Podcast: Motivation/Inspiration Podcast #1

https://soundcloud.com/shay-lonfitnesswonderwoman-moss-fitness-wonderwoman/l-lesbian-f-fit-motivation

I made another Podcast, today’s was a motivational/inspirational quote from myself. explaining what it means and at the end, I ask you a special question. If you do decide to answer it, feel free to leave the answer on my blog or on the soundcloud account. 

Phase Two: Week Three. Day 15| Six Weeks to Shreds

Warm up:

 
  • 2-3 minute step up with knee raise

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press (medium): 4 x 2-5. 95 lb and 100 lb (1 minute step up between sets)
  • Incline DB press: 3 x 2-5. 70 lb. (1 minute DB clean – 20 lb between each set)
  • Decline smith press: 3 x 2-5. 105 lb (1 minute running in place between each set)
  • Dips: 4 x 6-8. (1 minute kettlebell swings – 8kg between each set)
  • Barbell bench press (close grip): 4 x 2-5. 65 lb. (1 minute smith power clean- 75 lb between each set)
  • Cable crunch: 3 x 5-6. 120 lb. (1 minute quick step ups between each set)
  • Smith machine hip thrust: 3 x 5-6. 205 lb (1 minute bench step up between each set)

I want to also mention I hit some PR’s today. I am officially in the 100s club for my bench press, I increased on my DB incline press by 30 lb and I increased on my hip thrust by like over 100 lb. Yes, lower reps, but built some great strength which was the focus today. 

 

I will have the video of my bench press PR tomorrow on the blog, but if you can’t wait until then, the video is up on YouTube and my instagram. 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKgSIFBjBpc and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shaylon_fitnesswonderwoman/?hl=en and I will also post more about the bench press tomorrow in a post, Thanks for stopping by.

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

Podcast & Blog Schedule

Hey Bloggers,

I have finally came up with a schedule for both my podcast and fitness/health blog. I appreciate all of you being patient with me while I worked on this plan – this plan is going to unravel starting Monday but this is what to expect:

Podcast (Soundcloud) Schedule:

Monday:

 
  • Motivation/Inspiration 

Tuesday:

  • Fitness Podcast Series (advice/Tips)

Wednesday:

  • Gay community podcast series

Thursday:

  • Recipes/meal planning tips

Friday:

  • No podcast

Saturday:

  • Life, relationships, current events, Q & A, interviews, etc

Sunday:

  • No podcast

Now keep in mind, if I become busy during some of these days of the week, then it could shift to make up for the day I missed (i.e if I miss Monday, I could do it on Friday or Sunday instead). The  podcast I will be sharing on this blog is the fitness/health podcast, recipe podcast and the motivation/inspiration podcast. I will post them on corresponding days of the week. FYI, on Sundays I will roll out on my blog all the podcast series into ONE post so that if anyone is missed a day, or is interested in my other podcast topics, they can then choose to listen to those. 

Blog Schedule:

Monday:

  • Motivation/Inspiration (quotes/speeches)
  • my workout

Tuesday: 

  • Exercise (How to’s)
  • my workout
  • My YouTube exercise videos

Wednesday:

  • Injury/prevention post (includes any health conditions)
  • my workout

Thursday:

  • Mental health
  • my workout

Friday:

  • No blog post

Saturday:

  • Recipes/Food
  • my workout
  • Misc Topics

Sunday:

  • No blog post

Same rules apply to the blog, if I am unable to post during a certain day of the week, I will add it on another day of the week. The “misc” post will be post that don’t fit into any of the above categories or sometimes will include awards, tags, collaborations and challenges (although I will do awards/tags/challenges any day of the week depending on my schedule). If I should decide to add more topics then I will let everyone know and what day. If any of you have a topic you want me to add to the blog, let me know or if you have anything you want me to discuss on one of these days let me know. 

 

Hopefully all of you will be patient with me as these changes happen – if anything should change, I will keep everyone updated.  I will be in the works of creating a new blog (not fitness & health related) soon so when that comes unraveled, I will be sure to share it with all of you (it will NOT take the place of this blog – I will be maintaining two blogs). Thanks for your continued support!

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

 
 

Dumbbell Lunge (YouTube Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILyDY4fAJ6g

We discussed in a previous post about bodyweight walking lunges, this is the same concept except you have extra weight – the lower the better for beginners until you have perfected the form and technique of the lunge. In this particular video I was holding two 10 lb dumbbells for the sake of the video so that you could get an idea of the form. 

Phase Two: Week Two. Day Ten|Six Weeks to shreds

Warm up:

 
  • 2-3 minutes of skipping in place

Workout:

  • Bentover Barbell Row: 4 x 6-8. 50 lb. ( 1 minute skipping in place between each set)
  • Bentover DB Row: 3 x 6-8. 60 lb. (1 minute goblet squat- 30 lb between each set)
  • Seated Cable rows: 3 x 6-8. 120 lb. (1 minute box jumps between each set)
  • Barbell shrugs: 4 x 6-8. 155 lb, 165 lb. ( 1 minute DB step up – 20 lb between each set)
  • Barbell curl: 3 x 6-8. 50 lb. ( 1 minute kettlebell swings- 8kg between each set)
  • Barbell or EZ bar preacher curl: 3 x 6-8. 30 lb (1 minute med ball slam- 10 lb between each set)
  • Reverse barbell curl: 3 x 6-8. 40 lb. (1 minute DB lunge – 20 lb between each set)
  • Seated palm up barbell wrist curl: 3 x 6-8. 20 lb. ( 1 minute battling ropes between each set)

i did another PR today with the barbell shrugs, went from 135 lb to now 165 lb total.I am working on doing better with battling ropes but it will be a process because I am not yet strong enough to go a full minute without stopping, so I do it in 20 second intervals so I can build my way up.

 

Anyone else who does really well or really poorly with battling ropes?

How much do you barbell shrug?

 

Leave answers in the comment section. Follow, like, share, and comment

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

Phase Two: Week Two. Day Nine|Six Weeks to Shreds

Warm up:

 
  • 2-3 minutes of bench step ups

Workout:

  • Barbell shoulder press: 4 x 6-8. 65 lb. ( 1 minute bench step ups between each set)
  • Standing alternating DB press: 3 x 6-8. 60 lb. ( 1 minute kettlebell swings- 8 kg between each set)
  • Smith machine one-arm upright row: 3 x 6-8. 45 lb, 55 lb. (1 minute sprints between each set)
  • Barbell squat: 4 x 6-8. 95 lb (1 minute battling ropes between each set)
  • Barbell deadlift: 3 x 6-8. 135 lb. (1 minute med ball slam – 10 lb between each set)
  • Bodyweight walking lunge: 3 x 6-8. ( 1 minute mountain climbers between each set)
  • Standing calf raises: 3 x 7-8 ( 1 minute lateral bounding between each set)
  • Seated calf raise: 3 x 7-8. 110 lb (1 minute skipping in place between each set)

I did a PR in my seated calf raises, increased it by 10 lb. Again this was another focus on strength and the cardio acceleration between each set was focused on endurance. I did a low barbell squat because after having to use the smith machine for so long, i lost strength in my legs when it came to using a free weight barbell again – so I am having to basically start over again and work my way up. Not to mention I went whole 3-4 weeks without doing any leg workouts and so that probably hurt my strength as well. 

 

What are you lifting for seated calf raises?

Are any of these exercises ones you haven’t done yet?

What do you like about using a smith machine and what do you hate about it?

 

leave your answers in the comment section. Follow, share, like and comment. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo