Week 6|Day Two

Yesterday night, I was up to no good smashing pizza and drinking alcohol with peers, and so I figured today’s workout wouldn’t be as efficient because of my choices. I did however, found a way to work around the lack of sleep I had in order to do the load amount and meet my rep requirement and that was to take everything slow. While deadlifts and squats are meant to powerful, I had to really use a slower eccentric movement because going at my normal pace wasn’t going to happen with having alcohol in my body the previous night and not getting much sleep. While I don’t regret making my poor decisions the previous night, I knew I had to deal with the consequences and make the most of my workout no matter what it took because when you make decisions; good or bad, you learn to deal with whatever comes your way the best that you can – that’s what I did. I left the gym later than I normally would but I did the reps and met the load. 

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 10, 140 lb
  • Goodmorning: 3 x 10-12, 9 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell romanian deadlift: 3 x 10, 190 lb (1 set with the belt)
  • Standing calf raise: 3 x 10, 120 lb
 
  • DB lunge: 3 x 10, 50 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell curl: 3 x 10, 55 lb
  • Lying triceps extension: 3 x 10, 30 lb
 
  • Hanging leg raises: 3 x 20

Cardio Workout: (4X)

  1. Body bar squats: 20/30/45 seconds
  2. kettlebell swings: 20/30/45 seconds, 10 kg
 
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Week Five|Day Three – Nothing but CARDIO!

Today, I decided to share a cardio workout I created for myself. I don’t typically show my full blown cardio workouts, but I had someone assume that I don’t usually do more than 5 minutes worth of cardio on my lifting days, and while that is true to a certain extent, it doesn’t mean I don’t do cardio for longer than that. I kind of keep my cardio workouts a secret (besides the ones you see on this blog or social media) because I feel like they are different enough where I don’t want to give out all my secrets just yet – not to mention, there is a BIGGER purpose to everything I post and don’t post when it comes to fitness/health, so I don’t want to give everything away. This particular cardio routine is very basic & seemingly easy compared to other cardio days. I finished it, so that is what matters & my legs are sore. 

 

Workout:

 
  • Jump rope: 30/30/30 seconds
  • Jumping jacks: 30/30/30 seconds

I did jump rope for 30 then jumping jacks for 30 back and forth without stopping for 3 sets. 

 
  • Jump rope: 45/45/45 seconds
  • Jumping jacks: 45/45/45 seconds 

Again, I did jump rope for 45 seconds then jumping jacks for 3 sets without a break

 
  • High knees: 30/30/30 seconds
  • mountain climbers: 30/30/30 seconds
 
  • high knees: 45/45/45 seconds
  • mountain climbers: 45/45/45 seconds 

no breaks between the high knees and mountain climbers for 3 sets

 

Sprints (10 times)

  1. 30 seconds
  2. 45 seconds 

I did 30 second sprints the 45 second sprints with NO break between, after the 45 seconds I would take a 1 minute break and start again for a total of 10 times I did this! The sprinters for 40 yard dash 🙂 

 
  • Jump rope: 1 minute
  • Jumping jacks: 1 minute
 
  • High knees: 1 minute
  • mountain climbers: 1 minute
 
  • Stationary upright bike: 3 minutes, level 20 resistance 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon 

Week Five|Day Two Dec. 5th Workout

Not going to lie, I was nervous about today’s workout being a leg day because after missing two days at the gym, I knew I had lost some upper body strength and I was really hoping I didn’t lose any lower body/core strength, thankful, everything went as planned! 

