn to work with people better, give of my time and money without expecting anything in return.

 

Can you now see what a list of benefits does?

Do you also begin to see the link between the different goals and benefits? There is an inter-dependent relationship between the goals. The goals don’t exist in isolation.

Most importantly, whenever the thought of giving up comes to mind, I simply think of all the benefits I will forfeit and I simply get back despite the challenges.

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4) Surround yourself with Relevant People

There are 2 types of relationships that are key for anyone who is ambitious.

Cliché as it may sound, the first is surrounding yourself with like-minded people. I am astonished at the type of dream-killer relationships people have. As the saying goes, you can’t expect to fly as high as an eagle when you are in the company of chickens.

The second type of relationships is having mentors who know what failure is. Many people will claim to have mentors. But a mentor who can’t shepherd you beyond your failures is good for nothing!

One of my goals in the list of 65 was to attend church regularly (at least once a weekend).

The benefit?

Spiritual food from my Senior Pastors – people who know what takes to slog it out over time and overcome challenges and deal with failure. Every weekend, I get priceless encouragement and wisdom from people that know what failure is and know how to overcome it.

 

5) Consider Your Failure As Temporary

I have mentioned and will repeat it – you WILL fail. But, a slight change of perspective will do you a world of good. Simply treat all your failure as temporary.

I have a blog called “Run For Wealth” – as a result of my goal to launch 3 websites. What people don’t know is that in the 7 years on, Run For Wealth is my 5th attempt.

Prior to launching it, I have unsuccessfully launched 3 others:

  • Petenionline
  • InspireMeToWealth
  • Personal Financial Challenge

I also launched a 4th named “How To Create Passive Income Biz”. I have put that one on hold and will continue working on it at a later stage.

The above 4 failures, I simply consider as temporary.

I’ve got a Purpose, supported by a Vision and Mission.

Linked to that is a goal of launching at least websites that will generate a minimum of R1 million. When I think of the incredible benefits I will derive when I reach that goal – I simply put aside the failures, consider them as temporary and keep pushing on.

Being ambitious and driven is a heavy burden for anyone to carry. For most, they eventually give in to the burden and turn their backs on their dreams, only to live a life of mediocrity and frustration.

 

I really hope this article will awaken in you the need to continue chasing your dreams despite the failure you’ve experienced or are likely to experience on your journey to success.

What are some other ways to deal with failure as an ambitious individual?

Peteni is the Editor of Run For Wealth, a blog established with the mission of helping people “Run A Fulfilling Life Race”. As an Ultra-marathon athlete, he shares his running experiences, gives tips and advice on running and uses running as a metaphor to show people how to live a fulfilling life. He has run over 20 Marathons, 10 Ultra-marathons and 3 Comrades Marathons.

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4 Comments

  1. Chris

    Apr 14, 2015 at 11:22 am

    It can be very tough to fail. It drives me crazy though to see so many people never start just because they might fail. You have already failed if you never start!

    This is a great motivational post, love it!

    Your images with the quotes are awesome, you should add pinterest and tweet buttons to them, I wanted to tweet them out so badly…

    Chris

    • Peteni

      Apr 14, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Hi Chris

      It’s true, so many people never start out of fear of failing. If only they could realize that failing is part and parcel of the journey to success. When we get that perspective, we begin to view failure from a completely different perspective.

      I must say, I love the pictures as well. They rock!

  2. Trevor linden

    Apr 16, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Hey Peteni,
    Inspirational post. Thanks for sharing and boosting us. Traveling is the best idea to get over failure because it helps to occupy our mind in other things and divert our thoughts from negativity.

    • Peteni

      Apr 16, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Hi Trevor
      I’m glad you found the post inspirational. Indeed, to succeed, we need to find pro-active strategies to overcome thoughts of negativity.

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The 10 Best Motivational Speakers in the World

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Best Motivational Speakers in the World

Who are the best motivational speakers of all time?

Motivational speakers have had an enormous impact on my life, and millions of others, no matter what their personal situation in life may be.

Their words are so powerful and inspirational, you just have to listen to their stuff on a daily basis. So it brings me to this post.

I’ve been enjoying a lot of motivational videos recently, have been creating my own, and have ended up listening to a lot of wonderful speeches.

