Sore legs

Tuesday

Warm up:

  • kettlebell stiff legged deadlift: 4 x 25, 12 lbs
  • standing hip abduction: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • kettlebell swings: 4 x 25, 12 lbs

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlift: 3 x 190 lbs, 3 x 195 lbs (6 reps)
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 145 lbs, 3 x 155 lbs (6 reps)
  • Barbell front squat: 4 x 8-10, 105 lbs 

Superset:

  • Linear leg press (narrow stance) 4 x 8-10, 298 lbs
  • Linear leg press (wide stance) 4 x 8-10, 298 lbs

Superset:

  • Smith machine lunges: 4 x 8-10, 75 lbs
  • EZ bar goodmorning: 4 x 8-10, 50 lbs

Superset:

  • Seated leg extension (single leg) 4 x 8-10 each leg, 20 lbs
  • Seated leg extension: 4 x 8-10, 80 lbs
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Feb 4th – Gym Workout & Challenge continues

Hey FitFam:) Happy Saturday!

 

So first of all, I wanted to say BIG THANK YOU to all those that stopped by blog page yesterday to take a look at my updates and wished me luck and positive vibes and encouragement, really means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate that. Secondly, I want to say, I have not yet looked over the contract, but once I accept it (if I do)- you will be the first to know. A lot of you were leaving comments about how my goal list is long, and this is very true, I may not get to all of them in 2017, hell I may not get to all of them in this lifetime, but I keep my goals fresh and new to keep all of you engaged with me and to continue to lighten your days with motivation, inspiration and fun conversation – not to mention fitness/health knowledge, so whenever I can make my blog more engaging and attract more people, I am all for it.  

 

I also wanted to say GREAT JOB to all those that are participating in my squat challenge this month, you have been doing wonderfully and I have enjoyed getting your emails.. seems like everyone is doing them safely and correctly, which is awesome! Today is day 4 and it is a REST day, so make sure to take advantage of it and be ready for tomorrow. If you are still interested in joining in, please send me an email and let me know, not too late yet. This challenge isn’t easy, but it is a way to work on muscular endurance and your mental as well, I think the majority of this challenge is having a positive mindset because without it, chances are you won’t finish – but don’t worry about getting to day 30, worry about accomplishing each day at your own pace, no pressure and know I am rooting for you! 

 

I did an upper body workout today, and it felt good. I am on day 4 of my push up challenge and today’s amount was easy squeezing. lol. —- but I also did another challenge for someone on YouTube who asked me to. Since I had not been active yesterday, I decided to record a video of me doing both challenges, the challenge that I did for the Youtuber was a day only challenge, but my push up challenge is 30 days. If you are interested in doing the push up challenge in March, please feel free to send me an email 🙂 

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Bench press: 3 x 10, I did it at 85% 1RM, 55 lb
  • Smith machine upright row: 3 x 10, 35 lb, 2 x 55 lb
  • Incline DB flyes: 3 x 10, 30 lb
  • Seated alternating DB bicep curls: 3 x 10, 40 lb

Superset: 

  • Military press: 3 x 10, 50 lb
  • Triceps pushdown: 3 x 10, 20 lb

Superset:

  • overhead cable curl: 3 x 10, 20 lb
  • barbell bentover row: 3 x 10, 50 lb

Superset:

  • pull ups: 3 x8 (no assistance) but today was getting 5 and had to take a break before hitting 8 reps. 
  • Triceps dips: 3 x 8
 
  • Push ups: 5 reps
  • 1 minute barbell bicep curl challenge

Stayed tuned, I will be uploading my push up challenge on YouTube first and my barbell curl challenge, then I will share it on social media and my blogs today! 

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

 

Shay-lon xxx

I have some updated news – Feb. 2nd

I realize none of you care about my life and updates but listen anyways. I have some good news to tell all of you and wouldn’t mind your thoughts and insights, and even advice about some of it to make sure I am going about things in a good way. 

 
 
  • I applied to be a sponsored athlete with a supplement company. They are a very small business (still growing their site) and accepted my application. I will get my contract this weekend or week, which is exciting for me. They are not a HUGE name, but sadly, I have to start at the VERY bottom and work my way up until I grow a better resume and better appearance with more exposure and do more activities that BIGGER companies look for. 
  • I am thinking about starting a sound cloud account in which I record motivational topics/give advice to questions people may have or even share some thoughts on certain things going on. I do this kind of on YouTube, but not everyone has a YouTube account or utilizes it, so if someone has sound cloud , or wants something to listen to while at the gym, I figured this could be helpful 🙂
  • I plan on starting a vlog on my YouTube channel, where I vlog at least once or twice a week, just sharing what is going on with my life, family, friends, might bring in guest speakers, etc. just something off the topic of all fitness related so everyone can relate or share their own thoughts and what you, just something fun 🙂
  • I will start utilizing my snapchat and/or instagram video in order to talk to people one on one or promote things, or even to share videos .. – need some ideas of what people use snapchat for and insta for that can help me grow 🙂
  • I already utilize pinterest, so if you do, follow me 🙂 I have good stuff I pin. and love following others and getting ideas.
  • I plan on changing my blog theme here soon, once spring comes closer 🙂
  • I am still accepting guest post and collabs, I have two people I need to get back to and those will be rolling out here soon hopefully &still willing to do guest post for others.
  • I have a facebook fitness page, so follow that , hopefully once things get rolling and I get certified, I will have it more entertaining and worth your while, be patient with me
  • I am thinking about starting a facebook group that anyone can join if they want to do more challenges, motivate each other, etc. – this isn’t set in stone but give your opinions on that, I may do this on my page instead. we shall see
  • I am now writing for another platform (an online mag) started today and it seems to be getting a lot of people who look at it or whatever, so that is good.
  • I hope to change my domain name so that “wordpress” isn’t part of it. My goal is to have it changed within the next 4-5 months .. if not sooner.
  • I may be joining an affiliate program again down the road, once I get more comfortable with it and understand how to do them better. 
  • I am going to continue to make challenges that people can do, as it grows to be more popular and more people become interested, I plan on giving out prizes for them.. so that will be cool! especially if I am a sponsored athlete.  My challenges, I have not decided how often (every other month, every 2 months, etc) so throw me some ideas 🙂
  • I will continue to write for the editor when given the time and have the right topics. 
  • I have seen people using Twitter periscope, so may look into using that as well, if you get on Twitter
  • I will be doing Question and Answers on YouTube as well 🙂 so if you have questions, I will start answering them on YouTube and the questions can be open to whatever, as long as they are appropriate obviously. 
  • If anyone has a podcast and wants me to interview, hey, let me know, I love doing those things.
  • I have skype, and have thought about doing workouts on skype with people or talking to people via skype about different things – this would be down the road, but don’t mind feedback on it. 
  • As far as more on my blog – I have had people ask me to do interviews on my blog, to start talking more about specific workouts again, etc. so if you have topics, let me know 🙂 these are things I can do. 

So far, that is the majority of the news, I will have more down the road obviously as things start to change and unravel. I will always keep everyone updated as much as possible whenever I can. I will hopefully have days and times of which things happen, so it makes it easier for everyone to keep up with. I appreciate the support and willingness to learn and engage with me! so don’t go anywhere, shit is about to real soon 🙂 ha

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxx