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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.

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan is a young ambitious guy who has been researching self-development for the past two years and is now off travelling the world. His mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up." Join Wealthy Gorilla on Facebook.

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The 10 Best Motivational Speakers in the World

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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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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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20 Ridiculous Reasons Why People Never Take Action

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The 20 Most Ridiculous Reasons Why People Never Take Action

I’ve made some pretty big choices over the past couple of years;

  • I’ve started working out 4-5 times a week.
  • I’ve started eating and drinking healthily.
  • I’ve ended an incredibly destructive relationship.
  • I’ve started an online business.
  • I’ve quit my full time job working 9-5.
  • I’ve travelled to countries all over Asia

Everything I’ve been afraid to do, I’m now doing.

And so here it is… one of the longest posts I’ve ever written on this blog; all about the ridiculous reasons why people never take action, and why you shouldn’t let them get in your way.

 

20 Reasons Why People Never Take Action

Everything I’m going to go through in this post, is something that has stopped a great person from becoming phenomenal. And most of what I’m going to talk about, is something that I too have struggled with myself prior to and during the past two years.

Here are 20 of the most ridiculous reasons why people never take action on their dreams. Don’t let these get in the way of your success.

 

1. They Fall Victim to Others Opinions

I don’t know about you, but back when I was in school and the teachers began to talk about our futures, there was a huge emphasis on going to university in order to get a good paying job in the future.

All the stats were thrown at us; that on average people who have a degree make almost $100,000 more in their lifetime. And that student debt wouldn’t be that difficult to pay back.

The one thing they forget to mention in that first stat – half the people who don’t go to uni simply can’t be bothered to put any real effort into their future.

If you just took into account the ambitious people within the section of non-uni goers, they’d probably make more money on average than graduates.

Have a sit on that and let me know what you think.

The point of this being that you shouldn’t always listen to others opinions, no matter how much experience they may have. What worked for them may not work for you, and what they failed at may make them jealous of you.

 

2. Their Friends Don’t Have the Same Aspirations

Your friends are the people you spend the most time with, and probably have done for several years now. You’re attached to them… it’s unavoidable, and it’s good to have loyal friends in your life.

Yet one of the dumbest reasons people don’t start to take action on their dreams is because none of their friends have the same sort of aspirations in life.

So instead, they get sucked into what their friends are doing and forget all about the possibilities that could have been waiting for them if they’d given it a chance.

Sure, it’s good to have people in your life that have similar goals, dreams and aspirations to you, but everybody’s different, and if your friends don’t share these with you then don’t worry about it.

Just do your own thing and your friends will still support you.

 

3. They Only Listen to the Opportunities That Are Given to Them

Ah yes, the “good things come to those who wait” line. Depends what you’re doing whilst you’re waiting.

Some people think that the opportunities that are given to them are the only ones that they will ever get. For them, there’s no such thing as creating your own opportunities in life. That seems impossible within the world they’re living in.

When we’re younger, opportunities are given to us, mainly by our parents and our school teachers or friends. We have been given the opportunity to make something of ourselves. However, once you’ve left school nobody just hands you opportunities.

It’s your job to go out in the world and create these opportunities, no matter how small they may be at first.

I’ve often spoken about taking small opportunities every day such as adding someone on Facebook, that end up with you creating big opportunities for yourself, and this is what you need to be doing.

What We Make It Quote About Life

4. They Don’t Believe That They’re Smart Enough

You know the feeling when someone’s talking to you and they start to share all this powerful knowledge with you, only some of which makes sense?

You wish you had that knowledge right? I’m guessing you want it in half the time as well?

When people meet others who have enormous masses of knowledge behind the words that come out of their mouth, they instantly think that this person must just naturally be smart. They’re wrong.

Behind this person is most likely more struggles than you can ever imagine. They’ve thrown laptops against the wall, given up on more than several occasions, felt every emotion a human being can, and this is how they possess the knowledge they do.

Success is an emotional journey. Just because you don’t possess a certain amount of knowledge to start with doesn’t mean you can’t ever obtain it.

 

5. They Can’t Be Bothered

Remember I said above that half of the people who don’t go to university or college just can’t be bothered to do anything ambitious in the first place?

Well those people have got their own little subheading right here.

The reason they don’t take action is simply because they can’t be bothered to do so. It seems like so much effort and they’d rather skate by through life without having to lift too many fingers, than actually go out, enjoy their life and make something of themselves.

We hope that this won’t be the case for any of you guys and girls reading this article today; but if it is, why so? Drop me an email and let me know your thoughts.

 

6. Their Idea Seems Too Ambitious

Ideas are supposed to be ambitious. How else do you live your dream life and not just an average one?

But, people come up with these amazing, yet incredibly ambitious ideas and somewhere along the line they tell themselves that it’s pretty much impossible, and there’s no point in taking the action needed to achieve these dreams and desires.

There’s no such thing as an idea that’s too ambitious. It’s just going to be more difficult to achieve.

Look at all the crazy inventions over the years that we now take for granted. Somebody had a dream to be able to fly, and so they set to work building the Airplane. Back then people would have set that the dream to fly was an absolutely ludicrous one. Yet someone made their highly ambitious idea become a reality.

I don’t care what you’re idea may be, “limits” are being broken every day by people around the world. Are you really going to rule yourself out right from the off?

Crazy Ride Quote About Life

7. They Think It’s Too Late

Maybe you’ve lived a significantly large portion of your life, and you think it’s too late to start acting on your dreams. Maybe you’ve started a family, or have other responsibilities that are holding you back.

It’s not too late.

It may seem like it now with the current situation you’re in, but you still have a chance to take action! You may have to wait a little while before you can do so, or have to make some changes to your daily routine, but it’s never too late.

Go out there and make things happen!

 

8. They Think Every Good Idea’s Already Been Done

Ah, ridiculous reason number 8; a classic am I right?

You’ve often get people say to others that every good idea’s already been done and therefore therefor it’s impossible to take action on your life.

The problem isn’t that everything has already been done. The problem lies within their creativity and being able to unlock the full power of their imagination.

The people that struggle a little bit with creativity often think there’s not much more than can be done; until they see someone else introduce a new invention and kick themselves for not thinking of that idea. Then they repeat the same cycle of thinking.

 

9. They Failed… Once

Okay, so one of the biggest and most ridiculous reasons why people never take action on their ideas, their visions, is because they’ve failed once before at something very similar.

However, this time around, they’re determined not to make the same mistakes they did last time around, even if it means not trying in the first place.

Which… funnily enough, is the option most people will decide to take.

Tony Robbins once said that he believes, not achieving our goal is part of life’s design, causing us to reach deep within and really produce the best that we can.

Failure is a part of life’s design, causing you to learn from your mistakes, to grow stronger from them in order to keep getting better every time you try again.

Giving up after one failure is absolutely pointless. You need to stick it out!

 

10. They’re Scared of Failing

Maybe, somebody hasn’t even failed at all in their lifetime. Maybe they’re so scared of failing that they haven’t even tried to achieve their dreams at all.

I was listening to a speech from Les Brown recently, and he explained that a company was having a major downsizing, and they were offering employees $300,000 in compensation if they made the choice to leave the company.

If they didn’t take the money, they would be at risk of losing their jobs as getting nothing when the company had the downsizing.

Only 50% of the people that were eligible to take the money, did. 50% of people allow the fear of failure to stop them from doing all the things they want to do in life.

Are you going to be one of those people?

Biggest Adventure Quote About Life

11. They Can’t Take Risks

Taking risks in life shouldn’t be optional. They’re important. Anything and everything great that anybody’s ever tried to achieve, came through taking a risk. Maybe they risked their time for something, their money, their job, whatever it may be.

But they did so with all good reason.

People often never take action in life because they’re scared of taking risks, in case something doesn’t quite work out the way they wanted it to.

 

12. They Think It’s Too Early

Completely opposite to you thinking that it’s too late to be able to start working on your dreams, some people think it’s too early.

Do they do this out of fear? Maybe.

Although sometimes people just think that they’re not ready to something, and that it’s just not the right time for them to start. It’s mostly psychological, and not their actual circumstances that limit their ability to do so.

There’s never a perfect time to do something. You just need to work with what you have in the current situation.

 

13. They Lack Self-Confidence

Not having strong confidence in yourself is a recipe for disaster in life.

It’s incredibly common for people to lack self-confidence, especially when you’re growing up and there’s a lot of pressure on you from your friends to do certain things, look and act a certain way to fit in.

And that’s what makes it so hard. If you weren’t considered cool in high school, or people gave you a hard time because of the way you looked; your confidence from that point on will be at an all time low.

Naturally, of course it will be.

So to bounce back from that and really start to go after what you want in life, you need to get over any problems you may have had in the past and finally be able to belief in yourself.

Self-confidence is the key to any success in life. It doesn’t matter which part of your life you want to improve – this change in mindset guarantees you an improved life in every situation.

If you struggle with being confident and you can’t quite seem to step out of your shell, check out some challenges you can do every day to improve your self-confidence. I’ve been doing them for a while now and they make such a difference!

Present Moment Quote About Life

14. They “Don’t Have Time”

Nobody seems to have time for anything these days.

Is this true? Or are they just not making time for anything?

I often hear people give themselves this excuse, and then a little later on I see them watching T.V the whole night. It’s their “rest time”, supposedly.

Whenever people think they don’t have time for something, they’re always incorporating their old productivity killing habits into the equation.

“I didn’t have time to go to the gym today; I was rushing about all over the place and by the time I got home I was absolutely exhausted.”

Are you serious?

You’ll never just find time for anything in life. You have to make the time for these things. And to do that, you’ll have to cut back on the lazy habits that most people get comfortable with. Watching T.V, spending hours on the phone, browsing Facebook. You get the picture.

 

15. They Can’t See Past the Bad to Get the Good

In my opinion, I think a lot of people struggle to visualize the long term benefits of working hard at something. They don’t get started because the pain they’d have to endure hardly seems worth it in order to achieve something.

You know, they’d say things like: “I’d have to go the gym 4 or 5 times a week for god knows how long, and eat clean in order to get a great body.”

They’re stuck on the thought of what they’d have to do now in order to get what they want.

What if things were the other way around?

What if we chose to have an amazing body right away, but then we’d have to spend the next few years working off the debt with hard work?

Sure, this would take all the fun out of it, all the joy of achievement, and the satisfaction that came with it. But do you think the people who currently can’t be bothered to go to the gym would sign up for it?

They’d be getting their dream body instantly, and would be forced to work it off and would still be putting in the hard work. Of course, this isn’t possible, and is definitely not the right way of thinking, but you can’t help but wonder whether the lazy people in the world would finally get off the couch for it.

I’m keen to hear your thoughts on this (leave a comment below).

Living For Tomorrow Quote About Life

16. They Get Distracted

I get distracted so much, it’s unreal. I try to reduce distractions by blocking the world out with headphones, and sitting in a good working environment, but they still manage to prevail on occasion.

What distracts you most?

How can you stop this from happening whilst you’re actually trying to do something productive with your time?

Distractions really do take away chunks of your time, probably far more than you really realize. Watch the video below on the time you have and then see how you feel about time. This video dissects all the time we have as human beings and removes all the time we use up grooming ourselves, sleeping, working – look at what you’re left with.

Do your best to make sure distractions don’t get the better of you. These little distractions are how others have struggled in the past to take action on their dreams.

17. Short Term Happiness Prevails

Short term always seems to be the thing that gets to people. They’d rather eat that chocolate bar and have short term happiness due to the taste, than eat healthily and have long term happiness with their body and the way they look.

Do you agree?

And it’s a sad fact that this happens. Short term happiness always seems to prevail over long term happiness, purely because of the discipline and time it take to achieve that happiness.

I think a lot of people would rather have fast food, watch a film, skip the gym etc. because it’s quick and easy for them to gain a little bit of satisfaction.

Rather than have a little bit of discipline to take the slightly more boring and difficult option in the short term, but ultimately achieve a higher level of happiness later on in life.

All good things take time.

 

18. They Follow the “Norm”

Getting towards the end of this list on reasons why people never take action now; another ridiculous reason is simply because they follow the normal thing to do.

Everything they do is considered as a normal thing to do, and therefore thy can never take action on their dreams, because dreams are not normal. Dreams should not be normal.

They’re our highest ambitions.

You were born unique. There is no-one else out there exactly like you. Don’t die a copy.

 

19. They Can’t Afford it

Money seems to be one of the biggest reasons why people never begin to go after their dreams. In some aspects it’s understandable, but in others it’s just an excuse. There’s always ways around not having enough money to start something.

Many times, the initial cost that you think something will be, can often be halved. You’re just looking at the picture of exactly how you want it to be right from the off. And that’s why you think you can’t afford it.

You have time to build up to that picture. You don’t have to start there.

For example, if you’re starting a business, and you want to have a certain amount of space, a very specific property, or equipment, which we’ll get onto in a minute. All that may not be affordable, but a lot of what you want won’t be necessary.

So start smaller, and give things time. If business does well then later on you can upgrade.

Looking at it from a different aspect, many people don’t take action on getting into shape and they can’t afford a gym membership. Hell, do bodyweight exercises in your garage or garden. It’s exactly the same and even better for your body than using weights.

For at least 50% of the people who think they can’t afford to start working towards their dreams, costs can be cut down to an affordable level.

 

20. They Don’t Have Access to the Right Equipment

Similar to how I mentioned money above, people do the same thing because of not having the right equipment. They’ll say that it’s not possible to start a business, or start working out because they don’t have access to the right equipment.

Normally, money would be the root cause of this. But there’s also other factors that go into being able to access the equipment you need.

The solution… is exactly the same as before. A lot of the equipment you may think you need, you probably don’t. You could easily start with a lot less, and that’s why it’s still possible to take action on your dreams in the current situation you’re in.

 

Summary

Don’t let these reasons ever stop you from taking action and living the life of your dreams. They’re all ridiculous, and you’d be cheating yourself out of a wonderful life.

Just as a reminder, here’s a quick breakdown of the 20 most ridiculous reasons as to why people never take action:

  1. The fall victim to others’ opinions
  2. Their friends don’t have the same aspirations
  3. They only listen to the opportunities that are given to them
  4. They don’t believe that they’re smart enough
  5. They can’t be bothered
  6. Their idea seems too ambitious
  7. They think it’s too late
  8. They think every good idea’s already been done
  9. They failed… once
  10. They’re scare of failing
  11. They can’t take risks
  12. They think it’s too early
  13. They lack self-confidence
  14. They “don’t have time”
  15. They can’t see past the bad to get to the good
  16. They get distracted
  17. Short term happiness prevails
  18. They follow the “norm”
  19. They can’t afford it
  20. They don’t have access to the right equipment

In Conclusion

So now I’ve gone through all these ridiculous reasons why people never take action, I have a few questions for you guys to end the article:

Do you have any reasons you’d like to add to this list? Leave a comment below. 

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