 

Top 10 Best Motivational Speakers

But who are the best motivational speakers in the world?

Here’s my list of the top 10 motivational speakers in the world.

These are the people you need to be following, listening to and watching on YouTube. They have transformed many people’s lives including mine.

 

10. Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic - Best Motivational Speakers in the World

Nick Vujicic was born on December 4th 1982 in Melbourne, Australia. Vujicic was born with Tetra-Amelia syndrome, a very rare disorder whereby someone is born with an absence of all four limbs.

This no doubt ably, made things incredibly tough for Nick growing up, as he struggled both mentally and physically.

It led to him founding his very own non-profit organization called ‘Life Without Limbs’. Nick Vujicic is a true inspiration to us all, and if you’ve watched some of his motivational speeches on YouTube, you’ll realize just how much he’s been able to adapt to a life without limbs.

Many people with this disorder might not be willing to work hard in order to truly push their abilities.

He can type 43 words a minute on a computer. That’s right, you heard me correctly. This is a guy who has an absence of all four limbs, but can type 43 words per minute on a computer.

I encourage you to watch some of his videos on YouTube, and see exactly what I’m talking about.

“It’s a lie to think you’re not good enough. It’s a lie to think you’re not worth anything.” – nick Vujicic

 

9. Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy - Best Motivational Speakers in the World

Brian Tracy was born on January 5th 1944 in Vancouver, Canada, and is the CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company that specifically sets out to help individuals and organizations develop, train and grow.

Brian’s ultimate goal is to help other people achieve their goals more efficiently and be able to achieve their full potential.

That definitely sets the foundation for being one of the best motivational speakers in the world.

His lifetime achievements are phenomenal, consulting huge numbers of businesses, hosting huge numbers of seminars and conducting  years and years of research in Business, Economics, Psychology and Philosophy.

There’s no more to say other than the title given on his website: Professional Speaker, Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur and Success Expert. Check out some of the best Brian Tracy quotes.

“No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.” – Brian Tracy

 

8. Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma - Best Motivational Speakers in the World

Robin Sharma was born in 1964 in Nepal, and straight out of the Dalhousie University School of Law, became a professional lawyer. But he went much further in his career than being a fully qualified and successful lawyer.

Sharma has written a total of 15 published books, from 1995 – 2011, on the subjects of self-help and leadership. One of his most popular books written; ‘The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari’, has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

The book is all about a character called Julian, who decides to sell his home and Ferrari to go on a spiritual journey, after being the victim to a sudden heart attack.

Some may say that Robin Sharma’s more of a motivational author rather than speaker, but he deserves to be on this list. He’s written 12 global best sellers, and is an expert author in the world of leadership and self development.

“Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.” – Robin S. Sharma

 

7. Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne Dyer - Best Motivational Speakers in the World

Dr. Wayne Dyer was born on May 10th 1940 in Detroit, and spent the majority of his childhood in an orphanage.

Dyer was in the U.S Navy after graduating high school, from 1958 to 1962. He then received his degree in counselling, a profession that he chose to work in for a while before taking it one step further.

Dyer left his teaching job and started pursuing a career in motivational speaking, holding various lectures across the states and becoming an incredibly popular author.

The first book that Dyer ever wrote has now had over 35 million copies sold and he’s proceeded to continue with his lecture tours, release various audio tapes and publish a regular stream of books.

“Passion is a feeling that tells you: this is the right thing to do. Nothing can stand in my way. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. This feeling is so good that it cannot be ignored. I’m going to follow my bliss and act upon this glorious sensation of joy.” – Wayne Dyer

 

6. Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar - Best Motivational Speakers in the World

Zig Ziglar was born on November 6th, 1926 in Alabama, and passed away on November 28th in 2012.

Ziglar has 11 siblings, and at the age of five years old, his father died of a stroke, and his sister passed away two days later. Zig actually served in the army from 1935 – 1946 during World War II.

Ziglar met his wife Jean when he was just 17 years old, and after the war began to work as a salesman for many different companies, eventually becoming the vice president for the Automotive Performance company.

He started taking part in motivational seminars, and also wrote his first book in 1975 titled: ‘See You at the Top’. This was the first of at least 15 books he’d written during the period of 1975 and 2012.

