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For those of you wondering what/who I am poking fun at, its Jeff Seid and his insufferable attitude in this video. Jeff, you owe me for the views :) Yes, I am channeling my inner Zoolander. Zoolander is one of my favorite films of all time.
Am I jealous of Jeff Seid? He has one of the most remarkable physiques for a 19 year old that has ever existed. In his 4 years of lifting he has surpassed what took me 30 years of lifting to achieve but am I jealous? No, not at all. Having that amount of fame, attention, and bloated ego at age 19 would have completely changed the path of my life forever .. and I dont think for the better. Being a lanky teen who was always chosen last when teams were picked in PE class made me very grounded and humble. It also allows me to relate to people much more than Jeff will ever be able to. I have good genetics but not great. It took lots and lots of time and decades of struggle for me to make my gains. I love fitness. I love sports. I love the way exercise makes me feel, the energy it gives me, and how it makes me feel better about myself. The exterior shell you see is just a fringe benefit, not the primary goal of my lifting.
Why did I do this video, other than the obvious fact that it was April Fools day? Well, you know I worry about teens self-confidence. This is the reason I have pushed so hard over the years to set peoples bodybuilding expectations at achievable levels to keep teens from labeling themselves as inferior “hardgainers” when they are infact either normal or have good genetics. As I mention above, when I was in high school I was an outcast. Reasonably smart but awkward, shy, and completely lacking in self confidence. Although many teens put on an act and appear confident, many have just as low of self esteem as I had. For some teens, its even worse, and borders on depression. So how does this relate to Jeff? Well, if you watched his video you will have to agree that he sends the ” I am SO fabulous and you are NOT” message and thats the last thing that teens need to hear. Teens need help boosting their confidence, they dont need to hear how fabulous Jeff’s life is and how he drops a couple of thousand on his website like it was candy money. Everyone, even “losers”, have hidden talents that they just need to find. Trouble is, Jeff’s talents are right out there in your face and he doesnt even realize he is rubbing salt in the wounds of hundreds of thousands of teens. A little bit of humble and compassion for those not so blessed as himself would go a long way were he to apply it. The purpose of this video is to give him a gentle reminder of this.
It has come to my intention that Jeff’s dog died recently, this was completely unknown to me at the time I wrote the script for this video. I myself am an incredible animal lover and our animals are part of the family, they are not pets. I grieve with him in the loss of his dog and had I known I certainly would not have included that line in the video.
EDIT: 10/26/14 Added more photos courtesy of Facebook Friends!