 

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 8, 140 lb
  • Standing calf raise: 3 x 8, 120 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell romanian deadlift: 3 x 8, 190 lb (2 sets without the belt & 1 set with the belt)
  • DB lunge: 3  x 8, 50 lb

Superset:

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

Cardio: (3 times)

  • Body bar squat: 20 seconds/30 seconds/45 seconds, 3 lb
  • Kettlebell swings: 20 seconds/30 seconds/45 seconds, 10 kg

Overall the only hard part of the workout was the bicep curls at 55 this week. Last week it was easier. My deadlifts I did without a belt to see if I could pull this weight with no belt and actually did a good job but utilized the belt by the 3 set because of how fatigued I was and didn’t want to mess up the lower back. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon 

Wednesday CrossFit

CrossFit Circuits (Deload Day)

Circuit One: (4 rounds)

 
  • Manmaker: 5 reps, 25 lb
  • DB thruster: 5 reps, 25 lb
  • Jump squat: 5 reps

Circuit Two: (3 rounds)

  • Weighted burpee: 15 reps, 25 lb
  • Kettlebell swings: 15 reps, 10 kg
  • Decline sit ups: 15 reps

Circuit Three: (5 rounds)

  • Hang clean: 5 reps, 65 lb
  • Push press: 5 reps, 65 lb
  • Kettlebell snatch: 5 reps, 10 kg
  • Overhead squat: 5 reps, 45 lb, 50 lb 

For week three, I decided to deload on the circuit exercises and do less weight loads. This was definitely needed because I didn’t want to over-train. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon

Can’t Skip Today’s Leg day (Week Three|Day Two)

Some great things happened when I got past the “I can’t”

Workout:

Superset:

 
  • barbell back squat: 3 x 12, 135 lb
  • Kettlebell one-legged deadlifts: 3 x 10 each leg, 8 kg

Superset:

  • Barbell Romanian deadlift: 3 x 12, 185 lb
  • DB goblet squat: 3 x 8, 25 lb

Superset:

  • Standing calf raise: 3 x 12, 115 lb
  • DB lunges: 3 x 12, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Barbell curl: 3 x 12, 50 lb
  • Lying triceps extension: 3 x 12, 30 lb
 
  • Hanging leg raises: 3 x 20
 

Cardio Workout: (2X)

  1. Jumping jacks: 30 reps/45 reps/30 reps/45 reps 
  2. Side to side shuffle: 30 sec/45 sec/30 sec/45 sec

Fitness WonderWoman

 

Shay-lon xo

 

Wednesday CrossFit Circuit Training

Circuit One: (4 rounds)

 
  1. Manmaker: 5 reps, 40 lb
  2. DB Thruster: 5 reps, 40 lb
  3. Overhead squat: 5 reps, 45 lb

Circuit Two: (3 Rounds)

  1. Weighted burpee: 15 reps, 40 lb
  2. Kettlebell swings: 15 reps, 10 kg
  3. Decline sit ups: 15 reps

Circuit Three: (5 Rounds)

  1. Hang clean: 5 reps, 75 lb
  2. Push press: 5 reps, 65 lb
  3. Kettlebell snatches: 5 reps, 10 kg
  4. Kettlebell pistol squats: 5 reps, 10 kg

CrossFit & Circuit Workout?

So along with this beautiful 8 week program I am doing, I have decided that I will be doing a CrossFit circuit on the days I am not scheduled to do my program workout because it gives me something to do on those off days and I LOVE CrossFit. This particular circuit you will probably see a whole lot of to be honest because I want to continue to use heavier weights as time progresses and speed up my times (when I start timing myself) but for now, I am just thankful that I was able to finish! lol. If you are someone into the sport, you should definitely do these circuit workouts, bet you will love em, maybe? 🙂

 

Circuit One: 4 rounds

 
  • Man maker- 5 reps, 40 lb
  • DB thruster: 5 reps, 40 lb
  • DB curls: 5 reps, 40 lb

Circuit Two: 3 rounds

  • Weighted burpees: 15 reps, 40 lb
  • Kettlebell swings: 15 reps, 40 lb
  • Decline sit up: 15 reps

Circuit Three: 5 rounds

  • Hang clean: 5 reps, 75 lb
  • Push press: 5 reps, 65 lb
  • Alternating barbell lunge: 5 reps, 60 lb
  • Barbell squat: 5 reps, 60 lb