Chest day gains

Warm up:

  • One arm bentover DB row: 4 x 25, 10 lbs
  • DB lateral raises: 4 x 25, 10 lbs
  • Triceps extension machine: 4 x 25, 30 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 4 x 6-8 (70%) 85 lbs
  • Barbell bench press: 4 x 6-8 (75%) 95 lbs
  • Barbell bench press (wide grip): 4 x 8-10, 75 lbs

Supersets:

  • Barbell shoulder shrugs: 4 x 8-10, 185 lbs
  • EZ bar curls: 4 x 8-10, 40 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • Cable overhead triceps extension: 4 x 25, 50 lbs
  • DB front raises: 4 x 8-10, 30 lbs
  • DB lateral raises: 4 x 8-10, 20 lbs

Cardio session:

  • Stationary bike: 20 minutes, resistance 15 and rpms staying between 40-50 

 

Current Weight: 155.6 lbs

body fat %: 22.0

BMI: 23.6

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Wednesday Morning

Heavy Bench Day.

Warm up:

  • chest press machine: 4 x 25, 40 lbs
  • triceps extension machine: 4 x 25, 25 lbs
  • DB bentover row: 4 x 25, 20 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell floor press: 5 x 2-3 (90%) 110 lbs
  • barbell floor press: 5 x 2-3 (95%) 120 lbs

Tri-set:

  • EZ bar military press: 5 x 3-6, 70 lbs
  • Cable curls: 5 x 3-6, 60 lbs
  • plate front raises: 5 x 3-6, 25 lbs

Tri-set:

  • DB chest press: 5 x 3-6, 70 lbs
  • Seated shoulder press: 5 x 3-6, 50 lbs
  • DB triceps press: 5 x 3-6, 25 lbs

Shay-lon Moss

Owner of Confident Fit, LLC

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Exercise Science Degree

Sponsored Athlete

Tuesday is for Legs

Not going to lie, today I was super tired, i was practically falling asleep between sets during my workout & I don’t know how I managed to keep going because the pre-workout was even doing anything for me. I did a leg day session that lasted 3.5hours and it felt good, worked on another speed/dynamic day workout for the lower body and then hit some hypertrophy accessory work. 

At the bottom, I will post a link to my IG so that you can watch the videos of my sumo deadlift from today. 

Warm up:

  • Seated leg curl: 4 x 25, 10 lbs
  • Butt lifts: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • Hip abduction: 4 x 25, 45 lbs

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlift: 3 x 5-6 (60%) 175 lbs, 3 x 5-6 (65%) 190 lbs
  • Barbell back squats: 3 x 5-6 (60%) 135 lbs, 3 x 5-6 (65%) 145 lbs
  • Box squats: 5 x 8-10, 185 lbs
  • barbell wide stance stiff legged deadlifts: 5 x 8-10, 65 lbs

Supersets:

  • Single leg (linear leg press): 5 x 8-10, 208 lbs each leg
  • DB plie squats: 5 x 8-10. 30 lbs

Supersets:

  • Body bar goodmornings: 5 x 8-10, 9 lbs
  • body bar OHS: 5 x 8-10, 9 lbs

My video: Instagram

Shay-lon Moss

Owner of Confident Fit, LLC

ACSM certified Personal Trainer

Sponsored athlete

Exercise Science Degree

Back at it

8-6-18 Workout

I started back at my normal routine at the gym Monday — it felt good to be back and to get after the gains once again. Last week was a very busy and productive day, i decided to make it my deload week for 5 days because my body needed rest and I had to find an excuse so I wouldn’t feel bad about missing so many days at the gym. I felt good lifting, I decided to start with a dynamic day with bench press & gradually work my way up, so my muscle memory could come into effect. 

Warm up:

  • DB chest press: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Rear delt machine: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • cable triceps pushdown: 4 x 25, 30 lbs

Workout:

  • Floor bench press: 6 x 8 (60%) 75 lbs
  • Floor bench press: 6 x 8 (65%), 80 lbs
  • Floor bench press (wide grip): 5 x 8-10, 80 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • Lat pulldown: 5 x 8-10, 60 lbs
  • Cable triceps pushdown: 5 x 8-10, 60 lbs
  • Cable face pulls: 5 x 8-10, 60 lbs

Tri-sets:

  • Db chest press: 5 x 8-10, 40 lbs
  • push ups: 5 x 8
  • DB triceps kickback: 5 x 8-10, 15 lbs each arm

I also happened to weigh myself & take my body fat measurements as well, because I will be re-applying my macros and getting more strict about nutrition again in the course of next week so I can lose body fat and gain more muscle. 

weight: 160 lbs 

Body fat %: 22.8 

BMI: 24.3% 

I gained about 6 pounds since my last weigh in >.< but my body fat percentage went down & my BMI increased. I don’t pay as much to BMI because it doesn’t take your muscle into consideration & bases it off height and weight (not accurate) so my main focus will be body fat and weight possibly — getting down to between 140-150 lbs. Although if I can get down to 135 & maintain my strength; that would be optimal. 

