Pre-workout can’t touch this

When your tired, you’re tired

Today I was exhausted, beyond exhausted, I mean I should be, I work third shift and then come straight to the gym and during the day get maybe 4-5 hours of sleep and sometimes I work both jobs, personal training during the day and at night the second job. It can be a lot on my shoulders and very exhausting and yet I still manage to make it to the gym each morning — but even after making it, sometimes it isn’t enough to get my energy levels higher, I just try, try, try until I realize I need to go home and get some sleep. Trying is better than nothing, but trying barely meets expectations if at all. Yet, I made today a short workout — very short workout in hopes it would make working out today easier but not so much because I still barely finished and the only way I finished was crossing off one workout and doing one less set of two workouts. Blah, what gives? I need to prioritize my sleep schedule and do a better job with taking care of my body overall. 

If this has ever been your struggle, then you know exactly how I feel. 

Warm up:

  • resistance band abduction: 4 x 25, red band
  • resistance band clamshell: 4 x 25, red band
  • foam roller — quads and hammies

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlift: 3 x 260 lbs, 2 x 270 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 200 lbs, 2 x 210 lbs
  • Power cleans: 6 x 5 
  • barbell box squats: 6 x 3-5, 205 lbs
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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

Bench & Arms

Bench & Arms

Warm up:

  • EZ bar chest press: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • DB bentover reverse fly: 4 x 25, 20 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 3 x 80 lbs, 3 x 85 lbs

Tri-set:

  • Smith machine incline press: 4 x 8-10, 75 lbs
  • DB chest press: 4 x 8-10, 60 lbs
  • Alternating DB curl: 4 x 8-10, 50 lbs

Tri-set:

  • Smith machine behind the back shoulder shrugs: 4 x 8-10, 95 lbs
  • DB triceps kickback: 4 x 8-10, 20 lbs each arm
  • One arm DB preacher curl: 4 x 8-10, 20 lbs each arm

Tri-set:

  • Seated DB shoulder press: 4 x 8-10, 50 lbs
  • Narrow grip EZ bar chest press: 4 x 8-10, 50 lbs
  • Seated DB curl (alternating): 4 x 8-10, 40 lbs

Success quickly became failure

To start things off, today’s deadlifts I thought were going to go my way, but ends up being I did worse off than I had imagined. I lifted a good lift at 290 & with 305 being my max, I figured lifting 295 afterwards wouldn’t be hard, but boy, I failed that lift 3 times. Not sure why I didn’t get the lift, but it only reached thigh level and the rest of the way, I was weak. I thought to myself, there is no way this is happening — almost like a smack in the face failing like this when your max was 305, and now you are questioning all your training protocols. Maybe it’s the extra cardio I have been doing now 4-5 days a week for about 20-25 minutes, or it could be I haven’t been eating the 5-6 smalls meals like I was or the lack of sleep I have been getting. Worse case scenario, it could be a sign I lost some form of strength — although heavy squats went over well today & that’s what had me most confused, but I will take it as a loss and start back up next week with a clean slate. 

Warm up:

  • Body bar squats: 4 x 25, 3 lbs
  • Hip adduction machine: 4 x 25, 35 lbs
  • Resistance band butt lifts: 4 x 25, red band

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 1 x 290 lbs, Failed attempt at 295 lbs
  • Barbell back squats: 1 x 215 lbs, 1 x 220 lbs

Superset:

  • smith machine rack pulls: 4 x 8-10, 185 lbs
  • Kettlebell stationary lunges: 4 x 8-10, 10 kg

Superset:

  • DB Romanian deadlift: 4 x 8-10, 50 lbs
  • Seated leg extension: 4 x 8-10, 70 lbs

Superset:

  • Wide stance leg press: 4 x 8-10, 100 lbs
  • Seated leg curl: 4 x 8-10, 60 lbs

Tuesday’s Dynamic Effort

10.30.18

Warm up:

  • Hip flexor stretch: 4 x 30 seconds each leg
  • Kettlebell plie squat: 4 x 25, 4kg
  • EZ bar stiff legged deadlift: 4 x 25, 20 lbs

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 1 x 180 lbs, 2 x 185 lbs, 1 x 200 lbs, 2 x 205 lbs (60-65%)
  • Barbell back squat: 1 x 135 lbs, 2 x 140 lbs, 1 x 145 lbs, 2 x 150 lb (60-65%)
  • Box squats: 4 x 8-10, 180 lbs
  • Barbell box front squats: 4 x 8-10, 105 lbs

Superset:

  • Single leg leg press: 4 x 8-10 each leg, 208 lbs
  • Narrow stance linear leg press: 4 x 8-10, 208 lbs
  • Kettlebell single leg deadlifts: 4 x 8-10 each leg, 10 kg

Cardio:

  • Stair climber: 15 minutes, level 6
  • Treadmill: incline 3.0, speed, 3.5, 5 minutes

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Monday Chest

Warm up:

  • Resistance band chest fly: 4 x 25, green
  • Triceps rope attachment extension: 4 x 25, 20 lbs each arm
  • Lat pulldown: 4 x 25, 40 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell floor press: 1 x 95 lbs, 2 x 100 lbs, 1 x 100 lbs, 2 x 105 lbs (60-65%)

Superset

  • One arm DB row: 4 x 8-10 each arm, 30 lbs
  • Assisted pull ups: 4 x 8-10, 100 lbs

Superset:

  • Reverse grip lat puldown: 4 x 8-10, 80 lbs
  • Wide grip seated low row: 4 x 8-10, 80 lbs

Superset:

  • Incline DB row: 4 x 8-10, 50 lbs
  • Skullcrushers: 4 x 8-10, 30 lbs

Heavy never felt so good

Warm Up:

  • Seated leg curl: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Kettlebell lateral lunges: 4 x 25, 4kg
  • Single leg butt lifts: 4 x 25

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlift: 6 x 2-3 (90%) 260 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 6 x 2-3 (90%) 200 lbs

This was all I had done today because I had to get home in time to have a nap, meal prep and get around for an online Webinar (which I ended up waking up late for – only got a glimpse of 30 minutes of it) so hopefully it still counts towards my CEC’s lol. 

P.S I did a two a day today and came in to lift with a friend  — working on triceps