Deload Week 8 Day Two

  • Conventional deadlift: 3 x 5

 

  • 40% of 90% of 1-RM: 105 lb
  • 50% of 90% of 1-RM: 130 lb
  • 60% of 90% of 1-RM: 160 lb

 

  • Deficit Deadlifts: 5 x 6, 160 lb
  • Deadlift off blocks: 5 x 6, 225 lb, 185 lb
  • DB stiff legged deadlift: 5 x 6, 90 lb
  • Hyperextenstions: 5 x 6, 45 lb weight plate

Superset:

  • Seated calf raise: 5 x 6, 100 lb
  • smith machine calf raise: 5 x 6, 205 lb

Cardio workout:

Tri-set:

  • Box jumps: 30/45/30 seconds
  • lunge pass through: 10/10/10 reps, 12 kg kettlebell
  • one handed kettlebell swings: 30/45/30 seconds, 12 kg
 
  • Stair climber: 10 minutes, level 7

I did post some videos of the deadlift, deficit deadlift and the deadlift off blocks: Deadlift videos

 

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Week Four|Day Two

Workout:

Superset:

  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 8, 140 lb
  • DB lunge: 3 x 8, 50 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell romanian deadlift: 3 x 8, 190 lb
  • Standing calf raise: 3 x 8, 120 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell curl: 3 x 8, 55 lb
  • lyring triceps extension: 3 x 8, 30 lb
 
  • handing leg raises: 3 x 20

Cardio:

  1. Bodybar squats: 20 seconds
  2. kettlebell swings: 20 seconds
  3. bodybar squats: 30 seconds
  4. kettlebell swings: 30 seconds
  5. bodybar squats: 45 seconds
  6. kettlebell swings: 45 seconds

I used a 18 lb bodybar and used a 10 kg kettlebell. Did this whole cardio workout 3 times. 

Saturday … Week three|Day five

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell front squat: 3 x 12, 85 lb, 95 lb
  • Linear leg press: 3 x 12, 270 lb

Superset:

  • Seated calf raise: 3 x 12, 100 lb
  • EZ bar goodmorning: 3 x 12, 30 lb
 
  • Seated DB curl: 3 x 12, 50 lb
 
  • Weighted Dips: 3 x 12, 15 lb

Superset:

  • Leg curls: 3 x 12, 60 lb
  • leg extension: 3 x 12, 60 lb
 
  • Leg raises: 3 x 12 ea leg

My front squat felt good, but could not reach 12 reps at my normal 100 lb this week, so had to go down to 95 lb and could going to do one set of 12 reps then had to decrease another 10 lb and did my last set 85 lb, I am hoping I can build that front squat strength so I can increase the weight. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon

Linear Leg Press (Exercise How to &YouTube Video)

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

Most gyms will carry this machine, but I have seen them shaped seemingly different. The above video is of myself demonstrating how to use one (I did 4 x 20 at 180 lb) but of course depending on your goals and fitness level that could be different for everyone. Something I want EVERYONE to keep in mind during this exercise since so many people have gotten hurt utilizing this machine (because they did not use it properly) is DON’T LOCK YOUR KNEES! also, this machine weight DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BARBELL SQUAT IT! so many people assume because they can leg pres 500 lb they can then squat 500 lb — that is not how this works and you will harm yourself assuming otherwise. Please head to my warnings, if you want to see some videos of people who have broken bones during this exercise, let me know.. ha. 

 

So now that I have the warnings out of the way, this exercise is actually a decent workout, now people with knee problems or issues this machine might not be for you (ask your medical doctor first) but I have known people with knee surgery, etc to utilize it afterwards (post their surgery after rehab) so don’t assume you will not ever be able to – anything is possible with a mindset of success. I personally use this machine as a superset and pyramid workout as well, I think it definitely is one that will leave your leg day worthwhile after doing so many reps and sets. 

 

How does one use this machine/do this workout:

 
  1. Sit down at the machine and place legs on the platform in front of you. There are three stances you can use on this machine but I will be talking about the medium (shoulder width) foot stance. 
  2. Lower the safety bars while pushing the platform all the way up until your legs are fully extended (without locking your knees)
  3. Inhale and lower the platform until your upper and lower legs make a 90 degree angle
  4. Push using the heels of your foot, and quads.. go back up to starting position.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions and be sure to remember to lock the safety pins again when finished. 

What muscles are being worked?

  • quads
  • hamstrings
  • glutes
  • calves
  • hip and torso for stabilization

Depending on foot placement on the platform you can isolate which muscles you want to work on more directly. I tend to like the variety this machine offers. 

 

I would recommend this machine for beginners as well as intermediate athletes, because like I said it can be used as a superset, pyramid or even just a way to strengthen your leg muscles. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon 

 

Do any of you not like using this machine? 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 26th Workout

Sorry!

This whole week has been SUPER DUPER BUSY! 

I normally have time to let everyone know beforehand so that it doesn’t come as surprise if I miss days blogging – but I forgot. I have been running the gym I work at this whole week because the owner is on vacation and so I have had to work on days that are normally my day off, not to mention since now having a client at the gym, I have had to focus on making their workouts .. and I just been trying to keep up with studying as well. I hope all of you understand, and know that I will continue to blog and hopefully next week will be back to “normal” but bare with me if I miss some days this week because of my heavy workload. Thank you ahead of time and hope you enjoy this workout!

 

Light leg, biceps and triceps Workout

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Kettlebell front squat: 3 x 15-20, 24 lb
  • Glute kickback: 3 x 15-20
  • Hammer curls: 3 x 15-20, 30 lb

Superset:

  • Kettlebell one-legged deadlift: 3 x 15-20, 12 lb
  • Cable one arm triceps extension: 3 x 15-20, 30 lb
  • Cable curls: 3 x 15-20, 30 lb

Superset:

  • DB squat to shoulder press: 3 x 15-20, 20 lb
  • Close grip EZ bar curl:  3 x 15-20, 20 lb
  • Lying DB tricep extension: 3 x 15-20, 30 lb

Superset:

  • Dips: 3 x 15-20
  • Barbell calf raises: 3 x 15-20, 45 lb
  • Bodyweight squats: 3 x 15-20

HIIT Training: 3 rounds

 
  1. Elbow plank (20 seconds) then 20 sec rest
  2. plank (20 seconds) then 20 sec rest
  3. Elbow plank (20 seconds) 20 sec rest
  4. plank (20 seconds) 60 seconds rest

I did a very light weight workout, nothing with heavy lifting, I was working on some muscular endurance and also some ab HIIT work as well. 

 

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

12 week (cut) program – Day Seven (workout)

It has been an upward battle with this 12 week cut, everything sinks in quickly when you realize you have to keep a close eye on everything you eat and all your workouts. I have had a lot of support on my YouTube channel and from all of you and I appreciate that because I need it.  Today’s workout was a leg day, and abs (which if you know me, you know I love working the abdominal muscles) and I don’t mind leg day but leg day means sore day! lol 

 

What was your workout today? leave it in the comment section. 

 

Workout Session:

 
  • Squats: 3 x 8-10. I did 105 lb then moved on to 125 lb with my last set
  • leg curls: 3 x 12 -15. 50 lb 
  • leg extension: 3 x 12-15. 50 lb
  • leg press calf raise: 3 x 15-20. 130 lb
  • plank: 3 x 60 seconds
  • twisting hanging knee raise: 3 x 20 (this sucks so bad, always hard and always feeling the burn) lol

I did not do any cardio today, as tomorrow will be a cardio workout day along with my strength training. My eating habits are okay, I think yesterday was a higher carb day, so the rest of this week will be low carb days and moderate carb days (which I am getting used to, kind of). Are any of you doing a cut program? let me know how it is going currently in the comment section!

 

Your Fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xxoo