Thanks for being patient with me these last few days since I haven’t been blogging consistently — I definitely plan on getting back on a schedule that’s more regular for my readers. 

Shay-lon Moss

Owner of Confident Fit, LLC

Sponsored Athlete

Exercise Science Degree

ACSM certified Personal Trainer 

Busy Gym Sess Tuesday

The gym was hella busy Tuesday evening & I had forgotten what it would be like having to do my routine with more people surrounding me. I had made it in after work & so I just wanted to get in & out in a timely manner in order to make it home, eat dinner and get some decent amount of sleep — my only worry was having to wait for the ‘rack’ to be available & possibly feeling rushed to get off it so another person could hop on (my gym only has 2 of them) & it’s the most popular equipment. Luckily, after my warm up was finished up, I was able to hop on a rack and do my normal leg day workout sess, I figured I would be on it for a hour and half or so, but of course as expected I had some dude eye-ing the rack I was on & it unnerved me but I ignored it because I shouldn’t give a shit, I was on the equipment first & I had stuff to do on it. It worked out in my favor because another rack became available before I finished up my workout 😀

Anyways, I don’t look forward to working out in the evening >.< 

Warm up:

  • Hip thruster: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Kettlebell swings: 4 x 25, 12 lbs
  • DB romanian deadlift: 4 x 25, 20 lbs

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 5 x 5-6, 180 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 5 x 5-6, 135 lbs
  • Barbell front squat: 5 x 8-10, 70 lbs
  • Box squats: 5 x 8-10, 190 lbs

Tri-set:

  • DB goblet squats: 5 x 8-10, 30 lbs
  • one handed kettlebell swings: 5 x 8-10, 8 kg
  • EZ bar goodmornings: 5 x 8-10, 30 lbs

Owner of Confident Fit, LLC

ACSM certified Personal Trainer

Exercise Science Degree

Sponsored Athlete

Shay-lon Moss

7-26-18 Workout

Warm up:

  • Kettlebell side lunges: 4 x 25, 4 kg
  • hamstring/glute machine: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Hip adduction: 4 x 25, 40 lbs

Workout:

  • Sumo deadlift: 10 x 6-8 (5 x 195 lbs) (5 x 215 lbs)
  • barbell back squat: 10 x 2-3 (5 x 180 lbs) ( 1 x 190 lbs) — was too fatigued to do the other 4 sets of 190
  • box squats: 5 x 5-6, 190 lbs

Owner of Confident Fit, LLC

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Sponsored Athlete 

Exercise Science Degree

Shay-lon Moss

26 compared to 25. (Motivation Monday)

It’s probably fair to assume that since turning 26 on Thursday March 22nd, I have looked back on my life & everything that has changed (my goals, my maturity level, my growth, my career goals, my morals, my circle of friends, etc) some of the changes haven’t been big, but gradual over the course of the years and other changes, I made right away because it was “time”; time to develop myself and strive for new goals for myself. Goals that would challenge me and that could be accomplished by the time I reach 27 of next year. 

To begin with, I believe the big change in my life since turning 26 is my maturity level and level of understanding myself, this doesn’t mean that I won’t have fun at 26 or will live life “seriously” every given day; it means I have new priorities and obligations that mean more to me this year to have accomplished than it did the previous years. It means when I tell myself I want to do something — I will do it, because I am getting older and time is of the essence; and it means I am going to focus on my prospering my life a whole lot more. The fun will be there; the living life to the fullest won’t disappear, but the journey will be more focused and more dedicated than before. The “understanding myself” part is the time I have taken to clear my mind of the past mistakes and opening my mind to what it means to be happy within myself, finding ways to conquer my bad days, humbling myself in order to create a better circle of people who surround me, taking time to “treat” myself, putting myself first, getting to know my flaws & learning to better myself in all areas of my life one step at a time. All of these things about understanding who I am, is going to take time & won’t come fast but it shows I have progressed when I can see changes in myself that make me happy. 

 

My career goals, have pretty much stayed the same but with a addition of things that will help fulfill my life & add more fun to my goals — keep me on my feet but not overwhelm me with stress. Of course these goals will also take some learning on my part and some networking and possibly even more sacrifices — in the beginning, I wasn’t prepared for this, but now I feel I am more prepared because I see what I do on a daily basis and realize I have to have balance in my life to achieve my success — I have to work harder with more effort but not work harder and stressed. That’s a huge change I am making for myself, learning to find ways to cope with overwhelming amounts of stress (stress won’t disappear, because I know it happens) but instead of shutting down; I want to work through it and find my “coping ways” so that I can live a more positive lifestyle. My career choices will be stressful in the beginning because it will be a whirlwind of emotions and dedication — but in the end, I want it to be fun and take my breathe away every time.

