Seth Spreadbury, a 37-year-old father of two, shares with Men’s Health about the lifestyle and habit changes that have made him the fittest and strongest person ever.


My wife and I experienced fertility issues while pregnant with our second child. A process that takes years and takes a lot of emotion. We both struggle And that is reflected in our way of life. Eating a glass of ice cream and drinking a few beers is not an unusual night. When we finally had a son three years ago. We both looked at ourselves and asked, “What do we do with our bodies?” We are all athletes. And I continued to compete by playing rugby until the age of thirties. I’ve never had a shape like this before. and feel really ashamed with my look and the way I think it reflects who I am as a person. I know some things must change

At first it was just moving. Move the dumbbells around in the basement, running short distances. and try to get rid of snacks at night Portion control is a big hurdle. And sometimes it stays about two years ago I won a free one month welcome fitness membership. Welcome to Eden Prairie.. I showed up and worked and enjoyed it very much. I can always lift weights. But doing it in that environment with the competitive atmosphere and camaraderie often found in sports teams really helps.

In 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic and gyms are closed My gym is good enough to let me borrow barbells and weights. Staying at home all day gives me time to actually do weightlifting and exercise. I’ve made great progress in reaching my weights 24 hours a day when the gym reopens. I immediately returned my gear and bought my own. Now, I’m still studying CrossFit twice a week. But I exercise every day, run 3 to 5 miles a day and then work out. metabolic conditioningor HIIT

I started at my heaviest at 278 pounds. The first year I lost about 30 to 35 of that. Over the next 20 or so years, I increased from about 230 pounds to 203 pounds. My kids are 6 and 3. years and they are struggling to keep up with me! I have more energy and confidence than ever. I’ve never bought slim jeans or skinny jeans before. And I’ll blame it on the way they cut it. Now the clothes fit better. I can wear whatever I want. And that always feels like an accomplishment in itself. I’ve made some good friends in my gym too. Which I wouldn’t have had if I wasn’t part of that community.

I have embraced a lifestyle of fit. Working with a coach at the CrossFit gym helped me. But you can only go as far as you are willing to do. I really believe that there are no “zero” days. Some days are better than others. as long as the goal is achieved But there shouldn’t be a day when you don’t make progress. Even a strategic vacation is geared towards your goals.

The hardest part for me was not working. When that becomes a habit It’s hard to miss a day of exercise. The hardest part was the food. Control your portion, refrain from snacks, eat healthy at night. Give yourself some rest, but don’t overeat. That’s always a mental game.

Set Spreadberry before and after weight loss

I’m not finished I don’t think anyone has ever been. Last year, my goal was to do a 500-pound deadlift, strengthening the bar. and double jump rope. This year, my goal is to lift 600 lbs (I’m at 545 lbs now) for 5 minutes and to get better in double-under.

My advice to anyone starting their fitness journey is that showing up every day is the hardest part. Habits are easy to create and hard to break. And a healthy lifestyle and exercise is a habit. when it formed it will be with you