Stiff-legged Deadlifts (Exercise How To)

For my deadlifters out there, this will be another one of those exercises you might enjoy, although I have met some that don’t enjoy this variation, but I, for one like it. If you are looking for way to strengthen those hammies, this is an exercise for you! don’t give up on yourself if you can’t lift heaver weight, no need for it, you could go reckless and rep it out with lower weights and still feel the aftermath of a good leg day workout. 

 

How to perform it:

 
  1. Grasp the barbell using an overhead grip
  2. Stand with torso straight and legs spaced shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent (starting position)  you may also use a narrower stance
  3. keep the knees stationary while lowering the barbell over the top of your feet by bending at the waist & keeping your back straight (continue to move forward until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings while inhaling)
  4. Bring your torso up straight again by extending the hips until you are back at the starting position (exhale while doing so)
  5. repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions. 

What muscles are being worked:

  • Hamstrings
  • back muscles (lower back)
  • glutes

Caution: This exercise is not recommended to those that have back conditions or injuries. Be sure to speak to your medical doctor before performing this exercise. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

 

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Monday, Oct 2nd. Workout

Chest Day! Monday!

Chest, biceps & Triceps

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell bench press: 5 x 5. 90 lb, 95 lb, 100 lb, 105 lb
  • Plate curls: 5 x 8-10, 35 lb

Superset:

  • Incline bench press: 5 x 5. 70 lb, 75 lb, 80 lb, 85 lb
  • DB triceps kickback: 5 x 8-10, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Incline DB press: 3 x 8-10. 70 lb
  • Incline DB curls: 3 x 8-10, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell curls: 3 x 8-10, 55 lb
  • Overhead DB triceps extension: 3 x 8-10, 20 lb
  • Cable crossover: 3 x 8-10, 40 lb

HIIT Training (5 rounds)

  1. High knees: 30 seconds (15 sec rest)
  2. high knees: 30 seconds (60 sec rest)
 
 

Wednesday, Sept. 27th Workout

For starters, I am going to be honest in saying that today’s workout SUCKED. I don’t mean the actual workout in itself, because I made a good one, but my performance & I was angry, I was frustrated and I was throwing a tantrum getting pissed off and crying.. not because the workout was “hard” but because for some reason, I was failing at things I don’t normally do bad at, I was slower in my sprints, the kettlebell renegade rows – I kept falling over to the side .. it was aggravating, and not to mention, the ab roller workout & bottoms up workout I felt like I couldn’t do it correctly even when I knew I was.. it was like nothing was going the way it should have and I had no one to blame but myself. The competitiveness in me doesn’t like failure nor being weak nor being slow.. I aim to win everyday I am in that gym and any day I am competing, the rational person in me says this is normal, I will have bad days and the irrational person in me thinks shit should be perfect because I won’t accept anything less than. So today wasn’t my day … 

 

Light Ab & back workout

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Alternating kettlebell renegade rows: 3 x 15-20, 24 lb
  • Ab roller: 3 x 15-20

Superset:

  • bentover barbell row: 3 x 15-20, 45 lb
  • bottoms up: 3 x 15-20

Superset:

  • Incline bench pull: 3 x 15-20, 30 lb
  • decline sit ups: 3 x 15-20

Cardio (3 times)

  • Kettlebell swings: 1 minute, 12 lb
  • DB box step ups: 1 minute, 20 lb
  • Sprints: 1 minute

HIIT Training: 5 Rounds, 1 minute rest between rounds

  1. High knees: 15 seconds
  2. Side leg raises: 15 seconds
  3. Jumping jacks: 15 seconds
  4. lunge step ups: 15 seconds 

Fitness WonderWoman

Shay-lon xo

Sept. 25th workout

Chest & Shoulders

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell bench press: 5 x5, 85 lb, 90 lb, 95 lb, 100 lb
  • plate front raise: 5 x 15-20, 25 lb

Superset:

  • Incline bench press: 5 x 5, 65 lb, 70 lb, 75 lb, 80 lb
  • Kettlebell seated press: 5 x 15-20, 16 kg