 

Friendships & family members. I have decided that I won’t chase after people in order to keep them close. I will make better efforts to keep in contact with close friends and mend relationships that might need mending and I will eliminate any negativity that keeps me from thriving. I will be happy for those who succeed in life and hope that when I progress, they will be happy for me. I will stay humbled, no matter how far I come, because I won’t forget where I started and who helped me to get there when I needed the boost of motivation — that’s really important, staying humble. I am going to make new friendships but be picky in choosing my friends, I will not allow family to keep me from being who I want to be in this world because it might not fit their dream. I have decided that if you want to be in my life for the long haul, then I won’t have to ask, because I will know 🙂 My friends and family I love dearly and always will, but with love doesn’t mean I have to stop going for what I want for myself, it means they should be my biggest fans and always support me through and through and if I should fall, they will be the people who I can cry on & the same people who tell me to get back up and keep going. 

 

My physical well-being. I am transforming my body to new heights, I am becoming stronger and more willing to push myself past limits that before I was too scared to try. My physique is showing changes — some I enjoy and some I do not, but with my continued fight to accept myself, I will keep training and continue to make this a trial and error situation until I find the right balance with my body and diet. I will also take more care of my skin, my hair, my outer appearance because I want to feel good and look good. 

 

Mentality — My mental state will need work, because I have anxiety and mild forms of depression at times, but I have come a long way in handling these two things and also, have found new forms of better managing them without having to take medication (I refuse to take medication, never have) so I want to keep my mental state in check and make sure that on my off days, I really take the proper “me” time. I have also decided after talking to a friend to start up writing in a journal (keeping a diary of everything each day); I used to do this but stopped last year during my break up with an ex, but I enjoyed doing it, so want to give it a go again. My body dysphoria (lack of seeing myself the way others view my body) is ongoing battle as well but I am learning to look at myself and not nit pick everything. It won’t go away, but it does have it moments where it isn’t as bad. Thankfully having an encouraging circle helps soften my blows to myself. 

 

Goals — life goals will be ever changing because I have many of them and some that I want to do before 27 and others I want to do before dying. I plan on writing them all down and checking them off. Some of the goals will be with friends and others will be done on my own but either way, I want to stay motivated and having goals will help with that, but I won’t allow myself to become upset if I shouldn’t make them in a deadline because shit happens. 

 

Financially stable. I have reached a point in my life where finances are becoming more and more important; I can’t rely on money falling from the sky, so I have to work to keep myself responsible for my lifestyle choices. While being rich would be nice, I aim to be more comfortable and to live a less lavish lifestyle and more minimal way of spending money. I will spend money on travels, food, shelter and for memories that I can keep, I will buy clothes when necessary and new shoes when needed, and will continue to spend money on loved ones on special occasions.  I won’t allow myself to go broke in order to keep up with the “Jones”, and I won’t allow myself to feel obligated to buy things for a few compliments. Taking care of myself, that will be important, making sure I can pay on credit cards, being sure I can afford groceries and living circumstances, being sure that I can afford having a social life with friends, being sure I can afford my needs — that is important to me. There was a time when affording materialistic things in order to “fit in” mattered to me, but after growing up and realizing most people don’t give a shit and realizing that I have no business trying to impress someone who is superficial in the first place — I am going to spend my money more responsibly so that in the end, I have savings, I have emergency funds and have a better grip on my finances. I began this process by cutting up all my credit cards. 

 

Dating — If I am being honest, I am single and currently not in any rush to jump into a new relationship. I am  over my ex, but not yet ready to share my life with someone because I have things I want to do on my own for the time being BUT I am open to dating and meeting people. I even started talking to someone but was upfront on my intentions. We both agreed if we end up together — awesome but if not, then we are totally okay with having a fantastic friendship — right now I enjoy their company and they enjoy mine, we have some great conversations and share many personal things with one another. I find that this time around, I know what I look for in a potential partner and have also opened my mind to other things about people that I was blinded to in the beginning because of my superficial thoughts. Wherever this road takes me, I don’t know, but for now I am enjoying myself and this is important because I want to be happy alone before adding someone to my life. 


Athlete — being an athlete is my job and hobby, it’s my thrill and stress, my fun and competition. I love it, and my continued goals of competing and influencing others to be their best self in whatever they do is ongoing. I have been sponsored by companies, have been lifting since may 2016 and will be competing in powerlifting and will then broaden my horizon in other fitness industry sports so that I am well rounded and can offer more help when training my clients and growing my business. 

In becoming an athlete and growing my social media platforms, I have found where I need work when it comes to my own lifts and where I want to grow mentally and physically. This is part of who I am and who I choose to be, I don’t need fame to make me relevant within the industry, having made my own path and working towards growing my brand — I hope my athletic ability will motivate others to be reckless, kick ass and smile every chance they get when they want to better themselves in their sports. I want my brand to be about confidence, humbled experiences and thriving from positive people. xo 



Of course there are many other aspects to my life that I feel are important == but to keep this post short and sweet, those aspects I won’t mention at this time. I believe where my life is now, is not where I want it to be next year, I want it to be bigger, better and have more achievements. I know today is Monday, and what better way to spend it than to start this new journey at 26 now. I have a book I want to write, actually two books I want to write, so that will be a whole other addition to my goals that I want to accomplish. 26 never felt so inspiring, but I am thrilled to get this path started! 

 

Thanks for reading, hopefully all of you enjoyed this read. Feel free to leave comments, share and follow my blog. 

 

Shay-lon