A lot of wisdom has come from Zig Ziglar over the years and he is definitely one of the best motivational speakers in the world.

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” – Zig Ziglar

 

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Best Motivational Speakers in the World

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30th 1947, in Austria. We all know him as the world famous professional bodybuilding champion, and there’s a very inspirational story behind Arnie’s bodybuilding success.

Schwarzenegger served in the Austrian army at the age of 18 years old for 1 year, which at the time was compulsory for all 18 year old males.

During this time, he would still manage to fit in his workouts between all the training and drills, whilst most people were resting. He snuck out of camp to compete in the Junior Mr. Europe contest, which he ended up winning.

Arnold’s discipline towards his training was incredible, and the fact that he was willing to disobey the rules of the army and sneak out of camp to compete in the contest, just goes to show how badly he wanted it.

Nowadays, he’s an inspiration to many bodybuilders and a great source of motivation for anyone wanting to be successful.

“For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

4. Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn - Best Motivational Speakers in the World

Jim Rohn was born September 17th 1930 in Yakima, Washington, and passed away on December 5th 2009. He was a very successful entrepreneur, at one time being a Vice President of a very successful sales company, Nutri-Bio.

However, after the company eventually went out of business, he was invited to speak at a meeting of one of his clubs.

After this meeting, he was invited to speak at many other events and began making a name for himself. Rohn was a wise businessman and managed to impart much of this wisdom into others.

He’s definitely earned the right to be on this list of the best motivational speakers in the world.

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

 

3. Les Brown

Les Brown - Best Motivational Speakers in the World

Les Brown was born on February 17th 1945 in Miami, Florida. He was adopted by Mamie Brown, and whilst in grade school, was declared “educably mentally retarded”.

Despite this and the emotional issues it brought upon him; he was encouraged by others to continue to learn and be the best he could be. Leading him to unlock his full potential.

Les is another motivational speaker who is incredibly popular among the motivational video compilations that others create. Because his speeches are so deep and meaningful that they really get through to people.

His top selling books: ‘It’s Not over until You Win!’ and ‘Live Your Dreams’ are truly inspirational, and well worth the read.

“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.” – Les Brown

 

2. Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins - Best Motivational Speakers in the World

Tony Robbins was born on February 29th, 1960 in Los Angeles. His life at home when he was young was described by him as abusive and chaotic. It was because of this that he left home at the age of 17.

Originally when starting out in the world of motivational speaking, Robbins was promoting seminars for Jim Rohn. He later decided to begin his own journey hosting his own seminars.

Tony has affected and changed so many people’s lives in a positive way through his seminars, motivational speeches, inspirational quotes and best selling books.

Search for him on YouTube and several videos will pop up showing him change someone’s life.

The favorites of mine that I’ve watched, are where he cures a young man’s stutter in 7 minutes and saves another guys marriage in 8.

“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins

 

1. Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas - Best Motivational Speakers in the World

Eric Thomas, born and raised in Detroit, was homeless at the age of 16 years old. But Eric decided that he wanted to make a better life for himself, to become someone with a life he could be proud of.

E.T did just that, and you can now check out powerful advice from Eric Thomas on YouTube. Including his “Thank God It’s Monday” series.

He also managed to get the education he missed out on whilst he was homeless, and pushed himself further to achieve all the qualifications he dreamed of being able to achieve.

Eric Thomas has become one of the best motivational speakers in the world. His YouTube videos are legendary and his best selling books have taken in millions of dollars in revenue.

E.T’s speeches are so popular, that you’ll find he’s featured in roughly 90% of the motivational videos that others create and upload to YouTube, using compilations of clips, speeches and music.

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

 

Summary

I hope you enjoyed this list of the top 10 best motivational speakers in the world. Many of these speakers are featured within some of the videos we included in our new list of ultimate gym motivation. Take a look and see what you think.

Here’s a quick recap on the list of the best motivational speakers in the world::

  1. Eric Thomas
  2. Tony Robbins
  3. Les Brown
  4. Jim Rohn
  5. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  6. Zig Ziglar
  7. Dr. Wayne Dyer
  8. Robin Sharma
  9. Brian Tracy
  10. Nick Vujicic

Who’s your favorite of the 10 best motivational speakers? Do you still agree with the current order of this list? Leave a comment below.

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Simeon Panda’s Workout Routine & Diet

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Simeon Panda's Workout Routine & Diet

Simeon Panda is an English professional bodybuilder, who currently competes in Muscle Mania. Simeon has been lifting weights since he was 11 years old, and his transformation over the years is incredible.

Right now, Panda is one of the most popular figures in bodybuilding; with millions of followers on social media.

Within this article, we’ll discuss Simeon Panda’s workout routine and diet, as well as the different supplements he takes.

 

Current Stats

Height: 6’1 | 185.5cm
Weight: 225lbs | 102.1kg
Age: 31 years old
Birthday: 28th of May, 1986
Owner: SP Aesthetics Sportswear
Birthplace: London, England
Accolades: MuscleMania Pro, European Championship Winner 2013

 

Workout Principles

Within Simeon’s routines, he normally focuses on incorporating just 4 exercises. Yet he hits each exercise for a total of 8 sets. Panda has a 5 day split routine, with his rest days taking place on the weekends.

When it comes to diet, Simeon has a strict and clean diet; which allows him to stay lean all year round, with a body-fat percentage of 5%. But we’ll talk about that more later on in the article.

 

Simeon Panda’s Workout Routine

Simeon Panda’s workout routines normally consist of just 4 exercises; which is maybe unusual for a regular bodybuilder. If you look at the routines below, he focuses on hitting 8 sets of each exercise.

The only day that bucks the trend is leg day, where he adds extra exercises to incorporate calves within the routine.

Here is Simeon Panda’s workout routine:

 

Monday: Chest

Simeon Panda Workout Routine - Chest

Once again, Monday is ‘National Chest Day’, and Simeon Panda follows the trend. Within this workout routine, Simeon performs just four exercises, but for a total of 8 sets each.

Here is Simeon Panda’s chest routine:

  1. Bench Press (8 Sets)
  2. Incline Press (8 Sets)
  3. Low Cable Fly’s (6 Sets)
  4. High Cable Fly’s (6 Sets)

 

Tuesday: Legs

Simeon Panda Workout Routine - Legs

On Tuesday, Simeon Panda targets legs, focusing primarily on push and pull exercises. Ie. Presses, curls, extensions. There are 6 different exercises within Simeon Panda’s leg workout routine.

Here is Simeon Panda’s leg routine:

  1. Leg Extensions (3 Sets of 20 Reps)
  2. Squats (8 Sets of 10-4 Reps)
  3. Leg Press (8 Sets of 12-15 Reps)
  4. Lying Leg Curl (8 Sets of 20-6 Reps)
  5. Calve Presses (4 Sets of 20 Reps)
  6. Donkey Calve Raises (4 Sets of 20 Reps)

 

Wednesday: Back

Simeon Panda Workout Routine - Back

On Wednesday, Simeon Panda performs a back workout routine, focusing on 4 major exercises. The 1st set of the exercise is normally performed to around 20 reps, and gradually gets lowered to 6 reps on the last set.

Here is Simeon Panda’s back routine:

  1. Bent Over Rows (8 Sets of 20-6 Reps)
  2. Lat Pull Down (8 Sets of 20-6 Reps)
  3. Seated Row (8 Sets of 20-6 Reps)
  4. Single Arm Row (6 Sets of 10-6 Reps)

 

Thursday: Shoulders

Simeon Panda Workout Routine - Shoulders

On Thursday, Simeon Panda hits a shoulder routine for 4 exercises which target each part of the muscle group. Each exercise is performed for 8 sets, beginning with 20 reps on the first set, and dropping gradually to 6 reps on the last.

Here is Simeon Panda’s shoulder routine:

  1. Shoulder Press (8 Sets of 20-6 Reps)
  2. Dumbbell Lat Raises (8 Sets of 20-6 Reps)
  3. Front Raises (8 Sets of 20-6 Reps)
  4. Barbell Shrugs (8 Sets of 20-6 Reps)

 

Friday: Arms

Simeon Panda Workout Routine - Arms

On Friday, Simeon Panda performs an arm routine, again with 4 exercises, as per usual. These exercises alternate between focusing on the biceps and the triceps. For example, his first exercise hits the triceps; his 2nd the biceps, and this is repeated.