Superset:

  • DB bench press: 5 x 5, 70 lb
  • DB shoulder press: 5 x 15-20, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Incline DB flyes: 3 x 15-20, 20 lb
  • Lying rear delt raise: 3 x 15-20, 20 lb

HIIT Training:(5 rounds)

  1. Jumping jacks: 30 seconds (15 sec rest)
  2. Jumping jacks: 30 seconds (60 sec rest)

I need to work on my incline bench press, once I reached 80 lb, I was having issues keeping the weight but I pushed through, but wanted to get a lot higher than I did. The last set, I only managed about 3 reps. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

 

September 21st- Workout

Traps, lats & Back

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell shrugs: 4 x 8, 175 lb, 185 lb
  • Chin up: 4 x 5
  • DB shrugs: 4 x 8, 90 lb

Superset:

  • Kneeling high pulley row: 4 x 8, 90 lb
  • Smith machine bentover row: 4 x 8, 105 lb
  • Smith machine upright row: 4 x 8, 85 lb

Superset/pyramid:

  • underhand cable pulldowns: 1 x 8 – 80 lb, 1 x 6 – 90 lb, 1 x 4 – 120 lb
  • Upright cable row: 1 x 8- 90 lb, 1 x 6- 100 lb, 1 x 4- 110 lb

Ab workout:

Superset:

  • Hanging knee raise: 3 x 20
  • vertical leg raise: 3 x 20
  • seated russian twist: 3 x 20, 45 lb weight plate

HIIT Training:  (3 rounds/1 minute rest between rounds)

  • Flutter kicks (20 seconds)
  • Sit ups (20 seconds)
  • sitting twist (20 seconds)

Cardio workout:

  1. Sprints ( 1 minute)
  2. jump rope (1 minute)
  3. sprints ( 45 seconds)
  4. jump rope (45 seconds)
  5. sprints (30 seconds)
  6. jump rope (30 seconds)

Today was a lengthy workout, but I definitely needed it for the week. I feel like the next couple of days might be a hard leg day coming my way, so we shall see. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

September 14th – workout

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell shrugs: 4 x 10, 155 lb
  • barbell behind the back shrugs: 4 x 10, 135 lb

Pyramid/Superset:

  • Calf press: 1 x 15 – 90 lb, 1 x 12 – 180 lb , 1 x 10 – 230 lb
  • Box jumps: 3 x 1 minute

Superset/Pyramid:

  • Close grip lat pull down: 1 x 15 – 60 lb, 1 x 12 – 70 lb, 1 x 10 – 80 lb, 1 x 8 – 100 lb
  • Barbell calf raises: 4 x 10, 95 lb, 115 lb

Superset:

  • Smith machine upright row: 3 x 8-10, 50 lb
  • Wide grip lat pull down: 3 x 8-10, 100 lb

HIIT Training: (5 rounds / High knees)

  1. 30 seconds ( 30 second rest)
  2. 30 seconds (60 second rest)

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

September 12th workout

Warm up:

 
  • 2-3 minute step ups

Workout:

  • barbell bench press: 4 x 10- 65 lb, 3 x 8 – 80 lb , 3 x 5 – 90 lb

Superset:

  • back flyes (resistance band): 4 x 10, red band
  • Bosu ball push ups: 4 x 10

Superset:

  • standing military press: 4 x 8, 60 lb
  • Crossover (w/ bands): 4 x 10, red band

Superset:

  • DB squat to shoulder press: 3 x 10, 40 lb
  • one arm DB bench press: 3 x 10, 20 lb

Superset:

  • push press: 3 x 8, 60 lb
  • hammer grip incline DB bench press: 4 x 8, 40 lb

Abs

Superset

  • Hanging knee raise: 1 x 15
  • cable crunch: 1 x 20
  • side bends: 1 x 15 each side, 25 lb

HIIT Training:

Burpees:

  • 10 seconds (20 sec rest)
  • 20 seconds (20 second rest)
  • 10 seconds (20 second rest)
  • 20 seconds (60 sec rest) 

3 rounds. 

