Instagram Athlete of The Week – Jeff Seid

Jeff Seid – The Fitness Star

If you’ve been following fitness athletes on Instagram, there are high chances you might have come across Jeff Seid and his picture-perfect abs in the ‘Discover’ tab. Jeff is a hot-shot in the fitness industry with over 3.8 million followers on Instagram.

Seid was deep into sports in school and had planned a career for himself in the field. He was an All-American wrestling champion and a high school football player whose sights were set on a scholarship for sports which he would continue into college.

A Bumpy Ride

Seid was on the top of his game with all his talents and skills, but destiny had something else planned for him. Jeff tore his ACL in the very first football game he played in his senior year.

He experienced a drop in motivation for sports after the surgery and started planning a new future for himself. Jeff found his lost hope and felt the fire burning in his belly when he discovered the Men’s Physique division in bodybuilding.

To Seid’s advantage, he had started training with weights when he was 12 years old. His parents gifted him a bench press, dumbells, 50lbs of weights, 30lbs barbell and a training book “Weight Lifting For Dummies” for his twelfth birthday.

New Passion

Like many other people, Jeff admits to starting lifting weights to impress girls. Things changed when he fell in love with the process and got serious about the fit lifestyle, and achieving the ‘perfect physique’.

Soon after his surgery, Jeff started preparing for his first competition. Three months into training, Seid tore his ACL again. Most people would have given-up their competitive dreams after this incident, but Jeff is no ordinary human.


After his second injury in three months, Seid set an even bigger goal for himself. He set his eyes on getting the IFBB Pro card. Remember what we told you about Jeff being no ordinary human? He became the youngest athlete ever to get an IFBB Pro card.

Going Viral

As Jeff saw improvement in his physique, he started posting pictures on social media. His chiseled physique and stunning face soon started getting attention. Seid has since appeared in many magazines and publications.

Jeff is much more than an online fitness model. He puts his entrepreneurial side at display through his apparel brand called Seid Wear. He is also the ambassador of a few other brands.

Jeff usually trains at the Mecca of Bodybuilding, Gold’s Gym, Venice Beach. He can be seen training with many popular personalities from the fitness world on his Instagram page and YouTube channel.

Although Jeff is only 25 years old, he has made a name for himself in the fitness industry. We wish him the best for his future endeavors and will follow him closely on his journey ahead.

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All images courtesy of Jeff Seid’s Instagram.


Vidur Saini
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