Here is Simeon Panda’s arms routine:

  1. Close Grip Bench Press (8 Sets of 20-6 Reps)
  2. Preacher Curls (8 Sets of 20-6 Reps)
  3. Push Downs (8 Sets of 20-6 Reps)
  4. Hammer Curls (8 Sets of 20-6 Reps)

 

Saturday & Sunday: Rest

Both Saturday and Sunday are Panda’s rest days. Time to relax, let your body recover, eat well, and get ready to hit it again on Monday.

 

Simeon Panda’s Diet

Simeon Panda's Diet

Now that we’ve covered Simeon Panda’s workout routine, let’s move onto his diet. As I mentioned above, Simeon stays lean all year round, and he’s not a big fan of the old school bulking and cutting methods.

So, given that this is the case, let’s take a look at Simeon Panda’s diet, and the supplements he takes daily to help get the most out of his workouts.

Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of info available on portion sizes, which is annoying. However, hopefully, this gives you a little bit of enlightenment to the foods Simeon consumes regularly.

Here is Simeon Panda’s diet:

Meal 1:

  • Oats
  • Banana
  • Almonds

Meal 2:

  • Rice Cakes
  • Cottage Cheese

Meal 3:

  • Wholegrain Rice
  • Chicken Breast
  • Mixed Vegetables

Meal 4:

  • Wholegrain Rice
  • Chicken Breast
  • Mixed Vegetables

Meal 5:

  • Wholegrain Rice
  • Chicken Breast
  • Mixed Vegetables

Meal 6:

  • 8 Egg Whites
  • Smoked Salmon

Meal 7:

  • Mackerel
  • Mixed Vegetables

 

Supplements

Simeon Panda uses the following supplements to help fuel his gains:

 

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Summary

Simeon Panda is one of the most popular individuals in bodybuilding, and hopefully, this article gives you a little more insight into Simeon Panda’s workout routine and diet.

What do you think about Simeon Panda’s workout routine and diet? Leave a comment below.

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Jeff Seid’s Workout Routine & Diet

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Jeff Seid is an IFBB professional bodybuilder; and although he’s only 23 years old, he’s been lifting weights since he was 11!

Seid was highly passionate about sports when he was in school, and planned on getting a college scholarship paid for through a sports program. This didn’t quite turn out the way he wanted after tore his ACL, and all the scholarship offers disappeared.

Within this article, we’ll look at Jeff Seid’s workout routine and diet:

 

Current Stats

Height: 6’0 | 183cm
Weight: 210lbs | 95kg
Age: 23 years old
Birthday: 12th of June, 1994
Owner: SeidWear Fitness Apparel
Birthplace: Renton, Washington USA
Accolades: 2013/2014/2016 Mr Olympia Men’s Physique Competitor

 

Workout Principles

When it comes to Jeff’s routines, he tends to use a lot of super-sets. With most exercises, he will aim for 10-12 reps on the first set, and gradually drop the number of reps to 6-8 on the last set.

He also makes sure to hit either calves or abs within each workout; normally right at the end of the workout, for roughly 10-15 minutes.

When it comes to nutrition, the old-school bulking and cutting methodology is Seid’s chosen way of progression.

 

Jeff Seid’s Workout Routine

Before we get into the details of Jeff Seid’s workout routine, it’s important to mention that he is always switching his routines up, in attempt to shock his muscles and focus on progressive overload.

The routine below is just one of the routines that he has seen great results from, and recommends others to try out. And naturally, with any workout routine, regularly switching things up is the key to growth and success.

Here is Jeff Seid’s recommended workout routine:

 

Monday: Chest/Calves

Jeff Seid Workout Routine - Chest

Since Monday is ‘National Chest Day’, that’s what Jeff Seid’s workout routine consists of on the 1st day of the week. As well as some calve workouts at the end of the session.

Within this routine, the 1st and 2nd exercises are a super-set, as well as the 4th and 5th, and 6th and 7th.

Here is Jeff Seid’s chest routine:

  1. Incline Bench Press (4 Sets of 10, 8, 8, 6)
  2. Incline Fly’s (4 Sets of 10, 10, 8, 8)
  3. Cable Cross-Overs (4 Sets of 15, 10, 8, 8)
  4. Dumbbell Flat Bench Press (4 Sets of 10, 8, 8, 6)
  5. Dips (4 Sets to Failure)
  6. Incline Bench Machine (3 Sets of 10)
  7. Push-Ups (3 Sets to Failure)
  8. Pullovers (3 Sets of 15)
  9. Standing Calve Raises (4 Sets of 15)
  10. Donkey Calve Raises (4 Sets of 15)
  11. Seated Calve Raises (4 Sets of 15)

 

Tuesday: Back/Abs

Jeff Seid Workout Routine - Legs

On Tuesday Jeff focuses on hitting his back and finishes with a short session of ab training. The first and last exercise in his routine before his abdominal session are both single exercises.

The 6 exercises shown in between this are super-sets; 2 & 3, 4 & 5, 6 & 7. For example, Jeff starts with exercise 2, and rests for only a few seconds before performing exercise 3. He will then rest, and repeat.

Here is Jeff Seid’s Back/Abs Routine:

  1. Deadlifts (4 sets of 15, 10, 8, 8 reps)
  2. Bent-Over Rows (4 Sets of 12, 10, 8, 8)
  3. Chainsaws (4 Sets of 12, 10, 8, 8)
  4. T-Bar Rows (4 Sets of 12, 10, 8, 8)
  5. Wide-Grip Pull Ups (4 Sets to Failure)
  6. Seated Rows (4 Sets of 10, 8, 8, 6)
  7. Wide Grip Lat Pull Downs (4 Sets of 12, 10, 8, 8)
  8. Good Mornings (3 Sets of 12)
  9. Various Ab Exercises (10 mins of Crunches, Hanging Leg Raises, etc.)

 

Wednesday: Legs/Calves

Jeff Seid Workout Routine - Back

On Wednesday, Jeff will hit his legs, including calves. Within this routine, he alternates between single exercises and super-set exercises.

For example: the 1st exercise is a single exercise. Then the 2nd and 3rd exercises are super-sets. The 4th is a single exercise, and so on… You get the idea.

The calve exercises at the end of his workout routine are all single exercises.

Here is Jeff Seid’s legs/calves routine:

  1. Squats (5 Sets of 15, 10, 8, 6, 4)
  2. Front Squats (4 Sets of 12, 10, 8, 8)
  3. Hack Squats (4 Sets of 12, 10, 8, 8)
  4. Leg Press (4 Sets of 10, 8, 8, 6)
  5. Quad Extensions (4 Sets of 12, 10, 8, 8)
  6. Lying Leg Curls (4 Sets of 12, 10, 8, 8)
  7. Standing Calve Raises (4 Sets of 15)
  8. Donkey Calve Raises (4 Sets of 15)
  9. Seated Calve Raises (4 Sets of 15)

 

Thursday: Shoulders/Abs

Jeff Seid Workout Routine - Shoulders

On Thursday, Jeff Seid’s workout routine consists of shoulder exercises, with a small 10 minute ab session at the end of the workout.

Within this routine, the first 3 exercises are part of a triple set. One exercise is performed after the other with no rest in between. The 4th and 5th exercises are part of a super-set, and the 6th, 7th, and 8th exercises are once again, a triple set.

Here is Jeff Seid’s shoulder workout routine:

  1. Dumbbell Shoulder Press (4 Sets of 10, 8, 8, 8)
  2. Alternative Front Lateral Raises (4 Sets of 12, 10, 8, 8)
  3. Side Lateral Raises (4 Sets of 12, 10, 8, 8)
  4. Arnold Press (3 Sets of 10, 8, 8)
  5. Cable Upright Rows (3 Sets of 8-10)
  6. Bent Over Lateral Raises (3 Sets of 8-10)
  7. Upright Rows (3 Sets of 12-15)
  8. Shrugs (4 Sets of 15)
  9. Various Ab Exercises (10 mins of Crunches, Hanging Leg Raises, etc.)

 

Friday: Arms/Calves

Jeff Seid Workout Routine - Arms

On Friday, Jeff focuses on working his arms, and also includes a small calve sessions at the end of the workout.

Within this routine, all exercises aside from the calve session are super-sets: 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8.

Here is Jeff Seid’s arms workout routine:

  1. Barbell Curls (4 Sets of 10, 10, 8, 8)
  2. Incline Bench Skull-Crushers (4 Sets of 12, 10, 8, 8)
  3. Machine Curls (4 Sets of 8-10)
  4. Push Downs (4 Sets of 8-10)
  5. Incline Curls (4 Sets of 8-10)
  6. Kickbacks (4 Sets of 10-12)
  7. Concentration Curls (4 Sets of 8-10)
  8. One Arm Extensions (4 Sets of 10-12)
  9. Standing Calve Raises (4 Sets of 15)
  10. Donkey Calve Raises (4 Sets of 15)
  11. Seated Calve Raises (4 Sets of 15)

 

Saturday: Optional Rest Day

On Saturday, Jeff has an optional rest day. Which means that if he feels his body needs to rest, then he will rest. If, however, he’s itching to hit another body part again, he will pick a lagging muscle group and hit it again on Saturday.

So if you’re trying to improve your physique in one area more than the other; you can hit that muscle group for the 2nd time in the week on this day.

 

Sunday: Rest Day

On Sunday, Jeff takes a rest for the whole day. He’s earned it! Seid uses Sunday to recover, so that he can go back to the gym on Monday ready to hit this routine once again!

 

Jeff Seid’s Diet

Jeff Seid's Bulking & Cutting Diet

Jeff Seid’s Workout routine is insane, but he also pays incredibly close attention to his diet. Seid’s average daily diet is different throughout the year; depending on whether he is cutting to lose fat, or bulking to gain mass. He has given two different example diets, one for each stage, along with the thought process behind them.

 

Bulking Diet

Since Jeff is into bulking/cutting, he will have a bulking diet that involves consuming a lot of calories. Roughly 5000 calories or so.

Here is an example of Jeff Seid’s 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)
  • Flax-seed Oil (1 Tbsp)

Or:

  • Meal Replacement Powder with Complex Carbohydrates (1 Serving)
  • Flax-seed Oil (1 Tbsp)
  • Fruit (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)
  • Flax-seed Oil (1 Tbsp)

Or:

  • Meal Replacement Power with Complex Carbohydrates (1 Serving)
  • Flax-seed Oil (1 Tbsp)
  • Fruit (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)
  • Flax-seed Oil (1 Tbsp)

Or:

  • Meal Replacement Power with Complex Carbohydrates (1 Serving)
  • Flax-seed Oil (1 Tbsp)
  • Fruit (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)

 

Cutting Diet

When Jeff is trying to cut down his body fat levels for a competition or photo-shoot, he likes to use carb-cycling to help him. He does this on either a 4, 3 or 2 day basis.

Essentially what this means is Jeff will slowly lower his carbohydrate intake over a period of X days, and then will dramatically increase it on the next day.

Here is an example of Jeff Seid’s cutting diet:

Meal 1:

  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • Half Cup of Old Fashion Oatmeal
  • ¼ Cup of Blue Berries
  • Multi-Vitamin Pack, Omega 3 pills

Meal 2:

  • 1 Cup of Brown Rice
  • 6oz. Chicken Breast

Meal 3 (Post Gym):

  • 1 Banana or 1 Mini Gatorade
  • 2 Scoops of Whey Protein

Meal 4:

  • 3oz. Avocado
  • 6oz. Chicken Breast

Meal 5:

  • 8oz. Round Steak
  • 6oz. Sweet Potato (Optional)

Meal 6 (Before Bed):

  • 8oz. Cod White Fish or 1.5 cups of liquid Egg White

 

Supplements Used

Jeff Seid is a big fan of using supplements to help his body get the nutrients it needs for quick recovery and growth. Here’s the list of supplements he uses daily:

 

Jeff Seid Transformation Video

Summary

Jeff Seid’s transformation is incredible. Haters may make excuses for why he’s managed to pull off these incredible gains; but let’s not let that take away from Jeff’s obviously hard work and discipline.

What do you think about Jeff Seid’s workout routine and diet? Leave a comment below.

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