 

Definitely a lengthy workout today and a good HIIT training workout. 

 

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Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

September 11th workout

Sorry bloggers.. I am a day late on this particular workout, yesterday I ran out of time before work and didn’t get the chance to post my workout.. so here is yesterday’s and I will also post today’s as well!

 

Warm up:

 
  • 2-3 minute jump rope

Workout:

  • Barbell squat: 4 x 10 – 65 lb, 3 x 8- 95 lb, 3 x 5- 135 lb
  • Barbell deadlift: 4 x 10- 95 lb, 3 x 8- 115 lb, 3 x 5- 135 lb

Superset:

  • vertical leg press: 4 x 15, 205 lb , 225 lb
  • DB box step ups: 4 x 30 seconds, 30 lb

Superset:

  • Leg press (linear): 5 x 10, 180 lb 
  • Box Step ups: 5 x 30 seconds

HIIT Training:

  • Squats (one minute)
  • Lunge step ups ( one minute)
  • planks ( one minute)
  • mountain climbers (one minute)
  • jump rope (one minute)

1 round of each, with a 1 minute rest between exercises. 

 

Overall this was a good leg day workout I created, I really focused on the squats and deadlifts and add some leg press variations for some supersets!

 

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Fitness Wonderwoman,

Shay-lon xo

September 5th Workout

Shoulders, chest and HIIT Training

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Upright Cable row: 3 x 8, 8, 10. 50 lb, 60 lb, 70 lb
  • Smith machine bar push up: 3 x 10

Superset:

  • Seated DB shoulder press: 4 x 6, 6, 8, 10. 50 lb, 40 lb
  • Barbell incline bench press: 3 x 10, 75 lb

Superset:

  • Arnold DB press: 3 x 8, 8, 10. 40 lb
  • Incline DB flyes: 3 x 10, 30 lb

Superset:

  • Band pull apart: 4 x 10 (blue band)
  • low cable crossover: 3 x 8, 8, 10. 40 lb
  • Front plate raise: 3 x 10, 25 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell bench press (medium grip): 3 x 8, 8, 10. 70 lb, 75 lb
  • Lateral raise with band: 3 x 10 (green band)

HIIT Training: ( 5 rounds) 1 minute rest after each round

  • 20 second high knees
  • 20 second squats
  • 20 second burpees

Overall, I love creating my own workouts, they teach me new things about myself and challenge me to try new movements and add some variety to my lifts and not to mention, it is good to create my own because it allows me to experiment with my weaknesses and strengths in all areas of my body. If you enjoyed my workout, please like, comment and follow! 

 

Fitness WonderWoman, 

Shay-lon xo

Labor Day Workout – Sept. 4th

My Labor Day Leg Day!

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Back squat: 1 x 15, 95 lb 

                              1 x 12, 105 lb

                              1 x 10, 115 lb 

( I did this as a pyramid workout) 

 
  • Vertical leg press: 3 x 15, 115 lb and 205 lb 

Superset:

  • Smith machine power clean: 3 x 10-12, 75 lb
  • Leg kickbacks: 3 x 10 each leg

Superset: 

  • Front squat (bar only): 3 x 15, 45 lb
  • Standing calf raises: 3 x 15, 95 lb

Superset:

  • leg curls: 1 x 15, 50 lb

                          1 x 12, 60 lb

                          1 x 10, 70 lb

  • Leg extension: 1 x 15, 50 lb

                                   1 x 12, 60 lb 

                                   1 x 10, 70 lb

(Did these both as pyramids)

 

Cardio: 3 times (1 minute rest after sprints)

  • 1 minute kettlebell swings – 8 kg
  • 1 minute box jumps
  • 1 minute sprints

Also, in honor of Labor day, I did some post workout pictures so that all of you can see my progress! follow my Instagram and check out my progress pictures from today! https://www.instagram.com/shaylon_fitnesswonderwoman/?hl=en

 

If you are someone who does not have Instagram and would like to see my progress photos, please let me know and I will post them on the blog 🙂

 

If you like the workout, make sure to leave comments, likes and follow!

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo