Thursday, Oct. 12th Workout

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Reverse grip bentover rows: 4 x 10, 65 lb
  • Barbell shrugs: 4 x 10, 135 lb
  • pull ups: 3 x 8-10

Superset:

  • Seated cable rows: 4 x 10, 100 lb
  • chin up: 3 x 8-10
  • Standing DB upright row: 3 x 10, 50 lb

Superset:

  • Rack pulls: 4 x 10, 135 lb
  • Kettlebell sumo high pull: 4 x 10, 12 kg
  • V-bar pull up: 3 x 8-10

Superset:

  • superman: 4 x 10 seconds
  • DB shrugs: 4 x 10, 80 lb
  • Overhead slam: 3 x 10, 15 lb

Cardio: (5 rounds)

  1. DB step ups: 1 minute, 30 lb
  2. side to side shuffle: 1 minute
  3. kettlebell swings: 1 minute, 10 kg

Today’s workout was very good, especially the cardio, by round 3 I was already fatigue and running on low energy but still managed to push through. I did my supersets with minimum recovery besides the pull ups and chin ups, for whatever reason, those have me struggling to do them unless I do a 30 second break – The Vbar pull ups were a new exercise for me to try and I liked it, it was harder no doubt but I did fairly well in my opinion. Tomorrow will most likely be a rest day, so hopefully Saturday we start back up again with some strength training. 

Many of these exercises you can do at home with small equipment, for example if you want to be able to do pull ups at home, click below: 

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Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

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Tuesday, Oct. 10th – Workout

Shoulders. Biceps. Cardio.

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Push press: 3 x 8-10, 65 lb
  • Barbell curl: 3 x 10, 50 lb

Superset:

  • Standing palm-in DB press: 3 x 10, 50 lb
  • DB curls: 3 x 10, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Standing DB straight arm front delt raise above head: 3 x 10, 20 lb
  • Hammer curls: 3 x 10, 40 lb

Superset

  • DB rear delt row: 3 x 10, 40 lb
  • EZ -bar curls: 3 x 10, 40 lb

Superset:

  • DB raise: 3 x 10, 40 lb
  • Cable curls: 3 x 10, 40 lb

Cardio:

  1. Sprints: 30 seconds
  2. sprints: 45 seconds
  3. sprints: 1 minute

HIIT: ( 3 rounds)

  1. elbow plank: 20 second (10 sec rest)
  2. elbow plank: 10 seconds (10 sec rest)
  3. elbow plank: 10 seconds (10 sec rest)
  4. elbow plank: 20 seconds (60 sec rest)

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

 

Wednesday, Oct. 4th Workout

Back, Abs & Glutes

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Hyperextension (back extension): 4 x 8-10, 25 lb & 45 lb plates
  • Glutes bridge: 3 x 8-10
  • Ankle touches: 4 x 20

Superset:

  • Kneeling barbell squat: 4 x 8-10, 115 lb
  • one arm DB row: 3 x 8-10, 35 lb
  • Toe touches: 4 x 20

Superset:

  • One legged cable kickback: 3 x 8-10, 30 lb
  • Plate row: 4 x 8-10, 35 lb
  • plank: 4 x 30 seconds
 
  • Wide grip pull up: 4 x 8

HIIT Training (5 rounds)

  1. Jump rope: 30 seconds
  2. Jumping jacks: 30 seconds

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

Thursday, Sept. 28th Workout

Traps, Lats & Forearms (Light weights, higher reps)

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Chin ups: 3 x 15-20
  • Barbell shrugs: 3 x 15-20, 135 lb

Superset:

  • Close grip front lat pulldown: 3 x 15-20, 90 lb
  • Plate shrugs: 3 x 15-20, 90 lb

Superset:

  • Full ROM lat pulldown: 3 x 15-20, 40 lb
  • Finger curls: 3 x 15-20, 20 lb

Superset:

  • Palms down DB wrist curl: 3 x 15-20
  • rope straight arm pulldown: 3 x 15-20, 50 lb
  • DB shrugs: 3 x 15-20, 60 lb

Pull ups: 3 x 5

 

Cardio:

  1. Jump rope: 1 minute
  2. Jump rope: 45 seconds
  3. Jump rope: 30 seconds
  4. Jump rope 1 minute
  5. Jump rope: 45 seconds
  6. Jump rope: 30 seconds
  7. Jump rope: 1 minute

HIIT Training (3 rounds)

 
  1. Flutter kicks: 15 seconds
  2. Sitting twist: 15 seconds
  3. Leg raises: 15 seconds
  4. Raised leg circles: 15 seconds

1 minute rest between rounds. 

 

I will be the first to say that my hiit training today was challenging, it was my first time performing leg circles and leg raises as ab workout but it was challenging for sure, don’t think I could have lasted longer than 15 seconds. I did those 3 sets of pull ups and barely could do 2 because by then my traps and lats were sore! but the chin ups came easy and of course the jump rope was fun! Overall a good workout!

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

 

P.S a lot of people forget to work their wrist and forearm muscles, but do know it is very important, so start implementing them as part of your workout! if you need some ideas, hit me up!

Hamstring Strain (injury/injury prevention)

I hope you know where your hamstrings are located, because today we will be talking about “pulling a hamstring” — (Pst, just in case you don’t know where your hamstrings are, look at the above picture). This particular injury is more common than you think, especially among runners and people who lift improperly- and those with imbalances. Think of it as a big OUCH! you definitely feel it; but don’t take my word for it, ask anyone who has experienced one.  I’d like to be the one to give you some inner insight on the matter and possible share some fun tips, advice, and prepare you for what is possible – but I always recommend talking with a medical doctor for more support and answers and of course for help with any injury (they are the professionals) – lol. 

 

What is a hamstring strain you ask?

A tear that occurs in one of the hamstring muscles – range from mild to very severe. 

 

How do I know I am experiencing this?

Trust me when I say, YOU WILL FEEL IT, YOU WILL KNOW WHEN IT HAPPENS! with that being said, normally there is a sharp pain at the back of the thigh. If it is more severe, you might notice some swelling or bruising in that area as well. 

 

I don’t want this to happen to you, so.. 

Pay particular attention to your exercises and how you are doing them

 

when stretching, stretch properly

 

When sprinting.. well.. you are a taking a chance because it tends to happen to runners. But don’t allow this to keep you from running! 

 

Treatment please:

 
  • Protection, ice, compression, elevation and rest
  • cold therapy and compression wraps should be used immediately and applied for 10-15 minutes and repeat it every hour for the 1st day. 
  • compression bandage and thigh supports are helpful to reduce swelling and help with the internal bleeding
  • After the initial acute stage, you have a choice to use hot and cold alternating between the two.
  • Using a foam roller will be helpful
  • Professional therapist can perform massages on the area
  • rehab may be necessary if more severe from a physical therapist

In all honesty this isn’t an injury you want to obtain and if it does happen, it isn’t the end of the world, but it might hurt a whole lot. Just for kicks, who has “pulled a hamstring” muscle before? how long did it take for yours to heal? I would love to hear everyone’s answers in the comment box & do me a favor.. 

 

Share, like, comment and follow! Thanks!

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

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

 

Saturday Sept. 23rd workout

Leg Day

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell back squat: 5 x 15 – 45 lb, 4 x 10-95 lb, 3 x 8-115 lb, 1 x 5- 135 lb
  • Linear leg press: 5 x 15 – no weight, 4 x 10- 50 lb, 3 x 8- 70 lb, 1 x 5-90 lb
 
  • Romanian barbell deadlift: 4 x 10- 135 lb, 3 x 8-200 lb, 1 x 5- 245 lb

Superset:

  • Smith machine pistol squats: 4 x 10 each leg, 25 lb
  • Vertical leg press: 4 x 10, 205 lb, 255 lb, 275 lb

Superset:

  • Goblet squat: 4 x 10, 35 lb
  • goodmorning: 4 x 10, 40 lb
  • kettlebell curtsy lunge: 4 x 10 each leg, 8 kg

HIIT Training (5 rounds)

  1. Mountain climbers (15 seconds)
  2. plank leg raises (15 seconds)
  3. plank arm raises (15 seconds)

So basically Saturday’s workout was focused on all leg work, and I was at the gym for at least 2 hours, I hope to increase it by 5 pounds this week in each exercise if possible. I want to really develop my legs more and make them much stronger. 

 

Did any of you do a workout during the weekend, let me know what it consisted of?

 

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

Tuesday- Sept. 19th Workout

Shoulders & Biceps

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Two arm kettlebell military press: 4 x 8-10, 16 kg
  • DB alternating curls: 4 x 10, 50 lb

Superset:

  • Seated side lateral raise:  3 x 10-12, 20 lb, 30 lb
  • Seated DB curl: 3 x 10, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Side lateral to front raise: 3 x 10-12, 20 lb
  • alternating hammer curl: 3 x 10, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Seated barbell military press: 4 x 8, 45 lb
  • barbell curl: 4 x 10, 40 lb
  • band pull apart: blue band

Cardio Workout:

  1. Jump rope – 1 minute
  2. sprints- 1 minute 
  3. jump rope- 45 seconds
  4. sprints- 45 seconds
  5. jump rope- 30 seconds
  6. sprints- 30 seconds 

Superset, one after the other. Sprints = 100 m

 

HIIT Training:

 
  1. Plank ( 10 seconds)
  2. elbow plank (10 seconds)
  3. one arm plank (10 seconds each arm)
  4. elbow plank (10 seconds) 
  5. plank (10 seconds) 

 I did 3 rounds, and did 1 minute rest after each round. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo